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HALO: Glasslands

HALO, Book 11
Narrated by: Euan Morton
Series: Halo (Dietz), Book 11
Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

The first novel of the Kilo-Five Trilogy by number-one New York Times best-selling author Karen Traviss - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

It's 2553. The theocratic military alliance known as the Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war with humanity that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and its colonies. For the first time in 30 years, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting has stopped, the war is far from over: It’s just gone underground. The United Nations Space Command’s feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five - a clandestine team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, a Spartan supersoldier, and a diabolical AI - to accelerate the insurrection within the Covenant’s warrior species, the Sangheili, even as their notable defector turned leader, Thel ‘Vadam - the Arbiter - struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people.

Across the galaxy, a woman thought to have died in the Covenant attack on the planet Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartan program, and now, she’s broken some more rules to save them. Marooned with Senior Chief Petty Officer Franklin Mendez and a Spartan team in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden in the destroyed planet Onyx, Halsey finds that this place has been guarding an ancient secret - a treasure trove of Forerunner technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankind. As Kilo-Five joins the hunt for Halsey, humanity’s violent past begins to catch up with all of them as the disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Earth...and its most dangerous terrorist has an old, painful link with both Halsey and Kilo-Five that will test everyone’s loyalty to the limit.

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Great listen, takes a bit getting used to

It took a while for the Narator to get into. At the start it was difficult to tell what was spoken dioligue and what was thought as the Narators voices blended. However, he soon got into and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-06-19

one of the best

A very good take on the halo universe. diverse characters, and a wonderful always moving story. 5/5

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  • martin santos
  • 19-06-19

No change in voice/tone

I'm an addict of halo so I love everything that is halo. That being said.. It was hard to follow which character was speaking at the time. only cuz even when he "changed" his tone for different Characters, it was hardly noticeable.

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  • Jose
  • 03-06-19

More halo books featuring this narrator

Morton did a fantastic job voice acting every character and the best that I’ve heard for doing the elites. I read the forerunner trilogy just to hear him on the last book, and I’m rereading this trilogy to for both the story and his voice. I highly recommend the kilo five trilogy.

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  • Katie Osborn
  • 25-05-19

Great book, but read it if you can

Great story and characters, but the narration is really hard to get into. Character voices don’t sound distinct, and it’s hard to tell the difference between character thoughts and dialogue. I ended up purchasing the ebook and read along when I could because it helped follow a lot better. I’ll probably read the other ones by this narrator as a result and save my creds for the Halo books after this trilogy.

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  • Derk Nerkum
  • 07-05-19

wow! I am in love with this now

I had no idea how great this book would be and I can't wait for the next two. I felt so much in this book and now it is my current favorite. I highly recommend!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-04-19

Good story questionable writing.

The story was really good and an interesting read but there were some parts that seemed very out of place. "It was like shooting an autistic child" is an example of a direct quote from the story. Not real sure who thought that was a good analogy to leave in. Aside from that minor detail, I didn't care for the narrator of this Halo book all that much. He wasn't very good at accents and he made it hard to tell which character was supposed to be talking.