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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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    Sam 18/07/2016
    Sam 18/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Yesss! The narrator from book 4 is gone :)"

    I struggggled through book 4 when they used a ms dos speech program to read the book with the strangest inflection I've ever heard (who talks like that really, and how did the production get approved?) anyway the original narrator is back in this book and its glorious, looking forward to book 6!

    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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    "Such a good series"

    Have been devouring these stories.
    It's all about the characters. Though not a huge fan of the central protagonist, and sometimes the villains can be a little cardboard-cutout, most of the supporting cast are so much fun ride along with. particularly this novel, where we get to know much more about the crew of Rosanante (I know I'm not spelling that right but I have no idea how to spell it)
    Narrator has just brought this whole series to life.
    Can't wait for the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katy Theodore, Australia 17/12/2015
    Katy Theodore, Australia 17/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "im hooked now"

    very creative use of prevoous characters. bringing them full circle. psychopath murderers included. very creative sci fi political picture of earth. i want book 6!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    steve 24/01/2017
    steve 24/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    A great chapter in the Expanse saga. Mays is great again. Thank you for sticking to the science and writing great characters.
    Loved it.
    Couldn't stop listening.
    A must for sci-fi fans.

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    Michael 30/06/2016
    Michael 30/06/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "More expanse. Still quality."

    Really enjoyable. Not deep, but damn good entertainment. I'll be grabbing the next one. Good scifi pulp.

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    David 12/06/2016
    David 12/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Strength to strength."

    The Expanse series goes from strength to strength, and the audio production certainly does it justice.

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    serin 23/02/2016
    serin 23/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing entry - great narrator - sort of meh audio"
    If you could sum up Nemesis Games in three words, what would they be?

    Bigger, angrier, destructive.


    What other book might you compare Nemesis Games to, and why?

    Probably closest to Caliban's War but with some fun apocalyptic tones.


    Which character – as performed by Jefferson Mays – was your favourite?

    Always going to be Avasarala. Always


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think the moment Naomi decided to fake her death in the airlock. That was some powerful stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    If Jefferson Mays isn't the narrator for the rest of the series I will cry. Then I'll start a revolution in the Belt to right that injustice.

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    Jess 18/02/2016
    Jess 18/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Corey kowmang sa sa!"

    This must not end Mr Corey!! I know you got more in the expanse to show us.
    Mr Mays you rock too!! Avesarala and Amos ha! Your gave grate voice and feeling to all Corey's characters (belter nod) Pitty the tv Avesarala didn't retain the same colour as the books.. ha ha
    Thanks all!!

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  • A User
    1/05/17
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    "Perfect."

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

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  • Steve
    Kinglake, Australia
    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
    Iceland
    3/01/17
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Mr. S. Wallace-jones
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    10/06/15
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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
  • S. Morris
    London, UK
    25/07/15
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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
  • matt hall
    7/04/16
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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
  • James Clover
    9/06/15
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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
  • nicholas jenkins
    20/06/17
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Philip C.
    16/03/17
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Fenton
    27/02/17
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    27/02/17
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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
  • Poppey
    Alderney, Guernsey
    12/01/17
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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
  • MR D G SQUIER
    2/01/17
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    "Fantastic turning point in this series"

    Exceptional production and delivery by the unparalleled Jefferson Mays, perhaps the best in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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