Fully 100,000 years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings. But one species - eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge - achieved dominance....
The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies.....
As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior....
As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart....
They slept for hundreds of years, dreaming of a new home in the Andromeda galaxy....
Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished 50,000 years ago....
In barren desert lands and seedy spaceports...in vast underwater cities and in the blackest depths of space...unfolds a tale of good and evil, of myth and magic, of innocence and power....
The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492....
Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm....
After nearly a decade of brutal warfare, three mighty factions - the enigmatic Protoss, the savage Zerg, and the Terrans, humanity's descendants in the sector - have entered a cease-fire....
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure....
Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy....
"A long time ago, I was a living, breathing human being. I went mad. I served my enemies. They became my only friends.Since then, I’ve traveled back and forth across this galaxy, and out to the spaces between galaxies - a greater reach than any human before me. You have asked me to tell you about that time. Since you are the last true Reclaimer, I must obey. Are you recording? Good. Because my memory is failing rapidly. I doubt I’ll be able to finish the story.
"Once, on my birth-world, a world I knew as Erde-Tyrene, and which now is called Earth, my name was Chakas...."
In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans - Chakas and Riser - are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Master Builder, misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end - a game of ancient vengeance between the powers who seeded the galaxy with life, and the Forerunners who expect to inherit their sacred Mantle of duty to all living things.
In the company of a young girl and an old man, Chakas begins an epic journey across a lost and damaged Halo in search of a way home, an explanation for the warrior spirits rising up within, and for the Librarian’s tampering with human destiny. This journey will take them into the Palace of Pain, the domain of a powerful and monstrous intelligence who claims to be the Last Precursor, and who now has control of both this Halo and the fate of Forerunners and Humans alike.
Called the Captive by Forerunners, and the Primordial by ancient human warriors, this intelligence has taken charge of, and retasked, the Master Builder’s cruel researches into the Flood - which it may have itself unleashed on the galaxy more than 10,000 years before.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
yes. its very well written and the vocal talent is incredible
What was one of the most memorable moments of Halo: Primordium?
Guilty sparks emergence durning the narrative to his voice and personality made it tie in so well with the games.
What does Timothy Dadabo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
personality and delivery
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
laughed and cant wait for the next book
Any additional comments?
keep making audio books like this. no seriously keep making them like this.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
it waa very informative but also very confusing. this is a great book and if you read it, it would be easier to understand. listening to it is annoying. you have to replay things to get an understanding. it's not the readers that did something wrong. It's just that this is the kind of book that you have to read instead of listen to. Because they're going a memory inside of a memory. And that kind of thing gets confusing after a while.
great book that feels like it's narrated by Guilty Spark but it does get a little hard to follow at some parts. this is probably a book that be better off in physical format than audio.
Starts a little slow, but hot damn does it get interesting. Maybe ten chapters are slow.
there isn't too much to say other than the fact that this really brought to light a lot of things and then I enjoyed this and I am currently downloading the second book to the series. thank you to the author the narrator and the whole audible team!
The first book in this series ok. This one has to be the worst Halo book so far.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
No, way too much descriptive story, brings almost nothing new. The book almost feels like an interlude before something better
Would you ever listen to anything by Greg Bear again?
Yes, but reluctantly
Have you listened to any of Timothy Dadabo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Do you think Halo: Primordium needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
A good one!
This was a good book, but very little of it was relevant to the overall Forerunner story
it was very good but partially through the audio starts to skip please fix .
tough read, struggled to finish very dry it seemed to stray often,I know that it was necessary for the back history knowledge but a little more action and a story line that's more intriguing and a clear focus!