For generations the solar system--Mars, the moon, the asteroid belt--was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artefact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark.
Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artefact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.
©2014 Ruth Field (P)2014 Hachette Audio
"Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights, freakish experiments and twisty-turny mysteries" (Wired.com)
Over 1000 titles since July 2005. Fairly eclectic tastes: award-winning literature, page-turning pulp plus non-fiction. I don't sight-read.
Another enjoyable romp from Corey’s “Expanse” series. Our heroes, Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante, have new problems – as if the proto-molecule and all it has been creating weren’t enough already! This 3rd novel of the series sometimes lacked the break-neck pace of the earlier books, but there are nice plot developments, new characters to introduce and of course lots of action sequences. Same narrator, Jefferson Mays, as 1st two books – he does a good job.
Although, in my opinion, it is not as good as the first two books, Abaddon's Gate is great continuation of the series. The Authors continue to flesh out their universe and developed well thought out characters. I eagerly await the next installment.
narator is fab as always, and I love this sci-fi series but the story doesn't carry as well. I think that's just cos I miss Bobby and Christian...
The story is fantastic, like the other books great characters. certainly worth a listen or read.
Seems there are a few repeating sections - not sure if this is software related or the recording.
I am a huge fan of the ship to ship combat in this series and this book has surprisingly little, yet still managed to entertain and capture me for the entire thing. Love the characters and will be seeing this series through to the end. Another great narration from Jefferson too... although I gather I will need to burn through the next one to get back to his tones for the 5th instalment....
it's not the best written book (he said,she asked) but I love the story all the other series have been humanity already has interstellar travel.
this one though is a nice build up from leaving earth with pre-ftl
Really great book. Full of suspense as well as action. The only thing missing from this one is any view from the outside of the gate, more Avasarala would have been welcome to give the peroxide of the home worlds. The story telling and intertwining arcs reach a new high in this one, stepping up the action a notch and adding some extra welcome suspense to the mix. Great.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.