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HALO: The Fall of Reach

HALO, Book 1
Auteur(s): Eric Nylund
Narrateur(s): Todd McLaren
Durée: 11 h et 3 min
5 out of 5 stars (47 évaluations)

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Description

The New York Times best-selling origin story of the Master Chief - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

The 26th 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 75 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.

©2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2008 Tantor Audio. All rights reserved.

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I loved the story, been meaning to read this for a while, but damn. they need to watch or play some source material, it's not pronounced Ma-Jole-Near

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Excellent Story with Great Narration

Excellent story with great narration, only one word obviously mispronounced. would recommend this book to anyone regardless if they're a Halo fan or not

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Amazing Book

Amazing storytelling, amazing plot, everything was amazing. would recommend to any fan of the Halo series.

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one of my favourite portions of the HALO lore.

Reach is one of my favourite campaigns brought to life in the series of games. The expanded details of the many forays into danger Chief and his team met gave me tingles thinking of what is becoming of noble squadron on the surface below. The excellent voice acting by Todd McLaren bring even some of the more background characters to life and make me feel their emotions as they are fighting to survive. Truly great experience and I can't wait to read the next one's :D

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Narration makes the story even better

After reading this book in the past and enjoying the hard Sci-fi and rich lore it offered, it was a pleasure to have it read back to me as an audio book. As a halo fan, this experience is a must. I am impressed with the work of the narrator as his voice works perfectly with the tone of the story. I also enjoyed how well he changed his voice to fit the characters.

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  • christopher statton
  • 2019-01-02

The book is great the audiobook is eh

I love every single book in this series. The audiobook is good but seems to just fall short of being amazing. From the way he reads it, to the way he pronounces Mjolnir and ONI. It’s the little things, but I would still recommend to others

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  • jake
  • 2019-01-08

Couldn’t properly pronounce Mjolnir

Enjoyed the book
The space combat in ships can get a little dry and there’s a lot of it but I thoroughly enjoyed the telling of Johns story and how he became the soldier he appears as in the games

Reader couldn’t pronounce mjolnir properly and that made me cringe

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  • David & Sara Rahl
  • 2019-07-08

Great story lessened by a nondescript narrator

I love this story. I have ever since it came out. Eric Nylund does an incredible job of implementing and expounding upon the Halo lore, and gives us an origin story of epic proportions that has become the accepted canon for the birth of John-117 and his fellow Spartan-IIs.

That being said, Todd McLaren's lackluster attempts at voices, constant mispronunciation of key Halo terminology (such as Mjolnir, ONI, and Shiva), and apparent lack of familiarity with the lore and universe severely detract from an otherwise brilliant story. Having read the story in print version, I can overlook these weaknesses out of love for the universe, but the narration is a severe tarnishing of what I would normally consider to be a shining silver plate.

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  • wotsisname
  • 2019-07-02

Phenomenal story - problematic performance

The entry point into the extended lore of my all-time favorite fictional universe, this story is so superbly written that I can disappear into it completely and not notice the hours flying by. Its so grounded and believable, yet fantastic at the same time. The characters feel real, their interactions and actions are genuine and the world is so detailed and honest that you buy every second of it.

Objectively the performance is pretty good, but not great. Normally I find Todd McLaren's smooth and dulcet tone addicting. I could listen to him for hours at a stretch. And for the most part, his delivery matches the weight of the story very nicely, though it does feel a little flat at times. He does a good enough job at differentiating the various characters through inflection and accent without sounding too forced, although a few do feel a bit overdone and he slips every so often.

It's a decent performance overall but I feel I must take a moment to vent an ongoing frustration that this reading brings back to the surface; you can tell very clearly that the narrators of these books are not even remotely familiar with the world and universe the story exists in and it negatively affects the experience of the story.

Most obvious is the repeated mispronunciation of key character and item names. They're simple things that admittedly don't seem so damning on the surface, but they're things that anyone who has spent even just an hour studying the material knows is blatantly wrong.

ONI isn't "O-N-I", its pronounced "oh-knee". And John-117 isn't "one-seventeen". Its "one-one-seven".

And why is no one able to pronounce Mjolnir properly? Its not Muh-joll-neer. Surely somewhere between reading, recording, editing and then publishing, someone must have picked up on it. How does this continue to be an issue?

It isn't even a word made up specifically for this story. It has an established and correct pronunciation that almost every entry in this series gets wrong. The fact that it continues to show up so frequently comes across as worse than just lazy, it borders on ignorant disrespect for the material.

If you're going to go to the effort of producing narrated versions of such a well known and beloved series, then the least you can do is respect the fans and material enough to spend some time getting familiar with the world, or at least even just learning the names of the key elements beforehand.

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  • Jonathan McGraw
  • 2019-06-20

Narrator Never Played Halo

The story is good, but the narrator doesn't pronounce many things from the story correctly. The most obvious and annoying are his mispronunciation of Mjolnir and calling John 117 one-seventeen instead of one-one-seven like everyone else in universe does.

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  • dalton bartlett
  • 2019-06-15

had to return it

the narration is just awful. I wanted to like to book but I couldn't get passed how badly it was read.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • austin craig
  • Utah, USA
  • 2019-08-19

just as good as I remember

I read this book a few times as a kid at still holds up full of Adventure in wonder it doesn't fit the Canon the greatest but it is still one of my favorite Halo books

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  • Joseph Llanes
  • 2019-08-19

Great book

If you played the games this is the first book before halo: combat evolved happens. The reader speaks clearly and great voices he does on each character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-12

Good

I’m a big halo fan and I think this is a great story and also he keeps saying H U D it’s getting annoying

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  • Jay Cee
  • Oregon
  • 2019-08-11

Excellent book, would prefer different reader

I loved the book and finished 90% of it in one or two sittings. The Halo series of games has always made me feel unique and the book encapsulated the same feeling of the cheif's almost god-like power, however it also filled us in on a lot of the crushing and brutal details of intergalactic combat with a unique coalition of aliens. I highly recommend this book it's; suspenseful, suprisingly emotionally engaging and overall a badass masterpiece!