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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: December 2008 ISBN: 9781427205292
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “[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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Fernandes | 1/26/2014

    " A great HALO story if you like gorrila warfare "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♥Serina♥ | 1/19/2014

    " This book is amazing! its basically reenacting the whole halo3 game in words. The saga is is a AWARD WINNING XBOX GAME! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K. Richards | 1/3/2014

    " Great book giving a new look into the halo universe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay | 12/26/2013

    " Not the same caliber as the rest of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/24/2013

    " it is the very unlikely for me to read these kind of books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vito Gardella | 12/18/2013

    " i read i tried to stick through it didnt make the person who wrote this book made it hard for me to stay with it i never had a harder time staying awake the beging was bad ass but i had to say it got boaring fast. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael | 12/6/2013

    " As interesting as seeing keyes' backstory is, the deviation from Nylund's writing style typical in the Halo novels detracts from the intrigue. While I've enjoyed the majority of the Halo novel series, I found myself struggling with this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sebastion Renshaw | 12/1/2013

    " Ever Since I first played Halo 1 I knew I loved it and would continue to follow this game. This is why I have even started reading the books published about the game and its many problems with the covenant. I recommend to any Halo enthusiast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jabari | 2/15/2013

    " Pretty Good Book. Just get confused with the names....and who the main character is "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Padre | 10/25/2012

    " Mind-numbing in its mediocrity. Unexciting and plain, nothing stands out in this book. Recommended only for insomniac Halo fans. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tanairi | 3/29/2012

    " I Started Reading this and it just got to the point where I could not read it anymore. It got boring real fast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 7/23/2011

    " this book is kind of slow in the beggining but it gets very good and alot of action and i like the story line "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trey Taylor | 5/30/2011

    " The book was to long and after a few day of reading it got old. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Padre | 11/18/2010

    " Mind-numbing in its mediocrity. Unexciting and plain, nothing stands out in this book. Recommended only for insomniac Halo fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 8/31/2010

    " Much better than I'd expected from a video game tie-in. Buckell even did a better job than clancy does in his latter works. And since you're on goodreads Tobias, thanks for writing this book, I really enjoyed reading it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edgar | 8/27/2010

    " I like this book because its entertaining and has action. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vaman | 8/27/2010

    " Really needed more Spartans and less aimlessness. Worst of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 8/9/2010

    " Not the best halo book, but not the worst. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Will | 8/8/2010

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 6/10/2010

    " OK book, scifi pap but still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jabari | 5/30/2010

    " Pretty Good Book. Just get confused with the names....and who the main character is "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tanairi | 5/4/2010

    " I Started Reading this and it just got to the point where I could not read it anymore. It got boring real fast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ?Serina? | 3/13/2010

    " This book is amazing! its basically reenacting the whole halo3 game in words. The saga is is a AWARD WINNING XBOX GAME! "

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