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Babylon's Ashes

Book Six of the Expanse
Lu par : Jefferson Mays
Série : The Expanse, Volume 6
Durée : 19 h et 58 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 notations)

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A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood.

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 1,000 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.

Outnumbered and outgunned, the embattled remnants of the old political powers call on the Rocinante for a desperate mission to reach Medina Station at the heart of the gate network. But the new alliances are as flawed as the old, and the struggle for power has only just begun.

As the chaos grows, an alien mystery deepens. Pirate fleets, mutiny and betrayal may be the least of the Rocinante's problems. And in the uncanny spaces past the ring gates, the choices of a few damaged and desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity.

©2016 James S. A. Corey (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group
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I'm really happy with this book. the story is compelling. In my opinion this is much Superior to Cibola Burn

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  • Bert Heymans
  • 28/12/2016

This time around the story just stalls

What disappointed you about Babylon's Ashes?

There are plot holes and the way characters behave is really weird. Nobody appears to be really angry/hurt/traumatised about the attack on earth. That just doesn't make sense. The story went nowhere this time. It feels like the authors are stalling.

What was most disappointing about James S. A. Corey’s story?

I was missing all the ingredients that make The Expanse a great series for me, like a good Holden story (he feels left out this time), great action writing (too sparse) and alien stuff/new worlds/new technologies/mysterie development.

The space battles where OK, Bobby was OK, the Prax and Vandercaust bits where good, but it fails to save the book for me.

What didn’t you like about Jefferson Mays’s performance?

He has a nice and consistent voice to listen to, but he's not my favourite. Some of the Belter slang is weird to listen to, it's supposed to sound foreign but the way Jefferson May pronounces them is weird. I didn't recognise the German or Dutch in it for instance. It must have been really hard to do, reading a boring story with characters speaking a self-invented language half of the time.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Babylon's Ashes?

We got even more Marko this time (the blandest villain character ever), a meek Avasarala (!) and boring details about the struggles of Micio Pa. I would have cut a lot, if not most of it.

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  • Ales Drobek
  • 21/10/2018

A new height of dragging the story

A few genuinely great space opera pearls drowned in mountains of padding. I've seen my share of this tactic but the Expanse authors mastered it to an absolute perfection.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28/09/2017

Anti-climactic end

Amazing characters, but the ending wasn't that good. It was too abrupt and ambiguous I think.

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  • Siert
  • 13/01/2017

Touching

These books are incredibly well written. It makes you part of the crew of the roci in a way few writers are able to.

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  • Erik
  • 17/12/2016

Awesome! Just awesome!

James S. A. Corey is back and better than ever. The authors are changing their narrative style a little by telling the story from every relevant angle making this a complex but very exciting story! Everything we love about the expanse and a little more.

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  • Henri
  • 06/03/2020

Invisible pieces falling together leaving a mark

Possibly my least favorite book in the series, but this is expanse so it's still onw of the greatest books, things don't happen because they are the main characters but because they are the people they are doing their best in these situations

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  • Rasmus
  • 09/10/2019

Can't listen anymore

The whole setup for the plot from the last book was so infuriatingly bad it tainted everything about this book and then the characters become war profiteers all of the sudden. No thanks.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10/04/2019

addicted

started on book one and became instant addicted to the books :) listen to them or read it is on my top 3 list off books

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  • Johan Karlsteen
  • 19/02/2019

Awesome as always

I just can't stop listening to this series and I dread for the day when the last book is released.

Story is obviously taking place in the same universe as the previous books but this time centered around Earth, Mars and the belt. We learn a lot more about the back story of the main characters while they are all on their separate journeys for the first part of the book.

I liked it even though you can kind of guess the ending quite early.

On to the next one!

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  • CoolHand
  • 03/08/2018

Rocinante jousting against the human condition

this is what scifi is meant for: to tell better stories expose the human condition and offer a glimmer of hope that perhaps we can achieve a future. both science and tech are lights that expose where we stand as a civilisation and as what as a collective our choices could be.
while this book follows closely in the footpath of the series it is perfect as a sequel to nemsis games but outshines it as a thought provoking examination of our understanding the terror of freedom.
if you are looking for gripping stuff then read book 1 and 2 for pure joy of scifi by authors who have come to know their characters and understand the full impact of the tech books 3 and 4. this book, 6th is the jewel of the series but cannot be separated from 5. so perhaps 5 and 6 are a super book.
the great thing here is the consistency of Jonathan Mays as the narrator. his performance and the production again set the high water mark.

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  • Malte Sussdorff
  • 04/02/2017

Spannend wie die anderen Teile

Durch eine Vielzahl von Points of View biete dieses Buch Einblicke in die Vielzahl von menschlichen Schicksalen sowie Einstellungen welche sich nach den Katastrophen des vorherigen teils entwickelt haben. Wie immer gut gelesen und geschrieben erinnert mich die Geschichte durchaus an aktuelle Gegebenheiten und wie sich die Wahrheit immer zu den eigene Gunsten drehen lässt bzw.

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  • J. Knigge
  • 21/11/2017

Hoher Standard gewahrt - aber keine Überraschungen

Die Serie ist fesselnd und auch dieser Teil hat alles, was die ersten fünf Teile auszeichnet: tiefenscharfe Charaktere, spannende Handlung, hohes Niveau, komplexes Netz an Zusammenhängen. Allein: Der Rahmen bleibt unverändert und der Showdown war in Band 1-5 spannender.