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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Interesting. Technical. Slow in parts.
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.
The books give more detail to a loved video game series
So I have a really high ability to remove my self from reality and just enjoy a book or movie even if it is not the best quality as long as the story is good, but one thing destroys that for me, when the character says "clip" when they clearly mean magazine, you'd think that the author would do 5 seconds of research and learn the difference about what the gun he is describing actually would use, really it is worse then nails on a chock board!
I was intrigued by the link to the original Spartan soldiers, then place that fighting force in the 26th century and combating in space was the hook for me. anticipating book two.
I zipped through this book. The story is very entertaining and it doesn't take much to get hooked.
The only minor thing with the Audio book has nothing to do with the story. The mastering of the audio fluctuates. The sound would be noticeably different as chapters go by. I would turn up the volume just to hear the story and then Todd McLaren would get loud as the action picked up. So I was constantly turning the volume up and down to hear but not hurt my ears.
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