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Halo: The Thursday War | [Karen Traviss]

Halo: The Thursday War

Welcome to humanity’s new war: silent, high stakes, and unseen. This is a life-or-death mission for ONI’s black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the ruthless Elites, once the military leaders of the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again. What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation?keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection?turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war.
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Welcome to humanity’s new war: silent, high stakes, and unseen. This is a life-or-death mission for ONI’s black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the ruthless Elites, once the military leaders of the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again.

What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation - keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection - turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war. But troubles never come singly for Kilo-Five. Colonial terrorism is once again surfacing on one of the worlds that survived the war against the Covenant, and the man behind it is much more than just a name to Spartan-010.

Meanwhile, the treasure trove of Forerunner technology recovered from the shield world of Onyx is being put to work while a kidnapped Elite plots vengeance on the humans he fears will bring his people to the brink of destruction.

©2012 Microsoft Corporation (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Victor Sacramento, CA, United States 12-06-12
    Victor Sacramento, CA, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Sith Lady"
    Would you listen to Halo: The Thursday War again? Why?

    Yes I would. I will do it to pick up all the little story threads that lead off into possible future story archs and those that fill in gaps about the back stories of several characters.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Admiral Perengowski in particular piqued my interest. She is as bad as any Sith Lord that ever graced the pages of Karen's other novels. Karen dealt with the Elites nobility as well as anyone. They are truly noble within their culture and in battle.


    Which character – as performed by Euan Morton – was your favorite?

    Admiral Perengowski, easily!


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

    Yes, I get upset by the constant use of "chinconi"! Next time how about a coversation with a GI before you record! It's CinC ONI (SINK ONI)! It is Commander in Chief, and is not an Italian word. I grate my teeth everytime he uses it. After 20 years of service, I find that I'm not so flexible on the lexicon.


    Any additional comments?

    Quietly awaiting the next installment in the series. I could use a timelime to help bring things together for me.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    L. Roelofs VA 01-21-13
    L. Roelofs VA 01-21-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A great story that is able to go on and on."
    What made the experience of listening to Halo: The Thursday War the most enjoyable?

    This is the basis for a great story


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book in the series to be written. The author is a skilled and imaginative writer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    joshua houston, TX, United States 01-02-13
    joshua houston, TX, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "magnificent work"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    One of the best stories i have ever heard. It is captivating and strong


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    My favorite character is bb because he has so much personality for an ai program and he is so different from the others mentioned so far


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Phillips is my favorite do to his tenacious curiosity and his stubborn nature it causes to be the most understanding character in the hole story


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    One man is searching for the truth behind an ancient being but is he ready for the trouble it will ensue


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lucas Tiry Middleton, WI 02-05-14
    Lucas Tiry Middleton, WI 02-05-14 Member Since 2013

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

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    "Great continuation of the Kilo 5 series"
    What did you love best about Halo: The Thursday War?

    It starts to build up the storyline that is continued in the Halo 4 video game


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Halo: The Thursday War?

    The building drama of Naomi


    Which character – as performed by Euan Morton – was your favorite?

    BB


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kaleb Juneau, AK, United States 04-07-13
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    "Over all great writing!"
    Would you listen to Halo: The Thursday War again? Why?

    Yes! The way the author writes really make you want to listen again and again!


    What other book might you compare Halo: The Thursday War to and why?

    No comparison these are in a class of there own!


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

    No. But he really embodied who Kilo 5 and the others are to me!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole darn thing!


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best books i have ever read and i cant wait for what he has next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bobby christchurch, New Zealand 01-07-13
    Bobby christchurch, New Zealand 01-07-13
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    "Awesome"
    What made the experience of listening to Halo: The Thursday War the most enjoyable?

    the charters came to life in my head was amazing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Halo: The Thursday War?

    imaging the ships and equipment being rebuilt by the huragok


    What about Euan Morton’s performance did you like?

    characters were done so amazingly well put me right in the story


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 02-25-13
    Sean 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "More Halo Story unfortunately from horrible author"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The author is terrible. I dont care what she wrote before or her supposed experience. Her books are the only Halo books I cannot read/listen to once. I only read them for the Halo story updates.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Halo books from any other author


    Would you be willing to try another one of Euan Morton’s performances?

    Narator does a good job. No problem with him.


    Could you see Halo: The Thursday War being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not with the author.


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back Eric Nylund!!!!

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John Fernandes USA 04-23-13
    John Fernandes USA 04-23-13 Member Since 2013

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    "What was the Publisher thinking?"

    The Editor for this book should not be in the position that they are in after having let this through to the public to be available for purchase. I should have read the Amazon and iBooks reviews, which skewered the book. Performance was well done, but the book appeared to have been very poorly written - with flits back and forth through time and scenes - with absolutely NOTHING holding everything together. It is almost like the author wrote random paragraphs in the Halo theme - and then submitted the book to the Editor who simply let it through without consideration to quality.

    Or Karen Travis is a horrible Author and should never be allowed to write another Halo book. The Greg Bear books were amazing - and those were the only reason I bought this.

    Dear Publisher: don't let Karen Traviss ever write a book again - PLEASE! Or let her write one, but just don't make people pay for it.

    Sorry to sound crass - but Karen Traviss really had it coming. My teenaged daughters could have done a much better job.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Darren
    Clonsilla, Ireland
    12/23/12
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    "A great addition to the series."

    Thursday War is a great follow up to Glasslands. Bringing some more interesting looks into the Sangheli homeworld and learning interesting facts about the power of the UNSC's new flagship. Knowing facts about the universe based on the games it starts tying together the events of Halo 3 and 4 with characters starting to learn abot the possibility of a still living forrunner and the threat to earth might be increasing whe a lost Covenant cruiser may have reappeared.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Highbridge, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "An excellent book narrated with style."

    Eagerly anticipated this release after thoroughly enjoying Glasslands. This sequel equals the standard of the first book. I hoped they would use the same narrator and they didn't disappoint. I wanted the same narrator as he really adds life to the characters, my favourite being the playful glee of Margaret Parangovsky.

    The book itself is excellent with a strong storyline as well as lots of info of the Halo universe, being particularly helpful filling in the gaps between Halo 3 and Halo 4. I can't wait for the last book of the trilogy. Although it will make sense to people that aren't hardcore halo fans I suggest you listen to or read Glasslands first.

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