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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 (44 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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  • Anthony
  • 2019-08-17

corny

sequel to new blood, it's a tad cornt throughout and not much happens in the grand scheme of the Haloverse

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-03

This Book

Very good book
I need 12 words so..... YOU ARE A GOOD HUMAN
FU
DONE!

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  • Oriana M Chacon F
  • 2019-07-15

Amazing

Loved the audiobook. The performance was amazing. I highly recommend others give it a try

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  • Skyler
  • 2019-07-09

Amazing

This book is so great! Matt Forbeck does a great job with these characters once again. Great for fans of the ODST game and even Firefly lovers.

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  • Chris Hamblen
  • 2019-06-19

Overly dramatic voice acting, unsophisticated plot

I’ll probably end up listening to all of the halo series but the dramatic points of emphasis throughout the story were strange and the writing seemed intended towards elementary school or middle school aged audiences.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-18

The Mass Power of Characters

I got a clearer idea of how well the characters were described. The Spartans are actually a lot more powerful than the games can portray. Also, Cortana is much more Powerful than the Covenant. Later in the book, Buck or the others explain exactly how much control that Cortana has the galaxy at her fingertips.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-03

alpha 9

I enjoyed the story and it is great coming from bucks side like always. can't wait to hear the next one.

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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!!!!!