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Completely misses the point of the Halo universe

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-2019

Halo: Battle born trades up the ethics and moral dilemmas that I've come to love in the Halo novels and trades it to chase the teen drama trend. Characters are boring and forgettable (as I'm writing this I can't recall a single characters name ...). I was so excited to learn about Meridian but in the end it was a let down.

On the bright side, we finally got rid of Scott Brick as the "narrator". So that's cool.

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A story that takes Halo back to it's roots!

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2018

Tl, dr: Story = good. Narration = bad

While most of the more recent books focus on the forerunners and prometheans, Silent Storm goes back to what made halo great! The early days of the covinant war! While not quite as "epic" as some of the earlier novels it still manages to present you with a fun and exciting adventure ... That is ultimately held back by the narrator.

Brick's narration comes across as mostly bland and uninterested. He fails to give the characters any form of inflection or tone which makes keeping up with some conversations difficult. This pissed me off so much because there are times in the story where Brick seems to lower his guard and his performance gave me chills! (in the good way). He has the ability to be an epic narrator! Yet for some reason he chooses to give us the same bland narration time after time. I am keen to see if Brick's narration style changes over time however until then I dont think I will be getting any more of his works.

A fun action novel series

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-2018

It's nothing profound but does that mean it's bad or not worth a listen? Hell no! Book1 was a tad slow for me and I wasn't sure I wanted to keep listening onto book 2 but I am so glad I did!
Brb getting the next box set.

Artemis is a must have!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-2018

Andy Weird does it again! Just as good, if not better than, The Martian!
Rosario Dawson did an amazing job narrating and I will definetly be looking for more works by her!

Get this book!!

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Awesome end to an awesome trilogy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-2017

Everything wrapped up quite nicely. Would have liked to have heard more about Jul but the story with the Kilo 5 team was perfect. Euan Morton is an awesome reader and I hope he does more in future!

Another amazing hit!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-2017

Hell Divers 2 captures the feeling of the first book perfectly and extends the story even more so! Can't wait for the next book!!

Amazing!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-2017

I got this book thinking it would be a simple, easy to listen to action novel. I never expected it to be as amazing as it was! It had me hooked from start to finish! The writing, story, world building and characters are all perfect! ... Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to buy the next book.

Oh and as usual R. C. Bray did an amazing job reading.

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