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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (361 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. C. Hunter, Karen Traviss Narrator: Katie Schorr, Euan Morton Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Halo Series Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781427231062
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Halo: The Thursday War, the riveting new space thriller sequel to Karen Traviss' New York Times bestseller Halo: Glasslands, is based on the enormously popular game.
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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.M. | 1/22/2014

    " great book, explains a lot for the game! however, i did find there to sometimes be a lag in the action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell Lapora | 12/27/2013

    " As a longtime fan of the Halo series, this book not only gave me an entertaining experience, but also a new outlook at the storyline. I read this book because there were so many questions asked in Halo 4 that I needed answers to. After reading this, not only did I get a few answers to said questions, but I also looked at things differently in the Halo universe. Seeing the humans trying to keep the former Covenant races from regaining power and the methods they used made me think of them as no better than the aliens who originally tried to commit genocide on them. One of the most influential books thanks to my all-time favorite author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trent | 12/26/2013

    " The 2nd book in the kilo five series didn't fail to disappoint. Full of action, suspense and character development. What's not to love? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 12/10/2013

    " To be honest, this book only gets three stars because I love the Halo universe. The Thursday War brings together many threads of the story line that result in the circumstances of Halo 4. However, I am still not a fan of Traviss' science fiction writing. This story lacks imagination and lacks follow-through on many of the interesting character developing conflicts. Also, I feel like there was a lot of opportunity to develop the culture of Sanghelios which ended up being squandered on unimaginative analogies with feudal Europe. The Thursday War describes pivotal developments for the Halo storyline but overall flops on delivery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Walkenford | 12/9/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, especially after hitting the references that suddenly tie this trilogy and the Forerunner trilogy together with Halo 4. Even without that, it was a fun Halo book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie | 11/2/2013

    " A good read for any Halo fans out there. I wasn't expecting too much after reading Glasslands, but I was wrong. This had a lot more action and I found the perfect lead up to Halo 4! Looking forward to see where this story goes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Archimedes Smith | 10/14/2013

    " I like Karens style of writing and the Halo universe is fantastic, can't wait to follow how the story keeps evolving now with the coming 3 games and future books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pedro Gracia | 10/14/2013

    " Spartan,marines, AI fighting to destroy the Hinge-Heads. Jul M'dam fighting to save his life to get revenge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ox | 10/8/2013

    " Another good installment to a vast expansive universe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 10/7/2013

    " I'm not into video games, and have never played Halo, but the universe is very interesting to me, and the books are pretty well written for game spin offs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 9/10/2013

    " Simply awesome. The character depth is brillant and the trilogy is just getting better and better. I can't wait for the next book and I want Kilo-5 to get their own game or at least make it into one of the next two Halo games. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pablo Mares | 6/1/2013

    " I enjoyed it as a lead up to Halo 4. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valentina | 6/1/2013

    " As the sequel to Glasslands the Thursday Day War did an amazing job of continuing the story. I give it a 4.5 The development of all the characters is perfect and just the general story fits the Halo Universe perfectly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah | 1/7/2013

    " best book ever! i loved it. its full of action, adventure and battles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie (leggyorlyb) | 11/29/2012

    " Loved this book. I love the Kilo 5 team and how they have bonded together. BB is an amazing AI. I'd love to have him in my life to make it easier. "

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About the Author

C. C. Hunter is the author of the young-adult fantasy series Shadow Falls. She grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she is still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband who, for the record, is so not a frog. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, spending time with her family, or shooting things—with a camera, not a gun.

About the Narrators

Katie Schorr is an actor and writer in New York. Her one-woman show, Take Me. Seriously, ran for six months at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and she performs throughout New York in new works at the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Ars Nova, among other theaters. She has appeared on VH1’s Best Week Ever and costars in the web series Head in the Oven with Saturday Night Live actor Bill Hader. Her audiobook credits include narrating the novels in Alyson Noel’s bestselling Immortals series. Of her work on the series, AudioFile magazine has said, “Narrator Katie Schorr has a wonderfully raspy, youthful voice, which she puts to good effect on the cast of teenage characters.”

Euan Morton is an audiobook narrator and winner of three Earphones Awards. As an actor and singer, he is best known for his role as Boy George in the musical Taboo. His performance earned him many accolades, including nominations for a Laurence Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Other theater credits include The Silent Treatment at London’s Finborough Theatre, Brundibar at the New Victory Theater, and Measure for Pleasure at the Public Theater.