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Caliban's War Audiobook

Caliban's War: The Expanse, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

James S.A. Corey’s best-selling hit Leviathan Wakes earned Hugo and Locus Award nominations. In Caliban’s War, the second chapter of Corey’s Expanse series, a desperate Earth politician works tirelessly to prevent war from reigniting. Meanwhile, upheaval takes root on Venus and Ganymede. And amidst this tumult, James Holden and his crew on the Rocinante are charged with the impossible task of saving humanity from a terrifying fate.

©2012 Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 01-14-15
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 01-14-15 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    "Good, but not as good as the first"
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    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.

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    noneya 05-06-13
    noneya 05-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Follow Up"

    Ok this was an excellent 2nd book. The first book took me a bit to warm up to but now I like it. Good intrigue in this book and the characters to me are growing and we are finding out more about the alien biologics and it doesnt look good. Narration is done well no negative marks on that from me. If your looking for a good story this certainly qualifies on all points.

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    Keith Arlington, TN, United States 10-11-12
    Keith Arlington, TN, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellance!"

    Caliban's war lived up to the reviewers praise. The story line built on the last book and the moved forward in the lives Holden and crew. One thing that I really liked about the book is it's charachter transistions. Characters exit the scene when it makes time sense. The perfect example is the Holden losing his job with the OPA. Holdens character is to always go off half cocked.He accused the leader of the OPA of purposelly releasing the last sample. Thus he was fired and the natural transistioning out of the OPA. Story wise and character wise the exit was perfect and the reader was not left to wonder.

    The hole left in the story when detective Miller left was smoothly replaced with another story line. The story line followed along with what we knew about Holden and his crew. The missing daughter gave Holden the avenue to remain famous by pleeing for help. Bobbie a troubled Marshian Marine was also introduced into the story. Her trials and tribulations go through out the book and I think she will be the next member of the crew.

    Best of all was the end of the book. Detective Miller is back and I cannot wait to fond out what is next. Just like a good soap opera, the surprise will keep you coming back.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brad Carter East Garafraxa, ON 10-01-12
    Brad Carter East Garafraxa, ON 10-01-12

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    "Worth Joining Audible for!"
    If you could sum up Caliban's War in three words, what would they be?

    Venus is alive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Caliban's War?

    The last sentence of the book gave me goosebumps, and has me waiting impatiently for the next instalment.


    Which character – as performed by Jefferson Mays – was your favorite?

    Mays does a masterful job voicing Avasarala. She is a strong character to begin with, and Mays gives her a biting, ascerbic edge that is pitch perfect.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moments between Amos and Prax are touching.


    Any additional comments?

    This performance is so strong, you would be cheating yourself to only read the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    I.M.Skeptic 08-21-12
    I.M.Skeptic 08-21-12
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    "Excelent sequel to the first novel,"
    Would you listen to Caliban's War again? Why?

    Yes I would and have. The way this series of books is written you have parallel threads from differing viewpoints telling the story. This means that If you have a favorite character you can skip ahead following that character and for the most part retain the sense of the storyline.

    Then you can go over it again with another character etc.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bobbie the Martian Marine was my favorite.


    What does Jefferson Mays bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a good job of simply reading the story so that you forget who is reading the book and the characters take center stage


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The very end when an old character makes an unexpected appearance


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next book.

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    Rob Petrizzi 06-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Yeah, I'm going to keep reading this series."

    And, you should too.

    More character perspectives than the last book and they were glorious! It allows us, as readers, to find out about the person organically, rather than a paragraph of description. I'm invested in these characters and I can't wait to start the next one. Bye!

    Oh, and Jefferson Mays' narration is delightful =]

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    Scott Duncan 06-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen if you like sci fi"
    Where does Caliban's War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best performances I've heard. There are so many important characters that the narrator does a great job differentiating.


    Which character – as performed by Jefferson Mays – was your favorite?

    Too many to chose.


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    @K_Speckmann 05-18-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Expansive Fascination..!"

    Mr Corey caught me again..!
    I love the characters he built and am so looking forward to the next book in the Expanse series. If you like science fiction and a great story, this is for you. Thank you, James S. A. Corey, and Jefferson Mays!
    Liked - a lot - and highly recommended.

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    Erik 05-13-16
    Erik 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sci-fi's back!"

    Sci-fi more riveting and visual than I've had in ages! The Expanse television show set the scene, but the written word brings depth and detail that enriches the story immensely. Even the action has me on the edge of my seat, heart pounding.

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    Steve Ypsilanti, MI, United States 05-07-16
    Steve Ypsilanti, MI, United States 05-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    "To ordinary"
    Where does Caliban's War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am not a big fan of the science fiction that doesn't take biology into account. When the authors only look at advancements in technology the books seem kinda boring. I really like it when the authors take a real stretch and start to imagine people as far reaching and as biologically advanced as they are technologically advanced.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have had the people be as advanced as the the technology.


    What does Jefferson Mays bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed different portrayals of the characters, it brought depth to story.


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