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Caliban's War Audiobook

Caliban's War: Book 2 of the Expanse

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (P)2015 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Stephen Amos 18/08/2015
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    "Excellent sequel to Leviathan Wakes"

    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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    RJB1 UK 17/04/2015
    RJB1 UK 17/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "A Great Sequel to the Space Opera"
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    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 27/01/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't worry about the science, just enjoy"
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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Urmston, United Kingdom 01/07/2015
    Stephen Urmston, United Kingdom 01/07/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant!"
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    A brilliant story, excellent characters and the narration is spot on! Definitely getting the full series!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andy 13/05/2015
    Andy 13/05/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story well read"

    Epic space opera, narrator does a great job. I look forward to the next installments.

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    Duncan Forbes 13/10/2017
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    "Captivated"

    This is one of those books you hate getting to the end of. Brilliant.

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    MR 27/09/2017
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    "A*****"

    This book was a fantastic part 2 and what a totally awesome ending i have got to get book 3 immediately!!!

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    Ken Devon, Uk 05/09/2017
    Ken Devon, Uk 05/09/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "A really immersive read. well written and narrated"

    the story is full of engaging characters and interesting sub-plots. I really enjoyed it very much

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    colin 15/07/2017
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    "A great listen"

    Loved every second. Gripping story and sweet narration. Crank it up to 1.35X speed and spend a credit on the next one.

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    Paul D 29/06/2017
    Paul D 29/06/2017
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    "Grown up science fiction"

    Well constructed and well written sf with a plausible plot
    Hard to find amid so much genre dross
    Will certainly listen to more by this author

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    "Nice overall."

    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.

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  • Kamil D.
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    "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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