Saint's Testimony : Halo

  • by Frank O'Connor
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Halo
  • 1 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An all-new digital single - part of the New York Times best-selling series based on the blockbuster Xbox games!
The military-grade artificial intelligence known as Iona has only one week to live. After that the UNSC will legally terminate her seven-year existence in order to stave off the threat of the data corruption phenomenon known as "rampancy", a condition that will eventually take hold of her functionality and persona, endangering all those around her. In a last-ditch effort to save herself, Iona has successfully launched an unprecedented legal appeal against her own death sentence - a case being watched very closely not only at the highest levels of human government but by others with a very different agenda....


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Last 8 minutes is profound.

If you are a fan, truly a fan this story will bring on so many emotions. While the book is short the narrative involved is vast. The subject matter encompasses an issue as grave to mankind as the atomic bomb and guided missiles. That being Artificial Intelligence becoming self aware and machine consciousness.

On the fictional story side of things I found this novelette to be not only compelling but also a great listen. The narrator is a favorite. As a Halo junkie I couldn't wait to listen to it. Evidence put forth during the hearing.( which is the entirety of the book) for me proves that the UNSC and ONI needs to forgive Dr Catherine Halsey and stop using her as the scapegoat for all the ills of the war. Her work and theories saved mankind. The last 8 minutes of the story had me cheering however too many spoilers to go into details.

All said this is another great Halo listen With a mix of social commentary
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- Don

worthless ideological masturbation

This SJW author has the gaul to piss on BB's character. It tries to be an experience, but as somone with limited understanding of what they are trying to convey.

They are trying to define how an A.I. can be recognized as human by trying to explain a dream of a rampant machine that if left alone could destroy entire cities.

They try to argue that the risks are not something we should recognize in the wake of the morality of euthenizing an algorithm before it becomes a major threat.

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- Wesley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio / Halo Books