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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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By Kelly on 05-16-09

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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By Fenrir96 on 05-02-13

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

The Thursday War


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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By Aaron on 03-03-09

Awesome listen

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

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By Owen on 08-02-17


An engaging and exciting tale of humanity behind enemy lines as well as a look at characters like Jacob Keyes and the arbiter

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By Harrison on 02-22-15


narrator amazing, writing spot on, solid story. Definitely reccomend to any Halo fan or anyone ready for a story..

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