As the fortress world of Reach and its brave defenders were bombarded to rubble, a single cruiser fled the carnage with the battle's only human survivors: Captain Keyes, his crew of a few hundred marines, and the last remaining SPARTAN super-soldier, the Master Chief.
With the cruiser's artificial intelligence, Cortana, concealed in his battle armor, the Master Chief crash-lands on Halo in the midst of a massive Covenant occupation. Curiously, the alien soldiers appear to be searching for something hidden on the ring.
Built by a long-dead race, Halo harbors many deadly secrets, but one overshadows them all. Now the Master Chief must lead the scattered troops in a brutal race to unravel Halo's darkest mystery---and unleash its greatest source of power.
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©2003 Microsoft Corporation; (P)2008 Tantor
Many of my friends rant and rave about this series. It's good and enjoyable but not epic. I recommend it to Halo fans, but there are other books i have on my priority list.
I like this book. It was great to see all the different things that happened during Halo Combat Evolved.
I didnt like this narrator during The Fall Of Reach but he was better in this one.
Really Enjoyed this narrator. He brought the story to life foe me. He did his best to change his voice per the characters. But did terrible on the female voice. Hahahaha not enough for me to change rating. Maybe I missed something but I never learned how Master Chief and Cortana got off the planet. And what happened to Captain Keys? ????
A better narrator who had any knowledge of Halo and/or the Halo Universe would have helped... a lot!
The story was fine. The narration took away from the story.
Almost ANYONE! Any annoying chipmunk voice with marbles in his mouth would have been better. Between the smacking of the narrators lips/ mouth, to the mispronounced words, to the sudden screams and yells that have little to do with the story and everything to do with total distraction and frustration.... this narrator sucked. (I think)
I would love to sit everyone who edited this AUDIBLE book in a room and force them to listen to the crappy work they put out. Either take some pride in what you create or please, for the love of all that is good and wholesome... get a different job.
It tells the stories of those aside from the Chief in Halo: CE the game. If you've played the game and wondered why there were killed Marines lying around in certain places, this book actually goes into the details of some of those passed. The book also delves into the Covenant's perspective.
I compare it to the other two original Halo books, because I listened to all three on a trip across the States... this one was the worst, but I was still interested in finishing it.
The Chief, I guess.
Again, if you've played the game, most of this book follows the exact dialog from there... it just adds onto it. It feels... robotic. The other two in this series are much better overall. If you've never played the game, enjoyed the first book, and have no interest in playing the game, this is a good listen and continuation of the Halo story.
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