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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.

©2013 Jams S.A. Corey (P)2013 Recorded Books

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  • Joel
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 11-29-17

Worst of the first three

Narrator was fine. Characters, at least the main ones from the series, are why I finished it. But the story is a little silly. Has a couple of Bad Guy characters that feel really cartoony

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The first book is the only one any good.

After the first book of the series, the quality of writing fell off dramatically. The second book is torture and the third even worse. Do yourself a favor and stop after the first book.

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Love this series.

These books are great. I can't wait to start the next one. Highly recommended. Great voice performance, great depth, great characters, and great narrative.

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  • JEFFERY
  • Sparks, NV, United States
  • 11-15-17

Great book

The book was very good but the story is a little slow in the beginning and feels different than the other book, but it will not disappoint.

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Great modern SF in the classic mold

Loved the action, characters and plot (mostly}. Couldn't stop listening for the last four hours. (What's the audio equivalent of a page-turner?) The climax was a little too deus-ex-machina for my taste, but the plot supported it, so I can't complain much. And the way the ending leads to future stories is brilliant.

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new classic

the character development in this book rivals Tolkien. the plot is so enticing and attractive, the twist and turns get more unpredictable with each book! this series is an instant classic!

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  • Tom
  • AGUANGA, CA, United States
  • 11-03-17

The best sci-fi on the planet

This book would have been a satisfying ending to a trilogy but it just doesn't stop and it doesn't stop getting better with every book in the series. The depths of insight into Human Nature, the numerous conflicts that all seem so real and possible, and the superb character development and consistency throughout every book in this series makes it one of the best science fiction stories you'll ever find.

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What a Story

The Expanse series is so good. Abaddons Gate is an amazing third book in the series. The momentum of the story moves along powerfully and the performance is top shelf.

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Fantastic

So good give it a read and listen so good so good so good the reading the quality is great and the story pulls you forward

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What happens next!?

Looking forward to the next book in the series!! I liked the interest set up for the exploration of new worlds!