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Halo: Primordium Audiobook

Halo: Primordium: The Forerunner Saga, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

"A long time ago, I was a living, breathing human being. I went mad. I served my enemies. They became my only friends.Since then, I’ve traveled back and forth across this galaxy, and out to the spaces between galaxies - a greater reach than any human before me. You have asked me to tell you about that time. Since you are the last true Reclaimer, I must obey. Are you recording? Good. Because my memory is failing rapidly. I doubt I’ll be able to finish the story.

"Once, on my birth-world, a world I knew as Erde-Tyrene, and which now is called Earth, my name was Chakas...."

In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans - Chakas and Riser - are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Master Builder, misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end - a game of ancient vengeance between the powers who seeded the galaxy with life, and the Forerunners who expect to inherit their sacred Mantle of duty to all living things.

In the company of a young girl and an old man, Chakas begins an epic journey across a lost and damaged Halo in search of a way home, an explanation for the warrior spirits rising up within, and for the Librarian’s tampering with human destiny. This journey will take them into the Palace of Pain, the domain of a powerful and monstrous intelligence who claims to be the Last Precursor, and who now has control of both this Halo and the fate of Forerunners and Humans alike.

Called the Captive by Forerunners, and the Primordial by ancient human warriors, this intelligence has taken charge of, and retasked, the Master Builder’s cruel researches into the Flood - which it may have itself unleashed on the galaxy more than 10,000 years before.

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©2012 Microsoft Corporation (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    S. Baluha 07-02-16
    S. Baluha 07-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but not 100% relevant"

    This was a good book, but very little of it was relevant to the overall Forerunner story

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    Steven Wisconsin 06-26-16
    Steven Wisconsin 06-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    it was very good but partially through the audio starts to skip please fix .

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    David 06-08-16
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    "had a difficult time finishing this book, very dry"

    tough read, struggled to finish very dry it seemed to stray often,I know that it was necessary for the back history knowledge but a little more action and a story line that's more intriguing and a clear focus!

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    Donald LILBURN, GA, United States 04-24-16
    Donald LILBURN, GA, United States 04-24-16 Member Since 2011
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    " I like it better the second time."

    This is petty dull reading but it does give a lot of background to the series.

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    Daniel Jones WHITEVILLE, TN, US 02-16-16
    Daniel Jones WHITEVILLE, TN, US 02-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Halo!!!"

    The answers for all the Forerunner mysteries plus even more questions!
    Amazing book, tho.
    You should #Buyit!

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    Todd 12-26-15
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    "The most boring thing I've ever read."

    Just awful. I would've rather read about a bucket of paint sitting still for 8 hours.

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    John 12-10-15
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    "Best Halo Performance in a Reading"

    This was the best halo reading performance in the halo book series when reading in order.

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    Christopher Magoulis 11-16-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Only for Halo fans"

    Narrator saves a mostly meandering and somewhat confusing middle chapter of the Forerunner saga. There's some great stuff here, but you have to work for it.

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    Jonathan 11-13-15
    Jonathan 11-13-15
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    "Not bad!"

    Good and complex story with intriguing characters! A good way to get in to the Halo lore..

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    Raymundo 11-08-15
    Raymundo 11-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Timmy!"

    Having the me. dadabo narrate this is simply marvelous and estatic beyond I felt so far in my life

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