The Expanse

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,744 ratings

Leviathan Wakes Publisher's Summary

Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. 

Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.

©2011 James S. A. Corey (P)2014 Hachette Audio UK
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  • Book 1

    • Leviathan Wakes

    • The Expanse, Book 1
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 789
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 737

    Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent beginnings

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-09-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

  • Book 2

    • Caliban's War

    • The Expanse, Book 2
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 535

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More of everything

    • By Rick on 09-02-2017

    Non-member price: $30.38

  • Book 3

    • Abaddon's Gate

    • Expanse, Book 3
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration

    • By glenn urquhart on 04-01-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Abaddon's Gate

    • The Expanse, Book 3
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to 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 artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series is so good!!!

    • By luke on 01-12-2018

    Non-member price: $47.66

  • Book 3.5

    The Churn: An Expanse Novella
    
    
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    Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    1 rating
    Overall 4.0
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  • Book 2.5

    Gods of Risk
    An Expanse Novella
    
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    Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    2 ratings
    Overall 4.0
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  • Book 4

    • Cibola Burn

    • Book 4 of the Expanse
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446

    The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jefferson Mays nails another amazing Expanse Novel

    • By Tias on 16-05-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

  • Book 5

    • Nemesis Games

    • Book 5 of the Expanse
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By steve on 24-01-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

  • Book 0.1

    Drive
    
    
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  • Book 0.5

    The Butcher of Anderson Station
    
    
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  • Book 5.5

    • The Vital Abyss

    • An Expanse Novella
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not worth the price. feeling ripped off.

    • By Jotham on 21-04-2017

    Non-member price: $7.79

  • Book 6.5

    • Strange Dogs

    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    An action-packed novella from New York Times best-selling science-fiction author James S. A. Corey, set in the world of his Hugo-nominated Expanse series - now a major TV series. Like many before them, Cara and her family ventured through the gates as scientists and researchers, driven to carve out a new life and uncover the endless possibilities of the unexplored alien worlds now within reach. But soon the soldiers followed - and under this new order, Cara makes a discovery that will change everything.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Anonymous User on 03-07-2018

    Non-member price: $7.48

  • Book 6

    • Babylon's Ashes

    • Book Six of the Expanse
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood. The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the 1,000 new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good read

    • By Rick on 13-04-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

  • Book 7

    • Persepolis Rising

    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    In the thousand-sun network of humanity's expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every new planet lives on a knife-edge between collapse and wonder, and the crew of the aging gunship, Rocinante, have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace. In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and the Belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the better

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-01-2018

    Non-member price: $40.74

  • Book 8

    • Tiamat's Wrath

    • The Expanse, Book 8
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 157

    Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read, sorry its over. Hope there is a seque

    • By Peter on 30-03-2019

    Non-member price: $53.62