The Vital Abyss

  • by James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by Jefferson Mays
  • 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author James S. A. Corey...
Somewhere in the vast expanse of space, a group of prisoners lives in permanent captivity.
The only company they have is each other and the Belters who guard them. The only stories they know are the triumphs and crimes that brought them there. The only future they see is an empty life in an enormous room.
And then the man from Mars comes along....
Set in the hardscrabble solar system of the Expanse, The Vital Abyss deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed series.

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More Expanse gorgeousness

I don't know which of the duo who make up SA Corey does the writing, but really, it's wonderful. The guy can write. Essentially this is the portrait of a scientist caught up in research on the newly discovered protomolecule. It is from his POV and every second of it is fantastic, his complicated childhood, the poverty, the ambition and the desperation are all communicated perfectly within a couple of hours.

If you took all the sci-fi and science out you would still have a very compelling piece of story-telling. Of course, this is a short prequel to what kicks off James Holden's adventures, but it is as good as any of the Expanse novels.

Plus...Jefferson Mays.

Highly recommended.
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- Jenny

interesting novella

OK. I bought this by accident, I thought it was part of the Expanse series. It's not in the series but it is of the series and it's actually pretty good!

Seriously, if you like the Expanse you do need this to fill in some interesting gaps.

Enjoy!
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- scotty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-04-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK