The Churn: An Expanse Novella : The Expanse

  • by James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by Erik Davies
  • Series: The Expanse
  • 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author James S. A. Corey...
Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante, Amos Burton was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid you or killed you. Unless the authorities got to you first.
Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, and the upcoming Cibola Burn, The Churn deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed Expanse series.


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A Great Little Book!!

If you could sum up The Churn: An Expanse Novella in three words, what would they be?

Intense, uplifting, heroic!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Churn: An Expanse Novella?

Classic to the Expanse series, the ending was intense and epic.

Have you listened to any of Erik Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Another great performance by Dirk Davies. His vocal expressions, demeanor and inflections work well with the storyline and add to the thrill of each passage.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Churn was a quick read and can easily be completed in a sitting.

Any additional comments?

If you love the Expanse series, then this is a must read. The story adds history to the crew of the Rocinante. You will enjoy it.

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- TyTy

Best Expanse Story

This is a crime noir novella focused on a piece of backstory to Amos Burton from the main Expanse novels. While having read at least the first Expanse novel would enhance a reading of this novella, it is not necessary. The novella stands well on its own as a whole, fully-fleshed story. Much better than the other Expanse novella I read, Gods of Risk, which edged more on mere filler for me. I loved the way that, true to noir values, every character in The Churn is morally grey and broken. The idea of the Churn, while also speaking to themes that recur throughout the Expanse series, makes the events of the novella resonate with importance. Enough that, I gave this a second listening the day after I finished. The way these nobodies try to survive their harsh world made for a dark and twisted rough-and-tumble towards the inevitable ending, leaving me with a smirk. Good show.

And I have to say, despite popular opinion against the narrator of Book 4, I prefer Erik Davies' narration over Jefferson Mays.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio