I listened to Darien's Rise and am now looking forward to reading the book series. I've loved radio drama and used to listen to Unshackeled and have all the Dimension X and X Minus One. My favorite is Christian radio drama especially in the sci-fi fantasy area. Looking for a good story, Darien's Rise is for you.
My kids mostly listen to these just before bedtime, and unfortunately they never request to hear this Oddessey cd. It's not that its not a great story or anything, just a personal preference as to the type of story my kids want to hear.
I drive my sisters' and my children to school (six in all) and they were absolutely silent listening to the CD (which is rare when there are that many kids in a car at once!). They are already begging for the next Passages book to be put on CD!