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Publisher's Summary

The crew of the deep-sea exploration rig Leaguer discovers oil that's sweeter, purer, and sure to be more easily refined than anything that's ever existed. To confirm their own analysis of their billion-dollar find, a test barrel is flown from the drill site off the coast of Papua/New Guinea to Houston Analytical Laboratories (HAL).
As the unsuspecting scientists at HAL await the arrival of the oil, they ready their lab for what they know is an important job. They've seen the test results from Leaguer; this find could make history.
While the barrel is on its way to Houston, an "infection" breaks out on the far-away rig. And as life aboard the rig descends into chaos, the scientists at HAL make their own discovery - what Leaguer found is indeed historic; it just isn't oil. Instead, they've brought up a dangerous organism that could threaten all life on Earth.
Trapped in their labs, the scientists must find a way to fight a creature that defies chemistry, physics, and biology.
The Black: Arrival, a parallel story to the Amazon horror best seller The Black, is a pause-resisting suspense novel that will fill you with claustrophobic terror.
Now that The Black has arrived, will humanity survive?
©2014 Paul E. Cooley (P)2015 Paul E. Cooley
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kim Venatries on 12-01-15

What Did We Dig Up and How Can We Stop It?

Would you consider the audio edition of The Black: Arrival to be better than the print version?

I've read and listened to Book 1 in the series. Book 1 was probably better as a read. Book 2 was probably better as a listen. Even though both audio books are author-read, I think Mr. Cooley did a better job reading with the second book. Both are great stories.

What other book might you compare The Black: Arrival to and why?

It's a cross between Jurassic Park and a good zombie story. There are no actual zombie elements to this story per se but something very dangerous does spread. I would compare it to Jurassic Park because people are trapped with something very old, very smart and very good at killing. The story has some bio chemical science but is mostly action and suspense with ordinary folks as opposed to the super solider variety. It helps if you've read Book 1 but I think this can stand alone as there is no character sharing between the two parts. Book 1 is the accidental discovery of 'the thing' and Book 2 is what happens when 'the thing' winds up in a lab before anyone realizes it is 'a thing'.

Any additional comments?

Don't be nervous about purchasing this because it is an author-read book. It's actual better than some professionally read books I've listened to.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Bobbie on 06-21-16


read the first so read the second. must be into the story line, BUT that author should have paid someone else to read it. it would be better with a reader with emotions instead of all the f*** words to take the place of. I could read better - hire me!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-27-16

Just awful.

one of the worst books I've listened to in a long time!! The narration was particularly annoying. Badly written and wholly predictable

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rogeraee on 09-06-16

Good Story-line.

Where does The Black: Arrival rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Again a little slow for the first 3 chapters and then cannot put it down. Like the first book it actually requires the first slow chapters to get to know the characters and how they react to situations. Hoping the 3rd Book is as good.

What about Paul E. Cooley’s performance did you like?

Good performance by Paul, reads it very well

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

Yes of course, but cannot so it was in about 12 stages.

Any additional comments?

Worthwhile listen.

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