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Halo: Glasslands Audiobook

Halo: Glasslands

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Publisher's Summary

The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting's stopped, the war is far from over: it's just gone underground.

The UNSC's feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned leader of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people.

Across the galaxy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she's broken some more to save them. Marooned with Chief Mendez and a Spartan team in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden in the destroyed planet Onyx, she finds that the shield world has been guarding an ancient secret – a treasure trove of Forerunner technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankind.

As Kilo-Five joins the hunt for Halsey, humanity’s violent past begins to catch up with all of them as disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Earth, and its most dangerous terrorist has an old, painful link with both Halsey and Kilo-Five that will test everyone’s loyalty to the limit.

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    Adolfo 03-14-17
    Adolfo 03-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "very entertaining"

    the beginning of the onyx story was a bit dry but the rest is good.

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    MustangNateUSMC S-W Florida 03-08-17
    MustangNateUSMC S-W Florida 03-08-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Good addition to Halo Canon."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you are a person that enjoys the lore of Halo as much as I do, you will like this book. It is a well written, if sometimes hard to follow addition to the cult history to the Halo universe. There are many moments that a much greater understanding to characters that we know and love from the games and other books. We are also introduced to several new and interesting characters that greatly expand the universe.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Halo: Glasslands?

    There is actually very little Halo style combat in this book. It is much more focused on the spy-craft inherent in the functioning of ONI (The Office of Naval Intelligence) made famous in Halo: ODST. Much of the best of this book revolves around the intrigue of this world of interstellar political destabilization. Further, this book greatly expands the understanding of the Sanghelli (Elites) culture and history.


    What does Euan Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator has an incredible talent for creating so many individual characters accents that easily allow the listener to know who is speaking. This does still pose a problem in the beginning as you may struggle to remember who sounds like whom. This is confounded by many conversations not being preceded by "he said" or "she said."


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I was happy with my purchase and I am eager to see where the story goes.

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    KMart 03-03-17
    KMart 03-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Nothing happens this whole book"

    This book just keeps reintroducing the same 10 people the whole book. No action anywhere.

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    Nancy Pie 02-27-17
    Nancy Pie 02-27-17
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    "Great Story, Inconsistent Narration"

    The story for this book is phenomenal but the narration is very hit or miss. In the Dyson Sphere sections Halsay sounds almost the same as Mendez and they are both far tho similar to the narration voice that it's hard to tell where the narration ends and the dialogue begins. Where Kilo 5 is concerned the opposite holds true. Phillips is given an Irish/Scottish tone, Vasily is given a thick Russian tone, and even Osman has a very slight Arabic accent despite her not even living in Turkey. I honestly stopped listening to the book and just rented it from a library using the voices from Ghosts of Onyx in my head, a much better experience that way.

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    treray14 02-23-17
    treray14 02-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome halo book"

    That was a good read especially for any halo fan like I am. It was epic and I love how they switched between the different points of views in the galaxy

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    Alec 01-28-17
    Alec 01-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great read"

    picks up after ghosts of onyx, I'm so happy to have the story continued. The narrator did a great job as well.

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    Amazon Customer 01-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "kind of goes off the rails at the end."

    kind of goes off the rails at the end. so yeah would not suggest to someone that like the first three halo books.

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    Visceral Audacity 01-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story Performed Flawlessly"

    This Halo Post War Story is Fantastic. The colorful characters with their quirky interactions as they grow to become a cohesive undercover ONI Unit are entertaining and touching. The Reader is hands down one of thee best readers of all in the Halo Books. He really give life to each character and you feel like they are all different people with their own voice. This 3 book trilogy is one of my favorites in the entire series just because of the voice performance given on these audio books.

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    MajBoomer 01-08-17
    MajBoomer 01-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great continuation of the story!"

    If you enjoyed the Ghosts of Onyx, this story picks up where that one left off.

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    Curtis Potter 12-06-16
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    "Great Book and start to Kilo-Five"

    I really enjoyed this book as it is fantastic as a standalone read but it also teases you about the adventure that is about to unfold. It is an excellent primer for Halo 4, which I highly recommend. I will listen to this story many times in the future

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  • kyle phillips
    4/3/16
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    "Perfection in a nut"

    Perfect narration of all the characters the story draws you in making you want more overall a brilliant book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brad girvan
    8/23/17
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    "Good but a bit annoying"

    The narrator said some of the terms wrong like for instance the name of the elites, sangheili

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  • Anonymous
    7/19/17
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    "Just brilliant."

    loved it from start to finish! euan morton is amazing, the writing is amazing would recommend

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  • dan
    2/1/17
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    "fantastic"

    brilliantly read didn't want to stop listening was devastated when the book ended can't wait to read the next

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  • cliff warner
    1/10/17
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    "awsome"

    this book was amazing left you wanting more and when it finishes your going to need the next one Thursday war to complete the story 😀

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • james
    7/8/16
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    "Greatttt
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    Amazing story would definetly read a leaves you whanting more overall such a great story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dario
    8/26/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Great story! Enjoyed every second of it. Great finish to ghost of onyx story arc and great introduction to kilo 5

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ross Pope
    8/3/15
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    "Great story"

    Great story set in the Halo universe, thoroughly enjoyed. Can't wait for the next part.

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  • Luke Rea
    4/14/15
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    "worth checking out"

    really enjoyed this book!! Picks up again with the Spartan II and catherine halsey with the capture of one of the sangehelli shipmasters Jul Tdama. if you have listened to any previous books some may have lacked a little bit this is great read, highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris Wootton
    Ivybridge, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Fast paced, and engaging."

    Glasslands is set after the events of the third Halo game and follows a newly formed team of ONI agents called KIlo 5. The charcters of Vas, Mal, Phillips (or Phillys as the hinge heads call him) alongside Osman Naomi and the wonderfully wicked Black Box A.I. angage you immediately and your join them on their first mission. Alongside this is a parallel trhead of plot tying up the loose ends of Ghosts of Onyx in an intrigueing way. Game tie-ins get bad press in the main thanks to some truly woeful films, but Karen Traviss show how it should be done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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