The Expanse
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  • 0.1
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    The Churn: An Expanse Novella | James S. A. Corey

    The Churn: An Expanse Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante, Amos Burton was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid you or killed you. Unless the authorities got to you first.

    Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, and the upcoming Cibola Burn, The Churn deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed Expanse series.

    Glad I could speed up the audio!

    While in every other respect, the performance was great, the narrator spoke a bit too slowly for my tastes. Great storyline. Amos is a very interestin..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 12 2016 by Philip (Decatur, AL, United States)
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    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 1
    Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey

    Leviathan Wakes

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
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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.

    Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

    This was really modern science fiction, if not quite up there with the best-of-the-best, it was close. Unusually for hard science fiction, the charac..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2012 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
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    Leviathan Wakes: Book 1 of the Expanse | James S. A. Corey

    Leviathan Wakes: Book 1 of the Expanse

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
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    Far EastHumanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.

    First book on audible.

    Loved it. Different than The Expanse series in TV, but I liked the crew dynamic in the book more.

    Reviewed on February 01 2016 by Gajdos ()
  • 2
    Caliban's War: The Expanse, Book 2 | James S. A. Corey

    Caliban's War: The Expanse, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    James S.A. Corey’s best-selling hit Leviathan Wakes earned Hugo and Locus Award nominations. In Caliban’s War, the second chapter of Corey’s Expanse series, a desperate Earth politician works tirelessly to prevent war from reigniting. Meanwhile, upheaval takes root on Venus and Ganymede. And amidst this tumult, James Holden and his crew on the Rocinante are charged with the impossible task of saving humanity from a terrifying fate.

    No sophmore slump as both plot and writing improve

    Leviathan Wakes was a really solid example of modern hard SF space opera - Caliban's War is better. Corey (actually two authors, but they generally do..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 17 2012 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
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    Caliban's War: Book 2 of the Expanse | James S. A. Corey

    Caliban's War: Book 2 of the Expanse

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
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    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.

    Narrator voice

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2016 by David ()
  • 2.5
    Gods of Risk: An Expanse Novella | James S. A. Corey

    Gods of Risk: An Expanse Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    As tension between Mars and Earth mounts, and terrorism plagues the Martian city of Londres Nova, 16-year-old David Draper is fighting his own lonely war. A gifted chemist vying for a place at the university, David leads a secret life as a manufacturer for a ruthless drug dealer. When his friend Leelee goes missing, leaving signs of the dealer's involvement, David takes it upon himself to save her. But first he must shake his aunt Bobbie Draper, an ex-marine who has been set adrift in her own life after a mysterious series of events nobody is talking about.

    Breaking Bad on Mars

    Another one of the Corey writing duo's "filler" novellas set in between their Expanse novels, this one takes place on Mars shortly after Calib..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2015 by David (Halethorpe, MD, United States)
  • 3
    Abaddon's Gate | James S. A. Corey

    Abaddon's Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
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    The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

    The worst part is waiting for book 4

    For a book series with a rumored TV adaptation, the 3rd book arrived on Audible with little fanfare. I awaited and searched for release dates for mont..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2013 by Greg (Springfield, OR, United States)
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    Abaddon's Gate: Expanse, Book 3 | James S. A. Corey

    Abaddon's Gate: Expanse, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    Overall
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    For generations the solar system--Mars, the moon, the asteroid belt--was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artefact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artefact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core.

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  • 3.5
    The Vital Abyss: An Expanse Novella | James S. A. Corey

    The Vital Abyss: An Expanse Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
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    Somewhere in the vast expanse of space, a group of prisoners lives in permanent captivity. The only company they have is each other and the Belters who guard them. The only stories they know are the triumphs and crimes that brought them there. The only future they see is an empty life in an enormous room.

    James S.A. Corey and Jefferson Mays!

    I could listen to Jefferson Mays read these authors' writing anytime. I wish he would re-record the other stories that Erik Davies narrated.
    The ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 09 2015 by Brian (Milwaukee, WI, United States)
  • 4
    Cibola Burn: The Expanse, Book 4 | James S. A. Corey

    Cibola Burn: The Expanse, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave. The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

    Decent Story, Lacking Good Narration

    Because it's the first thing everyone is jumping on, I must admit that the narration did leave something to be desired. The narrator isn't horrible, h..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 24 2014 by Striker (Atlanta, GA)
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    Cibola Burn: Book 4 of the Expanse | James S. A. Corey

    Cibola Burn: Book 4 of the Expanse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    Overall
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    The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home.

    A good story, badly narrated

    The change of narrator really made this a difficult book to get through. I probably wouldn't have stuck with if not for the knowledge that the next bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 15 2016 by David_lr ()
  • 5
    Nemesis Games: Book 5 of the Expanse | James S. A. Corey

    Nemesis Games: Book 5 of the Expanse

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
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    A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle. Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price.

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    Nemesis Games | James S. A. Corey

    Nemesis Games

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
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    A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

    An excellent bounce back

    Nemesis Games returns the Expanse series back to top form. With the Rocinante in serious need of repair due to the events of Cibola Burn, the crew dis..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 27 2015 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 6

    Babylon's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone.

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