Try an audiobook on us

HALO: Evolutions

Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)
Regular price: £20.79
£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

The thrilling short-story collection featuring Jeff VanderMeer, Karen Traviss, and Eric Nylund - part of the expanded universe based on the New York Times best-selling video game series Halo!

When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, it never dreamed what dangers would be encounter there. When the theocratic alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost - but millions of heroes also rose to the challenge. In such a far-reaching conflict, not many tales of the brave have a chance to become legend. 

This collection of 11 stories dives into the depths of the vast Halo universe, not only from the perspective of those who fought and died to save humanity, but also from those who vowed to wipe it out of existence.

©2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2009 Macmillan Audio. All rights reserved.

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathaniel F.
  • 08-02-19

voice actors

I really enjoyed that they had the voice actors of the master chief and Cortana for each of their respective stories

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • dustin clark
  • 18-04-19

Disrespect

Most narrators did as expected and the book was mostly pleasant. That said, I dont know how these things are recorded and edited but the story Blunt instruments read by Fred Vanlenti(sp?) was performed questionably and offensive. These books are not simply read, they are performed. No one would accept a performance in which the performer did not properly portray or verbalize in a manner that supports the performance. So when Mjolnir is said like an acronym spelling it out or pronouncing the name Mgalekgolo (Hunters), Mekalekalo, it feels like a slap in the fact to fans. The least expectation is due diligence, the narrator should have been guided to read things as canonical as possible, not to mention catching nonsense pronunciations like rawr for raw (so annoying). I have not experienced these issues wide spread enough yet but should that come to pass Ill drop audible.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-19

some audio issues but a good collection of stories

a couple stories had some skipping or cutting out but other wise was good. i enjoyed the listening of a book that would of taken me a year to finish. what was suppose to be a brake from the main halo books was turned into an amazing following of some characters and stories i will never forget.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ryan
  • 08-03-19

Best book so far

was not expecting to hear multiple readers,very pleasant surprise hearing them all from past books coming together to read various stories

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • John Milligan
  • 04-03-19

Many of the stories are very good, some aren't

Overall, this was a good book, and I highly recommend it to any fellow Halo fan. One thing to note. If you don't like a story...Just skip it, it's fine.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Daniel McEvoy
  • 23-02-19

Some stories are amazing, others are not good

Unfortunately, some stories are phenomenal and essential for Halo lore. Others are lackluster at best. I would say about 50/50 split.

That said the ones that are phenomenal make this more than worth buying.