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HALO: Ghosts of Onyx

HALO, Book 4
Written by: Eric Nylund
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Series: Halo, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-seller - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

The 26th century. Once considered clandestine, the Spartan-II program has now gone public. Tales of armored supersoldiers fending off thousands of Covenant attacks have become the stuff of legend. While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultra-secret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence known as “Section Three” devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time. It will need hundreds of willing soldiers, though - and one more Spartan - to get the job done.

The planet Onyx is virtually abandoned and the perfect place to set this new plan in motion. But when the Master Chief destroys Halo, something is triggered deep within Onyx: Ancient Forerunner technology stirs, and fleets of UNSC and Covenant vessels race to claim it and change the course of the Human-Covenant War. But this reawakened and ancient force may have plans of its own....

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A MUST READ FOR HALO FANS

LOVED THIS BOOK! After reading the first 3 Halo books this one has by far been my favourite. The emotions this book made me feel were real. Kurt is my favourite of the Spartans, even above John.

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  • Ross Schminski
  • 2019-07-19

Good overall

Reader made everyone sound, weak, old, or fragile. All Spartans sounded like they were about to cry. Otherwise was very good

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-20

Halo > Star Wars Halo > Star Trek

one of the best universes ever created blown away by how beautiful the story is. 4th book down on to the next :)

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  • Matt S
  • 2020-01-08

Amazing Story

Personally, I am a big fan of the HALO series, games, novelizations, etc. Mr. Davis reads this with amazingly. The voicing of different species was handled well, and I was able to tell when the perspective had switched, from human to alien, based solely on the voice acting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-18

Can you believe how good this was?

Great story for fans of the Halo franchise looking for another great story by Nylund.

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  • KellzShowTTV
  • 2019-04-02

........... Kurt is the man!!

loved every moment of it!! kept my attention the whole time and will listen to it again with the feels.

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  • Isliana
  • 2020-09-17

classic halo

solid military sci fi with a dark bent Very intensively written with solid characterization on all fronts

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-09-05

Good entry in the Halo series

Overall the book was good. I still struggle with some of the terminology but thats really a nit pick. Characters are interesting but some of the timelines dont match the games.

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  • Tessa Williams
  • 2020-08-07

A classic for any Halo fan

Of the original trilogy of Eric Nylund Halo novels this one is my favorite. I liked the performance of this one better then first strike and fall of reach. definitely worth a listen.

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  • Mr. El
  • 2020-08-02

Wonderful story!

My only complaint is that he reads the elites in a weird tone. thats all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-27

The games need more stories like these.

I love 117 but we need stories of the other Spartans in the games just like Noble team and the Spartan 4s in the Spartan Ops in Halo 4.Kurt and his Spartan 3s would definitely be a good one to experience in a game even though we know how that ends. His last stand gets me every time. To experience that in a game would be awesome like the end of Halo Reach another game that we knew how that would end.