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HALO: Cryptum

HALO, Book 7
By: Greg Bear
Narrated by: Holter Graham
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Summary

The first novel in the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science-fiction legend Greg Bear - set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

One hundred thousand 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.

They ruled in peace but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were the Forerunners - the keepers of the Mantle of Responsibility, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time.

And then they vanished.

This is their story.

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A nice start chronologically speaking

Well read and voice acted but story jumps at times into odd areas which add nothing to the lore or story. Overall if you like Halo you will enjoy this.

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  • nathaniel talache
  • 30-03-19

Halo Ethnography

My love of Halo franchise carried me through this. But my distaste of ethnographies... 3/5

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  • Layne Harper
  • 17-05-19

Interesting take to the unwritten history.

I really enjoyed the book so many questions I've always wanted answered. The book is well written and keeps you engaged.

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  • steven
  • 16-04-19

interesting but boring

it is a great book if you like halo and want to know more about the universe before the main events but it is wordy and boring at some parts.

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  • Shon
  • 11-04-19

Simply fascinating

I'm out of the office? I'm out of the office? I'm out of the office? you are getting some good Morning 🌞

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-19

Best Halo book I've "read"!

I love Halo and have since Halo 2, but I had never read any of the books. When I heard a series was releasing about the fall of the forerunners, I had actually listened to this book right after it came out, marking it as my first. this book is phenomenally thought out, presenting a whole new living universe never truly explored before. I recommend this to all who love Halo, though it is hard to understand it's true scope without at least playing the first 3 games. Get this book, and its sequels; Primordium and Silentium. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-19

Fantastic!!!

As a fan of Halo lore I was completely engrossed in this story. Many of my questions that I have accumulated over the years were answered but I still have questions that I'm sure will be answered in future novels.

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  • Harley (Last initial here)
  • 23-01-19

what a enthralling read!

An amazing read, the only downside is I'm nervous about the next book having a different narrator, Graham was amazing.