Cibola Burn is a science fiction novel which is the fourth book in the Expanse Series. It is written by James S.A. Corey which is the joint pen name of authors Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham. As a part of a nine novel and numerous short stories series, it follows the crew of Rocinante spacecraft who join the flood of humans into the galaxy through gates built by civilizations of the past. If you want to read from in this series from the same author, check out the third book titled Abaddon’s Gate and the fifth book called Nemesis Games
The narration has been updated from the previous one and Jefferson Mays is at the helm. You will love to listen to this audiobook owing to the great performance of this voice actor.
In this book, gates built by ancient civilizations have opened the way to numerous habitable planets and people are rushing to get to them. Among those people are the Rocinante, who is haunted by the prospect of this vast post-human network of this protomolecule. They must investigate what destroyed the intergalactic society that caused all this to happen. Tensions rise between the settlers and the company which owns the claim to the planet, and both sides appear immune to budge from their claim. All this is followed by a cataclysmic disease that threatens everyone, and the crew must now find the cure with the help of Detective Miller. As Holden realizes the truth that a great galactic civilization stood here, it was wiped out by something. He must act fast as everyone is running out of time, and survival is at stake.