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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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By Victor on 12-06-12

Sith Lady

Would you listen to Halo: The Thursday War again? Why?

Yes I would. I will do it to pick up all the little story threads that lead off into possible future story archs and those that fill in gaps about the back stories of several characters.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Admiral Perengowski in particular piqued my interest. She is as bad as any Sith Lord that ever graced the pages of Karen's other novels. Karen dealt with the Elites nobility as well as anyone. They are truly noble within their culture and in battle.

Which character – as performed by Euan Morton – was your favorite?

Admiral Perengowski, easily!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I get upset by the constant use of "chinconi"! Next time how about a coversation with a GI before you record! It's CinC ONI (SINK ONI)! It is Commander in Chief, and is not an Italian word. I grate my teeth everytime he uses it. After 20 years of service, I find that I'm not so flexible on the lexicon.

Any additional comments?

Quietly awaiting the next installment in the series. I could use a timelime to help bring things together for me.

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By L. Roe on 01-21-13

A great story that is able to go on and on.

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

This is the basis for a great story

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next book in the series to be written. The author is a skilled and imaginative writer.

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By Darren on 12-23-12

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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By Master Joshua J. Eastham on 01-17-18

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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By Arcindrus on 08-15-16


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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