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Halo Audiobook

Halo: The Flood

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Publisher's Summary

The Human-Covenant War, a desperate struggle for humankind's very survival, has reached its boiling point on the mysterious ring world called Halo. But the fierce Covenant warriors, the mightiest alien military force known, are not the only peril lying in wait.

As the fortress world of Reach and its brave defenders were bombarded to rubble, a single cruiser fled the carnage with the battle's only human survivors: Captain Keyes, his crew of a few hundred marines, and the last remaining SPARTAN super-soldier, the Master Chief.

With the cruiser's artificial intelligence, Cortana, concealed in his battle armor, the Master Chief crash-lands on Halo in the midst of a massive Covenant occupation. Curiously, the alien soldiers appear to be searching for something hidden on the ring.

Built by a long-dead race, Halo harbors many deadly secrets, but one overshadows them all. Now the Master Chief must lead the scattered troops in a brutal race to unravel Halo's darkest mystery---and unleash its greatest source of power.

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©2003 Microsoft Corporation; (P)2008 Tantor

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    CaptureShoper 09-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "It was pretty good."

    It was almost like the game except it messed up on a few parts. But im glad it filled in the blanks between the command crew, alpha base and the fate of the two hundred crew of the Pillar of Autumn.

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    Jessica GREENVILLE, SC, United States 08-25-17
    Jessica GREENVILLE, SC, United States 08-25-17 Member Since 2013
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    "loved it!"

    writing was good and filled in the hopes the game left. narrator was really good too

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    Kalib Putnam 08-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "even if you played the game the book is better "

    the way they give the flood a actual intelligence is amazing there not just mindless creatures and the game was great but the book is so good must listen

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    jeepsluvmud 07-30-17
    jeepsluvmud 07-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "ok at best"

    memorable ...no sorry this one didn't do it for me. it really didnt have a story line. it was more like some one was playing the game and writing it down

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    Jfakter 07-28-17
    Jfakter 07-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Narrator mishaps"

    Mclaren is not a fan and doesn't compute alternate sentence meaning well. Biggest issue for me is that he pronounces Mjolnir "mih-jole-neer" and a fan knows that it's a weird as 'j' sound, not a standard 'j'. Shames ONI by spelling out the acronym instead of speaking it as a word as the rest of the universe does. Lastly, I must rewinded one sentence 4 times because in referencing "napolean the 1st", shown in the book as "Napoleon I" the narrator reads aloud "Wellesley explained how napoleon one needed to feed an army and animals". My issue is that he didn't say "the first" like English teaches us to read it as.

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    Ghostmaster 06-19-17
    Ghostmaster 06-19-17
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    "Excellent! Follows Game Almost Perfectly"
    Any additional comments?

    This is an almost perfect replay of the game that made this world live. I could usually see exactly where I was and when things popped out. Hehe. Think I might have played this game to much.

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    Amazon Customer 05-27-17
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    "Good game - Copy/Pasted story"

    To be completely fair, the writer probably wasn't. give much free reign. But, he didn't use any artistic license where it would have been effective. He could have had Cortana giving Chief callouts instead of focusing so much on his HUD being the same as the game. He could have given the marines in direct contact with chief some arcs. What we got was a copy/paste version of the game. The best parts were the ones with Keyes. They were placed better and were more interesting.

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    Isaac 05-16-17
    Isaac 05-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Hard to get through but managed to finish it"
    Would you try another book from William C. Dietz and/or Todd McLaren?

    Probably not...The book felt like the author watch a play through of the game and then just wrote about it like a novel. The points about the Master Chief were incredibly dull since it was a story I'd already been through in the game. With that said however, the sections that either followed the flood, elites+grunts, or Marines were actually fairly enjoyable; it's just a shame they weren't the majority of the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by William C. Dietz again?

    Probably not


    What three words best describe Todd McLaren’s voice?

    Hokey, pronounced, macho


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    Daniel 05-06-17
    Daniel 05-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "review"

    love this book, played all the games but wondered how the the rest of the story went.

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    Charles Durand 04-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Just like the game but..."

    this is like the game. but there is more back stories on other characters which are missing from the newer games and book. If you want to know about them this a good start.

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