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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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    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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    Amazon Customer 11-02-15 Member Since 2016
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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.

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    Amazon Customer 10-27-15
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    "Great book. Well read."

    With the exception of a single term miss pronounced throughout, this was very well performed and a joy to listen to on my daily commute.

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    Aaron 10-05-15
    Aaron 10-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good listen! but..."
    What did you love best about Halo?

    The books give more detail to a loved video game series


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    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!

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    Sukru Tikves 10-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "the volume is inconsistent."

    the story and the audio performance are great my only issue was the inconsistent and mostly low volume which did not work well on the car

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    Bbock55 09-26-15
    Bbock55 09-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "really good"

    Fans of the Halo franchise will throughly enjoy this book. It helps set up the beginning of Halo CE.

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    David 09-26-15
    David 09-26-15
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    "unexpectedly good listen!"

    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.

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    jesse 09-25-15
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    "oh yes"

    great lore and great acting by McLaren! though john 117 isnt protrayed as as serious as he typically is in the video game series. still serious though.

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    Conor 09-24-15
    Conor 09-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A great Sci-fi story"

    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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