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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 (24 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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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Matthew Wassem
  • 2019-01-18

Halo. After the Guardians.

Now I will be able to play Halo: Infinite with the knowledge of the events between Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: Infinite. I cannot wait for the game's release. If this is what is leading to Halo: Infinite, this novel has given me a lot of hope for 343 Industries and the future of Halo. Bravo to the author. However, remember this: the games will always be considered the true canon. While the novel was fantastic and now my second favorite in the novels of the Halo Universe, It still may be a little inconsistant with the game.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-15

Nice

It’s a very hood story. I love Halo, not Halo 5 but Halo. Must read

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  • keaton B.
  • 2019-01-14

nicely done

I enjoyed near every bit of this. The reader couldn't have done a better job and as for the story itself, I'm still enamored by the ending scene.

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  • Timothy Seibold
  • 2019-01-09

Good book

This was a good book. Although, I’d like to have more stories about halo and the world; less about politics and grit. The narrator does a good job, but for me I think he over acts. Regardless, for a fan of the halo world, it was pretty good.