Halo: Silentium : Halo - Forerunner Saga

  • by Greg Bear
  • Narrated by Euan Morton
  • Series: Halo - Forerunner Saga
  • 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood - a horrifying shape-changing parasite - has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.
Too little, too late, the legal rate of Juridicals is only now investigating possible crimes by the Master Builder and others. Evidence-gathering agents known collectively as Catalog have been dispatched to collect testimony from the Librarian and both Didacts: the Ur-Didact, treacherously abandoned in a Flood-infested system, and the Bornstellar Didact, who accompanies the Librarian as she preserves specimens against the dire possibility of Halo extermination.
Facing the imminent collapse of their civilization, the Librarian and the Ur-Didact reveal what they know about the relationship between the long-vanished Precursors and the Flood. The Precursors created many technological species, including humanity and the Forerunners. But the roots of the Flood may be found in an act of enormous barbarity, carried out beyond our galaxy 10 million years before.... Because of that barbarism, a greater evil looms. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian - husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict - hold the keys to a solution. Facing the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time - to prevent an insane evil from dominating the entire universe.

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Not the best

Story is ok but the performance is a slog to get through. I think this is because of the tone of the characters being quite deadpan.
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- Amazon Customer

A great conclusion to the trilogy

The story begins relatively slow but dives into great details about the forerunners and sets up the future of the halo games with far more in depth background but also paying respect to the first halo games.
Well written, brilliantly performed and shockingly entertaining.
A great conclusion to a trilogy.
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- Joshua

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-04-2013
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio