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Halo Audiobook

Halo: The Cole Protocol

In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its Inner Colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the universe of lingering navigation data that would reveal the location of Earth. Among them is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes. Thrust back into action after being sidelined, Keyes is saddled with a top secret mission by ONI.
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In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its Inner Colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the universe of lingering navigation data that would reveal the location of Earth. Among them is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes. Thrust back into action after being sidelined, Keyes is saddled with a top secret mission by ONI. One that will take him deep behind enemy lines, to a corner of the universe where nothing is as it seems.

Out beyond the Outer Colonies lies the planet Hesiod, a gas giant surrounded by a vast asteroid belt. As the Covenant continues to glass the human occupied planets near Hesiod, many of the survivors, helped by a stronghold of human Insurrectionists, are fleeing to the asteroid belt for refuge. They have transformed the tumbling satellites into a tenuous, yet ingenious, settlement known as the Rubble - and have come face-to-face with a Covenant settlement of Kig-Yar . . . yet somehow survived.

News of this unlikely treaty has spread to the warring sides. Luckily for the UNSC, this uneasy alliance is in the path of the Spartan Gray Team, a three-man renegade squad whose simple task is to wreak havoc from behind enemy lines in any way they see fit. But the Prophets have also sent their best---an ambitious and ruthless Elite, whose quest for nobility and rank is matched only by his brutality . . . and who will do anything to secure his Ascendancy and walk the Path.

©2008 Microsoft Corporation (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Kelly Lawrenceville, GA, USA 05-16-09
    Kelly Lawrenceville, GA, USA 05-16-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Keeps you on your toes"

    It is impressive that the character development between the Covenant races is significantly extensive. Johnathan Davis also did a great job in narration. However, between the Covenant races of the Prophets, Sangheili,Kig-Yar, Unggoy and the two opposing factions of the UNSC and the Insurrectionists. There is alot to keep track of. Overall it was a good listen.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    WT Wizard Midland, TX, United States 05-02-13
    WT Wizard Midland, TX, United States 05-02-13 Member Since 2015

    Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

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    "Read order update."

    The correct read order is as follows:

    Halo: Contact Harvest
    Halo: The Cole Protocol
    Halo: The Fall Of Reach
    Halo: The Flood
    Halo: First Strike
    Halo: Ghosts of Onyx

    KILO-5 Novels

    Glasslands
    The Thursday War
    UNTITLED

    Miscellaneous

    Halo: Evolutions


    These books can be read first as they are "Chronologically" before all the others. But I recommend reading them last as the first batch opens the door to the Haloverse.

    Forerunner Novels

    Halo: Cryptum
    Halo: Primordium
    Halo: Sillentium

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Gi'me my stuff!!!! Vancouver, WA 10-20-13
    Gi'me my stuff!!!! Vancouver, WA 10-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "I want more!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    I am bummed out there are no more books in this series. Every time I listen I want to play the game. Every time I play the game I want to listen. I hope they will release a new one soon!!! Hint hint!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-26-16
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    "Good story"

    It was a good story but the music was a horrible addition taking away from the book

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    Steve 03-04-16
    Steve 03-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great reading"

    The story was well told and the story was entertaining. Athough it can be a tad melodramatic with the character readings, it was done extremely well.

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    Ann-Marie Haas Niec Burlington WI 12-23-15
    Ann-Marie Haas Niec Burlington WI 12-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great book with stellar storytelling"
    Would you listen to Halo again? Why?

    I would listen again, I am an hardcore halo fan and this book is just great.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Your face, he just was such a great guy it was hard to put the book down cuz of him


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The halo ring


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes I cried the whole time


    Any additional comments?

    Read or die

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-14-15
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    "good book"

    good book, shows the way humanity outsmarted the covenant during the war and how they managed to be a force to be reckon with

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    Randy 09-21-15
    Randy 09-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    Really good story with good characters. Presentation was really good with some subtle sound effects used in some parts. Blended in well and didn't distract from the experience. My only gripe is that I wish multiple narrators would have been used between the different viewpoints like previous presentation Contact Harvest.

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    abraham angulo 08-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great short chapters"

    One thing that I like about this one is that the chapter are short, this make it so you can listen to them on short drives without having to leave mid chapter.

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    jordan 08-17-15
    jordan 08-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    loved the story, the narrator whispered too much. found myself constantly turning up and down the volume

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  • Aaron
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    3/3/09
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    "Awesome listen"

    I loved this title, the narration was awesome, words cannot express how exciting this was.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • llewellyn lewis
    2/18/16
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    "Compelling..."

    I want more of these stories to listen to which place the Halo universe in focus.

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  • Elizabeth
    Belper, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    9/28/09
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    GET MORE OF THESE PLEASE!!! It was rilly good.

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  • Rory
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    Really good read... I wish there were more books from this author.

    Once I started reading it I could not stop...

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