James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.
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“… kickass space opera.” (George R.R. Martin)
I'm a guy who loves stories and thought provoking books, especially thoughts that I have already had. Sometimes you need to hear it again.
a nice easy story to digest. the voice was well done too. subtle characters made for an easy listen
Too long on details. Plus another zombie book now in space. It's too bad because about half way through I started to take to the story with the detective and his lead to find the missing girl. Then he finds her it ends being a freakin' zombie book. uhggg.
Librarian to the Evil Empire.
Very fun little novel. I enjoyed it a great deal, particularly once I realized that it would be an amazing graphic novel. Of course it's a tele series, which almost as good.
I feel like I should re-watch the season to get more depth.
The book is actually quite long, so this audiobook has the added bonus of being of good value.
Unfortunately no. All the characters sound the same. More importantly, the reader read everything flat, there's no excitement, urgency, tension or any emotion when there's supposed to be.
I really liked the story, and definitely will read the second book. But because I did not enjoy the performance of this audiobook, I will probably switch to paper book.
Say something about yourself!
The narrative follows two characters, Miller and Holden. Both of them of are rather blank, "every man" type sieves with no real discernible characteristics of their own. Miller is a police detective, noir style, which I seem to find a lot in science fiction for some reason. Holden is a merchant spaceship captain. Both of them are trailing events that lead them to the discovery of dripping, rotting, infected individuals known as "vomit zombies."
And then we get all the normal zombie style tripe, evil corporations experimenting on people, with their atypical, amoral mercenary enforcers, and other such cliches, but all of this only after a very long, meandering story involving both Miller and Holden in events that have little to do with anything that eventually gets the zombie horde moving. Save Miller gets fired from the police force and goes private, then somehow falls in love with a woman he's tasked to find, who he never meets, to find out she's become a zombie and was already found dead. To boot, this character had the most interesting story told in the form of a recording. Maybe the story should've been about her.
Some personality, humor, even gallow's humor, characteristics, quirks, vices, histories, or anything added to the characters that would have made them matter. I don't like sieves, I don't like those blank slates that I'm supposed to impose myself on. Give me characters!
He was as about as enthusiastic as the characters. Monotone. Soft. He sounded like he was as bored as I was and just wanted to go to sleep.
All of them, and just follow Julie Mao, the person Miller was tasked to find. She was in the middle of things, and tracing her path was the only thing that gave me interest. It still would have been in the service of Yet Another Zombie Apocalypse, but would've been a damn sight better than those two effervescent nothings we had to follow around.
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