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Tiamat's Wrath

The Expanse, Book 8
Lu par : Jefferson Mays
Série : The Expanse, Volume 8
Durée : 19 h et 8 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 notations)
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The eighth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series. 

Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. 

In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. 

At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortázar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father, the emperor, doesn't guess. 

And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. 

Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule - and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose - seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough....

©2019 Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • Global
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enjoyable

this is a truly good book with a good performance from Jefferson Mays. I'd recommend

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • A. Treiber
  • 28/03/2019

unfortunate bug in chapter 39

I'm enjoying the heck out of this story and performance, so it threw me when I heard the narrator interrupt their narration at the end of chapter 39 with the word 'four- oh-nine' before 'when they're not jokes'. I feel like I missed two or three critical seconds.

gives me a bit of empathy for the characters when they're 'Missing Time', I suppose.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Ben Rosen
  • 27/03/2019

Absolutely incredible

I listened to the whole book within 24 hours. Absolutely amazing and right up there with the best sci fi ever written.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lore
  • 12/04/2019

Big moments as the series nears the end...

After the events of the last book, Babylon's Ashes, the Expanse series was clearly building up to a crescendo and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. Tiamat's Wrath is the eighth book of the series, with only one more to follow if James S. A. Corey sticks to the current plan, and it took only a single sentence for the point to be made that this series is nearing the end. To keep things spoiler free I won't say what that sentence was, but know that this book is full of big moments and if you are a fan of the series then you will not be disappointed.

The crew of the Rocinante may be dispersed, but they are all playing their parts to keep humanity alive even if a myriad of other individuals seem hell bent on seeing it turn out otherwise. The story moves along from big moment to big moment and just like spending time with old friends it is over far too quickly. In contrast to the first sentence, which made it clear the series was ending, the last sentence lets you know there are still big things to come. The final book is going to be a doozy and I wish there was more than one book remaining because there is still a lot of story to tell here.

Even though I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I do have a couple of criticisms. First, the humor that has always been a part of this series now plays a much smaller role, and second, it felt like some of the story was a little bit contrived this time around. Both are minor criticisms and far outweighed by all the good things, so ultimately I find myself just as eager for the next book in the series as always. 

Jefferson Mays narrates the story once again and I will take his excellent portrayal of all these wonderful characters over the TV series any day of the week.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • wjb
  • 26/03/2019

For want of not revealing too much of this wonderful book...

I’ve actively chosen to keep my review what will seem overly simplistic, and moreover in no way fitting for this or any masterpiece, though I feel it a must. That said, I’ve already begun to listen a second time; for those not realizing the fact, keep in mind that this was just released (03.26.2019). That’s how good it is. And that’s how little I want to give away. If you want spoilers, read elsewhere. Thank-you.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Wolf
  • 11/05/2019

Starts out a bit slow but turns into a great story

the story started out slow, but the pieces feel into place as I read on. as always I loved the characters and who the story is told from their viewpoint. great read

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Inky Digits
  • 03/04/2019

Loving the series, 1 error in narration

This is easily my favorite science fiction series right now. To say that this is the story that I've been waiting for would give me too much credit for having high expectations and good taste in science fiction, and understanding too well its potential. I am surprised and delighted over and over again.

You've got interesting characters that grow and change, a good grounding in real science and philosophy (although the latter might be more appealing if it were more imaginative and less academic--kind of pins one to 20/21th century sensibilities), sociopolitical intrigue (even if this volume lacks Chrisjen Avasarala it's still a good book), extra-dimensional threat, and adventure on a grand scale--spanning more time and space than most other Sci-Fi.

My one and only grip is an editing error; at 14:40:25 the narration skips part of a sentence and seems include "409" in its place. The reading is otherwise excellent.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Tim
  • 31/03/2019

Christmas came Three Months later

Toward the end of the year, I always look forward to the holidays. Not because family time, good eating, and going broke at buying useless gifts, but James S. A. Corey (pen names for both authors), always publish another novel in the Expanse series usually in December. I wasn't a fan of "Persepolis Rising" for obvious reasons that I won't write about, but "Tiamat's Wrath" redeemed this series by 10 folds.

I couldn't get enough of this book. Each time I fell asleep in the evenings while listing, I needed to go back to see what I'd missed. These authors came back firing with all thrusters and #8 was exactly what I was hoping for. My only complaint is when they thanked George R. R. Martin at the beginning of the book. We all know that Martin doesn't finish anything!

Christmas came three months later and it brought me great joy at reading this book. I'm hoping it won't take Corey(s) too long to finish the Expanse. After finishing up "Tiamat's Wrath", I'm more stoked on how Amazon will continue on with the tv show.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Kacenka
  • 22/05/2019

Not sure I'm going to make it

I read all the previous books so in my head I imagined a different voice. Why this accent? Why so much pathos in his voice? I find it so irritating. I'm on chapter 8 and I'm between being bored and depressed. For the record, English is not my native tongue but to me an American narrator would be so much better since the authors are American. It just seems that I'm in a complete minority.

  • Global
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  • Nathan Raddin
  • 19/05/2019

fantastic!

fantastic story. fantastic science. fantastic reading of it. my very favorite sci fi story ever!

  • Global
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  • Richard
  • 18/05/2019

Really Like This Series

I continue to enjoy this series. It is not often that an author ( or authors) can sustain a story arch through so many books. I also appreciate the narration. The characters are voiced with their own inflections and cadence. It is done without being overbearing, a talent I appreciate after hearing other narrators do it less aptly.

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  • Regina
  • 06/05/2019

A little too much j.r.r. martin

this is an excellent book but one can feel martens influence. he is just that bit too trigger happy. it may be all the rage to kill off everyone and their dog but it does not necessarily make the best plot decision.

  • Global
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  • Simon Cordt
  • 06/05/2019

My personal favorite of the series

Struggled with the previous narrative, starting with the Free Navi, the whole Marco storyline felt half-baked and also the 7th book was not entirely to my taste. But this one made it all worth going through.
I love the writing style of the authors so much. The way of describing how after some 20 or 30 years Naomi and Alex ascend back into space with the good old Rocinante is just beautiful.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Johannes Härkönen
  • 26/04/2019

Bad audio quality, great book.

Audio quality was way worse than previous book, it almost physically hurt my ears at times to listen to this. Be sure to download the higher quality version, as the default quality one is near impossible to actually listen to. Despite that, the book itself was great, as was the narration.

  • Global
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  • Nies
  • 16/04/2019

Gute Fortsetzung einer großartigen Serie!

Fantastischer Sprecher, spannende Story und differenziertes Außenandersetzen mit dem für und wieder einzelner Handlungen. Top!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 02/05/2019

Recording quality issues

Sometimes the quality of the recording changes suddenly. It sounds like the mic was farther away when they re-recorded some parts. Quite irritating. Especially when it happens for a really short sentence.

Apart from that I really enjoyed the 8th book of the expanse. For me the second best of the series.

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