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Nemesis Games Audiobook

Nemesis Games: Book 5 of the Expanse

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Publisher's Summary

A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees.

The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price. And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left.

©2015 Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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"As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form." (io9.com on Leviathan Wakes)

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    Mr. S. Wallace-jones 10/06/2015

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    "Stunning next episode"

    As usual a great plot and wonderful characters. Great to learn more about the back story of our core team and in such an unusual way. Thank you for bringing back Jefferson Mays as the narrator.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S. Morris London, UK 25/07/2015
    S. Morris London, UK 25/07/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Space Opera At Its best!"

    Wow! what can I say! Just finished reading James S.A Corey's fifth
    instalment of his Expanse series of books and I believe this is his best
    book yet. Now, that's a pretty weighty statement in light of his first three
    books. Granted, his fourth part of this series wasn't quite up to his
    incredible ability to tell a ripping yarn but on balance Corey sets a very
    high bar and so for those who have read his other books in this series I think
    my assertion that this could well be the best to date is an indicator of the
    quality and fantastic story-writing skills that is Nemesis Games.

    Although this is Corey's fifth book in his Expanse series, it is by no means
    the last. There is just so much scope for further books that Corey has an ever expanding canvas from which to work with. As with his previous parts to this series, we are left with a tantalizing and somewhat unexpected cliff-hanger that has left me chomping at the bit for the next book. I was fortunate enough to have picked up on Corey's work late enough to have all first five parts of this series available and so no waiting time for the next one. Now, though I'll have to wait quite a while.

    Corey brings together all the characters from previous stories such as the Martian marine Roberta Draper, the cranky under secretary Avrasarila and even Clarissa Mau and weaves them into this story and pulls them all together in a very satisfying way like an old friends reunion but is integral to the unfolding plot. Nemesis Games also expands some of the core characters back stories and provides interesting insights into their lives before joining up with Holden.

    This book also sees a welcome return to the job of narration by Jefferson Mays with his smooth and flowing style that is flawless and competent in its delivery.

    Nemesis Games is up there with the very best of any authors work in the genre I've read and Corey has raised the bar yet again with this absorbing and riveting read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Clover 09/06/2015
    James Clover 09/06/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Great sci-fi adventure!"

    Real page turning action, more depth into favorite characters and epic story progression. Great work from the reader too, like watching the best blockbuster in your head!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Poppey 12/01/2017
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    "Good yarn"

    A little slow to start with, but got there eventually and is worth a listen.

    My reason for only awarding 4 stars to the narrator is that, at times, I lost who was talking to whom as the distinction between the voices was a little vague.

    All in all though, a very enjoyable book to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MR D G SQUIER 02/01/2017
    MR D G SQUIER 02/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic turning point in this series"

    Exceptional production and delivery by the unparalleled Jefferson Mays, perhaps the best in this series.

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    Salman 15/12/2016
    Salman 15/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable!"

    An exceptional storyline in a thoroughly fantastic series. Great to have Jefferson Mays back also. Babylons Ashes, here I come.

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    Jon Ware 07/10/2016
    Jon Ware 07/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great effort"

    Another solid effort from James S A Corey. Fans of the series won't be disappointed with this one. A nice setup also for where the series is now going. Looking forward to the next one. Dec 2016.

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    Vytautas Liesis Sibsey, UK 17/09/2016
    Vytautas Liesis Sibsey, UK 17/09/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "very good"

    I liked the continuation of the story. I hope there will be a follow up.

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    Neil Scott Sitges 11/09/2016
    Neil Scott Sitges 11/09/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "When is 6 out"

    Thrilling from start to finish worthy of tv mini series the whole set is love to see who would play Amos!

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    T 21/07/2016
    T 21/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    my favourite book of series. Amos - what a dude. Great to have Jefferson Mays back.

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    03/01/17
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    "Thank god we our narrator back!"

    10/10 best audiobook I have come across. Thanks for this.
    Hopefully someone explains the blunder of the last narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Siert
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    "Yay!"

    I had to skip the previous book due to the narrator being unbearable. So good to have Jefferson mays back with the Roci. I've grown to be a part of the crew and can't wait to get flying again.

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