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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
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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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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hard to heqr

the silly sound effects make listening very hard. also makes it hard to hear. 🤦

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music was a miss

didn't like the music in this. it didn't need it. and if they really wanted the music, focus more on adding it correctly and more often

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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
  • 07-09-2019

I want a refund, poor quality, okay story

Great look into Keyes' background and has some high points but it is far from my favorite. Spartan lore doesn't fit the Halo Culture but its not too far removed. The fight scenes were poor in story and in performance..with weird music... the recording skips out in places.. easily 4 times as other reviews state. Honestly the only redeeming qualities were Keyes and some cool ambient scene noise for the pelican scenes

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  • FOXSK91
  • 26-08-2019

not worth it

only painfully listened to it so I didn't miss any bit of the halo lore. brook was written poorly and the audio book was read terrible. and what was with the music during all the fight scenes.???

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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
  • 14-01-2020

glitches

It has some noticeable gaps in the audible. I hope they plan on fixing this issue.

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  • collin
  • 10-01-2020

3 glitch’s in audio

There are 3 small parts the audio glitches and you miss about 15 seconds total in story

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  • Christian Harris
  • 08-01-2020

Very good narrator, story fun but a bit choppy.

Chapters too short as story bounced around each of the 4 plotlines. Still good though!

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  • Thomas
  • 26-11-2019

Decent

This wasn't my favorite of the series, but it was definitely a good read. The only real issue I had was that I didn't see how this was essential to the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-2019

amazing book

great all the way through, amazing back story to halo lore and the reader has amazing talent at creating different characters with his voice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-10-2019

Weird music choices

love the story. good narrator. weird music choices considering the style of halo games typically uses.

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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.

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  • Dr. Respect
  • 28-12-2019

great book, but audio has a few glitches

there were a few glitches in the audio that broke up the story a bit but no fault of the book, which is excellent