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HALO: Evolutions

Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
Series: Halo, Book 7
Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The thrilling short-story collection featuring Jeff VanderMeer, Karen Traviss, and Eric Nylund - part of the expanded universe based on the New York Times best-selling video game series Halo!

When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, it never dreamed what dangers would be encounter there. When the theocratic alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost - but millions of heroes also rose to the challenge. In such a far-reaching conflict, not many tales of the brave have a chance to become legend. 

This collection of 11 stories dives into the depths of the vast Halo universe, not only from the perspective of those who fought and died to save humanity, but also from those who vowed to wipe it out of existence.

©2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2009 Macmillan Audio. All rights reserved.

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Got this at home. The hard copy has more stories I it then this copy. But overall it's ok.

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  • kody keith
  • 12-09-2019

Halo Fanboy

As a life long Halo fan I found the "tales" refreshing and exciting. I will be revisiting this book in the future for a second pass. have already recommended it to many and they have nothing but great things to say about it.

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  • Daniel McEvoy
  • 23-02-2019

Some stories are amazing, others are not good

Unfortunately, some stories are phenomenal and essential for Halo lore. Others are lackluster at best. I would say about 50/50 split.

That said the ones that are phenomenal make this more than worth buying.

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  • Nathaniel F.
  • 08-02-2019

voice actors

I really enjoyed that they had the voice actors of the master chief and Cortana for each of their respective stories

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-2019

some audio issues but a good collection of stories

a couple stories had some skipping or cutting out but other wise was good. i enjoyed the listening of a book that would of taken me a year to finish. what was suppose to be a brake from the main halo books was turned into an amazing following of some characters and stories i will never forget.

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  • Jlstark
  • 29-01-2020

poor story telling

the book is fine, although it does jump here and there. the audio reader miss pronounces alot of words as well as monotone that killed this book.

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  • Noah Loux
  • 26-01-2020

Great stories. Some authors better than others.

Many of the stories use incorrect terminology for military terms. People in the unsc would be part of the navy and therefore not called soldiers, but seamen. Additionally no gun in the unsc uses “clips” they are magazines.

Voice actors occasionally mispronounce words which takes you out of universe. Great stories though.

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  • josh paul lien
  • 13-12-2019

admiral cole

it deserves 5 stars just for Cole's story. he was such a freaking badass. loved it

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  • Sebastian D Rupe
  • 16-11-2019

Awesome

a great narration as always and filled in a lot of blanks and added some great knowledge in the Halo universe and filled in some blanks I didn't know I had.

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  • Jared Schafer
  • 07-11-2019

essential

it says 'essential tales from the halo universe' for a very good reason. I was skeptical at first, because i enjoy trilogies, anthologies, series, etc. so I was worried it would be hard to get into, but I was very very wrong. each story was well written and well executed. and it definitely didn't hurt to have the voice of master chief and cortana themselves, narrating their stories.

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  • Jacob Dunn
  • 24-09-2019

Immersive, Addictive, and Interesting.

I personally own the paperback of this book at home read it couple years back and till this day buying the audiobook triggered the memory bbn of those short stories I read before, To be able to go to work or simply sit at home and have in my opinion what seemed passionate narrators or just well spoken dive into these stories and Express the emotions and tie a personality almost the characters is beyond awsome I keep in mind am a huge Halo fan and am open to the lore of the Universe to me every short story flows smoothly with detail in my imagination due to my knowledge of this universe already, I guess I'm saying the book is great the narrator's are great and I wish there were more stories and I didn't finish it so quick surprisingly lol
Much love from me to the Halo fanbase and any newcomers.