Format: Audiobook, eBook
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
Narrator: Jefferson Mays
Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
Date Read: June 2, 2011
Genre: Science Fiction
Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.
Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.
Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.
Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.
Series: The Expanse #1
JUST A NOTE: These are books that I have Snagged @ The Library . Some of the reviews will be long and others will just be quick thoughts on the story.
Read/Listened for Fun (Library/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00
Quick Thoughts: These books are the perfect example of why I love my library card. I am always hit/miss with Space Drama books. I tend to like the ones that feel more grounded in community and this hit the spot. I listened/read (yeah for my library having the book so I could offset my audio copy) to both of these and I am totally hooked. There is a great cast of characters that grows and changes through the story. The world is fantastic and intriguing. The writing just reels me in!
Audio Thoughts: Narrated by Jefferson Mays and he did a freaking fantastic job! I was really impressed with how he brought this huge number of characters alive!