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Saint's Testimony Audiobook

Saint's Testimony: HALO

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Publisher's Summary

An all-new digital single - part of the New York Times best-selling series based on the blockbuster Xbox games!

The military-grade artificial intelligence known as Iona has only one week to live. After that the UNSC will legally terminate her seven-year existence in order to stave off the threat of the data corruption phenomenon known as "rampancy", a condition that will eventually take hold of her functionality and persona, endangering all those around her. In a last-ditch effort to save herself, Iona has successfully launched an unprecedented legal appeal against her own death sentence - a case being watched very closely not only at the highest levels of human government but by others with a very different agenda....

©2015 Frank O'Connor (P)2015 Simon & Schuster Audio / Halo Books

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    Don CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, United States 08-31-15
    Don CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, United States 08-31-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Last 8 minutes is profound."

    If you are a fan, truly a fan this story will bring on so many emotions. While the book is short the narrative involved is vast. The subject matter encompasses an issue as grave to mankind as the atomic bomb and guided missiles. That being Artificial Intelligence becoming self aware and machine consciousness.

    On the fictional story side of things I found this novelette to be not only compelling but also a great listen. The narrator is a favorite. As a Halo junkie I couldn't wait to listen to it. Evidence put forth during the hearing.( which is the entirety of the book) for me proves that the UNSC and ONI needs to forgive Dr Catherine Halsey and stop using her as the scapegoat for all the ills of the war. Her work and theories saved mankind. The last 8 minutes of the story had me cheering however too many spoilers to go into details.

    All said this is another great Halo listen With a mix of social commentary

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wesley 04-25-17
    Wesley 04-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "worthless ideological masturbation "

    spoilers in a vague sence, be warned

    This SJW author has the gaul to piss on BB's character. It tries to be an experience, but from an author with limited understanding of what they are trying to convey. Tragically also without actual compassion for the Saint herself, or resolution at all

    They are trying to define how an A.I. can be recognized as human by trying to explain a dream of a rampant machine that if left alone could destroy entire cities. In other words instead of investigating what good there could be for said A.I. to continue its just goes "Doesn't this sound pretty? that's worth risking planetary destabilization right?" with the idiocy of saying yes in spirit.

    They try to argue that the risks are not something we should recognize in the wake of the morality of euthenizing a being before it becomes a major threat. THIS COULD BE VERY INTERESTING, however it spins it's wheels too much trying to convey a dream, from an AI, from 500 years in the future, that is literally thinking itself to death.

    There is no focus, no conscious thought, no viewpoint from opposing views, and FFS NO RESOLUTION!

    LITERALLY NOTHING IS RESOLVED, NO QUESTIONS ANSWERED, NO CHARACTERS CHANGE, AND NOTHING SUBSTANTIAL.

    AVOID IF YOU VALUE YOUR TIME AND MONEY.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    P6PTX 12-29-16
    P6PTX 12-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "what a trip!"

    Beautiful content describing the urging/drive of a pre-rampant AI to not be erased!It was a mix of legal drama and a introspective existentialism.Ill definitely get the rest of the collection...

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    Ben Hocking 09-01-16
    Ben Hocking 09-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "How would AI's persesved their own existence?"

    For anyone interested in contemplating AI existence this is a a must read, how would AI's persesved their own existence and how would that differ from our own perception of reality, while this book can not answer that question, it provide enjoyable and thought provoking avenue to travel down.

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    Richard 08-15-16
    Richard 08-15-16
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    "Great book"

    As a fan of the Halo universe this war a niche insight into the mind of an A.I.

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    Wildfirez28 07-24-16
    Wildfirez28 07-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Short on time but great quick story."

    This story was well read and well written. It could seem dry to anyone not interested in the Smart A.I. of the halo universe but I injoyed it. The end was a surprise for me.

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    Ryan Lundy 06-28-16
    Ryan Lundy 06-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "interesting"

    It's a interesting dialogue which touches on actual questions we need to start asking because ai are coming.

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    Digital Customer 06-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "short but sweet"

    i nice short caveat to the Halo universe
    [20 word requirement sucks. last 3 words]]

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    Bassanio Thelwell 06-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Different, but Interesting"

    It was actually exactly what I expected. I enjoyed it. Nice to hear the thoughts of another smart AI other than Cortana.

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    Amazon Customer 06-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Touching"

    Small but but a truly delicious one. The Characters are real especially Iona and great direction into the universe and A.I. aspects makes you angry after you become fully aware what has happened to this universe once Halo 5 came out

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  • James Boot
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    "Short but another excellent Halo listen"

    It is very short but it's cleverly done and kept me engaged throughout. Very good!

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  • Ryan
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    "wow"

    This really got me hard! It was fantastic and left me wanting so much more.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • thomas
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    "Far too short and disjointed"

    I would have been happy with the short run time if it had been a good narrative. This just felt like some anegdotes and part of a unfinished bigger story. Very disappointed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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