HALO: Silentium

HALO, Book 10
By: Greg Bear
Narrated by: Euan Morton
Series: Halo, Book 10
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
5 out of 5 stars (337 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The final novel of the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science-fiction legend Greg Bear - set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

One hundred thousand years ago, Chaos rules the final days of the Forerunner empire. The Flood - a horrifying, shape-changing, and unstoppable parasite - has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies, and internal strife has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses. 

Facing the imminent collapse of their civilization, the Forerunners known as the Ur-Didact and the Librarian reveal what they know about the relationship between the long-vanished race of the Precursors and the Flood. While the Precursors created many technological species, including those of the Forerunners and humanity itself, the roots of the Flood may be found in an act of enormous barbarity, carried out beyond our galaxy 10 million years before. Because of that savagery, a greater evil looms. 

Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian - husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict - hold the keys to a solution. As they face the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time - a shocking act designed to prevent an insane abomination from dominating the entire galaxy....

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Great story. Highly recommend!

Great story, fascinating end to the Forerunner trilogy. A true must listen for Halo fans.

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Out with a BANG!

Great listen however lacks details in places where concepts and situations become complex and toward the ladder half of the book. leaving me at least feel like I'm not really sure what I just listened to. However great story great book.

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The greatest sci-fi story ever written

A must listen for any Halo fan, this three-part series frames the Halo universe and gives you a bigger understanding of events and backgrounds.

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An extensive dive into Halo lore

This is an absolute must read for any fans of Halo and or Halo lore, it connects every Halo game to Forerunner history in a fantastic memorable experience.

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phenomenal read

such a great end to the series I would suggest anyone that is a Halo fan pick these books up so they can unlock all the secrets and questions that were asked throughout the timeline

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The End of an Era

Witness the fall of the Forerunner ecumine through the eyes of the biggest key players, and Forerunner history logs.

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One of the best books in the series!

I love halo and all the lore, mystery and realism of the series. The books are great at building on the epic story of the halo universe and this one is an essential read.

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Halo background story

if you want to know more about the halo's and their functions, secrets and how they were made, this is a great finish to a trilogy that tells an intresting story for the background of halo.

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narrator voice

the only thing that made this book hard to listen to was The narrator's Voice it just didn't have the same type of energy that Scott bricks voice Had. it lacks energy

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Very good, hard to keep track of

Story went from person to person, yet it was very good if you keep track.

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  • Adam Ellson
  • 09-07-20

a brilliant end to a brilliant trilogy

such a deep and lovingly written story, with a superb ending that leaves no questions unanswered, however it does leave you wanting more, i love halo and the novels only make me love them more

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  • Daniel
  • 12-18-19

What a complete waste of time

Another pointless and boring Greg Bear novel that goes nowhere and where nothing happens. 7+ hours of inner monologue and people standing around talking. Not worth the paper it’s printed on. Don’t do it to yourself