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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.

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    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

    Commentaires

    "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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    Génial

    Roman absolument génial. excréments réaliste malgré le fait qu'il s'agit d'un Space Opera. petite longueur au milieu du roman mais une fin absolument sublime.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Nick
    • 05/07/2015

    Formulaic and clunky

    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Make it more like Peter F Hamilton. I did not care about the characters and it did not grip me.

    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It did have a clever take on advanced bio tech, but not worth slogging through entire book for. And I really grew to hate hearing about Pachinko machines.

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jefferson Mays?

    And the narrator was horrible, hated listening to his voice.The guy who does the Peter F Hamilton books.

    Could you see Leviathan Wakes being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, I hope not.

    Any additional comments?

    It was a novel trying to be a great space opera I guess. The author needs to learn from Peter F Hamilton. The story needs to feel real, to be alive, I guess you need to create an alternative world the reader can get lost in. It needs something truly sc-fi not cobbled together from 21 century earth ideas, but something truly born of the future, from its seeds in the past. I thought the Belters etc were shallow and uninteresting, I found the rivalry between Earth and those living in the Asteroid belts and Mars unconvincing, boring and pointless. I got what the author was getting at, but it was not a fun entertaining story, at least for me, and I have been reading sc-fi fi for 35 years, and love Asimov, Heinlein etc...
    It sort of read like those boring military stories.

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    • Ben Luck
    • 31/08/2019

    Good read

    Really enjoyed the world building. Miller was MVP, looking forward to seeing where the story goes after that final scene

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    • Anonymous User
    • 13/08/2019

    One day I'll be nostalgic about this story

    A little slow to start with, a lot of action and not enough character chemistry for my taste. However, once it picked up it reminded me of Firefly, and the rest was smooth sailing.

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    • Neng
    • 03/07/2019

    Glims to the future of space

    i love a science fiction that pay so many attention to details.

    i have never imagined politics in space like. now i have seen it. well, listened it.

    i really like how the news are presented in the book. different people/faction will report different point of view of the news and thus it feels very real life.

    i have never seen clash of ideas between characters. it is quite thought provoking when the two main characters come together and discuss an action. Both have solid, but drastically different point of views. it was hard for me to decide who is right or wrong.

    the book feels like a detective story. keep digging through layers of facts to expose the real truth.

    one of the character, Miller, has a really good character arch. don't want to say too much here, but i did not know it is so interesting to see a character spiraling down.

    Highly recommend this book.

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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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    • Anonymous User
    • 08/03/2020

    Even Better

    Huge fan of the TV show, but the book and narration just blew me away. I do like the book more, but it was fun imagining characters from the show. Can't wait to listen to the other books!

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    • Tim
    • 10/02/2020

    No idea how good the book is ...

    ... but I could not get myself to listen to the monoton narrator... fudbdiehcbsixbsjzbcjdnxbdj
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    • Jonathan A. Sylvester
    • 04/09/2019

    a great look at humanitys future plus aliens

    A great look at the social and economic issues that humanity will have to deal with as we venture into our local star system.

    honestly wondering why the author felt the need to include the alien oogyboogie but at least it's interesting in its own right.

    would have loved to seen this type of nearish future story without added improbabilities but please don't let this stop you from listening to this.

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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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    • Marcel Morsdorf
    • 14/11/2016

    Monoton

    Der Sprecher ist so monoton das man sich eher fühlt als wäre die Geschichte ein Sachbuch. Daher habe ich das Hörbuch abgebrochen.

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    • 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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    • diana gaete
    • 04/12/2020

    Very good.

    I came here looking for copper.. ended up finding gold. The character development is very nice and the story traps you immediately. Recommended.

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    • SAX
    • 08/10/2020

    Great Entertainment


    I couldn’t put it down, great story!
    I really loved the tv series, so I was unsure weather I will like the books, but it was wonderful to re-enter this universe and I think, having seen the show first helped greatly to have a good orientation right from the get go.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 21/08/2020

    A SciFi master piece

    This story has it all: Mystery, big ships, small ships, action politics, humour, drama and a big part realism. It's reasonably well researched but avoids being held back by its drive to be more realistic. That said, if you are looking for lasers, deflector shields and gravity generators you will be disappointed. Humans in this somewhat distopian future have to make due with rail guns, torpedoes and missiles.

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    • Calzone lover
    • 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.

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    • Sophia Bohlscheid
    • 08/08/2022

    Absolutely addictive!

    It's been a while since I've listened to an audiobook instead of reading myself and I have to say I got hooked almost immediately!

    PLOT / STORY TELLING:
    I watched the Amazon series THE EXPANSE beforhand (which honestly is a more than decent adaptation of the rather detailed storyline!), but the actual books are so worth it! Corey manages to build a complex, yet easy-to-follow storyline and well-rounded characters using clear, concise language. Even though I already knew the plot, I was literally spellbound!
    Corey's books reflect on the dark sides of humanity and international politics without appearing schoolmasterly, intertwining them with space travel and the threat of extraterrestial/alien life.

    AUDIO:
    Jefferson Mays captures the tension perfectly with his way of reading and brings the characters to life with subtle changes in pronunciation. His voice can easily be listened to for several hours without getting annoying (which is what usually keeps me from enjoying audiobooks) and the speed is adequate.

    Definitely kept me up at night and made working whilst listening actually fun!

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    • Andre Gienapp
    • 28/07/2022

    Gorgeous story, even the Tv adaptation is well

    A modern sci-fi story, but where physics are largely intact (wink to Star Trek and many others).
    Characters of the Rock are slowly being developed in this first book, leaving a thirst for more.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 29/04/2022

    It's perfect.

    The Expanse is my favorite series. It is impossible to say enough goo things about it or Jefferson Mays' superb reading of it, and I won't try to summarize all my praises when there are already so many other testimonials here. Do yourself a favour and give it a shot.