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Leviathan Wakes

The Expanse, Book 1
Lu par : Jefferson Mays
Durée : 19 h et 9 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 notations)
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A colossal and staggering take on the future of mankind, James S. A. Corey brings his latest and arguably his best, Leviathan Wakes: The Expanse, Book 1 as a full and unabridged audiobook, narrated by the brilliant Jefferson Mays. This series depicts a populated solar system and the demise of Earth’s resources. Planetary unrest is brimming between the colonies, human and alien alike. With the fateful discovery of a deeply-rooted secret, a full-fledged war could be the ultimate ending of it all. This is utterly spellbinding. Available now from Audible.

Description

Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. 

Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.

©2011 James S. A. Corey (P)2014 Hachette Audio UK

Critiques

"It's been too long since we've had a really kickass space opera. Leviathan Wakes is interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written, the kind of SF that made me fall in love with the genre way back when, seasoned with a dollop of horror and a dash of noir. Jimmy Corey writes with the energy of a brash newcomer and the polish of a seasoned pro" (George R. R. Martin)
"A winning blend of old-school space opera and modern sensibility... Corey combines no-nonsense storytelling with hard-boiled dialogue as the novel races to a truly cosmic ending. An excellent start to a promising new series" ( The Telegraph)
"Corey... has created a refreshingly blue-collar tale, with well-drawn characters and a compelling narrative sweep. Roll on Book Two." ( Financial Times)
"If you love tales packed with worldbuildy details like how humans cored asteroids, pumped them full of atmosphere, and spun them up for gravity's sake, then you'll love this novel to pieces" ( io9)

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Excellent

This is one of the best Sci Fi book I've ever read. The universe is complex and James S.A. Corey really worked on it but he also has a gift for writing.
He has a very good grasp of our society and people. Every character is different and seems real, with emotion and depth.
The technological aspects are also plausible and the fact that it only take place in our solar system make it so much closer to us than most Sci Fi stories.
I also love that everything takes times. Not just few hours but days, even months. We forget too often that exploring space means so vast distances it take a lot of time to cross.

If like me you seen the TV series first, you will not be disappointed but you should still read the books. ;-)

And last but not least Jefferson Mays is one hell of a narrator !

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Thomas
  • 01/02/2016

First book on audible.

Loved it. Different than The Expanse series in TV, but I liked the crew dynamic in the book more.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07/06/2018

Wow of a story and production.

Second time for this book and will follow all books of the Expanse. I'm so hooked. Thanks guys.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • F. Joubert
  • 05/02/2019

Enjoyment

Book is so much better than the TV series. Nice mixture of predictable and surprise. Narrated very well - narrator never attempts to get in the way of the story, just like Holden and Miller. Enjoyed the book very much.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lars Bergan
  • 02/02/2019

Fantastic and gripping

I have watched the Expanse, and wanted to get into the books. This did not disappoint. Loved it from start to finish. A must read!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Marcus Elia
  • 24/10/2018

Hard meta-science-fiction

Recommended for readers of detective, suspense, and science fiction alike. The discomfort from the ragged edges of the deeply flawed main characters— almost caricatures borrowed from noir— is lifted by the relatability of the Everyman secondary characters who love them.
The plot, like the Leviathan antagonist, is simply too complex to sum up in a short review. Fans of Star Trek, the Matrix, and late-20th-c hard sci-fi will all have reference points to navigate from, though, as Corey paints his impression of one possible collision of an extra-solar force with the inward-looking politics of humanity.
The actor’s performance was excellent by virtue of his character voice, and the direction recreated the warm feel of a well-thumbed paperback. Highly recommended.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • pender891
  • 25/09/2018

Worst book i ever listened to

Might as well have copied and pasted the book on one of those programs that read it out loud with a robot voice.

There is zero acting, zero character diversification, i don't know who's talking and if it's a female, a male, a old man or a kid untill at the end of the sentence he says ".... Name said". It's awful.

I'm 9 hours into it and so far the story is about problems not solving themselves and stacking up to a point that i'm staeting to forget how it started.

How did this series get so many positive reviews?

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • BoliteUvo
  • 01/07/2018

amazing story

decided to try this after watching the tv series. the book is even better than the tv show. narrator takes a little getting used to, but after a chapter or two you stop hearing him and start hearing the story. will definitely continue on with the series.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20/05/2018

Surpassed Expectations

Well Written. Much more philosophical, introspective and nuanced than the TV series. Still their complimentary.

  • Global
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20/04/2018

Sci-fi that doesn't forget the "Sci" in Sci-fi.

