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Halo Audiobook

Halo: The Fall of Reach

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Publisher's Summary

As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle...the desperate, take-no-prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo: the fall of the planet Reach. Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict.

While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably through space, intent on wiping out humankind, only one stronghold remains: the planet Reach. Practically on Earth's doorstep, it is the last military fortress to defy the onslaught. But the personnel here have another, higher priority: to prevent the Covenant from discovering the location of Earth.

Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers seem to have little chance against the Covenant, but Reach holds a closely guarded secret. It is the training ground for the very first "super soldiers." Code-named SPARTANs, these highly advanced warriors, specially bioengineered and technologically augmented, are the best in the universe - quiet, professional, and deadly.

Now, as the ferocious Covenant attack begins, a handful of SPARTANs stand ready to wage ultimate war. They will kill, they will be destroyed, but they will never surrender. And at least one of them - the SPARTAN known as Master Chief - will live to fight another day on a mysterious and ancient, artificial world called Halo.

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©2003 Microsoft Corporation; (P)2008 Tantor

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    Jacob 03-01-17
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    "Amazing."

    Some of the best sci fi writing ever. A must read for halo fans! Narrator does a great job of giving all the characters a unique voice that doesn't sound like he is trying too hard or that it is too corny. Starting my next halo book right now.

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    Ashley Canada 02-25-17
    Ashley Canada 02-25-17

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    "Great story, poor narration"

    Love this book, but every time the narrator pronounces "mjolnir" as "mah-joll-neer" it's pretty cringeworthy. Do even the tiniest bit of research about the story maybe!

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    Amazon Customer 02-25-17
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    "real story of reach"

    game was only a side story to sell.
    movie was only the story of john 117's beginning.
    this is the true story of the fall of reach. and how the master chief came to know the doctor, keys, johnson, and cortana.
    it also shows the dire situation mankind is in. and the tremendous role these people play in the fight against a superior military

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    derek hanson 02-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    Such a great book! I read this when it first came out in highschool and now had to listen to it. The narrator did an excellent job keeping up with the tempo of the battle scenes.

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    cody 02-08-17
    cody 02-08-17
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    "great back story for those who play the games"

    I have the books and it was good enough to get another copy on here. Only con I can say is different volumes of characters voices made it hard to find a comfortable volume to listen to....you turn it up to hear cortona and then the next character blows your eardrums out

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    Jesse 02-03-17
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    "mispronounced words, but good story"

    I enjoyed this book, but pronouncing the hard j in mjolnir was rough to listen to. I'd even prefer MewMew from Thor.

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    Jose 01-23-17
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    "Exiting moments, Heroic acts, and exelent reading!"

    The narrator brought this dramatic story into action. The feeling that Halo is meant to have, was definitely there. I am glad I took the time to this breath taking, full of action... and definitely kick-ass story!
    Thank you for the experience!

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    TGN Maryland, USA 01-15-17
    TGN Maryland, USA 01-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Best of the 1st 4 Halo Books"

    Essential to any true Halo fan. Covers MC backstory and intro to Halo universe. He keeps mispronouncing mjolnir though!

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    Sean Weitz 12-27-16
    Sean Weitz 12-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome story"

    Loved this book back in the day, awesome being able to listen to it now still a great book.

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    Dustin Brooks 12-22-16
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    "Could have been more!"

    The story of how the Master Chief got his start has so much potential. Some parts of the story felt like they could have been lengthened some. The narration of the story is what bothered me most. From chapter to chapter (sometimes in the middle) the volume of the speaker would change. It doesn't sound as clean as all the other books I've listened to. Otherwise as a fan of the game I like how well it ties into the game.

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