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Halo Audiobook
Halo
Written by: 
Eric Nylund
Narrated by: 
Todd McLaren
Halo Audiobook

Halo: The Fall of Reach

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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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    Amazon Customer 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it with only minor gripes."

    Great story. Good narration.
    Only problem is the narrator kept pronouncing the J in Mjolnir as a J sound and not a Y sound.

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    Jennifer 07-15-16
    Jennifer 07-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good story"

    never played the games but this story was very interesting. voice performance was great but almost completely upstaged by the worst sound editing i have ever heard. volume was never consistent

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    Conor 07-02-16
    Conor 07-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "volume not constant"

    the only annoying thing about the recording is the volume changes as the story goes on.

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    Rennny BRENTWOOD, CA, US 06-01-16
    Rennny BRENTWOOD, CA, US 06-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    love the halo franchise, the first of many books the grow the stroy into a living, evolving universe. all of wich started off as a setting for a first person shooter.

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    RedFoxHeidi 05-25-16
    RedFoxHeidi 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Addicted to the games, more addicted to the books!"
    What made the experience of listening to Halo the most enjoyable?

    Todd McLaren does an excellent job voice-personifying the characters that game players grew to love, picking up his tempo during battle scenes, slowing down and giving weight to critical moments, etc. He does an incredible job of really illustrating battle action. Something I wouldn't have gotten reading the book myself.


    What other book might you compare Halo to and why?

    This is my first stab at the sci-fi/action genre so I have no frame of reference.


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

    John of course! In-game, the Master Chief isn't much of a speaker. Todd does well in bringing the level-headed, tactical, stoic voice we've come to expect, but with more personality than we're afforded in the games.


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

    None come to mind at the moment because I'm in the midst of Halo: First Strike, but there's plenty of drama to go around.


    Any additional comments?

    As an avid player of the games, I came to love many of the characters. When I started diving in to the books it gave the admittedly one-dimensional characters (it's a video game, you can only do so much!) an extra level of depth. Having these books that document some of the time before we ever "met" them and in between game episodes adds a richness to the game.

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    Colin 05-04-16
    Colin 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of my favorites books"

    I just finished the Fall of Reach for my 6th time, and it still moves and inspires me the same way it did the first time I read it. The narrator, Todd McLaren, does a very good job of keeping the listener involved and interested on what happens next. The entire experience was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone who loves military Sci fi novels.

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    Amazon Customer JONESBORO, AR, US 04-30-16
    Amazon Customer JONESBORO, AR, US 04-30-16
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    "well written and read"

    great story that filled in a lot of blanks from other (later) stories that I read first.

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    Erik 04-28-16
    Erik 04-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great! Just needs an update."

    This book was written the same time the first game came out. Between the various games, some of the facts don't add up from book to game, and online says that the newer version of this book was updated to match with the rest of the universe stories. This is not that version. Still very good though. Especially for Nylund only writing it in 7 weeks!

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    John R. MacInnes 04-20-16
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    "Very good, dived a lot I to the lore of the series"

    great to hear of the story of reach from another perspective than the video game.

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    Michael 04-10-16
    Michael 04-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I liked it because it's halo!"

    If this wasn't part of the Halo canon I wouldn't have finished it. The reader was good, but the balancing of the audio was very poor. I found myself frustrated at having to turn down volume for dialogue and turn it back up for narration. The book itself didn't seem very well written either, though it is only the first one

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