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Caliban's War Audiobook

Caliban's War: Book 2 of the Expanse

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    jostein 02-21-17
    jostein 02-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Nice overall."

    Good job by the reader. Good story plagued by a couple of conspicuous inconsistencies, such as making a narrative point of a spacecraft having an airlock at one point, and then a new narrative point of it lacking airlocks at another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kamil D. 06-22-16
    Kamil D. 06-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Even better than the first one"

    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 :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Stephen Amos
    8/18/15
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    "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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • RJB1
    UK
    4/17/15
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    "A Great Sequel to the Space Opera"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/27/17
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    "Don't worry about the science, just enjoy"
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    This is good space opera. Tightly written and well narrated. Once I stopped trying to calculate the average speed of a fast battle cruiser (back of envelope calculation gave 0.25% of C) and how much H2 would be needed for the fusion drive, I enjoyed books 1 & 2.
    OK , it's not quite in Asimov or Iain M Banks class, but it's a worthy contribution to the genre.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Urmston, United Kingdom
    7/1/15
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    "Brilliant!"
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    A brilliant story, excellent characters and the narration is spot on! Definitely getting the full series!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    5/13/15
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    "Great story well read"

    Epic space opera, narrator does a great job. I look forward to the next installments.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • DarrenWeaver
    3/18/17
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    "Brilliant and believable"
    What made the experience of listening to Caliban's War the most enjoyable?

    Jefferson Mays has the perfect voice to express the words of the author in my view


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'd seen part one as a tv series on Netflix (or was it Amazon) and the tale carried on the narrative well, with just the right amount of character exposition, plot jeopardy and in some cases, descriptions bordering on the poetic and philosophical


    What about Jefferson Mays’s performance did you like?

    Jefferson Mays has the perfect voice to express the words of the author in my view


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Expanse Season 2 - I'm hoping it's already in production


    Any additional comments?

    (Eerie glimpse of the future) Don't let anyone else narrate. It's almost like James Corey and Jefferson Mays have a personal relationship

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I K.
    3/8/17
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    "awesome"

    a great sci fi book.. really nice production, great place, a wonderful read all around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • m1lkman
    2/28/17
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    "Fantastic book and performance"

    I couldn't stop listening to this one, great story and pace. Also a wonderful performance. I love the warmth and humanity of the book, it avoids the coldness I often find in sci fi books that prevent you really engaging with the characters. I find myself really caring about these people and feeling the emotional connection makes the story much more important to me as a reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr P Eldridge
    2/24/17
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    "Another great book in the series"

    Had never come across Corey before this Expanse series but it really is a high end space opera. Roller coaster ride of a story and great likeable but flawed characters. Long may it continue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SuzieQ
    UK
    2/22/17
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    "Excellent in every respect"

    I cannot imagine any Sci-Fi fan not thoroughly enjoying this book. The story is amazing, the writing brilliant and the narration first class. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and although I had read the book previously the narrator did a superb job in bringing all the characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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