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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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    Rosie 06/10/2015
    Rosie 06/10/2015
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    "Long Winded"

    I have enjoyed The Expanse series a great deal so far however Abaddon's Gate is defiantly the weakest of the three so far. Very long winded with the character racing about in circles a great deal of the time.

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    Mr 02/03/2015
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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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    Joe Ireland 07/12/2016
    Joe Ireland 07/12/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Slightly disappointed, still invested"

    Weaker story. Some repetitious writing. Still great, still invested. Great narration. Excited for next one.

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    Jason Berry 27/11/2016
    Jason Berry 27/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, but performance clean up needed"

    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.

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    XopsX 26/11/2016
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    "Best book in the series so far"

    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....

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    Seb 21/11/2016
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    "love the story"

    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

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    Jon Harrison 06/11/2016
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    "Best so far in series"

    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.

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    mr Paul B Mitchell 18/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "can't wait for the next one"

    well read, and well produced. very few, if any language artifacts I find annoying in other book series.

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