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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

What the Critics Say

"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.

    5 of 5 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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    matt hall 07/04/2016
    matt hall 07/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "best of the series "

    hallelujah, welcome back Jefferson Mays! great performance, gripping plot, and a welcome shift in pattern to previous instalments.

    can't wait for the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Clover 09/06/2015
    James Clover 09/06/2015 Member Since 2017
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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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    jonathan 10/08/2017
    jonathan 10/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loving this series"

    Great series and I can't get enough. It's eating in to my credits and may have to spend money to finish the whole series.

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    nicholas jenkins 20/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "a great listen"

    good to have Bobbie back, looking forward to the next book in the series to see where it goes next

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    Philip C. 16/03/2017
    Philip C. 16/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but not as good as previous books"

    A bit slower than the previous books, and with a lot less action. Lots of backstory exploration of the main characters though, which was enjoyable.

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    Alex Fenton 27/02/2017
    Alex Fenton 27/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Thank God the old narrator's back"

    The excellent performance from the narrator breathes life into the characters of this story, and it's a very welcome return; given how strongly-focused it is on the lives and emotions of the characters themselves.

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    Barbara 27/02/2017
    Barbara 27/02/2017
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    "best book in this the series!!"

    thank God they brought back jefferson mays to narate! he's amazing and this book is the best in the expanse series. loved every minute!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Poppey 12/01/2017
    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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  • Raphael Huber
    06/08/17
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    "Enjoyable SciFi, recommendable, with faults"

    If you are into the expanse franchise this is still worth to listen to or read. It's great to be on the Roci with the crew and I really enjoyed it.

    However this and the following book (Babylons Ashes) have really one big problem in their story.
    --- VERY SMALL SPOILER - basically none at all ---

    Something terrible happens, some bad guys do it, and even though it is very very terrible they still have the support from most of the fraction of humanity they belong to. Given the gravity of what happened it is not credible at all that they would have that support. Or not without at least a generation of brainwashing and isolation from facts. But that didn't happen.

    It's really quite bad that the story kinda relies on the people being fine with that bad thing, so very often in that story I just got annoyed because of this. It's just not credible without assuming the that all the normal people are being extremely stupid, bad or downright sociopaths. And stories that rely on people, a whole fraction of humanity even, being stupid or bad really aren't well thought out.

    Nevertheless: Enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous
    01/05/17
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    "Perfect."

    Enjoyed it as much as first three books of the series.
    Can't wait to continue it.
    Definitely recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
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    10/03/17
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    "Good again"

    After the poor narration of the last book, this one was excellent and the story line was top class, leaving us hanging and waiting for the next instalment .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tryggvi
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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
    14/12/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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