The Thursday War by Karen Traviss {audio}

Title: The Thursday War
Author: Karen Traviss
Narrator: Euan Morton
Length: 15 hours
Published in: 2012
Genre: science fiction
ISBN: 9781427226242
Source: 
public library
Reason for Reading: 
Nick plays Halo and I saw this on the recent releases for audiobooks at the library. I thought it couldn’t really hurt to try something completely different from what I’m normally reading.
Rating: 3/5

Summary (from Amazon):

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.
My Thoughts: I don’t have many thoughts on this book because I really didn’t understand much of it. I mean, in the larger picture, this wasn’t a standalone novel. So the backstory, which I didn’t know, would’ve made a difference as far as my rating of the book goes. From what I read, it was okay. On its own, I didn’t find it all that interesting. But I wouldn’t mind a similar book that was a standalone or the beginning of a series at least.
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