Halo
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  • 1
    Halo: The Fall of Reach | Eric Nylund

    Halo: The Fall of Reach

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Eric Nylund
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (875)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (598)

    As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle...the desperate, take-no-prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo: the fall of the planet Reach. Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict.

    Great book and easy listen.

    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 »

    Reviewed on January 01 2011 by Joseph (kingsland, GA, United States)
  • 2
    Halo: The Flood | William C. Dietz

    Halo: The Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By William C. Dietz
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (302)

    The Human-Covenant War, a desperate struggle for humankind's very survival, has reached its boiling point on the mysterious ring world called Halo. But the fierce Covenant warriors, the mightiest alien military force known, are not the only peril lying in wait.

    Robotic compare to The Fall Of Reach

    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 »

    Reviewed on March 09 2012 by James (Virginia Beach, VA, United States)
  • 3
    Halo: First Strike | Eric Nylund

    Halo: First Strike

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Eric Nylund
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (306)

    Halo has been destroyed, and the threat it posed to sentient life neutralized. But victory has come at a terrible cost for the UNSC. Thousands of valiant soldiers fell in the battle to prevent the alien construct from falling into the enemy's clutches. Now, everything depends on the Spartan known as the Master Chief.

    Supprised

    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 »

    Reviewed on January 19 2009 by Mike (Fenton, MI, USA)
  • 4
    Halo: Ghosts of Onyx | Eric Nylund

    Halo: Ghosts of Onyx

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Eric Nylund
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (314)

    While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth, and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultra-secret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence, known as Section Three, devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time. They're going to need hundreds of willing soldiers, though...and one more Spartan to get the job done.

    Engaging and fun. A good light listen

    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 »

    Reviewed on April 16 2012 by smokeyjunk@comcast.net (Seattle, WA)
  • 5
    Halo: Contact Harvest | Joseph Staten

    Halo: Contact Harvest

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joseph Staten
    • Narrated By Holter Graham, Jennifer Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (257)

    It is the year 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But we have trespassed on holy ground, strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence.

    READ ORDER

    I love this series. But the biggest problem I have run into is the read order. Now that I am on #6 I can share with certainty.

    Halo: Contact ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2012 by WT Wizard (Midland, TX, United States)
  • 6
    Halo: The Cole Protocol | Tobias S. Buckell

    Halo: The Cole Protocol

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (392)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (245)

    In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its Inner Colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the universe of lingering navigation data that would reveal the location of Earth. Among them is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes. Thrust back into action after being sidelined, Keyes is saddled with a top secret mission by ONI.

    Keeps you on your toes

    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 »

    Reviewed on May 16 2009 by Kelly (Lawrenceville, GA, USA)
  • 7
    Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga | Greg Bear

    Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (456)
    Story
    (465)

    Fully 100,000 years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings. But one species - eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge - achieved dominance. They ruled in peace but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were the Forerunners - the keepers of the Mantle, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time. And then they vanished. This is their story.

    Utterly Amazing, Mind Expanding

    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 »

    Reviewed on April 26 2011 by Kyle (United States)
  • 8
    Halo: Glasslands | Karen Traviss

    Halo: Glasslands

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (461)

    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.

    One of the best in the Halo saga

    Yes, this is a great continuation of the story started in Ghosts of Onyx.

    Reviewed on August 01 2012 by Derrick (Canmore, Alberta, Canada)
  • 9
    Halo: Primordium: The Forerunner Saga, Book 2 | Greg Bear

    Halo: Primordium: The Forerunner Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By Timothy Dadabo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (370)

    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....

    Once upon a time on a Halo far far away...

    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 »

    Reviewed on October 28 2012 by Raquel S. (Cocoa, FL, United States)
  • 10
    Halo: The Thursday War | Karen Traviss

    Halo: The Thursday War

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (317)

    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.

    Sith Lady

    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 th..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 06 2012 by Victor (Sacramento, CA, United States)
  • 11
    Halo: Silentium: The Forerunner Saga, Book 3 | Greg Bear

    Halo: Silentium: The Forerunner Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (211)

    In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood - a horrifying shape-changing parasite - has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses. Too little, too late, the legal rate of Juridicals is only now investigating possible crimes by the Master Builder and others. Evidence-gathering agents known collectively as Catalog have been dispatched to collect testimony from the Librarian and both Didacts: the Ur-Didact, treacherously abandoned in a Flood-infested system, and the Bornstellar Didact, who accompanies the Librarian as she preserves specimens.

    Orgasmic!

    YES! I love the Halo universe!

    Reviewed on April 28 2013 by Ablazah (Box Elder, Montana, United States)
  • 12
    Halo: Mortal Dictata | Karen Traviss

    Halo: Mortal Dictata

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (271)

    With the Covenant War over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. The angry, bitter colonies, still with scores to settle from the insurrection put on hold for thirty years, now want justice and so does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his daughter was abducted for the SPARTANII program. Black ops squad KiloFive find their loyalties tested beyond breaking point when the father of their Spartan comrade, still searching for the truth about her disappearance, prepares to glass Earth's cities to get an answer.

    Read Order update. 2014

    The correct read order is as follows:

    Halo: Contact Harvest
    Halo: The Cole Protocol
    Halo: The Fall Of Reach
    Halo: The Flood
    H..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 24 2014 by WT Wizard (Midland, TX, United States)
  • 13
    Halo: Broken Circle: Halo, Book 13 | John Shirley

    Halo: Broken Circle: Halo, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Shirley
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Broken Circle will explore an Elite splinter group rebelling against the Covenant in its earliest days, a brave Prophet caught in the machinations of the new Covenant leadership, and the root of the betrayal that would ultimately shatter the Covenant during events seen in the blockbuster Xbox video game Halo 2.

    more halo please

    yes because i read all halo books

    Reviewed on November 19 2014 by spyros (flushing, NY, United States)