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Abaddon's Gate Audiobook

Abaddon's Gate: Expanse, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

For generations the solar system--Mars, the moon, the asteroid belt--was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artefact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark.

Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artefact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

©2014 Ruth Field (P)2014 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights, freakish experiments and twisty-turny mysteries" (Wired.com)

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    glenn urquhart 04/01/2016
    glenn urquhart 04/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great narration"

    Even better than the first book the series. Feels like he's hitting his stride. Love where the story is going. A brooding menace on the horizon, much like GoT's White Walkers.
    Narrator, Jefferson, has been SLAYING it on these stories.
    Have to say his delivery of the Indian UN official, 'Avasarala' has been outstanding.
    Brilliant story enhanced by great voice performance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry 30/01/2017
    Kerry 30/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "wow."

    I wan't sure if I loved this series and it's author's writing style or if I was just enjoying it's wonderful idea's. Turns out it is both.
    It is excellent. A universe that seems huge, scary and exciting. A solar system that is palpable. Filled with, and run by, humanity and our fears, greed and compssion. Characters that are immensely human and real.
    i like it so much I wrote a review. i have never done this before.

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    Duncan Wellington, New Zealand 23/05/2016
    Duncan Wellington, New Zealand 23/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Sci fi earning it's keep"

    The expanse series is a great example of science fiction making a contribution by being thoughtful and imaginative. The contribution cones from the plausibility of the social and technological possibilities that are fuel for serious thought about our world as it is now. And if that isn't enough there's plenty of action and humour to keep you reading. actually to be serious again even the action and humour make their contribution to the serious side.

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    vince chapple 07/04/2016
    vince chapple 07/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping"

    A tale that continues the life and times of Captain Holden and his crew. The new characters that populate the story and the increasing familiarization with established player add new depth to the story. Each chapter leaves you wanting to know what happens next and the ever changing perspective keeps it fresh and engaging. It's classic space opera with genuine Herod and villains and mysterious aliens. Can't wait to start the next in the series.

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    mr 04/01/2016
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    "A bit disappointed. First 2 excellent. 3rd boring"

    Struggled to finish. Too much god talk. Not enough mystery, action etc. 1st and 2nd books 5/5. This book I wanted to stop half way through.

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    Brett 20/05/2015
    Brett 20/05/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it"

    A great end to a fantastic trilogy. Sad to see that Jefferson Mays won't be narrating the subsequent books. Guess I'll have just read them instead...

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    Issy Australia 18/05/2015
    Issy Australia 18/05/2015 Member Since 2014

    Audio Book addict and lover of sci-fi. I keep falling for series and and the excruciating wait for the next book. Beware.

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    "Spaceships, aliens and battles"

    Brilliant space opera that seamlessly connects onto the last book in the series. This one introduces further new characters and lets the listener know how Holden's adventures affected other people. The detective is still aboard, too, but not a feature character.

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    homer28b 17/05/2015
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    "Love it"

    Looking forward to the next one. Another great sci-fi series of books from a great author

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    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
    8/06/15
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    "Another enjoyable romp"

    Another enjoyable romp from Corey’s “Expanse” series. Our heroes, Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante, have new problems – as if the proto-molecule and all it has been creating weren’t enough already! This 3rd novel of the series sometimes lacked the break-neck pace of the earlier books, but there are nice plot developments, new characters to introduce and of course lots of action sequences. Same narrator, Jefferson Mays, as 1st two books – he does a good job.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • RJB1
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    17/04/15
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    "The Expanse Series Continues to Impress."
    Any additional comments?

    Although, in my opinion, it is not as good as the first two books, Abaddon's Gate is great continuation of the series. The Authors continue to flesh out their universe and developed well thought out characters. I eagerly await the next installment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    2/03/15
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    "Could not stop listening ."

    Loved the story, some overtones of space odyssey with Miller character, but overall excellent and well narrated . I would recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr J S Fagan
    14/05/17
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    "Abandons gate"

    It's a good story, a continuation of the journey of some good characters with real emotions. What I like about these books is that everything is realistic and explained well, without having to have a degree in Astro physics to understand. It was well read, and to be fair to Jefferson Mays he has done a good consistent job through the series so far. I sometimes struggle with American accents, but he does well. Next book on download as I type......

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  • Ivan Poliakov
    10/05/17
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    "Ran out of steam"

    Loved the first two books, but this one just drags on and on with very little actually happening. The overarching story is fine, but the filler is excessive and sometimes embarrassingly poorly written. "He was hoping X would happen, except that he wasn't". Don't think I will continue with this series.

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  • Amazon Customer
    7/04/17
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    "Very good story and narration. Loved it."

    Very good story and narration. would strongly recommend to all Sci Fi fans out there.

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  • Anders Munk-Nielsen
    24/03/17
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    "Excellent, better than book 2"
    If you could sum up Abaddon's Gate in three words, what would they be?

    Old-school space opera


    What did you like best about this story?

    The scale of things feel bigger, more important. And some awesome new ideas are introduced as the story's universe expands. And as always, new lovable characters.


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  • Mr P Eldridge
    16/03/17
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    "Excellent 3rd book in the series"

    Once again Corey manages to introduce interesting new characters to interact and play off your old favourite. The story is well formed and wants you to keep coming back but it is the interaction between the crew that keeps me coming back.

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  • Mr. W. Carter
    Reading, UK
    15/01/17
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    "Good"

    Like the other books so far in this series, the narration is excellent. This is a good book and keeps you interested throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    11/01/17
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    "great series but not my favourite book"

    narator is fab as always, and I love this sci-fi series but the story doesn't carry as well. I think that's just cos I miss Bobby and Christian...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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