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The Black: Morpheus Road Trilogy

The Black: Morpheus Road Trilogy

Written by D. J. MacHale

Narrated by Nick Podehl


The Black: Morpheus Road Trilogy

Written by D. J. MacHale

Narrated by Nick Podehl

ratings:
4.5/5 (6 ratings)
Length:
13 hours
Released:
Apr 19, 2011
ISBN:
9781423397847
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Cooper Foley always had a knack for finding trouble, but nothing he's ever experienced could have prepared him for his latest adventure: He has landed square in the middle of a border war between the worlds of the living and the dead.

At the end of The Light, Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall Seaver learned the truth about what happened to his missing best friend, Cooper. Now the mystery continues to unfold, only this time through Cooper's eyes.

What did Marshall's terrifying encounters with Gravedigger have to do with spirits from another existence? Who is Damon, and what role did he play in Cooper's dilemma? Most important, what is the mysterious Morpheus Road? It's time to learn, as bestselling author and master of thrilling suspense D. J. MacHale delivers another fast-paced, fantastical story that has all of existence hanging in the balance.
Released:
Apr 19, 2011
ISBN:
9781423397847
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

D. J. MacHale ("The Scout") is a bestselling author and is also a director, executive producer, and creator of several popular television series and movies. He lives in Southern California with his family, where they spend a lot of time backpacking, scuba diving, and skiing


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  • (4/5)
    The Black is the second installment in the Morpheus Road series which tells Cooper Foley's story. This book answers many of the questions from the first book and gives more insight into the realm called the Black. Once again I chose the audiobook version of this series which is performed by Nick Podehl. I enjoyed the Black but not quite as much as the first book. This book seemed to drag a bit perhaps because many of the events had already taken place in the first book but were now being told from a different point of view. Cooper added a new perspective to the story but since the events had already been revealed the journey wasn't quite as exciting this time around. I liked most of the main characters in the book, other than Damon who is the villain, particularly Maggie and Cooper of course. Although, Cooper has a bit of an ego he is fiercely loyal and brace. The end of the Black leaves the reader with a quest that is to be pursued so I'm looking forward to the conclusion of this trilogy. While The Black wasn't quite as good as Morpheus Road it was still a solid read and worthy of 3.5 stars.
  • (4/5)
    This is the second volume in the Morpheus Road trilogy. The first one, The Light, is told from the POV of Marshall Seaver. In this one, the POV is that of his best friend, Cooper Foley, who is dead but still quite active. In fact, The Black covers the same time span and rough events as The Light. When I first discovered this, I was a bit disappointed- why go over the same stuff twice? Turns out that Cooper’s story- which was behind the scenes in The Light- was very different from Marshall’s. The Light is the world of the living. The Black is the world of the dead, a kind of holding area where spirits work out their issues so they can move on to either a good place or a bad- The Blood. The worlds are not supposed to interact. But one spirit- Damon, who in life was a general of Alexander the Great - is breaking that rule. With over 2000 years to practice, Damon has skills that no other spirits in the Black have, skills that allow him to affect the Light. And he’s using those skills to do some horrific things, and plans for even worse. Can Cooper stop him? Marshall’s side of the story is personal; trying to find Cooper, and then saving his own life. Cooper’s is larger; he’s trying to not only save Marshall and himself, but in the end, to save everything. And Coop is a smart ass; his story has more humor- albeit dark humor. While The Light had the flaw of a long, slow start, The Dark hits the ground running. It has some slow passages, but they have a purpose- the Black is a place where people get to reflect and work on things. Even though he’s dead, Cooper does some growing up in the Black.While you don’t have to have read The Light to enjoy The Black, the two books fit together seamlessly. And at the end of The Black, things are at a fever pitch. It’s going to be a long wait for the third volume.
  • (4/5)
    This is the second volume in the Morpheus Road trilogy. The first one, The Light, is told from the POV of Marshall Seaver. In this one, the POV is that of his best friend, Cooper Foley, who is dead but still quite active. In fact, The Black covers the same time span and rough events as The Light. When I first discovered this, I was a bit disappointed- why go over the same stuff twice? Turns out that Cooper’s story- which was behind the scenes in The Light- was very different from Marshall’s. The Light is the world of the living. The Black is the world of the dead, a kind of holding area where spirits work out their issues so they can move on to either a good place or a bad- The Blood. The worlds are not supposed to interact. But one spirit- Damon, who in life was a general of Alexander the Great - is breaking that rule. With over 2000 years to practice, Damon has skills that no other spirits in the Black have, skills that allow him to affect the Light. And he’s using those skills to do some horrific things, and plans for even worse. Can Cooper stop him? Marshall’s side of the story is personal; trying to find Cooper, and then saving his own life. Cooper’s is larger; he’s trying to not only save Marshall and himself, but in the end, to save everything. And Coop is a smart ass; his story has more humor- albeit dark humor. While The Light had the flaw of a long, slow start, The Dark hits the ground running. It has some slow passages, but they have a purpose- the Black is a place where people get to reflect and work on things. Even though he’s dead, Cooper does some growing up in the Black.While you don’t have to have read The Light to enjoy The Black, the two books fit together seamlessly. And at the end of The Black, things are at a fever pitch. It’s going to be a long wait for the third volume.
  • (4/5)
    The adventure continued with Coop and his problems of being a ghost. The action is fast and furious. It brings you up to date with both major players. Now on to the finish! Good reading for the teens.  Yes, I am going to finish the last book: Blood!
  • (5/5)
    I think you should read this book because it is packed to the top with action. I haven't read a chapter this long but this is a wanna turn the page book.
  • (5/5)
    I can't wait to read this book when it comes out in April 2011 :D