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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (686 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Nylund Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Halo Series Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781400171149
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Halo has been destroyed, and the threat it posed to sentient life neutralized. But victory has come at a terrible cost for the UNSC. Thousands of valiant soldiers fell in the battle to prevent the alien construct from falling into the enemy's clutches. Now, everything depends on the Spartan known as the Master Chief. Yet even with the aid of the artificial intelligence Cortana, the Master Chief will be hard-pressed to rescue survivors and evade the Covenant ships patrolling the remains of Halo in debris-strewn space. Ahead lies a dangerous voyage home through a gauntlet of Covenant forces. For the sake of all, the Master Chief and his war-torn squad must not only survive but take the fight to the enemy with a decisive first strike. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The narration by multitalented Todd McLaren…is flexible and intense.”

    Library Journal, audio review

  • The narration by multitalented Todd McLaren...is flexible and intense. Library Journal Audio Review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dem | 12/13/2013

    " This series isn't too bad, it gives the back story of Master Chief in the first book and continues on through to the games storyline and back story. The only problem is the third book just seems to lose steam which is a shame actually. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam | 10/29/2013

    " While the background info from the books is really interesting, and I love the Halo universe, it was really painful trying to read these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah P | 9/19/2013

    " This is the best halo book in the world. no game named after it though, but still the best, no the best of the best!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ammon & Jenna Serr | 9/1/2013

    " The trilogy is easy reading. I like the game, so the books were interesting to me. I received further information about the background of the story, and I wish the author had written more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trent Turner | 8/16/2013

    " Just read it and you will no why its so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 coty | 7/2/2013

    " based on the first game of the halo trilogy theses three books are the best, i wish they made a halo 2 and 3 but they have not so i wish they do. but other than that any body who likes the halo story line should read this box set. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Hughes | 3/18/2013

    " Hey, what can I say? Good military sci-fi, a genre I like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nooker | 3/4/2013

    " Bizarrely good for a book based off a video game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bodoff | 10/31/2012

    " I was just obsessed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mookie kong | 10/29/2012

    " The Nylund books were great in this collection. The other one, well, it was not so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 9/12/2012

    " If you are one of the millions that play Halo, this series is a must read. Gives you the back story of Spartan 117 and how he became the Master Chief as we know him. Highly recommed it to Halo and Sci-fi fans alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Braden | 5/25/2012

    " Ths Book has Fall of Reach,The Flood and First Strike,three good books for a great low price. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/9/2012

    " Good story... My husband made me read them and I was pleasantly surprised! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wachlin007 Hotmail | 4/3/2012

    " If you liked the halo video games, you should read these books. They provide more depth and storyline for the game. I liked learning more about Master Chief, who he was and where he came from. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.j. | 9/2/2011

    " These books were very nice, the flood was pretty close to the actual halo: combat evolved video game and the fall of reach was a good prequel to the series. the first strike was ok but my favorites out of the 3 were the flood and the fall of reach "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex [WHS] Rivas | 8/17/2011

    " Insane..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Enaida | 6/30/2011

    " Rich and descriptive story about the plot of the video game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 3/1/2011

    " I read this book at least a half dozen times in high school, it really fueled my passion for the Halo games and books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginganinja112 | 1/21/2011

    " good books for halo fans "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey | 12/24/2010

    " If you love the game - you will love the books. I was excited to read these 3 and was not dissappointed. It opens up the Halo universe and makes the game even better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 11/15/2010

    " I learned the enite story of Halo. I learned how he became one of the strongest warriors ever. It's a good book and if you like Halo I'd recommend you reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 9/16/2010

    " Really a good read for anyone looking for action/sci-fi reconstructed, whether you've played Halo or not. Still, it is there to especially enhance the game, and the author did a heck of a good job on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Mathewson | 8/15/2010

    " These books provide an interesting look int the backstory of the Master Chief. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.j. | 7/16/2010

    " These books were very nice, the flood was pretty close to the actual halo: combat evolved video game and the fall of reach was a good prequel to the series. the first strike was ok but my favorites out of the 3 were the flood and the fall of reach "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brady | 10/8/2009

    " i want to read these becouse its alll about war and i love war and ive played the halo games becouse ive played it with my cousin and i loooooove it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mookie | 9/17/2009

    " The Nylund books were great in this collection. The other one, well, it was not so good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey | 2/25/2009

    " If you love the game - you will love the books. I was excited to read these 3 and was not dissappointed. It opens up the Halo universe and makes the game even better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam | 12/14/2008

    " While the background info from the books is really interesting, and I love the Halo universe, it was really painful trying to read these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 coty | 11/2/2008

    " based on the first game of the halo trilogy theses three books are the best, i wish they made a halo 2 and 3 but they have not so i wish they do. but other than that any body who likes the halo story line should read this box set. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Enaida | 6/11/2008

    " Rich and descriptive story about the plot of the video game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 4/11/2008

    " If you are one of the millions that play Halo, this series is a must read. Gives you the back story of Spartan 117 and how he became the Master Chief as we know him. Highly recommed it to Halo and Sci-fi fans alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 3/4/2008

    " I learned the enite story of Halo. I learned how he became one of the strongest warriors ever. It's a good book and if you like Halo I'd recommend you reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ammon & Jenna | 2/27/2008

    " The trilogy is easy reading. I like the game, so the books were interesting to me. I received further information about the background of the story, and I wish the author had written more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wachlin007 | 2/21/2008

    " If you liked the halo video games, you should read these books. They provide more depth and storyline for the game. I liked learning more about Master Chief, who he was and where he came from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nooker | 1/29/2008

    " Bizarrely good for a book based off a video game. "

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About the Author

Eric Nylund is a New York Times bestselling and World Fantasy Award–nominated author of several novels. He is the head writer for Microsoft Game Studios where he helps shape the intellectual property for some the world’s best video game developers. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in theoretical chemical physics.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?