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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....

©2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2006 Macmillan Audio. All rights reserved.

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Long Live the Ghosts of Onyx!

If you have played the Halo games and /or read any of the other previous books in the series, I highly recommend it to you! Even as a science fiction story taken out of context, it brings great reality to war, training and what combat experience could look like in the future 2500s. References to Band of Brothers, famous historical battles, and a strong sense of immersion helps to tell a heroic tale of what it means to be a Spartan.

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My favourite Halo book

Honestly this is easily my favourite of the Halo books. The characters are great, pacing is great (never too slow or rushing things), the story is really fun and engaging, taking place during the events of halo 2. The only thing hindering it is the narration, it isn’t bad by any means, but it also isn’t the greatest. Ghosts of Onyx is well worth the listen and is sure not to disappoint.

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jirhalanae.... jirhalanae everywhere!

I love the story of this book! The performance is great too, but it does become irritating to hear the guy misspronounce "Jiralhanae" as "jirhalanae" about 300 times. Can't blame the narrator too much, someone should have realised... And to be fair the name is not pronounced in the games either.... So whatever. Still worth listening to

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ProfPressureTTV
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-10-11

A MasterPiece

An awesome introduction to the Spartan 3 program. A compelling story that will leave you wanting more.

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  • Cole Hein
  • 2021-07-20

Best book out of the 4 Halo books by Eric Nylund!

loved every second of it. flowed very well and was great to see a lot of the faces we love from halo show up.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-08-02

Great side story

I didn’t really care for Kurt’s story much, but I still enjoyed this book.

Narration is a bit underwhelming, but Brick had to voice like 6 different 12 year olds this book while also maintaining the ability to voice dozens of older Spartans and military personnel. Tough task, but I think he managed alright.

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  • Courtney
  • 2022-08-01

Solid book

I really enjoyed the book. Glad to learn more about the S3 program. Only complaint is that a few words were very badly mispronounced(extra syllables added) by the narrator, although I’ve always enjoy Jonathan Davis narrations.

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  • Natanael M.
  • 2022-07-06

Love the Halo universe.

I love and enjoy the Halo universe. I can't wait for the next audiobook to listen to.