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Halo: Glasslands | [Karen Traviss]

Halo: Glasslands

The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting's stopped, the war is far from over: it's just gone underground. The UNSC's feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection.
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Publisher's Summary

The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting's stopped, the war is far from over: it's just gone underground.

The UNSC's feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned leader of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people.

Across the galaxy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she's broken some more to save them. Marooned with Chief Mendez and a Spartan team in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden in the destroyed planet Onyx, she finds that the shield world has been guarding an ancient secret – a treasure trove of Forerunner technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankind.

As Kilo-Five joins the hunt for Halsey, humanity’s violent past begins to catch up with all of them as disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Earth, and its most dangerous terrorist has an old, painful link with both Halsey and Kilo-Five that will test everyone’s loyalty to the limit.

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©2011 Microsoft Corporation (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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    Alexander 05-28-15
    Alexander 05-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    Would recommend, goes into the espionage of the halo world and you really enjoy each individual in the story. Well written well presented.

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    Churi Nieves Chattanooga, TN 05-21-15
    Churi Nieves Chattanooga, TN 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story!"

    This is a fantastic story!!! Kilo 5 is a dynamic team. But I want to know more about what happened to the Spartans after Onyx.

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    Evan 05-02-15
    Evan 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Some parts I don't understand..."

    At the end of the ghosts of onyx the feel of the characters changes a lot. Spartan 2 act different. Dr Halsey and Mendez had done a 180 degree personally change... Book is good but the flow was off.

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    Julian 04-27-15
    Julian 04-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing Performance"

    The story is good, but the Narrator is hands down the best! ! ! !

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    Richard 04-12-15
    Richard 04-12-15
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    "Fantastic!"

    I loved the story, however buggy the app was, I'd recommend this book and series of books to any true halo fan!

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    John-Walker 03-13-15
    John-Walker 03-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Such a great story"

    Karen Travis is one of my favorite authors and she does not disappoint with this book! I have loved her work with Star Wars and I have loved her work with gears of war, but what she is done here with Halo is fantastic!!!

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    milla 02-20-15
    milla 02-20-15

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    "Another good Halo story - pt 1 of Kilo 5"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a good story. Most of them are, but this one really stands out because of Euan Morton, the narrator. This guy must be a decent actor. His accents and voices are brilliant, and distinct. He performs dialogue, rather than reading it. I have a feeling he's a Scott too, because his Scottish accents are spot on. His American voices aren't bad, and his British and Australian ones are fantastic. He also knows to pronounce the J in Mjölnir* as a "ye" sound, rather than a hard "je" sound. That bugs me in a number of the other Halo books. The Russian one I can't comment on. I only know one Russian, and he doesn't sound like Vas. Morton has also set up a new accent for the Sangheili, that works, if you ignore the fact that Morton doesn't have the four jaws required to be totally authentic :)*Said as "myerl-neer", where the first R is not prounounced.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Halo: Glasslands?

    When the team is first "meeting" Naomi in her Mjölnir armour. Mal's reaction is gold.


    Have you listened to any of Euan Morton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, much the same. He's a consistently good performer.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Why do the fields this review form presents change every time I edit my review?! I have to keep changing the content, as well as the errors! ARGH!

    I don't do tag lines. Just read the damned book.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, people reading this really should read The Thursday War and Mortal Dictata after it, in that order. The Kilo Five trilogy is not three stories. It's one in three volumes.

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    Amazon Customer 02-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good, but I like ghosts of onix more"

    people are complaining that there is no action, and it is true, it's more like a spy novel, undercover missions, etc... it's good and engaging unless all you are looking for is action, in which case don't read...

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    spyros 02-01-14
    spyros 02-01-14 Member Since 2013

    Fantasy Novels 4 Life

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    "best book in series of 3"
    What did you love best about Halo: Glasslands?

    storyline


    Would you recommend Halo: Glasslands to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes great info


    Have you listened to any of Euan Morton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    please do republic commando same author all 5 books come on its star wars do it

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    Lucas Tiry Middleton, WI 12-27-13
    Lucas Tiry Middleton, WI 12-27-13 Member Since 2013

    IT is my career.....Technology is my passion.....Gaming is my relief.....The outdoors is my escape

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    "A Great Continuation from Ghosts of Onyx"
    Where does Halo: Glasslands rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best books I've listened too. The story is well written for an audiobook setting.


    What other book might you compare Halo: Glasslands to and why?

    Read or listen to the first 4 Halo books: Halo: Fall of Reach through Halo: Ghosts of Onyx. These books build up the story line to where Grasslands takes off.


    What about Euan Morton’s performance did you like?

    Very good storytelling. His voices really bring life to the characters. One of the best audiobook narrations I've heard


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It's way too long for one sitting, but definitely one that kept you wanting to hear more!


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