The Black: Arrival : The Black

  • by Paul E. Cooley
  • Narrated by Paul E. Cooley
  • Series: The Black
  • 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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?

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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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- Kim Venatries "There are few things better than a good story well told!"

Yet another bad narration

Couldn't finish this book. Narrator (author) rushed thru the book by simply reading it out loud in a monotonous, disinterested, rushed tone of a person trying to get thru something they are required to read but are not interested in. He often had abrupt spaces between two consecutive words as though he had to turn the page and didn't even know what the next word would be until he read it. His female characters were distinguished from the males as they all spoke in that fake, high falsetto voice that male comedians would use to quote something stupid their girlfriend had said. Gorey action scenes were read aloud in the same rushed, bored tone as the descriptions of the day's lunch selection. Whenever a narration sounds worse than I would, in my own head, reading it to myself, I know I should have just bought the book instead. Returning this and getting my credit back. Sorry, author.. please hire someone to narrate your next book.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2015
  • Publisher: Shadowpublications.com