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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,754 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:
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As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone Spartan survivor of another legendary battle—the desperate, take-no-prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo: the fall of the planet Reach. Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict.

While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably through space, intent on wiping out humankind, only one stronghold remains—the planet Reach. Practically on Earth’s doorstep, it is the last military fortress to defy the onslaught. But the personnel here have another, higher priority: to prevent the Covenant from discovering the location of Earth.

Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers seem to have little chance against the Covenant, but Reach holds a closely guarded secret. It is the training ground for the very first “super soldiers.” Code-named Spartans, these highly advanced warriors, specially bioengineered and technologically augmented, are the best in the universe—quiet, professional, and deadly.

Now, as the ferocious Covenant attack begins, a handful of Spartans stand ready to wage ultimate war. They will kill, they will be destroyed, but they will never surrender. And at least one of them—the Spartan known as Master Chief—will live to fight another day on a mysterious and ancient, artificial world called Halo.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sean | 2/11/2014

    " Start of second semester I was not so intrigued in having to find another book to read. Looking in the high school library for a book that i might actually like enough to read was a little difficult because reading is not one of those things that I just do when I'm bored i actually need a reason to sit down and read. So I came across the book "Halo The Fall of Reach". Now I am a big gamer and the reason this book really pulled me in was because the Xbox game "Halo" was the first war type of game that I have ever played and it is really the reason that i started playing Xbox in the first place. When I started to read the prologue I was a little surprised, it was in the middle of a battle with the covenant. Just so no one is completely lost, this is in the year of 2517 and the covenant is aliens. What I think the author is trying to is intending is maybe what it could possibly be like in the future. I believe he is telling a story for us to think of what war could be like 500 years or maybe even sooner. The covenant and humankind have been fighting for a very long time and will still be fighting for many many years to come. As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle . . . the desperate, take-no-prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo--the fall of the planet Reach. Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict. While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably through space, intent on wiping out humankind, only one stronghold remains--the planet Reach. Practically on Earth's doorstep, it is the last military fortress to defy the onslaught. But the personnel here have another, higher priority: to prevent the Covenant from discovering the location of Earth.Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers seem to have little chance against the Covenant, but Reach holds a closely guarded secret. It is the training ground for the very first "super soldiers." Code-named spartans, these highly advanced warriors, specially bio-engineered and technologically augmented, are the best in the universe--quiet, professional, and deadly. Now, as the ferocious Covenant attack begins, a handful of spartans stand ready to wage ultimate war. They will kill, they will be destroyed, but they will never surrender. And at least one of them--the SPARTAN known as Master Chief--will live to fight another day on a mysterious and ancient, artificial world called Halo. In the beginning of this book it started off talking about Master Chief, or known as (John 117) as a child and how he came to. "Number-117 peeled the boy off, and with a laugh-tossed him down the hillside like a toy. Dr. Hasley had expected a specimen of perfect physical proportions and stunning intellect. True, the subject was strong and fast, but he was also dirty and rude (pg. 25)." When Master Chief was a child he was a test subject to be a spartan, and he was the only one of his kind. Dr, Hasley found it hard to not have a relationship with john since he was looked at as a subject not a person. She wanted to feel bad for him but knew she couldn't. I knew that reading this book would be nothing like the game "Halo Reach" and that is a main reason i decided to read it, to get a perspective on both ends, the gaming side and also from the book. Now after reading this book I feel as if I have a little advantage as to knowing what could come next as to those who have not read the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mckahl | 2/8/2014

    " I have read alot of the Halo books and this one was one of my favorites, because it had the most excitment, was easy to read, and seemed to all fit together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Millboar | 2/8/2014

    " A great edition to the Halo series it depicts spartan 117 and the final, catasrophic, days of Reach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josh Kotoff | 1/13/2014

    " If you love the game, you gotta love the background. This book is action-packed and is an intesnse read with many twists and turns. Find out how the Master Chief became one of the greatest SPARTANs. "

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