Discover more documentaries, comedies and drama. Free for members. See our full catalogue of podcasts here.

Listen free for 30 days

The Sea in the Sky

Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
4.7 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Please note: contains sensitive content.

In this scripted Audible Original, wisecracking marine biologist and astronaut Bee Guerrero has signed up for the trip of a lifetime: a series of dives deep into the pitch-black waters of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus. 

Set in the near-future when global climate catastrophe has forced humans to search for solutions on new planets, The Sea in the Sky chronicles two astronauts’ journey, in what could be the final NASA-sponsored mission to space. In their search for life, Bee and Ty navigate uncharted waters, take on incredible risks and confront difficult truths about themselves. What will they find at the bottom of it all? 

At times epic and intimate, laugh-out-loud funny and achingly soulful, The Sea in the Sky plumbs the depths of science and faith, triumph and failure. The Audible Original drama is told via daily "dispatches" sent from the space shuttle back to Earth, together with original music and sound design, a never-before-heard space rap, and a full cast of actors. 

Dive into a world you need to hear to believe. 

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 12 episodes to your Library now.

Note: this title contains fully immersive sound design and original composition. In order to enjoy the highest quality audio listening experience, please use headphones. If you choose to download this title, make sure it’s set to “High” in your settings.

©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

What listeners say about The Sea in the Sky

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Too much human, not enough sci-fi

Starts out promising, if a little overdramatic and kitschy, then starts to get worse as they are getting ready to leave Enceladus. About this time, I really wanted to stop as I felt the characters themselves started to get in the way of the story - in an attempt to create tension. The concept of the story was good, but the characters began to grate on me more and more as the story went along. Then the discussions between the two characters often get bogged down into over-characterisation. I love all kinds of sci-fi, but this took me beyond what I can usually cope with - think of people ‘oversharing’ or ‘forced-gossip’ and you’ll get what I mean. This is not really a sci-fi book, but more of a study into the human condition. There’s little in the way of what I would consider hard sci-fi. In the last few chapters the ‘book’ redeems itself a bit. I really like these independent stories, especially as a showcase to a new author, but to be frank here, it was not my cup of tea. I truly wanted to like this book as the actors obviously worked hard to present this book in the best possible light. I feel bad that I am not a fan.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely captivated!

Brilliant performance, thanks audible. stayed awake all night listening. Worth the groggy morning. Just so realistic.

1 person found this helpful

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

Started well but quickly died

Extremely depressing and the story felt patchy, as if the writer had an idea but not a ending. Glad I didn't pay for it.

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

Beautiful

Lovely, wonderful story. Didnt even lose a star for being slightly cliched and politically correct at times. its unusual for sci fi to be so.. human. Bravo!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • AM
  • 15-10-20

Excellent story

Very moving and a brilliant performance by the cast. Couldn’t stop listening. I just wish they would have left the ending ambiguous - it would have been more satisfying.

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

Sounds good we'll with Story

I struggled a little at first to listen, but once the storyline was further in, I started enjoying it. I loved the sense of humour they had. It felt like just listening to the TV and using your imagination of what was occurring. Ending was good

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

slow burner.

fans of sci fi would really have to be preserver to the end for things to turn interesting. meanders along at the beginnings devoting most of the time to slightly tedious character building, before a big bang of a reveal at the end that made the patience we invested somewhat worth it