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Karen Traviss

#1 New York Times best-selling novelist and comics writer Karen Traviss is a former defence correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist. She's also been a public relations manager, handled media for the police, and taught TV journalism. Her latest novels, GOING GREY and BLACK RUN, are the first in the Ringer techno-thriller series set in the world of private military contractors. She's received critical acclaim for her Wess'har novels - a finalist five times for the Philip K. Dick and Campbell awards - and clocked up a dozen NYT best sellers. Her work with Halo, Gears of War, Batman, GI Joe, Wonder Woman, and other major franchises has earned her a broad range of readers. She lives in Wiltshire, England, where she makes chutney and pursues the impossible dream of baking a good rye loaf.

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Best Sellers

    • HALO: Evolutions

    • Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
    • By: Karen Traviss, Eric Nylund, Tobias Buckell
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Jen Taylor, Steve Downs, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 67

    This collection of 11 stories dives into the depths of the vast Halo universe, not only from the perspective of those who fought and died to save humanity, but also from those who vowed to wipe it out of existence....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • voice actors

    • By Nathaniel F. on 02-08-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • HALO: The Thursday War

    • HALO, Book 9
    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 60

    This is a life-or-death mission for the Office of Naval Intelligence’s black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the ruthless Sangheili, once the military leaders of the alien alliance known as the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again....

    Regular price: $22.67

    • HALO: Glasslands

    • HALO, Book 11
    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    It's 2553. The theocratic military alliance known as the Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war with humanity that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and its colonies. For the first time in 30 years, however, peace finally seems possible. But the war is far from over....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More halo books featuring this narrator

    • By Jose on 06-03-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • HALO: Mortal Dictata

    • HALO, Book 12
    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 53

    It's 2553. With the 30-year-long Covenant War finally over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. Angry and bitter colonists - still wanting to settle scores from an insurrection put on hold for three decades - crave justice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely brilliant.

    • By _ on 03-17-19

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #5: Sacrifice

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 941
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704

    Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance, led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker, battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!!!!

    • By En Sabah Nur on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #2: Bloodlines

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890

    Civil war looms as the fledgling Galactic Alliance confronts a growing number of rebellious worlds - and the approaching war is tearing the Skywalker and Solo families apart....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done! A great series continues!

    • By T. Mcpherson on 01-27-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Gears of War

    • Aspho Fields
    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606

    As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be a careful listener complex storylines

    • By Don on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $21.38

    • Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436

    After a brutal 15-year war for survival, the Coalition of Ordered Governments is forced to destroy mankind's last city in a final bid to stop the Locust Horde....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Sequel

    • By Tim on 01-28-10

    Regular price: $25.88

    • Gears of War: The Slab

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 445

    Ten years after Emergence Day, as the Locust Horde advances on humanity’s last defended area -Ephyra - in a bloody war that has seen billions die, Marcus Fenix does the unthinkable....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Karen Traviss masterpiece.

    • By Nicholas A. Croson on 06-06-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: No Prisoners

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400

    As insurgent Separatists fight furiously to wrest control of the galaxy from the Republic, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine cunningly manipulates both sides for his own sinister purposes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another full length and it was enjoyable

    • By john on 07-05-09

    Regular price: $27.93

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