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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,075 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tobias S. Buckell, Tobias Buckell Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Halo Series Release Date:
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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.

An exciting addition to the Halo series, Tobias S. Buckell's Halo: The Cole Protocol is a must-listen.

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  • “[HALO: THE COLE PROTOCOL] is one of the best-made audio books in my fairly extensive collection. Jonathan Davis is a very good reader, using accents well, easily distinguishing even closely related characters, and making the pronunciation of all the Covenant vocabulary seem effortless. Bruce Baugh, Tor.com

  • The eleven hours of this audio book seemed to whizz by, such is its pace and excitement. Enthusiastically narrated, the listener is taken straight to the action and is immersed in it totally.... be aware that in listening to this you will probably want to listen to others in the series. Make sure you have plenty of shelf space. Rod MacDonald, SFCrowsnest

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by nooker | 2/3/2014

    " Finished this a while a go, but I remember really liking it as with all other Halo books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by joe mama | 1/31/2014

    " i didnt really like it because the words are to straight forwardand it is brocken into too many chapters. it is about refuges that make asteroids their home and trade with alien rebels. a commander goes around making sure ships dont have info so aliens find out how to get to earth. the aliens betrey the humans but a group of spartens helps them escape on a huge asteroid "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Will Hopkins | 1/30/2014

    " While I ordinarily like Halo books, I had to force myself through this one. Buckell's style is still pretty immature, though it shows promise. His characterizations are just too shallow and the story fails to draw in the reader. I don't recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Micah | 1/27/2014

    " It may be my favorite of the Halo books I have read. The Halo Universe is a fun sand box to play around in and Tobias S. Buckell seems to have a good deal of fun with it. It's a quick and mostly inoffensive read. I liked a bunch of the characters and the plot didn't fall apart, so that's really all I'm looking for in a sort of silly cash in book. "

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