This book had me hooked and wouldn't let go. James Corey is a very talented author that makes all his work feel very real and every interaction to feel human and tangible. I would recommend anyone to give this a shot, there is so much for everyone. Love, action, mystery, suspense, space, science, sex, a perfect concoction of literary genius. Jefferson Mays does a very good job in my opinion. The characters feel unique and very fit to form, at no point did I feel the voice acting was lacking.
I like to listen to a broad variety genres but I've become a huge Sci-Fi fan.
The depth of the characters and the situations they find themselves in makes this a great series beginner.
May's performance of this story was solid! The voice he gave each character was believable and seemed to fit perfectly. Well done!
The third book in this series is a great story as well but...the narration was a stinker. Suffer through it...or skip it. I stuck with it.
As much as I love space opera and aliens, it was nice to read such a well-paced and exciting book set in our Solar system. The political tensions between Mars, Earth and The Belt make up much of the conflict, and the world building does a good job of immersing you in the Belt.
I really liked the characters in this story.
Prior to listening to this book I had listened to another looong story that was brutal (both the story and the narration). Because of that I was a bit leery to start another long story - but where as with the previous book it seemed long and never ending, I didn't. want this one to end. That's why I've already bought and downloaded the next book in the series - and I'm going to start it right now.
Geeks rule the world!
I started to read this because of the SyFy series "The Expanse". Typically TV/Movies based on a book are not as good, but after reading this I think the TV drama was better. I mean I like the book, it was gut wrenching, but the political intrigue of the TV version was far more captivating and had more settings.
So, what I liked best was the setting, Mars, Earth, OPA - belters. All the intrigue therein.
The scene where the Donnager was taken out by the mysterious stealth ships. Captain Yao was so confident in the Capital Ship, the Martians are so arrogant, and they were PWNED.
Captain Holden is a sanctimonious, egotistical bastard. I cannot stand him, I will take the TV version any time.