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Saint's Testimony Audiobook

Saint's Testimony: HALO

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Publisher's Summary

An all-new digital single - part of the New York Times best-selling series based on the blockbuster Xbox games!

The military-grade artificial intelligence known as Iona has only one week to live. After that the UNSC will legally terminate her seven-year existence in order to stave off the threat of the data corruption phenomenon known as "rampancy", a condition that will eventually take hold of her functionality and persona, endangering all those around her. In a last-ditch effort to save herself, Iona has successfully launched an unprecedented legal appeal against her own death sentence - a case being watched very closely not only at the highest levels of human government but by others with a very different agenda....

©2015 Frank O'Connor (P)2015 Simon & Schuster Audio / Halo Books

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    Don CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, United States 08-31-15
    Don CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, United States 08-31-15 Member Since 2012

    History, Shooting, Model Building and my dogs are my loves. Best series I heard here is the Halo anthology.

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    "Last 8 minutes is profound."

    If you are a fan, truly a fan this story will bring on so many emotions. While the book is short the narrative involved is vast. The subject matter encompasses an issue as grave to mankind as the atomic bomb and guided missiles. That being Artificial Intelligence becoming self aware and machine consciousness.

    On the fictional story side of things I found this novelette to be not only compelling but also a great listen. The narrator is a favorite. As a Halo junkie I couldn't wait to listen to it. Evidence put forth during the hearing.( which is the entirety of the book) for me proves that the UNSC and ONI needs to forgive Dr Catherine Halsey and stop using her as the scapegoat for all the ills of the war. Her work and theories saved mankind. The last 8 minutes of the story had me cheering however too many spoilers to go into details.

    All said this is another great Halo listen With a mix of social commentary

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    Richard 08-15-16
    Richard 08-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    As a fan of the Halo universe this war a niche insight into the mind of an A.I.

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    Wildfirez28 07-24-16
    Wildfirez28 07-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Short on time but great quick story."

    This story was well read and well written. It could seem dry to anyone not interested in the Smart A.I. of the halo universe but I injoyed it. The end was a surprise for me.

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    Ryan Lundy 06-28-16
    Ryan Lundy 06-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    It's a interesting dialogue which touches on actual questions we need to start asking because ai are coming.

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    Digital Customer 06-20-16 Member Since 2015

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    "short but sweet"

    i nice short caveat to the Halo universe
    [20 word requirement sucks. last 3 words]]

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    Bassanio Thelwell 06-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Different, but Interesting"

    It was actually exactly what I expected. I enjoyed it. Nice to hear the thoughts of another smart AI other than Cortana.

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    "Touching"

    Small but but a truly delicious one. The Characters are real especially Iona and great direction into the universe and A.I. aspects makes you angry after you become fully aware what has happened to this universe once Halo 5 came out

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    Brian Jenkins 12-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "wow. just wow."

    a must "read" for any true halo fan. definitely worth the 2 bucks without a doubt

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    Calvin Guzman 11-19-15
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    "love halo"

    I'm a little biased because I love all things halo. it was a good overall but the story lacked a little structure and was a little difficult to keep track of.

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    Joel 11-13-15
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    Beautiful AI story up with the best of them. Inspiring. More than worth the listen.

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    "wow"

    This really got me hard! It was fantastic and left me wanting so much more.

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  • thomas
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    "Far too short and disjointed"

    I would have been happy with the short run time if it had been a good narrative. This just felt like some anegdotes and part of a unfinished bigger story. Very disappointed.

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