Never knew about James Corey. Amazing stories. Best orator I have listened to on Audible. On a side note, I think this series inspired Firefly. I'm sure that is no secret.
This is book 2 of the Leviathan Wakes series. This is one of the best series I have read. Great characters and the reader is phenomenal.
Yes, in fact I have.
The characters are well presented by the narrator and very well developed by the author.
He did all of them very well. Easy to distinguish who was speaking.
I love to read and working on my first book. Maybe it will be on Audible someday.
I very much enjoyed this story! The narrator isn't perfect, but he is very very good !
Even though I don't really care for the foul language, I have to admit that Avasarala was probably my favorite character in this story. She is a sassy badass UN administrator whom you don't want to mess with and ultimately gets the job done. She was the perfect character for this novel and perfectly balances the wimpiness of Prax even though they don't actually meet until about 80℅ of the way through the book.
I eagerly await next month when I can get the next story in the series.
This story is mostly just tropes and cliches. Good performance though, and despite the lackluster story, it's still a good time passer because the subject matter is interesting.
"I wear a fez now, fez's are cool"
I liked the first book in this series, it was a good sci-fi mystery. Slow, yet not boring. It was decently paced with two interesting enough characters. I was curious about them and wanted to know more. So with that in mind I bought the second book.
I didn't make a mistake. Not even a little bit. Even if I don't finish the rest of the series (more on that later) this is probably one of my all time favorite books that I have listened too. Jefferson Mays brings to life one of the more entertaining characters and makes her seem far more than real. I couldn't wait to get back to her chapters. Avasarala was funny, smart, caring, and someone I wanted to know. I wanted to meet this woman. Every chapter of her's, I listened too with a stupid grin on my face.
I enjoyed the rest of the characters as well. I liked the fact that the female warrior, Bobbie, was not a sexually addled brain dead boob machine. She could handle herself in a fight without being ridiculous. She was also portrayed as very smart and capable.
Prax was probably my least favorite character which is saying something because I enjoyed his chapters very much.
James Holden is a bit too much at times. His character growth throughout the series has felt a bit limited, but for me these books aren't about him but more about what's coming. It's about humans and their unending need to seek out new things with dire consequences. Underselling it a bit, but I am sure if you are reading this type of book you get the drift.
I am giving this book 5 stars because of Avasarala. Her character is truly why you listen to books. Especially when voiced so expertly.
I bought the 3rd and 4th books in this series because of the story, I found it entertaining, scary without being silly, and I wanted to know more about this mystery.
I haven't finished the 3rd one yet. Let's just say, the flaws of the story are starting to show, and there aren't any characters I am even remotely interested in. The first two books do a nice job of making the villain(s) seem far away, yet overwhelmingly present as well and very vague as to who the big bad is. At this point, I can walk away from the series and not feel like I am missing a whole lot and I won't be disappointed overly much although I am curious to see what happens, will just have to see if I can trudge through the 3rd book.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep.
I am loving this series & especially the new characters added.
I want more! Avasarala is a unique fascinating character who adds a lot to the series I am hoping to read more of her & of Bobbi too!!!
This was an excellent audio book. I thought it was definitely better than book 1. I didn't want it to end but I am hoping the next book in the series can match this. I love science fiction and would definitely recommend this.
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
It was a fun read but nowhere near a s good as the first. And anyone that plans on reading this novel needs to read the first book as this story takes up where the last left off. This book ends in a cliff hanger, so I hope the next one is as good as the first.