The Expanse
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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
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (240)

    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.

    Amos comin', yo!

    This prequel to James S.A. Corey's Expanse series, starting with Leviathan Wakes, tells the story of Amos Burton, whom we first met aboard the Rocinan..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2015 by David (Halethorpe, MD, United States)
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    Leviathan Wakes | James S.A. Corey

    Leviathan Wakes

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James S.A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3453)
    Performance
    (3105)
    Story
    (3104)

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    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.

    Formulaic and clunky

    Make it more like Peter F Hamilton. I did not care about the characters and it did not grip me.

    Reviewed on July 05 2015 by N (Oakleigh South, Australia)
  • 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
    Overall
    (2240)
    Performance
    (2043)
    Story
    (2046)

    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
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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.

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  • 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
    Overall
    (1740)
    Performance
    (1578)
    Story
    (1576)

    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
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1175)
    Performance
    (1079)
    Story
    (1067)

    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
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

    Enjoyed this even more than the last one

    Another great piece of Sci-Fi with all ingredients to make it superb. I actually enjoyed this one more than the last one and can't wait for the next o..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2015 by Issy (Australia)
  • 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
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (845)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (759)

    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.

    Terrifically fun, though increasingly predictable

    After a disappointing prior book, Nemesis Games returns the Expanse series to fun form, though it increasingly seems like each book is written as an a..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 14 2015 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)