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HALO: Fractures - Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Halo, Book 18
Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Summary

Launch once more into galaxy-spanning conflict and legendary heroism, shards of an ever-expanding journey where human and alien alike find their finest hours in facing their greatest challenges. These scattered stories span untold millennia, from the age of the ancient custodial race known as the Forerunners to the aftermath of the Covenant's bloody war against humanity and even the shocking events surrounding the resurrection of the mysterious Guardians.

Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon explores mythic tales of bravery and sacrifice that blaze brightly at the very heart of the Halo universe. Featuring electrifying works from such acclaimed authors as Tobias Buckell, Troy Denning, Matt Forbeck, Kelly Gay, Christie Golden, Kevin Grace, Morgan Lockhart, John Jackson Miller, Frank O'Connor, Brian Reed, Joseph Staten, and James Swallow.

©2016 Microsoft Corporation (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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  • Hi there
  • 01-11-17

nice if you read most the books of the halo series

most the stories detailed in this book are from other books in the halo series. The stories also give more information about the books which I found very enjoyable since I've read most of them already. If you are not familiar with any of the halo universe this may be a hard book to dive into.

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  • Marc Boulet
  • 30-08-17

Good if you like a bunch of short stories

I mistakenly picked this up thinking it was a single story that continued for the entirety of the audiobook, upon discovering it was a collection of short stories, I returned it. they are well written though and you might enjoy them.

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  • Dave Norris
  • 28-01-17

Another great set of short stories.

Simply amazing book. Scott Brick did a great job narrating all the stories. The only downside was the stories that had cliff hanger endings that left you wanting to hear more. A must have for any fan of the halo universe.

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  • jontelw98
  • 08-12-16

A great book

I highly recomend it. Every story was well written and intresting with the exeption of the last one which while decent enough in its own right really threw out one of the cool mysteries of the halo universe. Spoilers. The last story confirmed that the forerunners became primitives and then died out which I think is a massive waste of oppurtunity.

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  • sr
  • 28-10-16

Hello fans rejoice!

Excellent short stories compiles Fractures.
Wondering what happened after Halo 5?
Wondering what happened after Silentium?
These shoort stories are excellently written and add so much depth to the EU. I recommend it to any Halo fan, you won't be dissapointed!

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  • Ryce
  • 04-10-16

Dissatisfied

This was a great let down from Evolutions. There are so many loose ends it is no even funny

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  • Corey Cantrell
  • 04-10-16

Scott Brick Ruins Halo Stories

The many tales from this installment were very much well written. However, the narration by Scott Brick all but completely tarnishes them. Every page is either growled at the listener, or delivered in an over-emotional, cracked whimper by Brick. In this listener's opinion, 343i's choice to let Scott Brick narrate a majority of their latest audiobook releases is a grave mistake. Brick's performance takes so much away from the entertainment of having Halo novel delivered to a listener.

Guys, if you actually read these, dump Scott Brick. He's awful.

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  • mariano
  • 21-09-16

Spectacular!!

Wow...

Ive heard all the halo books here from audible, i must admit I'm a bit of a fanatic.. Ive gone through the books in chronological order about 10 times from the forerunner trilogy to Halo Last Light. I love the halo universe, and it goes without saying I've been absolutely CRAVING new literature to the point where i started writing my own Halo book. Fractures contains stories that are exciting, emotional, compelling, and rich. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves halo. The last story is such a treat. ❤️❤️

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-02-20

Very enjoyable

Finally finished my third book for the year. I've been itching for some Halo content for a while now since I can't experience the games. Great read. Each story in this anthology had me yearning for more, and I really wanna see where the next books and games take it. Also, it was very satisfying to have an end (two ends, really) to Bornstellar's story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-12-19

excited for infinite

this has me really excited for Halo 6 with all the stories that I'm hearing