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Publisher's Summary

The thrilling short-story collection featuring Jeff VanderMeer, Karen Traviss, and Eric Nylund - part of the expanded universe based on the New York Times best-selling video game series Halo!

When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, it never dreamed what dangers would be encounter there. When the theocratic alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost - but millions of heroes also rose to the challenge. In such a far-reaching conflict, not many tales of the brave have a chance to become legend. 

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.

©2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2009 Macmillan Audio. All rights reserved.

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Halo Fanboy

As a life long Halo fan I found the "tales" refreshing and exciting. I will be revisiting this book in the future for a second pass. have already recommended it to many and they have nothing but great things to say about it.

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Some stories are amazing, others are not good

Unfortunately, some stories are phenomenal and essential for Halo lore. Others are lackluster at best. I would say about 50/50 split.

That said the ones that are phenomenal make this more than worth buying.

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voice actors

I really enjoyed that they had the voice actors of the master chief and Cortana for each of their respective stories

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one bad narrator

one of the stories has a very monotone quick speaking narrator. otherwise this is a must have.

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poor story telling

the book is fine, although it does jump here and there. the audio reader miss pronounces alot of words as well as monotone that killed this book.

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some audio issues but a good collection of stories

a couple stories had some skipping or cutting out but other wise was good. i enjoyed the listening of a book that would of taken me a year to finish. what was suppose to be a brake from the main halo books was turned into an amazing following of some characters and stories i will never forget.

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Good to hear some side stories but..

I enjoy the Halo side stories that flesh out more of the universe and the way the various civilizations work. The issue I had with it though that made one of the stories, "midnight in the heart of midlothian" the narrator didn't really seem very experienced with narrating a story as he was quite monotone and uninteresting throughout the story which made it boring to listen to."

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explanations

wanna know why cortana be like that? just listen to this book and find your answers

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Great stories

I honestly enjoyed every single storey in the book. Some were definitely better than others but one story is probably my favorite piece of lore I've read up to this point.

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  • 01-26-21

It was nice to listen to

The stories were really interesting and gives a little more to the world of the Halo Universe. I loved hearing about the different stories outside the main games. The voices reading the books were really nice, and added to the characters by actually speaking in a tone that fits the feeling of the moment
really good for long bus rides

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  • 02-05-21

some great other not

for the most part good, some stories were bland, some were great and some mediocre

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  • Rhys
  • 07-24-20

Great stories but narration could use some work

Most of the stories in this collection are a great listen. I especially enjoyed "Midnight in the Heart of Midlothian" and "The Impossible Life and Possible Death of Preston J. Cole". "The Mona Lisa" was also really good. Didn't really like "Stomping on the Heels of a Fuss" until I listened to the audio series "Hunt the Truth", which gives some context to the character of Dasc Gevadim. Which brings me onto the narration. Fresh off Hunt the Truth, it's possible I've been spoiled, because that series has some of the best voice acting I've ever heard. Most of these stories are narrated passably but there are quite a few instances of mispronounced words, or tone changes where the narrator ends one day and picks up the next. Had more thought and care been given to the narration, I probably would have given this 5 stars.

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  • 11-18-20

Very well written

Most of the short stories had you on the edge of your seat, others were good for contrast on the halo universe

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  • 03-17-19

Stories

Got this at home. The hard copy has more stories I it then this copy. But overall it's ok.