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  • Babylon's Ashes

  • The Expanse, Book 6
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,603
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,900

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • lots of filler

  • By Jesse Stevens II on 12-21-16

Extends the story, but very monotonous at times

4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

It is a logical next step in the series, but feels like a bridge to the next action. I only felt truly engaged with the story twice. The rest of the time i was bored.

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  • Thirteen

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 866

Marsalis is one of a new breed...literally. Genetically engineered by the U.S. government to embody the naked aggression and primal survival skills that centuries of civilization have erased from humankind, Thirteens were intended to be the ultimate military fighting force. The project was scuttled, however, when a fearful public branded the supersoldiers dangerous mutants, dooming the Thirteens to forced exile on Earth's distant, desolate Mars colony. But Marsalis found a way to slip back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW, Morgan Does it again!

  • By L. on 07-10-07

Worth reading

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-07

If you like Morgan's previous books then you will like this one. The plot is not as engaging as any of his previous works. It serves as the filler between present day and Market Forces and the trilogy. Don't listen to the people who wrote about the book being hard on religion. It's science fiction and is just presenting a possible view of the future. It's not hard to imagine why the Southern United States could be called Jesus Land...

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