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Halo Audiobook

Halo: The Fall of Reach

As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle...the desperate, take-no-prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo: the fall of the planet Reach. Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict.
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As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle...the desperate, take-no-prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo: the fall of the planet Reach. Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict.

While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably through space, intent on wiping out humankind, only one stronghold remains: the planet Reach. Practically on Earth's doorstep, it is the last military fortress to defy the onslaught. But the personnel here have another, higher priority: to prevent the Covenant from discovering the location of Earth.

Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers seem to have little chance against the Covenant, but Reach holds a closely guarded secret. It is the training ground for the very first "super soldiers." Code-named SPARTANs, these highly advanced warriors, specially bioengineered and technologically augmented, are the best in the universe - quiet, professional, and deadly.

Now, as the ferocious Covenant attack begins, a handful of SPARTANs stand ready to wage ultimate war. They will kill, they will be destroyed, but they will never surrender. And at least one of them - the SPARTAN known as Master Chief - will live to fight another day on a mysterious and ancient, artificial world called Halo.

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©2003 Microsoft Corporation; (P)2008 Tantor

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    benny 02-10-16
    benny 02-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "even if you know nothing about the game this book"

    this is a beautiful sci-fi military book. and I don't even like the game very much

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    Bazajaytee Los Angeles, CA USA 02-06-16
    Bazajaytee Los Angeles, CA USA 02-06-16

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    "A must have for any Halo fan"

    Sets up the lead in to Halo: Combat Evolved perfectly and helps full out the back story of Master Chief, Blue Team and other Spartans.

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    Steve 01-18-16
    Steve 01-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, decent reading."

    I know it is an older recording but the voices don't match the characters at all.

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    Nicu37 01-15-16
    Nicu37 01-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My first audio book"

    The first half of this novel is great. Learning were the Spartans came from and how they became who they are. Then towards the end it got a little boring and deviated from the Spartan program. Overall this was a good book. I found the performance of Todd McLaren was pretty strong. I didn't like how he portrayed linda in a weird southern accent.

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    CR Frisco, TX 12-29-15
    CR Frisco, TX 12-29-15 Member Since 2002

    I own & listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & hopefully are helpful as well.

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    "3.5 stars. Probably best left for fans."

    I'm not very familiar with the game, but I bet game fans would get more excitement out of this book. There were plenty of references to things I'm sure are in the game and the book probably provides some technical detail that adds to the gamer's' enjoyment. Personally, I didn't think it was all that well written and I'm surprised by the number of great ratings even given the game's popularity. For me, I will not continue the series but I'm not disappointed in my purchase or reading of this one.

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    dkash 11-24-15
    dkash 11-24-15
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    "GREAT!!!!"
    If you could sum up Halo in three words, what would they be?

    best thing evar


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Masterchef, just because. he is the Masterchief!!!!


    Which character – as performed by Todd McLaren – was your favorite?

    Masterchief, the way he performed him was excellent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When chief mendaz left the chief and the remains of the spartans were buried in space.


    Any additional comments?

    great read! i suggest this to any halo fan!

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    Lee 11-18-15
    Lee 11-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, terrible reader"
    If you could sum up Halo in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent background story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chief, is this really a question?


    Would you be willing to try another one of Todd McLaren’s performances?

    No, the performance was terrible, He mispronounced words that as a professional he should have known or looked up, not guessed and the way he says mjolnir "em joelneer" is irritating at best. he doesnt draw you into the story and tends to stay very monotone, and whatever recording equipment that was used needs to be replaced as the volume swung from maddeningly quiet to ear splitting.


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    Tish 11-08-15
    Tish 11-08-15
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    "Narrator kills it."

    From the first five minutes the narrator butchers common terms from the Halo Universe. The story itself is great. But I couldn't get past the narrator.

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    Zafar 11-02-15
    Zafar 11-02-15
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    "Great book"

    This is a great book. Would definitely recommend. Even if you're not a gamer this is still a great book on its own.

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    Autumn A. Gee 10-30-15
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    "Great story but difficult to listen to."
    If you could sum up Halo in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting. Technical. Slow in parts.


    Any additional comments?

    Volume of the book kept fluctuating making it difficult to be able to follow along. There are times when you can barely here it and other times where it is really loud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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