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Enter a new frontier.

An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave.

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, 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. Innocent scientists are slaughtered as they try to survey a new and alien world. The struggle on Ilus threatens to spread all the way back to Earth.

James Holden and the crew of his one small ship are sent to make peace in the midst of war and sense in the midst of chaos. But the more he looks at it, the more Holden thinks the mission was meant to fail.

And the whispers of a dead man remind him that the great galactic civilization that once stood on this land is gone. And that something killed it.

Please note: The original recording has now been replaced with a new performance by Jefferson Mays. If you own this audiobook, simply re-download it from your library to access the new recording.

©2014 James S.A. Corey (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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  • Joe R.
  • 2017-03-30

Jefferson Mays is back!

The narration has been re-done by the narrator of the first two books in the series!

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  • fandel69
  • 2017-03-16

Book has been renarrated by Jefferson Mays-Thanks!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Previous narrator made me angry and depressed. Had to switch to reading. New narration by Jefferson Mays made me cry with relief.

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UPDATE 3/30/2017 --- Yesterday I got an update email from Amazon saying that the audio narration has been updated:<br/><br/>"""Dear Audible Listener, We are contacting you because you have reviewed the title “Cibola Burn” by James S. A. Coery. The original recording has now been replaced with a new performance by Jefferson Mays. If you own this audiobook, simply re-download it from your library to access the new recording."""<br/><br/>I downloaded the new narration and rejoiced in the sweet tones and characterizations we have all come to enjoy from Jefferson Mays. I almost cried. Although I am 2/3 of the way through the book, I am happy to listen to the rest via audio now because of this.<br/><br/>OLD REVIEW CONCERNING PREVIOUS NARRATION:<br/><br/>This review pertains to (mostly) the audio narration which is the worst audio narration I've listened to for any book in my life. I'm about 30% through this book at this point. The first three books have great audio narration and I was really looking forward to listening to this one. Where and why Amazon/Audible decided to hire this brainless and belligerent narrator is beyond me. Firstly, the narrator obviously hadn't listened to the previous narrator's reads of the previous books to provide any sense of continuity. Secondly, this narrator tries to 'act' the characters and does a really poor job. Unfortunately, he reads this book like it is a dime store Western/Romance novel. All the men have western cowboyish accents and all the women are read as either breathy or breathless voices. It is beyond distracting. And, even worse, this new dumb narrator's acting interpretation of Christian Avasarala is a out of breath woman on the verge of hysterics rather than the appropriate biting cynical political genius with an Indian accent. Those characters he deems not of the cowboy or helpless woman type of voice he gives either a super poor australian accent or some mixture of transylvanian/slavic (seriously sounds like a bad Dracula voice for someone with a middle eastern name). Even more unfortunate is that he has decided to provide an American Indian accent to the ghostly character of Miller. WTH!!!<br/><br/>So, if you enjoy cheap western novels and want a book of the expanse series read to you in this way, you will have no problem with this book. If you've listened to the narration from the previous books and expect the same 'feel' of narration, skip it for this one. You'll go stark raving mad. There is hope however, for the subsequent novel narration as it reverts back to the first narrator. From wiki: This narrator's name is Erik Davies (you should be fired) and is only for Cibola Burn and the novellas Gods of Risk and The Churn. All the others are the narrator Jefferson Mays.<br/><br/>Dear Amazon/Audible: If you switch narrators in a series, your quality control (I'm sure you have none) needs to require that the new narrator provide narration continuity. I wish I could get my money back for the audio purchase of this book. Please hire Jefferson Mays to record narration for Cibola Burn, Gods of Risk, and The Churn to replace the TERRIBLE narration of Erik Davies. Erik Davies should only be hired to record narration for awful cheap dime store Western novels. If the authors are reading this and have any pull, ask Amazon/Audible to fix this. You almost lost me as a reader.<br/><br/>As far as the novel goes, it is a slow starter and more boring and world building type of novel than the first three. So go into it with that in mind. Maybe by the end something cool will happen but I'm not there yet.<br/><br/>I got pulled into reading/listening to the novels by watching the TV series. Has been totally worth my time until I encountered this exceptionally poor narration.

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  • Striker
  • Savannah, GA
  • 2014-06-24

A Good Book, Finally a Better Narration

My previous review and all of the reviews for this book were erased when the author finally replaced the narrator with Jefferson Mays (probably because of all of the scathing reviews). Mays has narrated all of the previous books and does a very good job. The narrator for this audiobook when it first came out was absolutely horrible.

Having said that, I had slightly mixed feelings about this book. Corey's Expanse books really are science fiction masterpieces, however, this book had a few elements that irritated me.

Holden and the crew are sent to one of the worlds through the newly opened gates. A habitable world is identified by a corporation and plans are made to send a scientific colony expedition. Before the mission can begin, a group of refugees looking to make a better life beat them there and begin their own colonization efforts. Holden is sent as a mediator to negotiate between the newly arrived colonists and the squatters that arrived first (and now want to start exporting their hard-earned resources).
Holden experiences significant opposition from a narcissistic, dictatorial, and unstable contracted security force chief. Realizing that anyone who could possibly oppose him is literally years away, he essentially takes control of the colony.
Holden must negotiate between the two parties, try to mitigate a would-be despot, attempt to understand the proto-molecule technology and systems left behind, and manage an outbreak of a microbe that is blinding people.

Though this was a good book, I found the constant sparring with the security chief bordering on the absurd. Sometimes, Holden's "good guy" morals and attitude get to be a little ridiculous. While the security chief holds people hostage, kills people, and essentially becomes a tyrannical dictator, Holden's response is to talk...
If a lunatic is holding a gun to a child's head, is lethal force not acceptable when there is no other option? If someone is actively trying to kill you and dozens of other people, do you hold back because you are the "better" person and you want them to get a "fair trial" when you get back home in 2 years? NO!
I found myself getting frustrated and literally angry with the author for the absurdity of much of this aspect of the book.
Although his writing is very good and other books in this series are excellent, this one just irked me a little too much than to give the story anything more than 3 stars, though I'm STILL giving a 4 overall...

Narration was excellent as usual from Mays. Good to have him back over the narrator on the previous release.

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  • Mack Falken
  • OH
  • 2017-09-14

Worst of the Series but still alright

The premise is great and the real plot is worth following. Everything else, however, is tough to tolerate, especially the villain. Read it if you love the series, avoid it if you are on the fence.

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  • Alexander barnes
  • 2017-08-17

great sci fyi listen with a touch of western style

Great spi fyi listen with a touch of a western towns folk vs evil mining company feel

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  • Melanie
  • 2017-07-29

The Expanse series is awesome

This series is the best scifi I've listened to in a long time!! Never want it to end

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  • Mike Carlip
  • 2017-09-16

best of the bunch....so far!

if you're this far into the series, you know what's up. This is the best of the awesome, so far. Sa Sa?

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  • Corey
  • 2017-09-15

Different, but still good

The focus of this story was different that those earlier in the series, and perhaps not as much continued character development of the star players. Overall, though, I was entertained and look forward to book 5.

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  • Mark T. Attas
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 2017-09-13

As always

Great addition to a fantastic story. Can't wait to start the next one and see what kind of misadventures await Holden and crew.

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  • pedro
  • 2017-09-02

😃

Thank you for remake of this audio book. Jefferson Mays is a fantastic narrator.

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