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Episodes
  • PROLOGUE: Onward and Inward

    Oct 1 2020
    While on a multiyear space mission with pilot Ty Winfield, marine biologist Bee Guerrero sends a dispatch to Earth from a billion miles away.
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    1 min
  • 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

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.

Go Behind the Scenes on The Sea in the Sky

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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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