For someone who didn't intend to wreck the solar system's fragile balance of power, Jim Holden did a pretty good job of it. While Earth and Mars have stopped shooting each other, the core alliance is shattered. The outer planets and the Belt are uncertain in their new - possibly temporary - autonomy.
Then, on one of Jupiter's moons, a single super-soldier attacks, slaughtering soldiers of Earth and Mars indiscriminately and reigniting the war. The race is on to discover whether this is the vanguard of an alien army, or if the danger lies closer to home.
©2012 Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (P)2015 Hachette Audio
"This breakneck tale will have readers itching for book three" (Publishers Weekly)
"Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights, freakish experiments, and twisty-turny mysteries . . . Only an excellent book series can pull them all off, and the Expanse will definitely be added to the shortlist of science fiction tales that manage to do so" (wired.com)
"Those who enjoyed the first book will enjoy CALIBAN'S WAR as much, if not more . . . A crackingly enjoyable read" (SFF World)
This is just a very personal preference but I find a voice with more roughness and aged patina more appealing for telling stories than that of younger adults. Of course there are exceptions as there always is but this is not one of them.
Great space opera - feels classic and yet fresh.
I missed Miller - he was substituted by Avasarala's greatness though. Also Prax was just too whiny.
Those are small blemishes though. This is a must-listen :)
"A Great Sequel to the Space Opera"
The Authors have not disappointed in this sequel, which could be better than the first installment.
It is the same narrator as Leviathan Wakes and he continues to do a good job in making each character recognisable.
"Another wonderful episode"
Really enjoyed this book. The ability to include vomit zombies, and keep things serious, nuf said.......
"Excellent sequel to Leviathan Wakes"
Excellent second entry in the Expanse series following the discovery of an Alien Proto-Molecule in our Solar System and the effects it has on individuals, on politics and on the military.
Many of the original characters are back alone with a few new ones. I especially liked the potty-mouthed Politician and Granny Avasarala.
Very well read by Jefferson Mays, I’m really looking forward to the third book.
A brilliant story, excellent characters and the narration is spot on! Definitely getting the full series!
"Great story well read"
Epic space opera, narrator does a great job. I look forward to the next installments.
Amazing!!!! Going straight for the next book. What a cliffhanger. I hope the new TV series can do this justice...
so complicated, too many characters and locations
at least half of them
it felt like a marathon, I was determined to finish it, I'm glad its finished.
"Solid, Science Based and Fantastic"
If you like solid sciences based SF with a good storyline, well developed and interesting characters and some really thought provoking elements, then this is for you! I loved it. Well performed, a great but human story. Very enjoyable.
Good conclusion to this soap opera SciFi series. Will try more from this author I'm sure.
"A brilliant follow on from the first book"
Caliban's War is a brilliant next book in the Expanse series.
It introduces a brilliant new ensemble of characters and some that fans of the TV series know a little already.
Chrisjen Avarsarala is great fun and swears like a sailor.
This book gives you a wider range of viewpoints than Leviathan Wakes and I couldn't stop listening. The epilogue has me hungry to see what plot twists are ahead.
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