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Leviathan Wakes Audiobook

Leviathan Wakes

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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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.

©2011 Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“… kickass space opera.” (George R.R. Martin)

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    Amazon Customer 03-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Hard science and Dynamic Characters"

    I picked up this book after watching first season of Expanse. Story was great exploration of "close" space travel.

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    R. Peterman 03-05-16
    R. Peterman 03-05-16 Member Since 2016

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    "bringing razor back"

    I love sci-fi and this is a fun exploration of a concept I haven't read elsewhere. Lots of good fictional genres come together to make this a detective-romance-sci-fi story.

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    Inna's K. 03-04-16
    Inna's K. 03-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hooked after tv show"

    Watched a few episodes of TV show and started book at same time. Then watched and read in parallel, sort of worked except definite points of confusion forgetting what happened in show versus book. Not a big deal. TV show took many liberties to shorten the story.

    I like how the audio reader sort of matches voices from show, works well. The accents work and I like how he acts out the characters when reading.

    Just finished book 2 (took a few chapers to get into) and starting book 3 now.

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    william cozzo 03-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Really well done"

    I wanted to enjoy the whole story before binging on the syfy miniseries. good yarn well read. a bit draggy in parts but not enough to completely disrupt the momentum. probably won't reread but glad I took the time.

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    Amazon Customer 03-02-16
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    "Loved this story!"

    Wow. I was really blown away by this first book of the Expanse series. I came to it as a scifi fan and having already seen the Syfy version in January. I loved the writing and the pace of the story. "A room full of elephants dove onto his chest" is the best description of accelerating to several G's worth of gravity. Lol. I found the narrator a little slow but listening to it at 1.25x was fine. He did all the voices well and I could always tell who was talking. Buying the next book in the series as I type this!

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    James of Meadhe 03-01-16 Member Since 2015

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    "To many swear words for my taste."

    It sounds like it would have been a good story but the language was in the way.

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    seaan 02-27-16
    seaan 02-27-16
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    "Awesome read!"

    A little difficult to get through some parts. Very fun though. The ending is very pleasant. I don't feel like I need to read the sequel, but I think I will anyways.

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    Jon Bolland Bergen NY 02-26-16
    Jon Bolland Bergen NY 02-26-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story not super technical"

    Some said this was good for hard sci-fi. I don't think it was hard sci-fi, but it defiantly isn't fantasy like Star Wars. A great listen.

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    Sunscour Grant, Alabama 02-25-16
    Sunscour Grant, Alabama 02-25-16 Member Since 2016

    I love games, books and really great homemade pizza!!

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    "LOVED.. No really LOVED"
    If you could sum up Leviathan Wakes in three words, what would they be?

    Spaceships, People, Politics.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Leviathan Wakes?

    When Miller finally finds what he is looking for.
    I also really can't say because It will give an awesome thing away!!


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

    So Awesome, steady, flowing and expressive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yep, but you know life and all interfered.


    Any additional comments?

    This was amazing, Great fast paced and exciting. Just enough science to be interesting. A light touch of romance and political schemes.

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    patrick 02-24-16
    patrick 02-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great story"

    very good story. very well narrated , can't wait to read the next in the series.

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