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HALO: Renegades

By: Kelly Gay
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Series: Halo
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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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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Poor voice acting

One of the worst attempts of a elite talking ive ever suffered.
Voice of the narrator was very weak.

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Please give us a sequel and the good man Mr Brick

Scott Brick would have been a much better choice of narrator. It works better for continuity but I also find he is more gifted at the job. I think Scott's ability to hit higher notes to replicate a female voice is more effective than Justin's at lowering her voice to match a males so the voices for each character seem to get muddled at points.

The story is fantastic and I did not expect the story to include and continue on so many threads in the lore. If a sequel arrives, I am on it!

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Robot

Great book and story as per usual of the halo books.
Just a pity the reader sounds like a robot does put you off this book.

I would listen to sample first to hear for your self.

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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.

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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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Halo at its finest

Another fantastic entry to the Halo saga, brilliantly expands the lore in new directions and brings back unexpected but welcomed faces. With a new angle on the series never touched on before it's felshes out Halo's mythos nicely. If you've read or listened to the other recent entries to the Halo written form then this is an absolute treat.

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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.