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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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    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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  • 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    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
  • Jon Ware
    7/10/16
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    "Another great effort"

    Another solid effort from James S A Corey. Fans of the series won't be disappointed with this one. A nice setup also for where the series is now going. Looking forward to the next one. Dec 2016.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vytautas Liesis
    Sibsey, UK
    17/09/16
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    "very good"

    I liked the continuation of the story. I hope there will be a follow up.

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  • Neil Scott
    Sitges
    11/09/16
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    "When is 6 out"

    Thrilling from start to finish worthy of tv mini series the whole set is love to see who would play Amos!

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  • T
    21/07/16
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    "Superb"

    my favourite book of series. Amos - what a dude. Great to have Jefferson Mays back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    TwickenhamUnited Kingdom
    8/07/16
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    "Another great Expanse story!"

    I've loved these books right from the beginning and I'm now at a bit of a loss as to what to listen to next since the sixth hasn't been published yet. Jefferson Mays is a fantastic narrator - great accents to distinguish characters instead of high pitched breathy voices for women (it really puts me off the story when narrators do that). Like everyone says, skip the fourth book as audio and buy the paperback. I can't wait for book 6!

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  • Chris I
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    6/07/16
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    "Brilliant story, fantastic narration"

    Loved this book; the epic plot continues to unfold. Really enjoyable scI-fi with great insights on humanity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia Sullivan
    26/06/16
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    "A great read."

    Great! Back to the action packed adventures of previous books. Also back to the original narrator. Can't want for more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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