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HALO, Book 16
Written by: Troy Denning
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Halo, Book 16
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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An original novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

It is 2553, and the three-decade long Covenant War that defined a generation has suddenly drawn to a close. Yet in the remotest parts of human space, tensions remain that threaten to overflow into another full-scale conflict. Beneath the surface of the planet Gao lies a vast cavern system renowned for its therapeutic effects and rumored miraculous cures. But now Gao natives are turning up brutally murdered down there - violent acts that happen to coincide with the recent arrival of a UNSC research battalion protected by Spartan Blue Team, led by the renowned Spartan-II Fred-104.

Maverick detective Veta Lopis of the Gao Ministry of Protection is only trying to do her job as the Special Inspector assigned to catch a serial killer - one who is possibly hiding within the Spartan ranks - but she never anticipates the situation spiraling out of control into an all-out crisis. When Gao is revealed to harbor ancient Forerunner technology that could solidify the UNSC's military supremacy for centuries to come, Insurrection loyalists within the planetary government will do anything - even align with a vicious faction of what remains of the Covenant - to ensure that never happens.

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Love everything halo but..

I didn't like this book the first time I listened but.. Just got off kilo 5 re listen. Pumped for h6 and the new series on showtime. Get past the halfway mark and if u love the halo books you'll love this one too. I had this book in my library for over 2yrs and am gunna check the next one out in the series finally

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  • J. Bryant
  • 2015-09-29

Another Amazing Halo Book

Not a disappointment. Some old characters and new ones.... excited for the next! Good Job 343i

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  • KRIS
  • 2015-09-16

9.0 out of 10. I really like this book.

I will be listening to this again soon. Answer alot of questions about the Spartans III like Tom and Lucy. Very cool.

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  • Ryan
  • 2015-10-19

awesome book

great book that really goes into Freds story and the spartan 3s. if you liked any of those stories you'll love this one.

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  • tekone
  • 2015-10-12

Halo is becoming refined...

Finally we get to hear more about the Spartan III's, but I want more Spartan II stories, we need to hear more about John, Fred, Kelly, Linda, Naomi etc...

I want to also read about Halsey, I want to see her regain her status and find John.

Regardless the universe is getting good and the stories are becoming more and more mature. Hopefully they won't do to this what they did to the Star Wars EU.

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  • Adrian
  • 2015-10-10

Excellent story

Very well written story and rivals the early genius of nylunds fall of reach, the investigation and murder mystery side of the story was sadly not really explored and a bit of a missed opportunity. The audiobook was well read though I have to admit to wanting multiple voice actors but that is probably because I have been spoilt by the superb hunt the truth series.

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Hope to hear more from Vader Mom) and her new team of gamma Spartan 3's officially listed deceased.

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  • Corey Cantrell
  • 2015-10-22

Disappointing Outer-Colony Tale

Struggled to finish. The story couldn't keep my attention. It was less "engaging mystery" and more "set up for Halo 5 characters." Scott Brick's voice would be better - suited for stories meant to put children to sleep.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-21

A Halo murder mystery

Part whodunnit, part Halo, all really good! If you're a big fan of Fred, you'll definitely want to check this out, he's great the whole way through.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-02-12

Very good story

I loved it, I love the way the narrator gives voices to different characters instead of being monotone and boring and makes the story exciting and a fun listen. 9/10

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  • Samuel Patterson
  • 2019-11-19

An excellent addition to the Halo Cannon

A series of murders, a determined investigator, and Blue team. Mix in a blend of well written colonial politics, Forerunner artifacts, and character development and this is one book you should not miss.

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  • Gi'me my stuff!!!!
  • 2019-10-27

I love the Halo series!

of the nearly 200 audiobook library I have, the HALO series are among my favorites! every time I listen to it makes me want to go play the Halo games again. these are worth listening to more than once for sure!