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Publisher's Summary

Witness an untold chapter in Halo lore as John Shirley's Halo: Broken Circle takes us to the dawn of the Covenant and the fateful first bargain between the Prophets and the Elites. Broken Circle will explore an Elite splinter group rebelling against the Covenant in its earliest days, a brave Prophet caught in the machinations of the new Covenant leadership, and the root of the betrayal that would ultimately shatter the Covenant during events seen in the blockbuster Xbox video game Halo 2.

Copyright © 2014 by Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

©2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Horrible voice.

scott brick does a absolutely horrendous job at narrating this book. everyone sounds the same and theres no difference at all. its like listening to the most monotone person on the planet.

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A masterpiece of Halo lore.

Only bad thing about this book is that it ends. A perspective of this ever growing universe that was absolutely necessary and beautifully written.

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  • Brandon
  • 2016-09-23

wort wort wort

wort wort wort wort wort wort wort wort wort wort wort wort wort wort wort By the blood of our fathers...

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  • karey
  • 2015-01-13

Great

The book really took me deeper into the halo covenant side and the narrator did a great job in doing so.

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  • Truett Edgell
  • 2015-06-20

Scott Brick = Terrible Casting Choice

What would have made Halo: Broken Circle better?

Shifting the focus of the story to a more comprehensive history of the Covenant with less emphasis on the Elites on the Shield World.

How could the performance have been better?

Scott Brick could have put more work into giving each character a distinct voice and putting more energy into dramatic scenes. He made each character sound the same and thus made the dialogue hard to follow at many points. He also lacked the ability to give dramatic sequences tension. He basically read the book in one sitting without putting any effort into making the reading engaging to the listener.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The narrator bored me to the point where it was a chore to finish the book.

Any additional comments?

Narration is important in audio. When you hire a narrator, he needs to have a large range and the ability to sound like more than one person. If I didn't know who Scott Brick was, I would have thought that this was his first audiobook.

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  • gsaladbar
  • 2015-03-31

Great book!

I love the portrayal of good and bad from both sides. I also enjoy the fact that humanity is mentioned only briefly. Great listening.

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  • Rich
  • 2021-08-23

Not like any of the previous Halo books.

Boring! Not very entertaining. Was more like a history book of the Covenant aliens.

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  • Nick
  • 2015-04-24

Best Halo book since The Fall of Reach

This is an absolutely must read for any Halo enthusiast, I loved every moment of this book. It tells an amazing story from the perspective of the Covenant and gives you a true understanding of their culture and how they came to be.
I'm a big fan of stories that span over a long periods of time. This story does a fantastic job of giving you an understanding of time and the impact it has on civilizations.
The narrator was absolutely incredible! He does amazing job with the voices of characters. His narration of the Sanshayum and even the Sanghelli could not of been a more perfect and just absorbs you into the story even more.
I hope he continues to he the narrator on all Halo titles going forward.

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  • Chris
  • 2015-02-25

Awesome

It was freaking phenomenal, I'll recommend this book to a lot of people. I especially liked the delivery by Scott Brick, he may now be one of my favorites.

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  • Bryan
  • 2017-12-17

Seriously! Who actually likes Scott Brick?

What did you love best about Halo: Broken Circle?

The story was good.

Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

I am already committed to the halo book series. So unfortunately I will be forced to endure
more of Scott Bricks horrible voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No! there is no possible way on earth I could listen to Scott Brick on one sitting with out stabbing myself in the ears with burning coat hanger.

Any additional comments?

STOP HIRING SCOTT BRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-03-17

Snooze fest

This book had a lot of potential to be interesting and it does add a little to the Halo universe. But overall, I wish I had just skipped this title because it doesn’t add enough to justify reading it. Most of the events are pretty inconsequential to the universe, and very little actually happens in the book. Overall the plot moves very slow, the leap to the events during Halo 2 and 3 come out of seemingly nowhere and the characters are underdeveloped for how heavy this plot depends on character motivation. Not the worst thing I’ve ever read but if you’re looking to read through the halo books consider saving this for last.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-03-05

Meh

definitely the least interesting of the 12 Halo books iv listened to so far. Story was disjointed and had very little to do with the Halo main story. I like side stories but this is a side story to a side story set thousands of years before Halo.