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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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  • Brandon
  • 23-09-2016

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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
  • 13-01-2015

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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  • gsaladbar
  • 31-03-2015

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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  • Truett Edgell
  • 20-06-2015

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.

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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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  • Nick
  • 24-04-2015

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
  • 25-02-2015

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
  • 17-12-2017

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.

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

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  • Chris
  • 05-11-2020

great listen

loved it start to finish the storyline had me losing it the entire time

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  • Shauk
  • 02-10-2020

Bored stiff as a "Brick"

brick by brick, Scott built the jail cell I found myself in. I love the Halo series and the treasure trove of lore that each book divulges. Unfortunately, no matter what grand treats are found on the Great Journey, the journey itself is only as good as one leading you through it. if your leader drones on and on in with monotone emotions, than you should bring a pillow.

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  • JAMES GARCIA
  • 25-09-2020

More expanded covenant lore is always nice

Good read the transition from one timeline to another was a bit hard to follow.

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  • Swanne
  • 15-01-2019

couldn't listen to it

I was really excited to listen to this chapter but I simply couldn't bear the boring monotonous rhythm of the narrator. couldn't get more than 30 mins into it. waste of a credit

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  • Mr. R. Merrydew
  • 29-05-2017

Really enjoyed this audio book.

I really enjoyed this audio book. I was glued to it for hours. fantastic story with what I would say is a great ending. Will I listen to it again, of course I will... 😊

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  • Andy
  • 07-03-2018

Nice back story to the covenant

Good sign of a story is the want to go back to it. That I did.

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  • Joshua
  • 20-01-2017

The book to teach you about the covenant

Broken Circle has an excellent story which only falters 3/4 of the way through due to a complete narrative change which i felt confusing as i struggled to learn multiple new characters. It was not that the second half was not enjoyable as I love the prophet of clarity but there was much more depth and time given to his ancestor the prophet of inner conviction. This story shows how the covenant come to be and tells it in a realistic way which shows how the covenant become the world destroyers you see in the main line halo games. Warning to those who want a book about humans, this is not for you, its purely focussed on the covenant and the sangheli. This book is worth a read as it gives greater depth for all lore fans of halo.

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  • Mr. B. J. Shirley
  • 25-11-2015

A bit dis jointed but a good story

Could have been better, no mention of arbiter honor from the war before the writ of union. But a good tale anyway.

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  • WaywardKonstant
  • 31-03-2015

Great read if your are into the halo universe!

The Sanghelli are one of my favourite races in the Halo Universe! A good read for their lore. The reader on his is very nice to listen too!

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