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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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    Rick Perth, Australia 09/02/2017
    Rick Perth, Australia 09/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "More of everything"

    Loved the first book? You'll love this one too. New mission for Jim Holden and his crew that ties into the overall storyline of the series. New and interesting characters and more information about the backgrounds of existing characters. Has some hard science and some magic (because humans don't understand the protomolecule's abilities it seems like magic). You could complain about the stupidity of some of the villains but I let that slide. Voice performance was excellent. Jefferson Mays can do different voices without relying on out of place accents (unless it's warrented). My audible credit arrived just in time for me to get the third book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    glenn urquhart 23/01/2016
    glenn urquhart 23/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good stuff again."

    It's developing really well, this series.
    Expanding on first book in a really cool direction. Don't want to give anything away, but if you enjoyed first book, you'll love this even more.
    Narrator is great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kris 04/03/2015
    kris 04/03/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Great 2nd book"

    I loved the first book in the expanse series, and the second book didn't disappoint! I loved the way the story switches between different characters for each chapter. Keeps everything interesting! Must read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Craig 20/01/2017
    Craig 20/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "just brilliant."

    great characters. power full rolls . great narration. fast paced. couldn't turn away.brilliant. series book

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    Kindle Customer 07/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Book 2 Caliban's War"

    Thoroughly enjoyed book two looking forward to book three
    Love the new characters
    Narration is spot on.

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    mr 05/01/2016
    mr 05/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Even better than the first book"

    Great characters and great story. Excellent audio book lots of fun and a great story.

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  • jostein
    21/02/17
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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.
    22/06/16
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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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  • Stephen Amos
    18/08/15
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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
  • RJB1
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    17/04/15
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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
  • Amazon Customer
    27/01/17
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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
  • Stephen
    Urmston, United Kingdom
    1/07/15
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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
  • Andy
    13/05/15
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    "Great story well read"

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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Derek
    HULL, United Kingdom
    14/04/17
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    "Scifi at its very best"

    A story arc and characters as compelling as Babylon 5. I have gone through the fist two books back to back and am really contemplating going for the hat trick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DarrenWeaver
    18/03/17
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    "Brilliant and believable"
    What made the experience of listening to Caliban's War the most enjoyable?

    Jefferson Mays has the perfect voice to express the words of the author in my view


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'd seen part one as a tv series on Netflix (or was it Amazon) and the tale carried on the narrative well, with just the right amount of character exposition, plot jeopardy and in some cases, descriptions bordering on the poetic and philosophical


    What about Jefferson Mays’s performance did you like?

    Jefferson Mays has the perfect voice to express the words of the author in my view


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Expanse Season 2 - I'm hoping it's already in production


    Any additional comments?

    (Eerie glimpse of the future) Don't let anyone else narrate. It's almost like James Corey and Jefferson Mays have a personal relationship

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I K.
    8/03/17
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    "awesome"

    a great sci fi book.. really nice production, great place, a wonderful read all around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • m1lkman
    28/02/17
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    "Fantastic book and performance"

    I couldn't stop listening to this one, great story and pace. Also a wonderful performance. I love the warmth and humanity of the book, it avoids the coldness I often find in sci fi books that prevent you really engaging with the characters. I find myself really caring about these people and feeling the emotional connection makes the story much more important to me as a reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr P Eldridge
    24/02/17
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    "Another great book in the series"

    Had never come across Corey before this Expanse series but it really is a high end space opera. Roller coaster ride of a story and great likeable but flawed characters. Long may it continue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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