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"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.

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©2012 Microsoft Corporation (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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  • Akira
  • wichita, KS, United States
  • 12-21-12

Bleeding awesome

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.

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it was ok

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.

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Little hard to fallow

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.

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Not a filler

Starts a little slow, but hot damn does it get interesting. Maybe ten chapters are slow.

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Another good filler. The Origin of Guilty Spark!!

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!

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Sad

The first book in this series ok. This one has to be the worst Halo book so far.

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40% of the book irrelevant

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?

No

Do you think Halo: Primordium needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

A good one!

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Good but not 100% relevant

This was a good book, but very little of it was relevant to the overall Forerunner story

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enjoyed

it was very good but partially through the audio starts to skip please fix .

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had a difficult time finishing this book, very dry

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!