• Halo: Broken Circle

  • Halo, Book 13
  • By: John Shirley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,567 ratings)

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Halo: Broken Circle

By: John Shirley
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's Summary

Witness an untold chapter in Halo lore as John Shirley's Halo: Broken Circle takes us to the dawn of the Covenant and the fateful first bargain between the Prophets and the Elites. Broken Circle will explore an Elite splinter group rebelling against the Covenant in its earliest days, a brave Prophet caught in the machinations of the new Covenant leadership, and the root of the betrayal that would ultimately shatter the Covenant during events seen in the blockbuster Xbox video game Halo 2.

Copyright © 2014 by Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

©2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Scott Brick = Terrible Casting Choice

What would have made Halo: Broken Circle better?

Shifting the focus of the story to a more comprehensive history of the Covenant with less emphasis on the Elites on the Shield World.

How could the performance have been better?

Scott Brick could have put more work into giving each character a distinct voice and putting more energy into dramatic scenes. He made each character sound the same and thus made the dialogue hard to follow at many points. He also lacked the ability to give dramatic sequences tension. He basically read the book in one sitting without putting any effort into making the reading engaging to the listener.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The narrator bored me to the point where it was a chore to finish the book.

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Narration is important in audio. When you hire a narrator, he needs to have a large range and the ability to sound like more than one person. If I didn't know who Scott Brick was, I would have thought that this was his first audiobook.

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Great

The book really took me deeper into the halo covenant side and the narrator did a great job in doing so.

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Seriously! Who actually likes Scott Brick?

What did you love best about Halo: Broken Circle?

The story was good.

Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

I am already committed to the halo book series. So unfortunately I will be forced to endure
more of Scott Bricks horrible voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No! there is no possible way on earth I could listen to Scott Brick on one sitting with out stabbing myself in the ears with burning coat hanger.

Any additional comments?

STOP HIRING SCOTT BRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Great book!

I love the portrayal of good and bad from both sides. I also enjoy the fact that humanity is mentioned only briefly. Great listening.

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Not like any of the previous Halo books.

Boring! Not very entertaining. Was more like a history book of the Covenant aliens.

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Best Halo book since The Fall of Reach

This is an absolutely must read for any Halo enthusiast, I loved every moment of this book. It tells an amazing story from the perspective of the Covenant and gives you a true understanding of their culture and how they came to be.
I'm a big fan of stories that span over a long periods of time. This story does a fantastic job of giving you an understanding of time and the impact it has on civilizations.
The narrator was absolutely incredible! He does amazing job with the voices of characters. His narration of the Sanshayum and even the Sanghelli could not of been a more perfect and just absorbs you into the story even more.
I hope he continues to he the narrator on all Halo titles going forward.

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Great addition to the halo universe

Great story, very interesting characters. Liked how the great journey was shown to be a ruse. loved it.

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Awesome

It was freaking phenomenal, I'll recommend this book to a lot of people. I especially liked the delivery by Scott Brick, he may now be one of my favorites.

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felt like 3 books

there is a lot, I mean a lot of story here. I felt the book could end at any time about half way through, and was never disappointed it didn't. it covers several life times and ties them all in together wonderfully.

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  • Swanne
  • 01-15-19

couldn't listen to it

I was really excited to listen to this chapter but I simply couldn't bear the boring monotonous rhythm of the narrator. couldn't get more than 30 mins into it. waste of a credit

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  • Mr. R. Merrydew
  • 05-29-17

Really enjoyed this audio book.

I really enjoyed this audio book. I was glued to it for hours. fantastic story with what I would say is a great ending. Will I listen to it again, of course I will... 😊

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  • WaywardKonstant
  • 03-31-15

Great read if your are into the halo universe!

The Sanghelli are one of my favourite races in the Halo Universe! A good read for their lore. The reader on his is very nice to listen too!

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  • Marc
  • 11-17-22

fantastic view into a sceptical prophet

loved this one. I really enjoy hearing the different stories in the Halo universe especially being able to get an insight into a prophet that was able to be somewhere sceptical of "the great journey".

fantastically read by Scott as usual.

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  • Andrew Myers
  • 11-14-22

Covenant History Alongside the New

Good insight into the history of the Covenant along with new insights into it breakdown and history of the Elites

Enjoyable story takes it's time twisted all the stories into one, but certainly worth it.

Good performance by narrator making the most of each character

Definitely worth it for Halo universe fans

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-22

Scott in no Euen Morton

Scott Brick's reading of this made it difficult to follow and pay attention to. no variance In his voice for different characters.

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  • Adam Ellson
  • 03-31-21

a history of the elites and profits

really good book with twists, turns and a deep tale, loved it, always nice to know more about the honour of elites and twisted minds of the profits

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  • George
  • 02-21-21

boring narrator, talks like sloths from zootopia

Great book but scott brick speaks like a sloth so made it hard to get through

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  • Andy
  • 03-07-18

Nice back story to the covenant

Good sign of a story is the want to go back to it. That I did.

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  • Joshua
  • 01-20-17

The book to teach you about the covenant

Broken Circle has an excellent story which only falters 3/4 of the way through due to a complete narrative change which i felt confusing as i struggled to learn multiple new characters. It was not that the second half was not enjoyable as I love the prophet of clarity but there was much more depth and time given to his ancestor the prophet of inner conviction. This story shows how the covenant come to be and tells it in a realistic way which shows how the covenant become the world destroyers you see in the main line halo games. Warning to those who want a book about humans, this is not for you, its purely focussed on the covenant and the sangheli. This book is worth a read as it gives greater depth for all lore fans of halo.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-14-21

great book

enjoyed it the whole way through, gives an insight about the very beginning of the covenant and the end

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-21

The Sangheli Saga

it's finally great to hear about the other side of the galaxy for a change!