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HALO: Renegades

By: Kelly Gay
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
Regular price: £12.99
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Summary

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

Find. Claim. Profit.

In a post-Covenant War galaxy littered with scrap, it’s the salvager’s motto - and Rion Forge certainly made her mark on the trade. All she wanted was to grow her business and continue the search for her long-lost father, but her recent discovery of a Forerunner debris field at the edge of human-occupied space has now put her squarely in the crosshairs of the Office of Naval Intelligence and the violent remains of the Covenant. Each faction has a desire to lay claim to the spoils of ancient technology, whatever the cost, sending Rion and the crew of the Ace of Spades on a perilous venture - one that unexpectedly leads them straight into danger far greater than anything they’ve ever encountered.... 

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

The new Halo novel from acclaimed writer Kelly Gay, author of the thrilling novella Halo: Smoke and Shadow.

©2019 Kelly Gay (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

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great book

good story follows up guilty spark tring to find the librarian on kilamajaro. could not put the book down a must buy for halo fans.

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Great story so far, but had to stop.

I have listened to every single Halo audio book that has been released, this is the first I have had to stop due to the quality of the narration.

Every sentence ends with an odd inflection that once you notice you can't unnotice, characters voices sound flat and laboured and the title character is referred to constantly as Ryan instead of Rion.

Kelly Gay has created a fantastic entry in to the Halo universe that ties so well in to the established lore. please do yourself a favour and order a hard copy like me to do it justice.

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narrator destroys the book.

I've had to stop after an hour due to the voice of the narrator and the disaster of the accents they try to put on.
Ive picked up the book and I'm really enjoying the story so far

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sounds like a robot

book was good. but why does she talk like she is a robot. very off putting to he honest.

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great story left me wanting more

i foung the narrator a little jarring at first each sentence ended a little to forcefully and disrupted the flow but as i got further in i got used to it and enjoyed it.

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Great story. Weird narrator voice

Really enjoyable book and a great addition to the halo universe. I listened to the book whilst working and while I greatly enjoyed it, the narrators voice bugged me. When she was voicing a female character she was fine, or even a young male character. But when she attempted a slightly deeper voice it sounded really strained, and the end of each sentence was something you just can’t fail to notice. There is a strain to the end of every sentence that annoys me to no end.
So to put in basic terms, the book is great but the narration lets it down big time.

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Truly awful narration.

I loved the first book in this series and I'd hoped that this would be just as good. Unfortunately, not.

I'm about 2 hours into the book but I'm afraid I cannot finish it. The book itself is fine. The issue I have with this is audiobook is the narration.

It is truly awful.

Another commenter had mentioned it as welll but you realise it almost immediately.

Every sentence is ending with a strange inflection that is really jarring. It's as if the narrator has gone to continue the sentence but it's been edited at every fullstop (period).

One of the most damning things regarding the narration however is that many names and places are pronounced entirely wrong. The narrator should have taken ten minutes to listen to the previous book(s) and taken note of pronunciation.

Breakdown.
- Rion's name is pronounced Ryan every time.
- Every character sounds the same. It's almost impossible to tell them apart when they are in dialogue.
- Odd inflection on every sentence.
- Flat passionless narration.
- Boring to listen to.

I've been waiting for this audiobook for such a long time but it's truly been a let down compared to the other recent Halo releases.