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HALO: The Flood

HALO, Book 2
Written by: William C. Dietz
Narrated by: Todd McLaren
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling adaptation of the iconic video game Halo: Combat Evolved featuring the Master Chief - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series!

It's 2552. Having barely escaped the final battle for Reach against the vast alien alliance known as the Covenant, the crew of the Pillar of Autumn, including Spartan John-117 - the Master Chief - and his AI companion Cortana, is forced to make a desperate escape into slipspace. But their destination brings them to an ancient mystery and an even greater struggle. In this far-flung corner of the universe floats a magnificently massive, artificial ringworld. The crew’s only hope of survival is to crash-land on its surface and take the battle opposing the Covenant to the ground.

But they soon discover that this enigmatic ringworld is much more than it seems. Built 100,00 years ago by a long-lost civilization known as the Forerunners, this “Halo” is worshiped by the Covenant - a sacred artifact they hope will complete their religious quest for supposed transcendence, and they will stop at nothing to control it. 

Engaging in fierce combat, Master Chief and Cortana will go deep into the Halo construct and uncover its dark secret and true purpose - even as a monstrous and far more vicious enemy than the Covenant emerges to threaten all sentient life on Halo and the galaxy beyond....

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The preformance was good, however, the pronunciation of some of the acronyms, such as H.U.D or O.N.I, was been said as if it were a word like Hud or Oni in the games. and since the books are based on the games. It only makes sense to stay consistent with the source material.

other than the acronym pronunciation, the plot and preformance were excellent. A solid 4/5 stars.

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  • Skylar
  • 2019-03-12

I found this book to be an amazing story

I loved the story. The narration of it was great and had me cought to every word. I personally enjoyed this story very much and would gladly sit and listen to it again

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  • William
  • 2019-02-05

Overall a book over the video game C.E.

i've played all the games before reading the books, and as i can say all are equally good, no title comes even near to giving you nastalgia like playing the game.

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  • Kody
  • 2019-04-09

Wow

Played the game along with this and it was great for filling the slow parts in 😂

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  • Aaron Smith
  • 2019-04-05

of course its good

but the reader pronounces the j in Mjolnir as a J instead of Y, and he says it a lot. Very awkward sounding. Along with a few other weird pronunciations. Only complaint.

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  • Jordan S
  • 2019-03-07

Great novelization of one of my favorite games

It's Halo in book form. What else can I say? Also enjoyed getting a taste of the Covenant's perspective. Good narration too.

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  • ryan
  • 2019-02-02

better acting

it was a great story but there was hardly any difference in voices across all the characters. even the aliens sounded like humans

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  • Mitchell
  • 2019-01-30

Video Game or Novel?

Briefly I felt that this book was like being inside a video game. The main character had to perform a number of Herculean tasks in order to move forward. The end of the book was also disappointing. This being said I will go on to the next book in the series.

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