Half Way Home [NOOK Book]

Overview

Five hundred of us were sent to colonize this planet. Only fifty or so survived.

We woke up fifteen years too early, we had only half our training, and they expected us to not only survive ... they expected us to conquer this place.

The problem is: it isn't safe here.
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Half Way Home

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Overview

Five hundred of us were sent to colonize this planet. Only fifty or so survived.

We woke up fifteen years too early, we had only half our training, and they expected us to not only survive ... they expected us to conquer this place.

The problem is: it isn't safe here.

We aren't even safe from each other.
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Editorial Reviews

Jason Weisberger
It was just as engaging and hard to put down as Wool. In a future where countries compete by colonizing planets, one AI out of hundreds changes the rules and wakes some of its vat grown colonists 15 years too early. With the teenaged colonists half trained and unprepared tragedy ensues.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014461986
  • Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/18/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 25,615
  • File size: 526 KB

Meet the Author

Hugh Howey spent 8 years working as a yacht captain. When he was pulled away from the sea by the love of his life, he turned to his childhood dream of becoming an author. His Molly Fyde series has won praise from reviewers, and now his Wool series has become a #1 bestseller, with Random House publishing in the UK and Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian securing the film rights. He lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Amber and their dog Bella.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Great book!

    I was really surprised about this book! Great plot and story line. I've never read anything like it before and I can't wait to read more from this author!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Fascinating

    WOOL remains my favorite of his, but this is creative, spooky, and thought-provoking. Howey is awesome sauce.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Half Way Home Tests Our Humanity

    One thoughtful piece of science fiction with powerful characters.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Worth reading, but not incredible

    A good topic, interesting plot, but somehow a little bland.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    klmellott

    Good read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Mind trip

    This book is fascinating. I was drawn into the world of giants as if I were there. You can almost taste the bitter water and feel the trembling under your feet. Great job!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Absolutely one of my favorite books.

    At first, when I started the book, I didn't think I would like it. It seemed a little out there for me. I am not use to reading anything considered "sci-fi." I must say though, I really enjoyed this book! As I was ending the book, I found that I loved the pro-life vs. pro-choice aspect (at least thats how I interpreted it). I was really intrigued how Howe incorporated a new twist on political issues. The book was very well written and I almost enjoyed it more then Molly Fyde. It was different yet I loved it! I kept reading it during my classes because I could not put it down! I will say, this is a more mature book. I am a freshman in high school but consider myself a more mature 9th grader. This book was very good and had some controversial issues. I must applaud Howe for his excellent work and I am looking forward to reading more of his work.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Great book, mostly

    I really enjoyed this book execpt for one point... soiler alert if you readon... it was well written and believabl up until the rock eating metal life forms that crap gold... come on... give me a break. Also, to much foul language.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    So refreshing to read a book that didn't employ a "recipe p

    So refreshing to read a book that didn't employ a "recipe plot". The book and characters are well developed and thoughtfully presented. Hugh Howey is now on my favorite author list! 

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Nice book

    Nice book

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Great!

    Enjoyed! Stand alone story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Good but not great

    This was my first read by this author. Overall, I found the book interesting but not spectacular.

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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    good but not his best

    A good premise and story but the writing was a little less polished than his books, "Sand" and the Silo trilogy"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    ARES CABIN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Another great read from Howey

    Howey has a vivid imagination that comes to life on the pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Good read

    Not what i expected , but it kept me reading

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  • Posted July 18, 2013

    Well Hugh Howey did it again. Just finished Half Way Home and fo

    Well Hugh Howey did it again. Just finished Half Way Home and for a relatively short book, he developed likeable characters, a plot that moved along and a unique setting. I became a fan of his after reading Wool then Shift. So far he has not disappointed. I would recommend this book and if you are a Howey fan, this is a must read.

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    Posted December 15, 2011

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