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The Vital Abyss Audiobook

The Vital Abyss: An Expanse Novella

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author James S. A. Corey...

Somewhere in the vast expanse of space, a group of prisoners lives in permanent captivity.

The only company they have is each other and the Belters who guard them. The only stories they know are the triumphs and crimes that brought them there. The only future they see is an empty life in an enormous room.

And then the man from Mars comes along....

Set in the hardscrabble solar system of the Expanse, The Vital Abyss deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed series.

©2017 James S. A. Corey (P)2017 Little Brown Publishing Group

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    Jenny 23/04/2017
    Jenny 23/04/2017 Member Since 2014

    Since I discovered Audible I have become addicted. I like my fiction with a twist. I'm a fan of sci-fi and literary fantasy.

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    "More Expanse gorgeousness"

    I don't know which of the duo who make up SA Corey does the writing, but really, it's wonderful. The guy can write. Essentially this is the portrait of a scientist caught up in research on the newly discovered protomolecule. It is from his POV and every second of it is fantastic, his complicated childhood, the poverty, the ambition and the desperation are all communicated perfectly within a couple of hours.

    If you took all the sci-fi and science out you would still have a very compelling piece of story-telling. Of course, this is a short prequel to what kicks off James Holden's adventures, but it is as good as any of the Expanse novels.

    Plus...Jefferson Mays.

    Highly recommended.

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    Mr P Eldridge 16/08/2017
    Mr P Eldridge 16/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent addition to Expanse universe"

    An alternative look at Protogen and the project that led to the release of the protomolecule on Eros station from one of the researchers involved.

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    David 26/05/2017
    David 26/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Short but sweet."

    Written by James SA Cory? Read by Jefferson Mays? They're basically just stealing my money at this point. It's good, not the most elaborate story in the expanse universe, and it's quite short, but I enjoyed it and it fills out some interesting back story

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