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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. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.
©2014 Ruth Field (P)2014 Hachette Audio
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"Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights, freakish experiments and twisty-turny mysteries" ( Wired.com)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Alex on 05-29-18

Too much internal struggle

I love this series, but I’d say book 3 had too much of an internal struggle

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4 out of 5 stars
By Joel Bradley on 12-18-17

really good

Nice entry to the series. Still enjoying the characters. Enjoying the new characters each book. looking forward to the next instalment.

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4 out of 5 stars
By T on 06-08-15

Another enjoyable romp

Another enjoyable romp from Corey’s “Expanse” series. Our heroes, Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante, have new problems – as if the proto-molecule and all it has been creating weren’t enough already! This 3rd novel of the series sometimes lacked the break-neck pace of the earlier books, but there are nice plot developments, new characters to introduce and of course lots of action sequences. Same narrator, Jefferson Mays, as 1st two books – he does a good job.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By RJB1 on 04-17-15

The Expanse Series Continues to Impress.

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Although, in my opinion, it is not as good as the first two books, Abaddon's Gate is great continuation of the series. The Authors continue to flesh out their universe and developed well thought out characters. I eagerly await the next installment.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By glenn urquhart on 01-04-16

Great narration

Even better than the first book the series. Feels like he's hitting his stride. Love where the story is going. A brooding menace on the horizon, much like GoT's White Walkers.
Narrator, Jefferson, has been SLAYING it on these stories.
Have to say his delivery of the Indian UN official, 'Avasarala' has been outstanding.
Brilliant story enhanced by great voice performance.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-16-18

Great series but weakest of the trilogy

Although entertaining, this installment had a filler vibe through it. The stakes just didn't seem as high and some of my favorite characters are absent through majority of the story. Still worth listen though.

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