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HALO: The Cole Protocol

HALO, Book 6
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Series: Halo, Book 6
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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The New York Times best-seller - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

It's 2535. It is the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, and the United Nations Space Command has enacted “the Cole Protocol” to safeguard Earth and its inner colonies from discovery by its merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the galaxy of lingering navigation data that could potentially reveal the location of Earth and ensure the destruction of humanity. Among those tasked with eliminating any trace of such dangerous information is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes - now saddled with a top-secret mission by the Office of Naval Intelligence...one that will take him to a corner of the galaxy 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, aided by a stronghold of human insurrectionists, are fleeing to the asteroids 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 factions. 

Luckily for the UNSC, this uneasy alliance is in the path of the Spartan Gray Team, a three-person 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 very best - an ambitious and ruthless Elite whose quest for nobility and rank is matched only by his brutality....

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  • jake
  • 23-01-2019

Issues in the recording

Sometimes the audio is broken and skips and doesn’t function correctly in this reading. It happens 2-3 times and isn’t a huge deal, but fair to warn of

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-08-2019

just some small issues

the background sound whenever there's a pelican is almost unbearably high-pitched it hurts my ears when I'm trying to listen to it there are also a couple of parts where the audio cuts out for a few seconds and then comes back in

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-06-2019

a significant amount of noticeable skips

audio skips a few times. it's not too bad but annoying. a decent story. word

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  • Ervin Jeffries
  • 06-06-2019

Crappy Arcade Shooter Music

Everything was great, story and reading, BUT I cannot stress enough how much the terrible arcade action music ruined the feel of the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-05-2019

nice

awesome back stories Lt. keys is the goat now to figure out what is the next book

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  • WFAB
  • 28-07-2019

Extraneous sounds

The book is riveting enough without annoying ambient noises representing aircraft or dramatic fighting music.

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  • Anthony
  • 04-07-2019

poorly written, music overcompensated

I've listened to or read all books in sequence up to this point along with the triple forerunner books and this is the weakest of them all this far. Its cringey to the ears with filler words and the narrator's pronunciation of a handful of Halo items is noticeable. All of the action scenes are overlayed with music, that more than anything is distracting. in all I wish I skipped. Hardly anything new came up in this one.

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  • Jamie
  • 20-05-2019

Great book

Great book and most importantly the Narator is good, but there are three occasions where there is a stutter and it appears to skip by 5-10 seconds. You don't appear to miss much.

Environmental background sound effects are good but the dramatic background music got a tad annoying. Thankfully the Narator worked with it well so it was still easy to listen to.