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HALO: The Fall of Reach

HALO, Book 1
Narrated by: Todd McLaren
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
5 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling origin story of the Master Chief - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

The 26th century. Humanity has expanded beyond Earth’s system to hundreds of planets that colonists now call home. But the United Earth Government and the United Nations Space Command is struggling to control this vast empire. After exhausting all strategies to keep seething colonial insurrections from exploding into a full-blown interplanetary civil war, the UNSC has one last hope. At the Office of Naval Intelligence, Dr. Catherine Halsey has been hard at work on a top-secret program that could bring an end to the conflict...and it starts with 75 children, among them a six-year-old boy named John. And Halsey could never guess that this child will eventually become the final hope against an even greater peril engulfing the galaxy - the inexorable confrontation with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant.

This is the electrifying origin story of Spartan John-117 - the Master Chief - and of his legendary, unstoppable heroism in leading the resistance against humanity’s possible extinction.

©2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2008 Tantor Audio. All rights reserved.

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The book is great the audiobook is eh

I love every single book in this series. The audiobook is good but seems to just fall short of being amazing. From the way he reads it, to the way he pronounces Mjolnir and ONI. It’s the little things, but I would still recommend to others

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Couldn’t properly pronounce Mjolnir

Enjoyed the book
The space combat in ships can get a little dry and there’s a lot of it but I thoroughly enjoyed the telling of Johns story and how he became the soldier he appears as in the games

Reader couldn’t pronounce mjolnir properly and that made me cringe

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Great book to listen too

I love the book was more imaginative than I thought
I love the voice acting

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Narrator

My only real problem with this book is the Narrator, and his pronunciation of words some times pronouncing it correctly than the very next line would say it wrong.

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One of my Favorites

I am consistently happy to return to this book again and again for entertainment. I highly recommend it to any who are at in love with the Halo franchise as I am.

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GREAT STORY!!! But Reader was eehhh

I LOVED the story! But I just couldn’t feel any I get “emotion” from the reader. And it honestly bugged me throughout the story. BUT the story was Great!

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Same as the previous fall of reach.

I bought the original audio book for the fall of reach roughly 4 months or so ago. Saw this book come up recently, looked at the description and the cover and they're different. If you have previously bought the old one, there is no need to buy it again.

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amazing

I absolutely loved this! I have already bought the next book and will continue to get more.

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A great start to the story

Definitely a must for the REAL story of Halo. The narrator was slightly boring, but the story is what makes it amazing. This does contradict Halo: Reach and Halo 5: Guardians however, but I prefer this over those stories any day. Also during the battle of Reach it's supposed to be 2552. The narrator says 2542. Just a small thing. Doesn't detract from the story though.
Overall an amazing book that you can listen to a million times over!

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amazing story!

great story I was hooked the second it started. only thing that frustrated me was how the nerrorator kept saying ONI. but after a while it was just funny.

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  • daniel atkinson
  • 01-07-19

Great halo book

Being a big halo fan of all the games and already having most of the paperback books.
I love this story because you get to find out about how the spartans came to be and best find out more about spartan 117 John the Master Chief before the first halo combat evolved game.
5/5 I like reading but sometime I like to lay and relax Whilst listening anyone that likes halo give it a go

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  • Lug
  • 01-11-19

Great story, decent reading

The book is interesting and well written, and a must read or listen for any Halo fan. The only gripe I had was the reader. The company that produced it had either not done their research or simply not informed the reader about the pronunciation of several of the terms, such as ONI (pronounced: "Oh-knee") or Mjolnir (pronounced: "Mole-near"). Aside from that it's very well done. I haven't listened to the other audio books yet so I am not sure if the pronunciation situation has been addressed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-17-19

Awesome book. Decent storyline, solid narration.

The story has depth in the characters, action and drama in an excellent balance. Thoroughly enjoyable and the narrator does a great job