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Halo Audiobook

Halo: Contact Harvest

It is the year 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But we have trespassed on holy ground, strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence.
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Continuing the saga of the award-winning Xbox game....This is how it began.

It is the year 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But we have trespassed on holy ground, strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence.

But humanity is also locked in a bitter civil war known as the Insurrection. So the survival of Harvest's citizens falls to a squad of battle-weary UNSC Marines and their inexperienced colonial militia trainees. In this unlikely group of heroes, one stands above the rest: a young Marine staff sergeant named Avery Johnson.

©2007 Microsoft Corporation; (P)2007 Macmillan Audio

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    WT Wizard Midland, TX, United States 10-29-12
    WT Wizard Midland, TX, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2015

    Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

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    "READ ORDER"

    I love this series. But the biggest problem I have run into is the read order. Now that I am on #6 I can share with certainty.

    Halo: Contact Harvest
    Halo: The Cole Protocol
    Halo: The Fall Of Reach
    Halo: The Flood
    Halo: First Strike
    Halo: Ghosts of Onyx

    Once I have finished the available books I'll update the list.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    james salem, OR, United States 02-20-08
    james salem, OR, United States 02-20-08 Member Since 2006
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    "I'm not a gamer"

    Always looking for good sci fi on Audible. This book's got everthing I like in the genra; high tech gadgetry and theories, likeable characters (including the aliens), and storyline.

    I almost didn't buy the book because I'm not a big fan of video games. But I'm glad I gave it a chance.

    I recommend it.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jason chesaning, MI, USA 04-19-08
    Jason chesaning, MI, USA 04-19-08
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    "Halo: Contact Harvest"

    I am a big fan of the game so i was realy looking forward to hearing this book.They did an awesome job of telling the store. I hope that they do the same for the first 3 books!! Great job and please keep up the great work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nathaniel BROOKLYN PARK, MN, United States 05-28-09
    Nathaniel BROOKLYN PARK, MN, United States 05-28-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome origin story for Sgt. Johnson"

    This is a great story of Sgt. Johnson's life before Halo. Also very current events with the insurrection that he's fighting. No Spartans in this one, but it doesn't suffer for that.

    PARENTAL WARNING! You may want to edit out the last five minutes of this story. There's a sex scene at the end. While not very graphic and not unbelievable it's still very obvious what's going on. If you miss it and this is your kid's first introduction to sex, it's not bad either. They actually care about each other.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel HaarlemNetherlands 01-21-08
    Daniel HaarlemNetherlands 01-21-08
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    "Great new Halo Book"

    Its a great book and very intresting.

    If you have read/listened the other halo books this is a great addition to your colletion as it explains a lot about the history between human kind and the covedant.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    William William Bryan Gray 01-03-09
    William William Bryan Gray 01-03-09 Listener Since 2007
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    "Very Good!!"

    If you love halo? You will love this book!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Collins 08-02-08
    J. Collins 08-02-08 Member Since 2005

    JAC

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    "First Contact"

    This is the book that starts it all and lays the footings for the Human - Covenant war. It is the story of first contact between races, and its a good listen.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John 10-30-15
    John 10-30-15
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    "Pronunciation and speed of story"

    The story is slower than the others to this point. I can make do with that, I like the storyline. The pronunciation of some of the words is just wrong, that bugs me. Other than that it was a good story. The reason for the lowers stars rating on performance was strictly because of the pronunciation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Randy 09-21-15
    Randy 09-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story on a favorite character of the series"

    Great story and great background on Sgt Avery. Enjoyed the use of multiple narrators and the use of Jen Taylor. Recommend for both the Halo Gamers and the Halo fiction fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teddy 08-15-15
    Teddy 08-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The very very ending"

    I thought the book's author did an amazing job ending yet still giving you the feel that even though this is the 5th book it was the first contact with the covenant. That being said...WHAT THE HELL WAS WITH THAT SUPER ODD AND WEIRD SEX SCENE? Like c'mon anybody who has read this would agree that that part stuck out like a sore thumb. It was super unnecessary. Apparently after you just worked super hard to save people from aliens and knowing now that the aliens have pretty much declared war now you want to have sex. I made myself listening through hoping that some future plot might be revealed but nope it was as weird and absolutely pointless as I have made it out to be. Still highly recommend just its ok if you want to leave the ending out of it. Anyways off to Cole Protocol.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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