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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, a growing plot throughout, starts somewhat confusing and slow but builds and builds into an enthrawling novel full of realizations.
What did you like best about this story?
Brings the Halo series into a whole new light.
Which scene was your favorite?
The words of the captive... so cool.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Many surprises kept me riveted and interested.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I was so excited about this book. I was a big fan of Greg Bear back in the 80's when he came out with Blood Music, The Forge of God, The Wind From a Burning Woman, and then in 2000, Darwin's Radio. I did not know anything about Halo, but this being a prequel, it seem like a good place to start. The ratings and reviews are excellent, yet I could not get into it. I listened for over 5 and a half hours, and it was just so boring. It has got to be one the slowest moving Sci-Fi's ever. I could not concentrate. My mind kept wondering off. I tried dozens of times to get back into the story, but it just was not working for me.
It seems it has worked for many others. So's youse takes your chances.
The narrator was also fairly dry and did not help out too much.
The phrase,You are what you dare, was repeated a couple of times in the book and I thought that was good advice.
13 of 17 people found this review helpful
I rarely, write reviews, but I was very surprised by the star rating on this audiobook that I had to say something;
This audiobook is by far one of the best audio books I've listened too.
It's been a while since I read other greg bear classics (forge of God, anvil of the stars) but Halo: Cryptum is something else.
Even if you don't care for the XBox games, this story is incredible.
Just the thought of a space faring human civilisation pushed to the brink of extinction tens of thousands of years ago resonates excitement within.
The reader is exquisite, very good at emoting the alien narrator.
If you are on a monthly credit scheme, jump in, just be aware it's shorter than you might like.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
But seemed superficial like a picture of something amazing.. Empty, without substance.. I've listened to this book twice and had the same thoughts last time..
The story telling was great the book engaging. The history, background enlighten.
Would recommend for any Halo fan.
Off to get the next book.
only thing I don't like is the voice for glory. I hate that Scottish tinge.