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Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes (edition 2011)

by James S.A. Corey

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Title:Leviathan Wakes
Authors:James S.A. Corey
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Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

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If you like classic sci-fi, then I am 100% confident you will like this. It's old-fashioned in the sense of having great characters and a lot of action, but also up to date with its scientific themes. An all-around good time with bits of just about everything in it. Looking forward to seeing where the sequels lead. ( )
  wreichard | Apr 24, 2015 |
I first read Leviathan Wakes last year and, despite its size, I tore through it in relatively short order. It's one of those books you have to keep reading to find out what is going to happen. The characters are also really well portrayed, flawed enough to be intriguing without being total assholes.

This time around I wanted to read a few chapters of the book just to get it back into my head so that I could participate in a group discussion. That didn't happen. Once I got started I was hooked again and had to keep going until I had finished it.

FYI: I got a special treat when I bought the Kindle version. At the end of Leviathan Wakes was the complete text of 'The Dragon's Path' by Daniel Abraham, one of the two authors who make up the pseudonym James S. A. Corey. ( )
  Unkletom | Apr 2, 2015 |
Good characterization complete with flaws - so far the universe feels consistent - good dramatic flow - good length - overall 85% - will read more from author ( )
  jason9292 | Dec 19, 2014 |
Wow that was fun! It's been awhile since I'd read a space opera I liked as much as this. I heard it was going to be a TV series and wanted to see what it was like and I'm really glad I did. While I'm sure the show will be fine... Actually it's the SyFy channel so probably not.

Anyway I'm glad I read this. I look forward to the sequels. ( )
  PaulDW | Oct 14, 2014 |
I'm pretty picky about space operas. I often find them to be so far removed from my reality that they're hard to relate to, or they're so improbable that they're frustrating.

Neither of those is the case with Leviathan Wakes. This is a fantastic space opera. For the first few chapters, I was afraid it was going to have the no-relation-to-my-reality problem, but then we meet Miller, a cop who's just trying to get the bad guys - with the police procedural aspect to ground this book in something familiar, we quickly learn about the very plausible cultural and political divides between Earth, Mars, and the Belt. From there, the book keeps getting more and more interesting. The characters might be a little flat, but they're interesting and likable. There are several good plot twists, and all in all the book was exciting and very enjoyable.

I listened to the audiobook, and this book works well as an audiobook. ( )
  Gwendydd | Oct 1, 2014 |
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Abraham, DanielAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Franck, TyAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benshoff, KirkCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316129089, Paperback)

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.

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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 motivesbehind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.… (more)

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