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  • Insidious

  • Jet Black, Book 2
  • By: T.S. Littlefield
  • Narrated by: Ray Greenley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

The story of Jet Black continues, and more of the mystery unfolds as Jet and his friends prepare to rescue the remaining children held at Miracle Manor by the sinister Dr. Drexler.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is pretty darn good story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 03-24-16

Awesome follow up... Bring on the sequel!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Even better than the first book. I can't share much about what I liked in the story without spoiling it so I will just say that if you liked the first story... don't think, just spend a credit. I love how the characters are developed and that Greenley used the same voices as with the first.

I am now even more hooked than before and hope the next installment is here soon. I'm sure it is a great read but the audio performance is top notch so I wouldn't know. T.S. Littlefield would be very wise to keep the same narrator here for the sake of the listeners who appreciate the individualized voices behind each evolving character and how this adds to the experience.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Atomic Sea: Volume One

  • The Atomic Sea, Book 1
  • By: Jack Conner
  • Narrated by: Ray Greenley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

A thousand years ago, the sea began to change, and the change spread. Now the boiling, toxic, lightning-wreathed Atomic Sea has encompassed every ocean on the planet, and the creatures that live in it have become mutated and unnatural.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story with old-style 'Sea Monsters'

  • By Darren on 07-16-15

Lots of questions, but a fun ride

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-15

Would you listen to The Atomic Sea: Volume One again? Why?

Yes, I missed some details that might help with the many unanswered questions that have been bugging me. Having a great narrator helps though as I want to go back and hear the beginning again before moving on in the series.

What other book might you compare The Atomic Sea: Volume One to and why?

Hard to compare this to other sci-fi or fantasy books because it's different and I still have more questions about WTH is going on with the world than when I started. Alternative future planet with a jacked up sea, other worldly weapon technology and monsters coupled with interesting characters with complex motives.

Which character – as performed by Ray Greenley – was your favorite?

I liked the doctor best... loved how he take big risks to help others and how he handled himself with the captain :)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, that wasn't possible but once I got in, it was hard to stop.

  • Nebulous

  • Jet Black, Book One
  • By: T. S. Littlefield
  • Narrated by: Ray Greenley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 194

Three years after losing his father in a fire, 13-year-old Jethro Black (his friends call him Jet) finds himself embarking upon a mysterious adventure when, while attending his grandfather's funeral, a strange man walks up and gives him an envelope and a key. As a mystery begins to unfold, Jet and his best friend Travis are about to discover that there is more to the world than meets the eye, and they just may have a crucial role to play in the outcome of humanity's future. Nebulous is the first release in the young adult science fiction book series, Jet Black. Warning. This book series will take you on an adventurous ride through the world of Jet Black. Here you will inevitably find various religious and spiritual undertones woven into the story. Some of these are subtle, some are not. Others are hidden as clues to a larger picture. While some readers may value these as hidden treasures, others may choose to see them differently. If you are easily offended by religious and/or spiritual content, I suggest you turn back now. If however, you are not afraid of such things, by all means... Proceed at your own risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nebulous

  • By MANI on 03-29-15

Fun, interesting and ready for book 2

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-15

What made the experience of listening to Nebulous the most enjoyable?

The story was well written but Greenley's narration helped make the characters easy to follow and get into. This is how I read to my kids when they were little except he never misses a beat. The pacing is good, characters are given appropriate/unique voices and Ray's voice is butter smooth the whole way in.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nebulous?

When Jet first showed his glove to Kale... lots of great scenes but given what had just happened the day before it was a powerful scene showing empathy and kindness to someone we didn't expect.

Have you listened to any of Ray Greenley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this was my first title read by Ray Greenley but I will certainly seek out others!

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

I must admit to shedding a tear at the end when the kids they rescued were reunited with their parents. Then, this emotion quickly changed to despair realizing that book 2 was not yet released and it was over.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to listen to this again with my kids... they are really picky when it comes to the quality of narration and I know Ray Greenley will not disappoint :) Very interested in the next book and it better not change Narrator or voices as it ruins the experience :)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,851

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Epic Sci-Fi 80s love fest set in a dreary future

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-14

If you could sum up Ready Player One in three words, what would they be?

EPIC throwback 80s

Who was your favorite character and why?

Parzeval

Have you listened to any of Wil Wheaton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, Wheaton was great but I don't have a comparison point.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it's too long to complete in a day but I certainly wanted to pull an all nighter.

Any additional comments?

Best book in a long time... seriously, not sure how I missed this in 2012 but if you lived through any part of the 80s and/or enjoy video games this is a must read/hear book.

While I"m not sure a sequel is needed, the movie and book sequel will also be must buys.