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Summary

A novella set in the universe of James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series, Auberon explores a new and alien world and the age-old dangers that humanity has carried with it to the stars. Now a Prime Original series. 

Auberon is one of the first and most important colony worlds in humanity's reach, and the new conquering faction has come to claim it. Governor Rittenaur has come to bring civilization and order to the far outpost and guarantee the wealth and power of the Empire.

But Auberon already has its own history, a complex culture, and a criminal kingpin named Erich with very different plans. In a world of deceit, violence, and corruption, the greatest danger Rittenaur faces is love. 

The Expanse
Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes
Persepolis Rising
Tiamat's Wrath

The Expanse Short Fiction
The Butcher of Anderson Station
Gods of Risk
The Churn
The Vital Abyss
Strange Dogs
Auberon

©2019 James S. A. Corey (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Amazing, as always

Story, narration, empathy, depth - just fantastic. If you've gotten to this point, you know that you're getting. It's marvelous.

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More than worth a credit

I wasn't sure if short stories were going to be worth a credit as they don't last long. But they are.

This story is short and sweet, and I am very glad I got it.

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Great little story but not worth the price

It updates on a character in a satisfying way but doesn’t add much to the overarching narrative of the series

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Didn’t see the point

Didn’t really get this story. It didn’t add anything to the expanse universe and could have been a million other stories instead.

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Self rule for them not for us.

A short, but beautifully crafted story set in the Expands Universe. After taking control of the gate system of colonies, Duark sends new governors to the planets to oversee the occupation. When Rittenour and his wife arrive on the exotic, but smelly, Auberon, they find that their implacable Laconian culture clashes forcibly with that of the existing local society's established system of corruption and criminality. Like all colonialist enterprises, both now and in the future, there has to be some flexibility to succeed.

Great writing with very visual impressions of the planet easily formed in the mind of the reader and the main protagonists are full bloodied characters with all of the internal strife doubts and fears of real people. This novella may not add anything to the main story line but certainly widens the view of the Expanse as a whole. Needless to say, narration by Jefferson Mays is excellent.

Auberon is a story well worth reading even outside the confines of the Expanse series (though if you have not read any of this excellent set of books and enjoy S.F. then this must be remedied immediately!), covering, as it does, the politics of colonialism, and the inner anguish of the clash between ideals and desire, what it is to be human, set in the future but as relevant today. Slightly slow at the beginning but as it rolls it really picks up steam.
Highly recommended.

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loved it

was one of my fact in the series, definitely good even on a second listen

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Great!

Another great novella expanding the Expanse universe. Really enjoyed the return the of an old character

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  • 01-10-20

Waste if time

James S A Corey did a money-grab called Auberon, and it smelled like shit

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  • 13-11-19

As always! Wow

As always! Wow

Just wow. Another great book. Leaves so much open and is so enticing I cannot wait for the next full length book. Really sets the scene well I can’t help but wonder what will happen now. Such a great team in writing these books and Jefferson Mays is a fantastic narrator.