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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to humanity’s new war: silent, high stakes, and unseen. This is a life-or-death mission for ONI’s black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the ruthless Elites, once the military leaders of the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again.

What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation - keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection - turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war. But troubles never come singly for Kilo-Five. Colonial terrorism is once again surfacing on one of the worlds that survived the war against the Covenant, and the man behind it is much more than just a name to Spartan-010.

Meanwhile, the treasure trove of Forerunner technology recovered from the shield world of Onyx is being put to work while a kidnapped Elite plots vengeance on the humans he fears will bring his people to the brink of destruction.

©2012 Microsoft Corporation (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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Poor Jul, he's just a big misunderstood genocidal alien...

If you want to know what happened between Halo 3 & 4, this is illuminating.

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  • Darren
  • 23-12-2012

A great addition to the series.

Thursday War is a great follow up to Glasslands. Bringing some more interesting looks into the Sangheli homeworld and learning interesting facts about the power of the UNSC's new flagship. Knowing facts about the universe based on the games it starts tying together the events of Halo 3 and 4 with characters starting to learn abot the possibility of a still living forrunner and the threat to earth might be increasing whe a lost Covenant cruiser may have reappeared.

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  • Master Joshua J. Eastham
  • 17-01-2018

amazing story showing Juls side of things

amazing story showing juls motivations against humans and great human characters and missions I can't wait to read the next one! Jul is a great character you don't get to see enough of and halo 5 let's it all down unfortunately. he could have been an amazing game villain

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  • Martin o kane
  • 28-05-2017

top notch

love it so far....this is the second audio i have ever listen to, the first being the prequel to this story. cant wait to get into the final book.

highly recommended.
Excellently narrated.
a must for any Halo fans

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  • cliff warner
  • 29-01-2017

next book mortal dictata can't wait,

love this story, bloody gripping can not wait to down load the next book to find out what happens (mortal dictata).

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  • Mr. M. O. Semple
  • 02-12-2015

Great read

If you could sum up Halo: The Thursday War in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, gripping, satisfying

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character in the audiobook is Vas, a dry russian character I can relate to. Great moments of humanity shown, and the termoil at choices between regulations and what a decent human would want to do.

What about Euan Morton’s performance did you like?

Good performance, makes the audiobook interesting to listen to, captures action well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definately! When I get an interesting book, I find it hard to turn off, and this is one of those.

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  • Christian M. E. Schroder
  • 20-07-2015

A thrilling addition to the Halo universe

What made the experience of listening to Halo: The Thursday War the most enjoyable?

The narration was exciting and throws you straight in to the action, the story is very well written. An Absolute Must for any fan of not just the Halo Universe but also of Science Fiction in General

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  • kyle phillips
  • 24-05-2015

Brilliant start to finish

Very well done over all as a performance aside from some problems at chapter 9 8:34 which was not able to be heard so slight loss in the story

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  • Luke Rea
  • 05-05-2015

very good read, for any halo fan you won't be left

book two of kilo five, great read for any halo fan. love the back bone story of halo.."highly recommended

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  • James
  • 13-04-2013

An excellent book narrated with style.

Eagerly anticipated this release after thoroughly enjoying Glasslands. This sequel equals the standard of the first book. I hoped they would use the same narrator and they didn't disappoint. I wanted the same narrator as he really adds life to the characters, my favourite being the playful glee of Margaret Parangovsky.

The book itself is excellent with a strong storyline as well as lots of info of the Halo universe, being particularly helpful filling in the gaps between Halo 3 and Halo 4. I can't wait for the last book of the trilogy. Although it will make sense to people that aren't hardcore halo fans I suggest you listen to or read Glasslands first.