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  • HALO: The Fall of Reach

  • HALO, Book 1
  • Written by: Eric Nylund
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (488 ratings)

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HALO: The Fall of Reach

Written by: Eric Nylund
Narrated by: Todd McLaren
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling origin story of the Master Chief - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

The 26th century. Humanity has expanded beyond Earth’s system to hundreds of planets that colonists now call home. But the United Earth Government and the United Nations Space Command is struggling to control this vast empire. After exhausting all strategies to keep seething colonial insurrections from exploding into a full-blown interplanetary civil war, the UNSC has one last hope. At the Office of Naval Intelligence, Dr. Catherine Halsey has been hard at work on a top-secret program that could bring an end to the conflict...and it starts with 75 children, among them a six-year-old boy named John. And Halsey could never guess that this child will eventually become the final hope against an even greater peril engulfing the galaxy - the inexorable confrontation with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant.

This is the electrifying origin story of Spartan John-117 - the Master Chief - and of his legendary, unstoppable heroism in leading the resistance against humanity’s possible extinction.

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I loved the story, been meaning to read this for a while, but damn. they need to watch or play some source material, it's not pronounced Ma-Jole-Near

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Overall Fantastic

The story is amazing, Eric Nylund will keep you on the edge of your seat for the duration of the book. The narration was good, except for some odd voice decisions here and there, and the mispronounciation of "Mjolnir". Overall an incredible listen.

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excellent story! however theres one small problem

amazing however, the narrator says 2542 but the story is set in 2552. I would hope they would be more diligent about these types of things. 10 years in a timeline is a huge difference

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Amazing Book

Amazing storytelling, amazing plot, everything was amazing. would recommend to any fan of the Halo series.

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Narration makes the story even better

After reading this book in the past and enjoying the hard Sci-fi and rich lore it offered, it was a pleasure to have it read back to me as an audio book. As a halo fan, this experience is a must. I am impressed with the work of the narrator as his voice works perfectly with the tone of the story. I also enjoyed how well he changed his voice to fit the characters.

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Better than the game

I appreciate the different voices the reader used, it created a real life experience. I read this book as a younger man, and have played all the games. Never have I felt so connected to this series. Thank you.

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Amazing story and and voices.

Story is amazing but narrator did not even try to pronounce many words correctly.

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Freaking Awesome Story

I thought it was a amazing story from the Halo universe. The Master Chief is my favourite character.

Thanks Craig

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It was all amazing, except....

everything was awesome when I was listening but the voice actor kept on pronouncing Mjolnir wrong. it's more like "Me-Y'all-Neer". but other than that simply amazing.

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Mispronounced words

Holy hell. Muh-julneer😂😂. And Iroquois - “iro-kwoy” it’s iro-kwaa. Other than that was good story telling.

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