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Cibola Burn Audiobook

Cibola Burn: The Expanse, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Enter a new frontier.

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.

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. Innocent scientists are slaughtered as they try to survey a new and alien world. The struggle on Ilus threatens to spread all the way back to Earth.

James Holden and the crew of his one small ship are sent to make peace in the midst of war and sense in the midst of chaos. But the more he looks at it, the more Holden thinks the mission was meant to fail.

And the whispers of a dead man remind him that the great galactic civilization that once stood on this land is gone. And that something killed it.

Please note: The original recording has now been replaced with a new performance by Jefferson Mays. If you own this audiobook, simply re-download it from your library to access the new recording.

©2014 James S.A. Corey (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    Amazon Customer 05-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Expanse keeps rewarding."

    I was searching for my next great read when I came across Leviathan Wakes. What I found was a whole hell of a lot more. Each book in the series dives deeper into such a well thought out and intricate story arc that makes it seem like a plausible future for mankind. Cibola Burn is no different. Even with the alien aspects much more prominent throughout this book ,I can almost believe in a time that the trials in this story will one day be true to form. My only gripe is that Erik Davies isn't quite the emotional narrator that the previous one was. He sounded a tad robotic in his delivery at times. But if that is the only thing I have to complain about than I can certainly love with that. He's not terrible. Just not the same voice I had heard throughout the other books.

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    Lucas 05-07-17
    Lucas 05-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great listen"

    Loved it! Maybe not as fast paced as the previous books but some seriously cool parts! I rewound multiple sections just because it was sooooo fun to listen to! Moving on to the next one now.

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    James 05-06-17
    James 05-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic way to advance the story."

    Started out very similar to "Speaker for the Dead" in the Enders game series. New planet, new lifeforms, frontier politics, a main character mediator sent to sort it all out. It ended very much in the Expanse way. Great story advancement in the series and it sets the stage for more to come.

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    Kyle 05-03-17
    Kyle 05-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Solid Entry in the Series"
    Where does Cibola Burn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As of now Top 10. while I enjoyed the previous books a bit more this one grew on me as it went along.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cibola Burn?

    About half way or so through the book things really picked up and I was fully on board.


    Have you listened to any of Jefferson Mays’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not however after this performance I am excited to listen to the rest of The Expanse series which he also narrates. I came into audio books due to my long drive so I was hesitant. However I have listened to a few books now and the narrating can make or break a book. He was amazing. I would recommend him for sure!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would like to listen to all my books in one sitting however it is not possible haha.


    Any additional comments?

    Solid book with some great narration. I read the prior books in the series on my phone. Having listened to this book I do not know how I could go back to reading. Jefferson Mays provides a great performance and just brings something special to the books. I am looking forward to listening to the other books.

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    Darren 04-29-17
    Darren 04-29-17 Member Since 2011
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    "really enjoyed this book."

    good book really like the series, enjoyed the listen, can't wait for the next one.

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    Aaron Johnson 04-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "good book"

    This is a good book to listen too, you should give it a listen sometime.

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    D. Testerman 04-28-17
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    "Run playback at 1.2 times normal speed"

    The book took me several months to finish because the diction on the narrator was so hard to listen to. Stuck somewhere around chapter 12, I set the playback to 1.2 times the normal playback speed and it made his diction and narration speed tolerable and mostly normal sounding. With that, plus the story itself finally picking up, I managed to get through it and enjoy the book, if not the reader.

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    Ian Stuart 04-24-17
    Ian Stuart 04-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A great addition to a fantastic series"

    First, the narration is some of the best I've heard! The range of voices means I'm able to follow along with who is speaking even before the text announces it!
    The story is a wonderful space epic and I keep finding myself chuckling at the little details. The authors must have a vast store if knowledge because they have inserted inside jokes from many fields of study in this one.

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    Adam 04-20-17
    Adam 04-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "What happened to the old narrator??"

    Outstanding book, pisses me off they swapped the voice behind it all. That's my only gripe.

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    Bangkok Thai 04-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "favorite of the series"

    definitely my favorite book of the entire group. very imaginative. this is my second time listening to it.

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