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HALO: First Strike

HALO, Book 3
Narrated by: Todd McLaren
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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

It's 2552. The theocratic military alliance known as the Covenant is showing no mercy as it continues to assault every human world it encounters, but in the way lies humanity’s greatest champion, the supersoldier Spartan John-117 - the Master Chief. Together with his AI companion Cortana and the last remaining Spartans, the galaxy-spanning fight rages on two fronts following the destruction of the human military stronghold Reach by Covenant forces and the mysterious artificial ringworld known as “Halo” at the hands of the Master Chief.

One faction - a squad of Spartans lead by Blue Team’s Fred-104 and Kelly-087 - is trapped on the glassed surface of Reach, the only planet they’ve ever known as home. Beneath this ruined world, Dr. Catherine Halsey has discovered an ancient secret...one that could alter the course of the war. Meanwhile, the Master Chief and Cortana lead a second group toward a gathering of Covenant warships, as the United Nations Space Command’s worst nightmare has finally come true: The Covenant has discovered the location of Earth and is forming a massive fleet to utterly destroy it, as well as all who oppose the indomitable will of the Prophets....

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Excellent, entertaining, engrossing

Good narrations, very enjoyable book for anyone interested in Halo. I have listened to a number of the Halo books and this certainly rates up there with the best of them.

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  • The Nerd Delegation
  • 25-03-2019

WOOOOOO!!!

loved it and now I know what happened between H1 and H2 even though I'm late. So many feels! and mad at the Cpl from ODST Still.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-2019

The best of Eric Nylund

A perfect bridge to the gap between Halo: CE and Halo 2. Amazing story and, in my opinion, the best one written by this author.

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  • Laurence
  • 11-02-2019

1st strike

perfect story and performance. Ties the HALO universe together leaving you wanting more of the action and mystery.

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  • Jesse
  • 01-01-2019

NOT A NEW BOOK

That being said this book is amazing. I listened to to ages ago. This is a rerelease.

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  • Robert Dexter
  • 13-03-2019

A tale of growth.

During this whole story one character seemed to stand out. They all did in a way growing into to more realistic characters. the audio quality was certainly better than most, this was because it was actually clear that other characters were speaking. Worth a listen if you enjoy the halo series.

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  • Jacob Burrill
  • 29-01-2019

Amazing

Possibly my favourite halo book. Eric Nylund writes Halo like no other author and really captures the themes and characters of the halo universe perfectly.
The narrator is excellent and provides a clear and entertaining performance throughout.

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  • Scooter Brother
  • 10-01-2019

Shame about the music theme

The whole audiobook is amazing, but the only thing that bugged me was use of Halo 5 music, instead of original Halo theme.
Seems trivial but come on hearing anything else than that epic Halo theme in the original Halo audiobook seems not right.

But that’s the only bad thing I can say about this audiobook, it is truly great and I liked it a lot.