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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I love games, books and really great homemade pizza!!
Spaceships, People, Politics.
When Miller finally finds what he is looking for.
I also really can't say because It will give an awesome thing away!!
So Awesome, steady, flowing and expressive.
Yep, but you know life and all interfered.
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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