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HALO: Renegades

By: Kelly Gay
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (198 ratings)
Regular price: $18.89
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Publisher's Summary

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

The new Halo novel from acclaimed writer Kelly Gay, author of the thrilling novella Halo: Smoke and Shadow.

©2019 Kelly Gay (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Good book, Horrendous narration

I've listened to every Halo audiobook so far, most half a dozen times a piece. As usual, Kelly Gay wrote a great book. The narration absolutely ruined her work. Justine's speech patterns made this a serious challenge to follow. She speaks in the manner of a child who is being forced to apologize through clenched teeth. I am truly saddened that I wasted this months credit here as I am sure to never finish this audiobook.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Horrible Narration!

I like the author and I was excited for this release. I really enjoyed Smoke and Shadow but I can’t listen to this. The narrator is awful! She sounds like Cortana in the death throws of rampancy. The stress on the syllables is all wrong. It’s like you’re listening to a Siri reject. I don’t understand how she got the job. It makes me cringe just listening to this. I do like the author so I guess I’ll buy the book and just read it. Return this one folks! It’s not up to standard. I was looking forward to this and I am angry they didn’t go with some of the other more professional narrator like the ones from New Blood or Silent Storm. Justine Eyre if you are reading this please stop narrating books and go get a speech therapist!

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  • Jesse
  • SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada
  • 02-19-19

Great Story, eh narrator.

Please bring back any of the previous narrators. The story is amazing, but the narrator almost put me off, and this a first for the series(and I have listened to all the Halo novels). Please bring back Scott Brick or the narrator from Battle Born (I’m fine with women narrators...it was jarring to hear Rion called Ryan). Thanks.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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great story. awful reader.

id buy this again were it read by someone else. the poor attempt at reading has completely killed the story.

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worst narrator EVER!!!!

The story was good but it was ruined by the worst narrating ever! She screwed up most of the main characters names and she had really one voice for the whole story and she mumbled through parts of it!

DON'T get this story if you are a avid Halo story listener because it might ruin it for you like it did for me.

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the narrator makes everything seem bland

I love the story but she made most characters seem ancient and toothless. The pace is like an 8oz glass of molasses on a 15 ft pancake. no energy in this

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great story, horrible narration.

you should re-record this with a different narrator, the lady you used is completely incompatible with the character's of the halo series and severely detracted from the story. I highly recommend in the future when doing a series to use the same narrator for the whole series.

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its decent

I like the idea behind this book. but the narrator is absolutely bad. she doesnt have the good vocal range for Male or alien Voices. would've preferred Scott Brick over this rookie.

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Great story, really bad sound narration quality

I don't know who checked this recording but the quality is terrible. She sounds like a robot in the worst way possible. Someone screwed up big time and this completely ruins the story. The story is great, good addition etc. Read the book, avoid paying for this as an audio book. If the file gets corrected, ignore my review

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No phrasing continuity between narrators!

I really wish with how much production must cost on this, it wouldn't be that hard to have name continuity in pronunciation between narrators. That would be nice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-11-19

Fantastic redemption for a fan favorite character

I'm not sure what I expected, but this book was so much more.
I cannot recommend enough!

Only small critique would be that the voice Justine Eyre gives a certain character is quite off from thier voice in the games.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-21-19

Heading for a big finale

The book itself was engaging, very well paced, and the narrator did a good job, even if the start felt a little jarring with their robot voice.
But as with all Halo books, it's the universe building you buy it for, and there's a decent amount of potential pay offs for those already invested in the Halo Universe...

The entire Halo story is starting to heat up again. Between this, other recent books and Halo Wars 2, it seems that pieces are lining up for an event that will redefine the series and redeem the seemingly dying story from Halo 5.
But with so many pieces in play: Banished, ONI, returning Spartans, Covenant, Sanghelios, Chief, Rebels, Cortana, Spirit of Fire, Guilty Spark, the flood, Forerunners, Mendicant bias and more; will they form a story that's believable and engaging? Will they be able to deliver what we expect from Halo? Something realistic, gritty and imaginative? This is either going to be a nail in the coffin or an adrenaline injection to the heart and I've gotten excited for the potential stories unfolding in the future.