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Publisher's Summary

The explosive third novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series. Now a major television series.

For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier. Until now. 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. 

Abaddon's Gate is a breakneck science-fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Caliban's War.

The Expanse: Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, Cibola Burn, Nemesis, Games, Babylon's Ashes, Persepolis Rising

The Expanse Short Fiction: The Butcher of Anderson, Station, Gods of Risk, The Churn, The Vital, Abyss, Strange Dogs

©2013 James S. A. Corey (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Politics, philosophical ideals, and humor mingle in a tale that will shock and surprise." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"High adventure equaling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology, and a group of unforgettable characters bring the third installment of Corey's epic space drama (after Caliban's War and Leviathan Wakes) to an action-filled close while leaving room for more stories to unfold. Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce, this superb collaboration between fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck should reawaken an interest in old-fashioned storytelling and cinematic pacing. Highly recommended." (Library Journal, starred review)

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Best scifi series I've ever "read"!

This has got to be the best scifi series I've ever read. The depth and detail that the Authors put into this series really pulls you into the story. They have beautifully showed a very believable space age future for humans.

They have an elegant way of showing all sides of the human condition. The good, and the bad sides. Our compassion, and our prejudice. Our curiosity, and our blind self judgments.

I'm only three books in, but each one is getting better as they go along. Each character is so layered that I've developed a connection to them. I feel like Bastian in "Never Ending Story" huddled over the book. Screaming at the characters, hoping they succeed!

These authors belong among the greats of science fiction, like Arthur C Clarke. And this series is a must read for any true Science Fiction fan.

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great book!

I really enjoyed the depth of story
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the book gives a positive view of choice... and of the future

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Did you read the first two?

If you read the first two and enjoyed them, read this one.

If you have not read the first two, don't read this yet. Read them.

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Jefferson Mays Knocks it out of the Park!!

This book was amazing. The writing is incredible and Jefferson Mays is literally the best narrator in audible. I can't recommend it, and the rest of the Expanse series, enough!!!

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Awesome series

I started these books because I watched the TV series. I am now obsessed with these audiobooks. I look forward to my drive to work.

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It has been emotional

I think this is my favourite ones so far out of the first 3 in this series

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great book, great series

Mays does a great job with the reading and gives life to the characters. If you're a fan of the shows, his interpretations will feel good going along with the way characters are portrayed on the show. if you haven't read the books yet, this is the first where some bigger differences occur.

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awesome

true character bleeds from this story. some issues determining who's talking, considering the original format. worth every minute.

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Great science fiction, I've been looking for this

The first book takes a few chapters to lay the foundation, its totally worth it!

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Upping the ante<br />

each one of these books is greater than the last. I'm so pleased that I started this series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-19

Love this series

Love this series of audio-books. Great stories and great narration. Put together very well indeed.

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  • Gery Lynch
  • 12-17-18

Continues the Saga in style.

Would advise reading earlier titles. However this volume continues in fine style. New characters blend well into the narrative. The concept is pure sci-fi and cleverly done.

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  • Tim
  • 11-27-18

Outstanding story read by outstanding voice

Enraptured from start to finish, even the belter accent was perfect as was the story telling

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  • Jonathan McGrath
  • 10-23-18

Fantastic

Another stellar entry in what is quickly becoming my favourite sifi series. Once again watching the TV show doesn't render the book pointless but instead the book embellished the story, with a few different characters just as endearing as the main cast.

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  • luke
  • 12-01-18

This series is so good!!!

I love these books. Great series written brilliantly by the author. Well narrated too. Keep them coming guys!!