Black Ocean
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  • 0
    Tech, Lies, and Wizardry: A Space Opera Fantasy Short Story (Black Ocean, Book 0) | J. S. Morin

    Tech, Lies, and Wizardry: A Space Opera Fantasy Short Story (Black Ocean, Book 0)

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By J. S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Getting caught between a local crime boss and a galactic syndicate makes you nostalgic for the rock and the hard place. Carl Ramsey has a heist to run and the crew to pull it off. All he's missing is a specialized computer and the tech to run it. But when an unrelated robbery loses him both, the prospects for a successful job look grim. Unfortunately the one who hired them won't take excuses, and the owners of the computer come looking for their stolen gear.

    good prequel, but hard to get into

    probably not. I didn't care the for the story and the magic and sci fi was strange

    Reviewed on January 08 2016 by Mchael J. Porter ()
  • 1-4
    Mission Pack 1: Black Ocean Mission Pack, Missions 1-4 | J.S. Morin

    Mission Pack 1: Black Ocean Mission Pack, Missions 1-4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    The Mobius is a cobbled-together ship with a matching crew. Captain Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy pilot whose crew won't let him fly his own ship. The pilot is his ex-wife, the mechanic is a drunk, and the chief of security is from a predatory species. Instead of a star-drive to travel through the astral space between worlds, the ship's wizard does it by hand.

    Television in Book Form
    Reviewed on June 13 2016 by Matthew (Little Rock, AR, United States)
  • 1
    Salvage Trouble: Black Ocean Mission 1 | J.S. Morin

    Salvage Trouble: Black Ocean Mission 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    In the year 2254 gravity was officially declared to be magic; the scientists gave up trying to figure it out and handed it over to the wizards. Without the inherent respect for the laws of physics, the wizards poked and prodded at gravity, poring over all that science knew about the attraction of one object to the next, and dismissed it as poppycock. They discovered ways around the tired, old limits and gave birth to the first true starships.

    firefly fans will enjoy

    Could have been a TV script. one hour would be plenty to convey this story. kind of fun but too high a body count. Ruthless murder just because you ar..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2017 by Ijw (Cochise, AZ, United States)
  • 2
    A Smuggler's Conscience: Mission 2: Black Ocean | J.S. Morin

    A Smuggler's Conscience: Mission 2: Black Ocean

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    A simple pickup and delivery. No questions asked; no looking inside the cargo. All it requires is a fast, stealthy ship and a crew who can keep their imaginations and consciences in check until the drop-off. The Mobius is up to the task, but when the crew can't control their curiosity, they're faced with a moral dilemma. Do they cut their losses? Contact the authorities? Take the money and run?

    Morin continues to hit the spot.

    I'd like to laud the production/performance of this series. The voices are distinct and full of life, the narrator makes excellent use of verb cues (..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 23 2016 by Xander (San Diego, California, United States)
  • 3
    Poets and Piracy: Black Ocean, Mission 3 | J.S. Morin

    Poets and Piracy: Black Ocean, Mission 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    When the crew of the Mobius takes on passenger Bryce Brisson to make some easy money, they find themselves caught up in his business dealings with Tanny's estranged family: the Rucker Syndicate. On top of that, Tanny has exhausted her supply of the drugs she needs to keep up her enhanced marine physiology. But will Carl double-cross family to make his payday or dive headlong into a trap that wasn't meant for him? If he plays this wrong, he risks making enemies of the most ruthless gangsters on Mars.

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  • 4
    To Err Is Azrin: Black Ocean, Mission 4 | J.S. Morin

    To Err Is Azrin: Black Ocean, Mission 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    When a foiled bounty job results in the Mobius rescuing Mriy's nephew, they divert course for Meyang to deliver him home. Upon her return, Mriy finds that gratitude and resentment don't cancel out. Instead of the welcome she hoped to earn, she finds herself challenged to a ritual hunt to earn back her rightful place in the family. But with the whole clan turned against her, where can Mriy turn for allies?

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  • 5-8
    Mission Pack 2: Black Ocean Missions 5-8 | J.S. Morin

    Mission Pack 2: Black Ocean Missions 5-8

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Just because every job we pull goes supernova doesn't mean this one will. Captain Carl Ramsey and the crew of the Mobius are constantly on the run from one bad decision to the next. Every time it looks like they might score big, something goes wrong. But no one ever got ahead by quitting, and the only alternative is honest work. There are always more jobs to pull, more schemes to hatch, and more authorities to evade.

    Great fun.

    These books are great for a light and humorous read. Very consistent performance. Great book.

    Reviewed on September 18 2017 by Kevin Pak ()
  • 5
    Alien Racer: Black Ocean, Mission 5 | J.S. Morin

    Alien Racer: Black Ocean, Mission 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Ex-starfighter pilot Carl Ramsey, now captain of the Mobius, can't watch race pilots without scoffing that they've never faced hostile fire. When the ship's mechanic and warp-drive wizard can't take it anymore, they goad Carl into entering a racing contest to prove it. Carl packs his bags, and his ego, and enters the Silde Slims Cadet Racer Challenge. With 250,000 terras prize money, it would be the biggest score yet for the crew of the Mobius.

