The New York Times bestselling origin story of the Master Chief—part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!
The twenty-sixth century. Humanity has expanded beyond Earth’s system to hundreds of planets that colonists now call home. But the United Earth Government and the United Nations Space Command is struggling to control this vast empire. After exhausting all strategies to keep seething colonial insurrections from exploding into a full-blown interplanetary civil war, the UNSC has one last hope. At the Office of Naval Intelligence, Dr. Catherine Halsey has been hard at work on a top-secret program that could bring an end to the conflict…and it starts with seventy-five children, among them a six-year-old boy named John. And Halsey could never guess that this child will eventually become the final hope against an even greater peril engulfing the galaxy—the inexorable confrontation with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant.
This is the electrifying origin story of Spartan John-117—the Master Chief—and of his legendary, unstoppable heroism in leading the resistance against humanity’s possible extinction.
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Halo: Fall of Reach
One of the best books i have ever read and the audio version only extends the expirence.
Halo : the fall of reach
Amazing story, horrible narrator
The title says it all. Eric Nylund is a spectacular author as far as HALO is conscerned, the book is amazing and actually moving at times, but this narrator, between his inability to pronounce words correctly or his horrible attempts at accents for anyone who has a slightly ethnic name or background (the bridge of the Iraquois sounds like every turn of the century stereotype of a forigner) is just terrible. I don't know if he just had a terrible director or if he's just lazy/ignorant but every so often I will just be completly ripped out of the story because of the ridiculous way he pronounced a name or place or just mispronounciation of words. Another time my listening experiance is jarred is the aformentioned accent issue. It seems he isn't creative enough to come up with a new voice for a character so he makes up for it by half-assing an accent. Honestly, there were a few times when I was almost offended at the accents that he chose, like for Lt. Hikowa, it was like listening to Eric Cartman impersonate a chinese person.
However, if you can put all this aside the book really is excellent, so much so that even the horrible narrator couldn't get me to give it less than 5 stars. If you can, I reccomend READING the book until a better audio version comes out. Jonathan Davis, are you free?