The story was great, just the ending for the detective was borderline ridiculous, but still a great story and I would download it again. The narrator did a good job too.
Successfully walks the path between technical and political, human drama and war story. Uses the seed of killer interstellar zombie virus and plants it in a believable near future solar society close to our own. Very nicely read. Smoothly written. I'm downloading the next volume now.
This was my first introduction to Corey's writing (and by transitive property, 50% of it I'm assuming, Daniel Abraham). Two things really stood out for me: 1) their/his ability to masterfully switch POVs throughout the book, making a brief transition when the Holden and Miller storylines met each other, thereby adding a feeling of immediacy and tension to the overall plot; and 2) creating a world that, while not too far distant from the one we know, I eagerly want to explore further - hoping the remaining titles in the series will do just that; am a big fan of quality worldbuilding (a la Sullivan, Erikson, Sanderson, Greenwood's Realms, Lynch, Brett, Butcher, to name a few). While some authors really hit you on the head with dense and deep worlds that require some unpacking (Erikson for instance), Corey's felt gradual and well paced.
Thanks Daniel and Ty. You've got me... bring on the stars!
This was my time listening to Jefferson - well done! I'd easily put him up on my top 15 narrators on titles I've listened to over the last few years.
Epic in scope and story. That's what I'll say about Leviathan Wakes. Fully deserving of its five stars (and a fresh new spot on my 'favourties' shelf).
Dialogue also deserves an honourable mention as I found the characters to feel "real" in their interactions (Amos was an excellent foil to Holden and others; Miller's tragic hero complex and 'realationship' with Julie - very well done; Fred's crescendo into the spotlight from the Butcher to the hero, etc).
Sci-Fi, Fantasy and sometimes a good horror book, I also like a classic now and then.
The Best of the Best in Science Fiction, Dark, Space Opera with a Kick Butt Detective as well!
Yes The Narrator brings this book to life, I am a die hard SYFI reader, I prefer Hardbacks, But this is great!
All of it, This was a great story line and it just keeps going into the next books as well!
Yes, great narrator, I am upset that in one book they took Jefferson Mays off. Hes a great narrator.
No, No, No, No abridged books please! The authors built a world and great characters, you have to go on the roller-coaster to get the rush, the same is here with the full story!
Take a look at the Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy 25th anniversary edition, if you went back and had Jefferson Mays read the one book he did not in this series and added a few bells and whistles his would even be better, you really need to spend the money on the really great SYFI books, and this series deserves it all. Great production, just nit picking one of my top favorites, and that is saying something as a avid space, alien, horror reader!
The narration has very little variation in the way of specific voices for the different characters, but is still enjoyable to listen to.
Jim Holden, Naomi Nagata, Amos, and Alex are all that remain of a much larger crew after they've been shot at, betrayed, and blown up. There are several factions who might want to be causing trouble-- Earth, the Martians, the residents of several huge stations, and the (asteroid) Belters. Humans have advanced to the ends of the Solar System, but still have sandbox hissy fits; only this time when they hit a friend, it's with nukes and hundreds of thousands of deaths. Enter an alien virus that everyone mistakes for an attack by someone else. And there's a wonderful detective cop trying to find a missing person. And there are powerful people whom you can't like or trust, but have to work with to save Humanity. At just over 19 hours, this is a great book to satisfy your sci-fi, space battle, detective yearnings.
I love the very plausible distinct ways humans have changed sociologically due to their different environments. And there are even physical changes, such as the Belters who, having spent most of their lives in null-G, are now taller and thinner than original Homo sapiens sapiens, with longer flatter heads. The Belters have also evolved a different Creole (Spanish, some French, German, Russian, and maybe even a tad of Chinese) as the only group who haven't tried to live in artificial gravity, but rather accepted the environment of Space. No one who grew up breathing free air (Earthers) can truly understand the mentality of the others who have to import their air, their water, and much of their other basic materials as well. It creates different cultures and outlooks, which, unfortunately, also creates new racial prejudices and political grievances. This is the very realistic, fully developed, well not quite universe, but Solar System, of the series.
These characters and the alien virus thrown into the racial tension and politics of the System are the basis of the series, and a very good one it turns out.
The four main characters represent four distinct personalities: Holden, the Good, always trying to do the right thing and tell the truth; Naomi, the Reasonable, balancing Good with Right; Alex, the Obedient, solid, honest, dependable, and following orders; and Amos, the Enforcer, a conscience-less sociopath kept reined in by his reliance of the moral compasses of the other three. The side characters are combinations of these essential traits. There is a lot of contemplation of best actions to take, and introspection of right and wrong, but these add depth to the action and fiction.
A follower of Jesus. An avid fan of historical religion (fiction or non). I am still a lover of Stephen King because of his writing.
Possibly a good story; however, I will never know. I could not get past the first few chapters because of the monotone performance. No joke...I actually fell asleep twice. Thank God I wasn't listening to this in the truck.
Not so much. I will just seek books with a different narrator.
Not at this time
Couldn't say until I hear the entire story, but that will not happen.