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HALO: Contact Harvest

HALO, Book 5
Narrated by: Holter Graham, Jen Taylor
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

The New York Times best seller - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

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. With resources strained to the breaking point, the ultimate survival of Harvest’s citizens falls to a squad of battle-weary UNSC Marines and their inexperienced colonial militia trainees. In this unlikely group of heroes, one will stand above the rest - a young Marine staff sergeant named Avery Johnson....

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  • Sam
  • UK
  • 28-02-19

The best of all the Halo books

In my opinion, this is not only the best Halo audio book, but the best of all the Halo books.
Holter Graham does an excellent job of reading the story, giving each character their own distinct, believable voice, unlike some other narrators (cough cough Scott Brick cough cough). They even got Jen Taylor AKA Cortana to voice one of the characters!
As for the story itself, it begins almost like a crime-noir novel, with everyone's favourite marine Avery Johnson caught in a moral struggle in his career in the UNSC. As the story progresses, he visibly develops as a character and overcomes his doubts of himself in order to become a better soldier and a better person. The other characters are likeable, including the Covenant characters, who provide a fascinating insight into motivations of their Great Journey.
Overall, this is a must read/listen for any Halo fan.

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good story

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

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  • Rayisa
  • 09-01-19

I enjoyed having two narrators for this story

I have read the books for this series and the audiobook hold up quite well. I like how they had two narrators, a male and a female. I think it would be a good idea to have the all male voices by one and all female voices by another. if you listen you may understand what I mean. Overall this was a good book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-19

all great

read for the second time, still love it, there dual narrator through me off at first but the second time through I loved it, it helped keep track of what was going on and both narrators voices are very easy to listen too

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-04-19

phenomenal

Loved it so much the story was on point, the performance from readers drew me into the story and this is a prime example of a halo audiobook done right.

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  • Tricia Kiernan
  • 05-04-19

not bad

Don't like the sex part, but loved the combat and the AI'S interaction with each other

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  • John Keller
  • 21-03-19

Fourth Time

I've read this book 4 times since I graduated HS in 2011, first time as an audiobook though, I like it. will read it again when I forget enough of it lol

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-19

It’s pretty good

It was a bad ass story with some good voice actors I like it but I will admit I did get confused at some points but it didn’t really ruin that much. Overall 10/10

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  • Paul Kline II
  • 08-03-19

good book to get in to the Halo universe

As a long time fan of the Halo series I enjoyed hearing to what I had read years ago. I even caught things o missed first time around

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-19

So many books so little time.

Everything good. Best series ever. Read good. Lore is great. All around an 11. Gonna finish the whole series.

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  • PATRICK ADAMS
  • 11-02-19

chapters off by one

The chapters are off by one other than that this series is really good thanks

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  • Joseph Morse
  • 19-01-19

Great narrator!

these two are both great narrators. keeps it interesting throughout. I look forward to others they do.