• Halo: Broken Circle

  • Halo, Book 13
  • By: John Shirley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,627 ratings)

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Halo: Broken Circle

By: John Shirley
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's summary

Witness an untold chapter in Halo lore as John Shirley's Halo: Broken Circle takes us to the dawn of the Covenant and the fateful first bargain between the Prophets and the Elites. Broken Circle will explore an Elite splinter group rebelling against the Covenant in its earliest days, a brave Prophet caught in the machinations of the new Covenant leadership, and the root of the betrayal that would ultimately shatter the Covenant during events seen in the blockbuster Xbox video game Halo 2.

Copyright © 2014 by Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

©2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Scott Brick = Terrible Casting Choice

What would have made Halo: Broken Circle better?

Shifting the focus of the story to a more comprehensive history of the Covenant with less emphasis on the Elites on the Shield World.

How could the performance have been better?

Scott Brick could have put more work into giving each character a distinct voice and putting more energy into dramatic scenes. He made each character sound the same and thus made the dialogue hard to follow at many points. He also lacked the ability to give dramatic sequences tension. He basically read the book in one sitting without putting any effort into making the reading engaging to the listener.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The narrator bored me to the point where it was a chore to finish the book.

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Narration is important in audio. When you hire a narrator, he needs to have a large range and the ability to sound like more than one person. If I didn't know who Scott Brick was, I would have thought that this was his first audiobook.

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Great

The book really took me deeper into the halo covenant side and the narrator did a great job in doing so.

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Seriously! Who actually likes Scott Brick?

What did you love best about Halo: Broken Circle?

The story was good.

Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

I am already committed to the halo book series. So unfortunately I will be forced to endure
more of Scott Bricks horrible voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No! there is no possible way on earth I could listen to Scott Brick on one sitting with out stabbing myself in the ears with burning coat hanger.

Any additional comments?

STOP HIRING SCOTT BRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Great book!

I love the portrayal of good and bad from both sides. I also enjoy the fact that humanity is mentioned only briefly. Great listening.

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Best Halo book since The Fall of Reach

This is an absolutely must read for any Halo enthusiast, I loved every moment of this book. It tells an amazing story from the perspective of the Covenant and gives you a true understanding of their culture and how they came to be.
I'm a big fan of stories that span over a long periods of time. This story does a fantastic job of giving you an understanding of time and the impact it has on civilizations.
The narrator was absolutely incredible! He does amazing job with the voices of characters. His narration of the Sanshayum and even the Sanghelli could not of been a more perfect and just absorbs you into the story even more.
I hope he continues to he the narrator on all Halo titles going forward.

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Great addition to the halo universe

Great story, very interesting characters. Liked how the great journey was shown to be a ruse. loved it.

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Not like any of the previous Halo books.

Boring! Not very entertaining. Was more like a history book of the Covenant aliens.

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Awesome

It was freaking phenomenal, I'll recommend this book to a lot of people. I especially liked the delivery by Scott Brick, he may now be one of my favorites.

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good voice actor, troublesome story telling

a lot of bouncing from one point in time, or place. hard for new viewers to keep up. luckily I am familiar with the halo universe.

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