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    Beschreibung von Audible

    A colossal and staggering take on the future of mankind, James S. A. Corey brings his latest and arguably his best, Leviathan Wakes: The Expanse, Book 1 as a full and unabridged audiobook, narrated by the brilliant Jefferson Mays. This series depicts a populated solar system and the demise of Earth’s resources. Planetary unrest is brimming between the colonies, human and alien alike. With the fateful discovery of a deeply-rooted secret, a full-fledged war could be the ultimate ending of it all. This is utterly spellbinding. Available now from Audible.

    Inhaltsangabe

    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

    Kritikerstimmen

    "It's been too long since we've had a really kickass space opera. Leviathan Wakes is interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written, the kind of SF that made me fall in love with the genre way back when, seasoned with a dollop of horror and a dash of noir. Jimmy Corey writes with the energy of a brash newcomer and the polish of a seasoned pro" (George R. R. Martin)
    "A winning blend of old-school space opera and modern sensibility... Corey combines no-nonsense storytelling with hard-boiled dialogue as the novel races to a truly cosmic ending. An excellent start to a promising new series" ( The Telegraph)
    "Corey... has created a refreshingly blue-collar tale, with well-drawn characters and a compelling narrative sweep. Roll on Book Two." ( Financial Times)
    "If you love tales packed with worldbuildy details like how humans cored asteroids, pumped them full of atmosphere, and spun them up for gravity's sake, then you'll love this novel to pieces" ( io9)

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    Gute Story - Sprecher Naja

    Die Geschichte (die ja auch Vorbild für die Fernsehserie "The Expanse" auf SyFy ist) ist wirklich spannend und sehr gut erzählerisch umgesetzt.
    Was mir den Spaß am Hörbuch vermiest ist der Sprecher. Leider schafft es der Sprecher nicht die Geschichte mit besonderer Betonung vorzutragen. Es ist nicht komplett monoton aber im Vergleich zu anderen Hörbüchern deutlich schlechter.
    Es fehlt auch komplett jedes "Voice Acting", also dass jede Person ihre eigene Stimme vom Sprecher bekommt. Das macht es teilweise sehr schwierig der Geschichte zu folgen da man nicht mehr sicher ist, wer gerade was gesagt hat. Es nimmt einem auch teilweise einfach den Spaß an der Geschichte da es recht monoton einfach nur "vorgelesen" wird.
    Sehr schade für so ein herausragendes Buch.

    Inzwischen ist auch der zweite Teil bei Audible verfügbar, aber ich bin wirklich am Überlegen, ob ich mir den wirklich hole aufgrund des schlechten Sprechers.

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    Größter Nachteil: Teil 2 nicht erhältlich

    Halten Sie die Hörbuch-Ausgabe von Leviathan Wakes für besser als das Buch?

    Jain. An sich ja, nur gibt es – wohl aus Lizenzstreitigkeiten – Teil 2 und 4 (noch) nicht auf audible.de. Caliban’s War gerade als Ebook gekauft.

    Was mochten Sie an der Handlung am liebsten?

    Wirklich gute Space Opera auf solarer Skala. Schon Fiction, aber klar erreichbar von heute, ohne dass unmögliche Technik nötig wäre. In etwa vergleichbar mit Blue Remembered Earth und 2312.

    Gab es im Hörbuch einen Moment, der Sie ganz besonders berührt hat?

    Ja, aber Spoilers.
    Doch, einer: als erwähnt wird, dass jemand noch nie einen echten Himmel gesehen hat. Sterne und Weltall sind ja nicht dasselbe.

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    Very good.

    I came here looking for copper.. ended up finding gold. The character development is very nice and the story traps you immediately. Recommended.

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    Great Entertainment


    I couldn’t put it down, great story!
    I really loved the tv series, so I was unsure weather I will like the books, but it was wonderful to re-enter this universe and I think, having seen the show first helped greatly to have a good orientation right from the get go.

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    A SciFi master piece

    This story has it all: Mystery, big ships, small ships, action politics, humour, drama and a big part realism. It's reasonably well researched but avoids being held back by its drive to be more realistic. That said, if you are looking for lasers, deflector shields and gravity generators you will be disappointed. Humans in this somewhat distopian future have to make due with rail guns, torpedoes and missiles.

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    Sociological punk in the solar system

    Lots of classical elements mixed up with a believable universe. Characters are relatable and likeable. Laws of physics aren’t broken and there’s more a sociological focus than a science fiction focus.
    Only the one main character is too stereotypical to be realistic. The other main character is a bit too classic and may seem out of place. But I really enjoyed everything that happened around them. How the other people interacted with them and how the consequences they faced with every decision didn’t get swept under the rug but actually dictated the story throughout it’s telling.
    I’ll be continuing this series.

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    It's perfect.

    The Expanse is my favorite series. It is impossible to say enough goo things about it or Jefferson Mays' superb reading of it, and I won't try to summarize all my praises when there are already so many other testimonials here. Do yourself a favour and give it a shot.

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    I did not expect to like it this much.

    A well constructed mystery and a great genre mashup of space opera with noir tropes.

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    The TV Show is superior

    This is just an early review. But I find it disturbing that Holden and his whole male crew are depicted as whore mongers. I don't think it suits their characters, even in a dystopian world such as the Belter world where child prostitution is common. A similar issue becomes apparent with the love arc of Holden and Naomi. There is only sexual and physical foreshadowing in Holden's narrative. Nothing underlines why Naomi is so much different to Holden compared to the whores he visited and the ca. ten sex friends he had in his five years on the Canterbury. Why is this real love? Unfortunately, love and sex in this world are thought backward. In an oversexualized universe like this, character should play a greater role for love. Decent people don't visit prostitutes, no matter how large the industry is. Just like there will always be people who don't smoke even if it's legal and cheap. Potential partners don't have to be objectified. Overall, love and sex aren't authentically translated by Corey. The TV show handles these aspects far better.