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Halo: The Cole Protocol | [Tobias S. Buckell]

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 2006
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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.

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    WT Wizard Midland, TX, United States 05-02-13
    WT Wizard Midland, TX, United States 05-02-13 Member Since 2006

    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
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    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

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    Joshua REDWOOD CITY, CA, United States 08-15-14
    Joshua REDWOOD CITY, CA, United States 08-15-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Another good Halo Book. Best narration of them all"

    Another enjoyable Halo book. Get some of the backstory of Jacob Keyes. This is by far the best narrated book of the series. Jonathan Davis does a lot of different the voices...and knows how to correctly pronounce Mjölnir.

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    Gi'me my stuff!!!! Vancouver, WA 10-20-13
    Gi'me my stuff!!!! Vancouver, WA 10-20-13 Member Since 2005
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    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!!

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    rob colorado springs, CO, United States 03-27-10
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    "I think it's a sequel?"

    It started out o.k. but I am finding hard to finish. I think I need the other books to fill in some back story first.

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    Michael Yorktown, VA, United States 08-31-12
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    HI i like pie do you feel the same about pie i hope you do

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

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    GET MORE OF THESE PLEASE!!! It was rilly good.

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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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