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HALO: First Strike

HALO, Book 3
Narrated by: Todd McLaren
Series: Halo, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
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Summary

The New York Times best-selling aftermath of Halo: Combat Evolved featuring the Master Chief - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series!

It's 2552. The theocratic military alliance known as the Covenant is showing no mercy as it continues to assault every human world it encounters, but in the way lies humanity’s greatest champion, the supersoldier Spartan John-117 - the Master Chief. Together with his AI companion Cortana and the last remaining Spartans, the galaxy-spanning fight rages on two fronts following the destruction of the human military stronghold Reach by Covenant forces and the mysterious artificial ringworld known as “Halo” at the hands of the Master Chief.

One faction - a squad of Spartans lead by Blue Team’s Fred-104 and Kelly-087 - is trapped on the glassed surface of Reach, the only planet they’ve ever known as home. Beneath this ruined world, Dr. Catherine Halsey has discovered an ancient secret...one that could alter the course of the war. Meanwhile, the Master Chief and Cortana lead a second group toward a gathering of Covenant warships, as the United Nations Space Command’s worst nightmare has finally come true: The Covenant has discovered the location of Earth and is forming a massive fleet to utterly destroy it, as well as all who oppose the indomitable will of the Prophets....

©2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
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Shame about the music theme

The whole audiobook is amazing, but the only thing that bugged me was use of Halo 5 music, instead of original Halo theme.
Seems trivial but come on hearing anything else than that epic Halo theme in the original Halo audiobook seems not right.

But that’s the only bad thing I can say about this audiobook, it is truly great and I liked it a lot.

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Gripping story, a definite for a Halo fan

Love these stories, the detail is incredible and if you've played the games it an eye opener to say the least

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phenomenal

fantastic in all senses, chock full of action! answers all the questions between halo and halo 2. Highly recommend

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halo

would make a great game I would do it if I had the skill and knowledge to doit there is a lot of games that can be made oot of the rest of halo books a true halo fan played all the game's and working on all the rest of the books

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amazing

any halo fan needs to get these series of books, absolutely phenomenal! very happy with my purchases!

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a must for any halo and indeed sci fi fan.

this book is a treat for both discerning lore seeking halo fan and your average sci fi reader. I highly recommend

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A tale of growth.

During this whole story one character seemed to stand out. They all did in a way growing into to more realistic characters. the audio quality was certainly better than most, this was because it was actually clear that other characters were speaking. Worth a listen if you enjoy the halo series.

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Amazing

Possibly my favourite halo book. Eric Nylund writes Halo like no other author and really captures the themes and characters of the halo universe perfectly.
The narrator is excellent and provides a clear and entertaining performance throughout.

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  • Bryan
  • 23-05-19

One of the stronger Halo books in the series

Very enjoyable read for Halo fans or sci-fi lovers. I have been reading the books in order and I'm enjoying them more and more as I go through them.

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  • Adam
  • 07-01-20

Great story, horrible narration.

Todd McLaren insists on wild mispronunciations and extremely jarring voice overs for most characters in this book and the others that he narrates.

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  • Conor
  • 04-06-19

Fantastic

Reeally great listen and the voice actor is truly amazing. would definitely recommend to anyone.

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  • Hunter
  • 10-05-19

loved it.

love this book learning a lot about Halo going to try to read them all before the new Halo game comes out.

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  • Max
  • 19-06-20

The Author, the narrator, and publisher..Ty!

If you love Halo, then you'll love this book series. It's really that Simple tbh.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-20

filling

good book to explain the events after ce read it pls pls pls pls pls pls

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  • Jerry
  • 19-05-20

Good not Great.

The narrator was OK, but was not familiar with the source material. But otherwise the overall performance was acceptable.

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  • Jenna Rae
  • 17-04-20

great book

love listening and getting all the fill ins between all the halo games these books have so far all been amazing listens

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  • DavyDaveDavid
  • 03-04-20

Amazing!

Very fascinating to see what happened in between the events of Halo 1 & 2. Filled with intriguing characters and captivating action. My favorite Halo story this far.

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  • shannon
  • 02-04-20

good book

i really enjoyed this series of books . Halo is my favorite game. can't wait to read more.