I moved the show on TV. But as usual, the book is more deep story wise, and I really like how the characters are in the books. It is worth a read even if you have seen the show.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Johan Granholm
  • 06/10/2017

Good sy-fy

saw the serie and thought I give the book a go and they followed each other pretty well.
took a week of listening to get through and it was interesting the whole time.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Nachtflug
  • 05/06/2016

Gute Story - Sprecher Naja

Die Geschichte (die ja auch Vorbild für die Fernsehserie "The Expanse" auf SyFy ist) ist wirklich spannend und sehr gut erzählerisch umgesetzt.
Was mir den Spaß am Hörbuch vermiest ist der Sprecher. Leider schafft es der Sprecher nicht die Geschichte mit besonderer Betonung vorzutragen. Es ist nicht komplett monoton aber im Vergleich zu anderen Hörbüchern deutlich schlechter.
Es fehlt auch komplett jedes "Voice Acting", also dass jede Person ihre eigene Stimme vom Sprecher bekommt. Das macht es teilweise sehr schwierig der Geschichte zu folgen da man nicht mehr sicher ist, wer gerade was gesagt hat. Es nimmt einem auch teilweise einfach den Spaß an der Geschichte da es recht monoton einfach nur "vorgelesen" wird.
Sehr schade für so ein herausragendes Buch.

Inzwischen ist auch der zweite Teil bei Audible verfügbar, aber ich bin wirklich am Überlegen, ob ich mir den wirklich hole aufgrund des schlechten Sprechers.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas
  • 04/04/2015

Größter Nachteil: Teil 2 nicht erhältlich

Halten Sie die Hörbuch-Ausgabe von Leviathan Wakes für besser als das Buch?

Jain. An sich ja, nur gibt es – wohl aus Lizenzstreitigkeiten – Teil 2 und 4 (noch) nicht auf audible.de. Caliban’s War gerade als Ebook gekauft.

Was mochten Sie an der Handlung am liebsten?

Wirklich gute Space Opera auf solarer Skala. Schon Fiction, aber klar erreichbar von heute, ohne dass unmögliche Technik nötig wäre. In etwa vergleichbar mit Blue Remembered Earth und 2312.

Gab es im Hörbuch einen Moment, der Sie ganz besonders berührt hat?

Ja, aber Spoilers.
Doch, einer: als erwähnt wird, dass jemand noch nie einen echten Himmel gesehen hat. Sterne und Weltall sind ja nicht dasselbe.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Christoph
  • 18/04/2019

Wer braucht schon eine Verfilmung?

Die Geschichte unterscheidet sich merkbar von der Netflix Umsetzung.
Sie gewinnt dadurch an Tiefe und Komplexität und wird dadurch ein wenig griffiger.

Der Sprecher scheint etwas leise.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Calzone lover
  • Berlin, Berlin
  • 05/03/2019

Sociological punk in the solar system

Lots of classical elements mixed up with a believable universe. Characters are relatable and likeable. Laws of physics aren’t broken and there’s more a sociological focus than a science fiction focus.
Only the one main character is too stereotypical to be realistic. The other main character is a bit too classic and may seem out of place. But I really enjoyed everything that happened around them. How the other people interacted with them and how the consequences they faced with every decision didn’t get swept under the rug but actually dictated the story throughout it’s telling.
I’ll be continuing this series.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Kunde
  • 09/03/2018

Traumhaftes Setting in unserem Sonnensystem

Nach einer Eingewöhnungszeit gut verständlich.
Die Geschichte ist anspruchsvoll genug und Umgebungen werden detailliert dargestellt.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Christian
  • 19/12/2017

anfang schlecht, später gut

der anfang war nicht so gut jedoch wird die geschichte nach den ersten drittel besser

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • johannes
  • 16/10/2017

one of the best

The expanse searies is one of the best sci-fi searies i've read / listened to and Jefferson Mays reading it aplifies the experience.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Roman Kalocsay
  • 28/05/2017

Very captivating

The story turns out to be a very captivating epic sci-fi adventure with lots of different well drawn scenes. Especially the characters are well elaborated. However the reader is good, but somewhat monoton. He has the ever same pronunciation pattern in every sentence. You need to get used to him, than is ok and you can concentrate on the great story.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • SaigonSunset
  • 24/05/2017

Great ...

.. story that makes you want to continue all the way to the end. Narrator is fantastic too.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Thorsten W.
  • 05/05/2017

Sehr, sehr gute Unterhaltung.

Es ist der erste Teil einer tollen Space-Opera. Eine facettenreiche Geschichte mit tollen Charakteren. Sehr gut gelesen. Die Story fesselt vom Anfang bis zum Ende