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Episodes
  • EPISODE 1: The Fish Has Landed

    Oct 1 2020
    It’s the year 2037 and the U.S. space program has set its sights on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s icy moons that contains a deep, dark, terrifying ocean… and perhaps, life itself. With her team’s support, Bee makes her way toward the heart of the moon.
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    20 mins
  • EPISODE 2: Shine a Light

    Oct 1 2020
    Perfect darkness reigns beneath the ocean’s surface. From inside her submersible, Doris, Bee tests Ty’s patience— and his rap skills. Memories of home come rushing back.
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    28 mins
  • EPISODE 3: Peer Review

    Oct 1 2020
    Bee gives Ty a tubeworm tutorial and sees something even stranger on the seafloor. Back on Earth, Flight Director Gordon Chiu feels the pressure. [Contains sensitive content]
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    25 mins

Audible Originals Presents The Sea in the Sky

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Jackson Musker

About the Author

Jackson Musker has spent the bulk of his career writing, producing, and sound-scaping for public radio and podcasts. For most of the last decade, he produced The Dinner Party Download. He also has produced Off-Ramp on NPR affiliate KPCC in LA. He studied English at Duke University and double-minored in History and North Carolina-style BBQ.

Octavia Chavez-Richmond

About the Performer

Octavia Chavez-Richmond is an actor, writer, and storyteller whose work has been featured at international film festivals and regional theaters. She holds an MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Chavez-Richmond uses theater and film to explore women’s relationships to their bodies. She is particularly interested in women of color and their sexual agency. Her work disrupts hierarchy, racism, and misogyny, and challenges conventional beauty standards.

James Ludwig

About the Performer

A New Yorker for nearly 28 years, James Ludwig’s Broadway credits include the original cast of Spamalot and Little Shop of Horrors; Off-Broadway credits include Blue Man Group, Tubes, Bubbly Black Girl, De La Guarda, Two Point Oh, and the original cast of john & jen. Film and TV credits include Ghost Town, Chappelle’s Show, Lipstick Jungle, News to Me, and The Happy Hour Guys. Ludwig has worked at storied regional theaters throughout the country, and also leads the education department at the Off-Broadway York Theatre Company.

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What listeners say about The Sea in the Sky

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Too annoying

Not at all realistic. I couldn't get past the second episode. There is no way people would act that unprofessional and reckless. It made the story unbelievable, which is a bummer because I love the genre

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This changes things.

Audible originals used to let me down with the poor quality of sound effects in voice acting but this changes the game. The subscription actually feels more valuable if audible can produce great quality work such as this. The story was great the voice acting was even better. It is a little creepy that as I am writing this review one of the chapters played on its own. End dispatch.

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Emotional dialog masquerading as Sic-Fi

There are a few elements of a sci-fi story in this series, but it is more so the two pioneering astronauts monologuing their inner thoughts to each other while they venture Enceladus. One is a cliche paternal figure with years of experience who is a by the book commander. The other is a bubbling marine biologist who may have had some substance if the character wasn't voiced so incredibly cringey and annoying. By any standard of professionalism, this character is completely ill-suited to have been selected for a mission like this. I am one of those people who unfortunately hold out hope until the last sentence of a book hoping that it can redeem itself. That pattern continued with 'The Sea In The Sky.' Two stars because I've read/listened to worse, but the shit voice acting for the main characters ruined it for me. And "Bee's" character was just so unfitting.

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Outstanding

Story is fantastic so riveting, cast is wisely chosen and beautiful directed. You’re never strayed from what’s happening with every episode. Clear story telling with sound affects that paint a picture. The tape will make you laugh it will make you cry while making you grip tighter and tighter as tension is heated. As go deeper thinking you see what happens next a twist turns. I really hope they make a next season of episodes find out what happens to Bee next. I highly recommend and prepare for a dive of your life ❤️

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Tough to stomach the characters

Seemed like the voice actors wanted to have a "Mark Watney feel" but it came off like two gushing teenagers on an adventure in tone... Listeners should give it a try with forewarning, so I'm warning you.

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OMG, what a disaster

The "story" is basically two astronauts talking about their emotions. The tough-guy hot-shot cries at the drop of a hat. Possibly one of the worst examples of writing I have ever encountered. Instead of using action to drive the plot, it is all about feelings. It's supposed to be sci-fi, but probably three-quarters of it is the characters talking about their childhood, or whining about something from back on Earth.

This was excruciating, and the payoff was not remotely worth it.

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Amazing story and interpretation ✨

I loved this podcast with all my heart ❤️ I enjoyed so much the main characters and narrators and development of the story.

I cried, I laughed, I smiled and I enjoyed each and every episode. Hoping for a second season ✨ I can imagine something like Journey to the center of the earth upside-down type of scenario.

I enter the audiobook world through being an avid podcast listener so the only thing I would recommend is for Audible to modify the form of listening to podcasts in this platform because it is not the same as listening to an audiobook and it is a little tedious to go out of each episode to find the other one instead of autoreproducing.

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Annoying characters

I wanted to like this story, but the characters were incredibly annoying and unprofessional. I stopped at episode 2 because the story was not engaging. The production was well done but poor choices in the performance.

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Elegant story!

I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast series.

The story is beautiful with amazing character development and a story that keeps on growing and growing! Keeps you at the edge of your seat.

