This book is obviously based on a video game. I'm not sure what some other reviewers were hoping to get out of the story, but I don't think it was me..Show More »ant to be thousands of pages of character development just to get to the inevitable ending that most anyone who played the game knew was coming. I do not think it is a rip off of Ender's Game at all, sure they start as kids learning to fight, but that's where the similarity stops. I found it very entertaining. It provides the back story for Master Chief and initially develops the canon of the Halo Universe very well. Because of this book I ended up listening/reading every other Halo book and have found the ones written by Eric Nylund to be the best. If they ever get around to making the Halo movie and want it to be successful, they had better not deviate much from this book.
The character in this book march through the story like robots. I loved the first story it had some feeling between the characters. Most of this book ..Show More »is shooting with a very little plot behind it.
I was shocked by the quality and depth of the story. My son is a Halo 3 player so I downloaded the book when I saw it on sale. I listened to it and ..Show More »I was impressed with the story and would recommend the author and the story line. If you are looking for something different, give this a try.
I've only listened to Halo books so far, so #1! I've listened to radio plays and the like before, and this ranks up there. I've been warned to stay ..Show More »with the unabridged versions like this, though.
It is impressive that the character development between the Covenant races is significantly extensive. Johnathan Davis also did a great job in narrati..Show More »on. However, between the Covenant races of the Prophets, Sangheili,Kig-Yar, Unggoy and the two opposing factions of the UNSC and the Insurrectionists. There is alot to keep track of. Overall it was a good listen.
The best book I have ever read. Thought provoking, mind expanding, I loved it so much I immediately read it again. If you love science fiction, this ..Show More »is the ultimate. If you love Halo, this book is a must read, as it fills in history and starts an entirely new chapter in the universe. I can't find many faults here, except for the fact that i wish it was longer. After i read it, my brain kept dreaming, kept thinking of the possibilities. This book was perfect for me. If i had to choose one phrase, it would be mind expanding.
I listened to the first book Halo Cryptum which told of a story of Chakas (a human), Riser (a hobbit like humanoid), and Bornstellar Makes Everlasting..Show More ». However, midway through the first book, Chakas and Riser are separated from Bornstellar and their fate unknown. In Halo Primordium, we discover what did happen to Chakas and Riser. They had crash landed onto Halo Installation 07. This book is their story.
Halo Primodium...oh my goodness. While the story meanders in the first half with Chakas trying to make sense of this Halo world he crash landed on and the odd humans he's come in contact, the story rapidly ramps up to some eye-opening experiences that lead to big OMG moments all Halo game fans would recognize.
Tim Dadabo freaking excelled in his narration and storytelling style. I had no problems engaging, especially when he slipped into his character voice of 343 Guilty Spark. The final chapters of Halo Primordium are worth the price of the book alone as it became more of a Halo production than just a reading of a story. Great stuff! Kudos to Tim and the studio staff for doing what they did. It was pure awesome to my ears.
Greg Bear Halo stories have turned up to be quite amazing. While his stories take place a long time ago in galaxies far far away, he weaves the legends that become the foundation of Halo lore of today. Honestly, Forerunners are just as baffling back then as they are as mysterious in current Halo timeline.
In Primordium, we learn more of the Flood and the Gravemind. Very creepy, very mysterious. We also learn more of the humans of the past that had fought against Forerunners and against the Flood.
By the end of the book, you can't help but think - wow, we humans are in so much trouble in the Halo Universe.
I eagerly await the third book in the series Halo Silentium and truly hope that Tim Dadabo performs that book as well.