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  • HALO: Contact Harvest

  • HALO, Book 5
  • By: Joseph Staten
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Jen Taylor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

It's 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But humanity has unknowingly trespassed on holy ground - straying into the path of the aggressive, theocratic empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter soon catapults all of mankind into a struggle for its very existence. But humanity is also currently locked in a bitter civil war of its own: the Insurrection. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of all the Halo books

  • By Sam on 28-02-19

good story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-19

this is one of the best stand alone books in the halo serise. this preceeds silent storm

  • Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars

  • By: Una McCormack
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

It’s not easy being 16, especially when everyone expects great things from Tilly. It’s even harder when her mother and father are Federation luminaries, not to mention pressing her to attend one of the best schools that the Federation has to offer. Tilly wants to achieve great things - even though she hasn’t quite worked out how to do that or what it is she wants to do. But this year, everything will change for Tilly, as she about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime - an adventure that will take her ever closer to the stars.... 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Crappy teen drama

  • By theMojoWill on 17-03-19

very good. lovely tilly backstory

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-19

very well done. not to long lots of good bits very interesting bits about tilly

  • Halo

  • Battle Born
  • By: Cassandra Rose Clark
  • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Saskia, Dorian, Evie, and Victor aren't exactly friends at their small high school on the middle-of-nowhere colony world of Meridian. Each has their own problems, from absent parents to supporting their family, getting into a good college to making the next hit holo-film. But those problems were nothing next to the threat now facing their world: The alien alliance known as the Covenant is laying siege to Meridian. With their village in flames, the four teens find themselves stuck aboveground, locked out of the town shelter where the rest of the survivors are gathered. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid and slightly different entry

  • By Anonymous User on 20-01-19

not very good at all

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-19

I really didn't like the narration on this at all too whisper and angst just my opinoim

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  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Skippy Shandy?

  • By Simon on 28-09-18

The entire series is very good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-18

this is a great series of books. It's a bit like MASH in that your going to get a balance of drama,humour,tradedy. worth a listen

  • Halo: Silent Storm

  • By: Troy Denning
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 134

It's 2526. It has been almost a year since humanity engaged in its destructive first contact with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. Now, the hostilities have led to open war, and the United Nations Space Command understands virtually nothing about its new enemy. The UNSC’s only hope lies with the Spartans: enhanced super-soldiers trained from childhood via a clandestine black-ops project to be living weapons. But not everyone wants the Spartans to succeed. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Denning Captures Spirit of Halo

  • By Thomas Wisdom on 17-05-19

one of the best Halo books ever!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

this book very good there are a lot of time with other books and other characters naomi kurt daisy all mentioned acting roles in this book very well done i particularly enjoy admiral Coles apperence

Halo: The Thursday War
    
    
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        Euan Morton
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    188 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • Halo: The Thursday War

  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Welcome to humanity’s new war: silent, high stakes, and unseen. This is a life-or-death mission for ONI’s black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the ruthless Elites, once the military leaders of the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again. What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation?keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection?turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great addition to the series.

  • By Darren on 23-12-12

much better red than the first book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

performer seem to get more into the groove with this 1 and a fan of this series and the performer seems to be improving

Halo: Glasslands
    
    
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        Euan Morton
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    256 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Halo: Glasslands

  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection in a nut

  • By kyle phillips on 03-04-16

2 kilo 5 Series is a very good series of books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

the book is great I enjoy rereading this at least once a year I took a chance and got an audible copy of it I'm afraid there's a few problems with this the first book. this is a serise of 3 A lot of it stems around the voices and the way the narrator has chosen to share the story with you. I'm sorry to say that there are a some mispronunciations of words. I'm going to get the second book in the series to see if it's any good Scott brick does these Halo books very well

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult

  • By S. Smith on 06-03-18

Good all round entertainment

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-18

This was a great set of two stories . they are very well read. unfortunately my download had a few glitches

  • HALO: Retribution

  • By: Troy Denning
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

An original novel in the expansive Halo universe from New York Times best-selling author Troy Denning!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By David Gould on 07-04-18

Good story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

this is a good story fleshing out fred104 and various other characters as they interact in the haloverse

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  • Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures

  • By: Dayton Ward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

It is 2246, 10 years prior to the Battle at the Binary Stars, and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the 8,000 people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony's governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I won’t get those 11 hours back!

  • By Matt H on 10-06-18

a very good ensemble cast

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

this is a great story full stop really flushes out the character of Lorca. well worth Reading or even listening to just for a massive spoiler at the end after the epilogue

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