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Abaddon's Gate Audiobook

Abaddon's Gate: Expanse, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights, freakish experiments and twisty-turny mysteries" (Wired.com)

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    T Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom 08/06/2015
    T Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom 08/06/2015 Member Since 2014

    Over 1000 titles since July 2005. Fairly eclectic tastes: award-winning literature, page-turning pulp plus non-fiction. I don't sight-read.

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    "Another enjoyable romp"

    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.

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    RJB1 UK 17/04/2015
    RJB1 UK 17/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "The Expanse Series Continues to Impress."
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    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.

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    Mr 02/03/2015
    Mr 02/03/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Could not stop listening ."

    Loved the story, some overtones of space odyssey with Miller character, but overall excellent and well narrated . I would recommend.

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    Mr. J. Young 03/06/2017
    Mr. J. Young 03/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Less substantial than usual?"

    This book felt a bit drawn out versus others in the series, but still an interesting part of the expanse universe.

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    Mr J S Fagan 14/05/2017
    Mr J S Fagan 14/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Abandons gate"

    It's a good story, a continuation of the journey of some good characters with real emotions. What I like about these books is that everything is realistic and explained well, without having to have a degree in Astro physics to understand. It was well read, and to be fair to Jefferson Mays he has done a good consistent job through the series so far. I sometimes struggle with American accents, but he does well. Next book on download as I type......

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    Ivan Poliakov 10/05/2017
    Ivan Poliakov 10/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Ran out of steam"

    Loved the first two books, but this one just drags on and on with very little actually happening. The overarching story is fine, but the filler is excessive and sometimes embarrassingly poorly written. "He was hoping X would happen, except that he wasn't". Don't think I will continue with this series.

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    "Very good story and narration. Loved it."

    Very good story and narration. would strongly recommend to all Sci Fi fans out there.

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    Anders Munk-Nielsen 24/03/2017
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    "Excellent, better than book 2"
    If you could sum up Abaddon's Gate in three words, what would they be?

    Old-school space opera


    What did you like best about this story?

    The scale of things feel bigger, more important. And some awesome new ideas are introduced as the story's universe expands. And as always, new lovable characters.


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    Mr P Eldridge 16/03/2017
    Mr P Eldridge 16/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent 3rd book in the series"

    Once again Corey manages to introduce interesting new characters to interact and play off your old favourite. The story is well formed and wants you to keep coming back but it is the interaction between the crew that keeps me coming back.

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    Mr. W. Carter Reading, UK 15/01/2017
    Mr. W. Carter Reading, UK 15/01/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Good"

    Like the other books so far in this series, the narration is excellent. This is a good book and keeps you interested throughout.

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