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HALO: Bad Blood

Written by: Matt Forbeck
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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

Just hours following their climactic battle on the Forerunner planet Genesis, the Spartans of Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris find themselves running for their lives from the malevolent machinations of the now-renegade artificial intelligence Cortana. But even as they attempt to stay one step ahead, trouble seems to find Spartan Edward Buck no matter where he turns.

A secret mission enacted by the Office of Naval Intelligence could possibly help turn the tide, and has Buck reluctantly agreeing to reform his old team, Alpha-Nine. Because if the band is really getting back together for this one, that means everybody - including the Spartan who Buck never wants to see again, the one who committed the ultimate betrayal of trust....

©2018 Matt Forbeck (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Awesome if your a fan of the lore

This story takes place pretty much right after halo 5, also following spartan Buck, anyways it’s an awesome listen.

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Alpha 9 is back

loved it, neat continuity for Halo 5 and the Halo 3: ODST group, great story #audible1

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GREAT! Must-read!

If you've read New Blood, GET YOUR BUTT ON THIS BOOK! Enjoyed ever moment of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-06-29

A MUST READ for Alpha-9 fans!!!

If you read New Blood this is a must read. While New Blood was a great story I would say this is even better, though you MUST reed New Blood to fully enjoy this book. It kept me interested all the way through and had a great ending. After listening to both Alpha-Nine books It would be awesome to have them all together along with blue team in the next game instead of osiris. This is one of the best if not THE BEST Halo novels so far!

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  • Joseph D OLeary
  • 2018-11-07

Needs Nathan Fillion (Voice of Buck in Halo)

Decent story, needs better narration.

Would have been a really neat opportunity to have the actual voice of Buck narrate, making the experience more immersive and enjoyable.

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  • Avid reader
  • 2019-03-17

excellent story, loved it

Complex characters, great fight scenes and a spectacular performance. i can't wait for the next book in the series!!!!!

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  • Steven Smith
  • 2019-03-14

Great sequel to New Blood

If you enjoyed the story New Blood following Spartan Edward Buck then you will enjoy this sequel. Book effectively starts with the events of Halo 5: Guardians, ties up some lose ends following the end of the game and then proceeds to tell a whole new story and helps elaborate on how serious the threat of the Forerunner Guardian constructs are.

Great book for any fan of the Halo series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-07

Solid Book, Sub-par Narrator

I hate to just cap on Scott Brick, but he's still not a good fit. I love the book a lot, but I wish it had someone else narrating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-02

A nice continuation of Buck's story

A solid novel from the Halo universe. Picks up right after Halo 5 and we get to see some of the impact from the major plot points in the game. The narrator was good and had an enjoyable voice, however you will need to pay attention becuase the distinction between characters is minimal.

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  • HerySean
  • 2019-02-04

Love it.

Listened to all of buck's story, I love it. I would love to listen to another of buck's new story soon .

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  • francisco delgado
  • 2019-02-01

great book

great book for event between halo 5 and 6 I love it as well as alpha nine

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-29

Wonderful

Matt forbeck writes a beautiful story and Scott Brick is a world class orator. Amazing

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  • Jesse
  • 2019-01-29

Alpha 9 Seris

I hope this book is leading up to a set of alpha 9 series The story itself wasn't that great but it seems like a good setup to start an alpha 9 series.