For someone who didn't intend to wreck the solar system's fragile balance of power, Jim Holden did a pretty good job of it. While Earth and Mars have stopped shooting each other, the core alliance is shattered. The outer planets and the Belt are uncertain in their new - possibly temporary - autonomy.
Then, on one of Jupiter's moons, a single super-soldier attacks, slaughtering soldiers of Earth and Mars indiscriminately and reigniting the war. The race is on to discover whether this is the vanguard of an alien army, or if the danger lies closer to home.
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"This breakneck tale will have readers itching for book three" (Publishers Weekly)
"Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights, freakish experiments, and twisty-turny mysteries . . . Only an excellent book series can pull them all off, and the Expanse will definitely be added to the shortlist of science fiction tales that manage to do so" (wired.com)
"Those who enjoyed the first book will enjoy CALIBAN'S WAR as much, if not more . . . A crackingly enjoyable read" (SFF World)
Excellent second entry in the Expanse series following the discovery of an Alien Proto-Molecule in our Solar System and the effects it has on individuals, on politics and on the military.
Many of the original characters are back alone with a few new ones. I especially liked the potty-mouthed Politician and Granny Avasarala.
Very well read by Jefferson Mays, I’m really looking forward to the third book.
The Authors have not disappointed in this sequel, which could be better than the first installment.
It is the same narrator as Leviathan Wakes and he continues to do a good job in making each character recognisable.
This is good space opera. Tightly written and well narrated. Once I stopped trying to calculate the average speed of a fast battle cruiser (back of envelope calculation gave 0.25% of C) and how much H2 would be needed for the fusion drive, I enjoyed books 1 & 2.
OK , it's not quite in Asimov or Iain M Banks class, but it's a worthy contribution to the genre.
A brilliant story, excellent characters and the narration is spot on! Definitely getting the full series!
Had never come across Corey before this Expanse series but it really is a high end space opera. Roller coaster ride of a story and great likeable but flawed characters. Long may it continue.
I cannot imagine any Sci-Fi fan not thoroughly enjoying this book. The story is amazing, the writing brilliant and the narration first class. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and although I had read the book previously the narrator did a superb job in bringing all the characters to life.
Corey is a excellent author and this story just keeps getting better and better. Mays dies a fantastic job of narrating it and overall this was a excellent listening.
And now I'm of to listen to next book om the series 🙂
If you enjoyed exploring the universe from the first book, this is an excellent continuation. The plot is less brilliant than the first book but still pretty great.
Yes, it just flows really really well.
Good job by the reader. Good story plagued by a couple of conspicuous inconsistencies, such as making a narrative point of a spacecraft having an airlock at one point, and then a new narrative point of it lacking airlocks at another.
"Even better than the first one"
Great space opera - feels classic and yet fresh.
I missed Miller - he was substituted by Avasarala's greatness though. Also Prax was just too whiny.
Those are small blemishes though. This is a must-listen :)
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