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  • 6
    Retro Version: Black Ocean, Mission 6 | J. S. Morin

    Retro Version: Black Ocean, Mission 6

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J. S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Simpler times don't always mean simpler troubles. With Captain Carl Ramsey presumed dead, the Mobius crew heads off to a retrovert colony, among the history-loving residents and old-Earth lifestyle. With limited scanning tech and access to the omni, the crew believes no one will recognize the not-actually-dead Carl - until the galaxy's sharpest investigators show up. But not even a utopian, middle-20th century colony can suppress Carl's natural instincts for mischief and greed.

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  • 7
    Siege of Mortania: Mission 7: Black Ocean | J.S. Morin

    Siege of Mortania: Mission 7: Black Ocean

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Mort has been on the run from the Convocation for decades. Time and again, they've tried - and failed - to capture him. But a new adversary is taking a crack at claiming the bounty on Mort. Someone has done extensive homework, and found the weakness in Mort's armor. Now the Mobius will become a battleground, putting Mort in a double bind: To save himself, he just might have to kill the entire crew; if he wants to save them, the only way out might be surrender.

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  • 8
    Moon of Odysseus: Black Ocean, Mission 8 | J. S. Morin

    Moon of Odysseus: Black Ocean, Mission 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By J. S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Carl Ramsey gets a comm from an old squadron mate with a lead on the salvage of a lifetime: an ARGO battleship. The ENV Odysseus doesn't just represent more money than the Mobius crew has ever seen, it could provide answers on what became of the last ship Carl ever served aboard during his time in the navy. But experimental battleships don't just fall from the sky, and the Mobius will have to overcome whatever caused the Odysseus to crash in the first place.

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  • 9-12
    Black Ocean Mission Pack 3: Missions 9-12 | J.S. Morin

    Black Ocean Mission Pack 3: Missions 9-12

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Being a criminal kingpin is more work and less fun than everyone makes it seem. Carl Ramsey is the head of his own criminal syndicate. With a hundred men and women and the resources of a tiny jungle moon at his disposal, life should have gotten easier, not harder. Infighting, politics, and a lack of income to pay everyone begin to tear the syndicate apart from the inside. And the last thing Carl needs is his father stepping in to try to help.

    More enjoyable space adventures

    As in the past books in the series I've enjoyed the exploits and adventures of this crew. This book takes them on some growing paths and evolution of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 04 2017 by Brenda ()
  • 9
    Adventure Capital: Black Ocean, Mission 9 | J.S. Morin

    Adventure Capital: Black Ocean, Mission 9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Carl Ramsey had a derelict battleship and a hundred stranded navy veterans fall into his lap. With Earth Navy happier pretending none of them existed, it seemed only logical to turn them into a criminal empire. Of course when 95 percent of your employees have clean criminal records and by-the-book instincts, there are bound to be some bumps along the way. Never one to take failure lying down, Carl enlists the help of some old squadron mates to show the newcomers how to make a living on the wrong side of the law.

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  • 10
    Collusion Course: Black Ocean, Mission 10 | J.S. Morin

    Collusion Course: Black Ocean, Mission 10

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    What's a guy gotta do to get a little respect? As the head of an up-and-coming criminal empire, Carl Ramsey just can't seem to catch a break. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, he is forced to rely on loyalty, savvy, and the promise of a big payday to keep the rank and file in line. But how can he deliver on his promises while overseeing repairs on a dead ship, praying that his lover and best friend can recover their lost loot, and keeping the galaxy's most notorious crime lord at bay over long-range comm?

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  • 11
    You, Robot: Black Ocean, Mission 11 | J.S. Morin

    You, Robot: Black Ocean, Mission 11

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    He knows the three laws, but they're really more what you'd call "guidelines." Two and a half million terras worth of contraband won't do Carl Ramsey any good unless he can find a buyer. But when dealing with that kind of money, any deal is liable to turn sour when it's time to make the exchange. So when things go smoothly, Carl knows his luck can't be that good. When the double-cross is revealed, the Mobius crew sets out on a chase to track down their stolen merchandise.

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  • 12
    Stowaway to Heaven: Black Ocean, Mission 12 | J.S. Morin

    Stowaway to Heaven: Black Ocean, Mission 12

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Push a man hard enough and long enough and he's going to push back. Carl Ramsey finally has a plan to deal with transgalactic megacorp Harmony Bay. With the aid of a new ace up his sleeve, the Mobius crew finally have a heist that can put an end to the company's harassment. They're going to steal the ship responsible for Harmony Bay's black ops.

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  • 13
    Mission Inadvisable: Black Ocean, Book 13 | J.S. Morin

    Mission Inadvisable: Black Ocean, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J.S. Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Carl Ramsey has done the unthinkable: he turned down a lucrative job. When the deed is too despicable even for outlaws like the Mobius crew, someone nasty had to be behind it. Carl and his friends decide to hunt down their potential employer and turn him over to the authorities. But as amateur vigilantes, they mire themselves in a moral quagmire of conflicts of interest. With victory (and a tidy payday) in their sights, can they live with the awful truth they uncover?

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  • 14
    Moral and Orbital Decay: Mission 14 (Black Ocean) | J. S, Morin

    Moral and Orbital Decay: Mission 14 (Black Ocean)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By J. S, Morin
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    If anyone were ever to forget that magic can disrupt science and technological equipment, they need only refer to the incident at Mobile Mining Station YF-77. That poor, unfortunate station had a wizard for a guest, and that wizard lost control of his magical powers while the mining station was moving to a new drilling site. Bereft of attitude control, the station fell out of stable orbit on a collision course for a deserted, lifeless planet.

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