I hope there is a season two!

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Encore , encore !!!

I spent all day listening to these podcasts, it was so well done I was totally engrossed in it the whole time. Loved all the voices love the sound effects . Didn't wanted to end but all good stories must end , sadly !!
I highly recommend it , it was a fantastic Audible listen.

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  • SW
  • 11-10-20

Drawn-out nonsense

I wouldn't send this crew out to the shops for a pint of milk nevermind a mission to the far reaches of space. Too much histrionics not enough sci-fi. Even the 'human' side that was supposedly meant to make you empathise with the characters was so annoying at times; at others it was just so boring.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-21-20

Had Potential but ruined

The outline of the story for this could have been so much more but was ruined.

Are we seriously to believe that billions was spent to send 2 people to a moon around Saturn on a 6 year round trip with one of the most annoying people ever.

I wouldn't have lasted 6 days with the main female character without throttling her. She's unprofessional, disobeys orders, hides the fact that she has panic attacks, jokes around most of the time when she should be being serious. Her "Rapping" with Simon was just ridiculous. Her boss is just spineless giving in to letting her go down by herself to somewhere unexplored with no radio contact. That is just down right stupid. I didn't end up finishing all the episodes.;

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  • Daniel
  • 12-19-20

decent story, but annoying vocals

I thought the story was worth a listen. few decent parts. unfortunately I found the voice acting very irritating, over the top at times. the two main characters were trusted on a top mission to Saturn's moon, tho I wouldn't even trust them to walk my dog.

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  • April S
  • 11-22-20

Captured My Imagination

If you like SciFi, you will love this!!.. while listening to this audible you can picture the scene; and the story is told brilliantly. You can close your eyes and imagine you are there with them. All of the narrators done a great job in bringing out the characters. I was disappointed when it ended as I wanted more! I would love to see a follow up to this and think it would be brilliant as a film. Definitely worth the 5 Stars!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-20

It was absolutely brilliant!

I'm a die hard fan and follower of sci-fi and fictional books in general. The performance and story of this series absolutely blew me away. Thank you for taking me on this thrilling journey. I really hope there's a next season.

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  • Wolfiy
  • 11-02-20

An emotional rocket ship to the moon

I have to admit, i didn't know what to expect, least of all to be on the verge of tears.
Without going in to spoiler territory, this is something you will want to listen to if you enjoy scifi, with or without the human element.

I thoroughly reccomend this, and am honestly surprised it's free, so strap in and download; we are diving in.

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  • WL123
  • 11-01-20

Not intersting

Half an episode in, really boring, the actors are trying to be funny.

I’m not sure if it’s going to get better !!

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  • Will Jones
  • 11-01-20

Awful characters

The female character is so annoying and unbelievably childish for a pioneering astronaut. The first episode made me cringe so hard I don't think I can listen to anymore.

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  • dee
  • 04-10-21

Weird

Nothing happens for the first seven episodes, followed by a flutter of activity, then not much after that. It reminds me a bit of 'We who are about to...' by Joanna Russ. Bizarre and a bit depressing overall.

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  • R.E. Viewer, München
  • 12-20-20

Weak story, not very gripping.

Listened to this after really enjoying "Amok".
Very disappointed with the story and performance.
Very weak characters plodding through a poor storyline.

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  • Kindle-klant
  • 11-13-20

I deserve (a) credit for listening

What was I listening? An unbalanced hodgepodge of soapseries and bad scifi.
I have this condition where I can't walk out on a story once it takes of. I had to persist till the end.
Yes, it was free for me as a member, but I wonder if AUDIBLE thinks that this fact is good enough not to take me serious.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-20

Just wow!!

I had genuine goosebumps at the end, this story has me in tears, confused, lost but mostly longing for more!
Honestly im still kind of shook and will be for awhile thinking of this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-20

Amazing story

Amazing story of space adventure intertwined with human psychology. Really pleasant to listen and the voice acting is great!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-15-20

Loved it.

Interesting story, intense moments as well as some great humour. Who really knows what's out there?

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  • Sam
  • 12-15-20

Loved It!

Was really captured by the story and the narration/production which was a bit like a radio play. Will need to look out for more like this as I really enjoyed all the sound effects, music etc which gave it a lot of atmosphere. The story itself was wonderful and thought provoking and I was kinda sad when it ended. So I started listening to it all over again. Yep, I guess I loved it!!

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  • Arathaw
  • 11-30-20

How Cool!

I am an avid fan of Sci-fi but it is a varying genre with greats and not so great. This series I am pleased to say is awesome and such a fun listen. It had quirky humour and believable characters. Really enjoyed and the dramatization was fun.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-22-21

my only complaint is there wasn't more!

Loved this book, I just wish it was longer. I hope there's a sequel, I need to know more!

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  • Lluc Romaní
  • 08-15-21

Not really good

I wonder if I culd renounce to all this free bad audiobooks of my membership and instead get 2 credits.
Not good science fiction. Boring character.

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  • matt wood
  • 08-12-21

its a slow burn but a great story

i enjoyed the slow exploration style story, not a bad thing made me laugh a few times and made me sad a few times. good charecters and a great portrail of the next steps in exploration for mankind. great read i also searched the writter hope they do more titles

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-25-21

Encore!

Pretty much a movie but without the visuals. I loved listening so much and became so invested in the characters.