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Crystal Line | [Anne McCaffrey]

Crystal Line

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Publisher's Summary

Killashandra Ree was drawn like a magnet to the song of crystal, and now it's erasing her memory. She knew the forgetfulness would be a byproduct of the singing, and she doesn't mind the little annoyances, like being unable to remember her address or the names of her colleagues. But she hadn't counted on the loneliness a person can feel when the heart still remembers what the mind has forgotten. Can the crystal that destroyed her memory somehow restore it? Find out in this exciting fantasy, part of Anne McCaffrey's Killashandra Ree adventure series that also includes Crystal Singer and Killashandra.

Copyright ©1992 by Anne McCaffrey; Copyright (P)1992 Dove Audio, Inc.

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    Cheri 02-08-05
    Cheri 02-08-05
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    "Great book! Too short!"

    Anne McCaffrey exhibits her outstanding style in this book. Her ability to sweep the reader away to another time and place can only be compared to Robert Jordan and L. Ron Hubbard. In this title, she takes us to a new world, with new goals and problems to solve. If you like any of her Pern series, you'll love this series, as well.
    The only con is the fact that it is abridged! The unabridged version is excellent!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carol L. Powell Columbus, OH United States 12-28-08
    Carol L. Powell Columbus, OH United States 12-28-08 Member Since 2011
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    "Poor sound quality and abridged version"

    The sound quality on book 3 of this series returned to the poor quality. Also, I missed much of what was cut out of this abridged version of the story. My boyfriend, who had not read the story prior to listening, seemed to find that the series would 'jump' from one scene to another, distracting him from the story. I hope that Audible will eventually remake the series into an unabridged version with better quality... I'll definitely buy that!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Snohomish, WA, United States 11-06-13
    Wayne Snohomish, WA, United States 11-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Poor Quality and being Abridged hinders enjoyment"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book in particular and the whole series needs to be re-recorded and un-abridged. Of the three books in this series this is the worst by far for audio quality. The quality is WORSE than a standard audio tape. It honestly sounds like they got an old audio player and stuck a mic on the speaker to try and capture the sound. Just horrible.


    If you’ve listened to books by Anne McCaffrey before, how does this one compare?

    Anne McCaffery's books are great and these books are short enough that being abridged half of the personality of the book is gone.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Audio quality is too poor to even comment.


    Any additional comments?

    Having worked with Audio processing tools myself, I don't understand why they left the quality of this audio in the state that it is.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. Campbell 03-21-13
    D. Campbell 03-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Low quality audio"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    After listening to the second book "Killashandra" which does not suffer the poor audio quality of this or the first book "Crystal Singer," the narrator was fine if fast paced. It's the really bad quality of the audio recording that makes this audio book somewhat unpleasant to listen to. Some of the interesting back story was left out of this abridged version that had more of an impact on the story than I would prefer.

    Also, not having chapter breaks through the file to allow you to try and recover your place when the player continues playing when it was supposed to stop makes doing that a bit more annoying than normal.


    What other book might you compare Crystal Line to and why?

    To Ride Pegasus. I compare it to the Crystal Singer series because the plots are quite similar even if the mechanics and backstory are quite different. I would imagine that if you like the one, you'll like the other.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Interactions with the BB ship


    Any additional comments?

    I would put the overall rating of this audio book at a 4 instead of 2 if they'd re-release with a decent audio recording.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol S. 04-09-12
    Carol S. 04-09-12
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    "I wish they had an unabridged version of this book"
    What made the experience of listening to Crystal Line the most enjoyable?

    I love this series and this book. The abridged version leaves so much out and the recording was made so long ago on older technology. I still listen to this book and this series over and over again. I wish the they would get an unabridged version of this 3 book series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Earl liberty, TX, United States 08-17-08
    Earl liberty, TX, United States 08-17-08 Member Since 2014
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    "crystal line"

    poor recording quality.sounds like it was recorded on a cheap answering machine then played back and re-recorded on a wav. recorder with a 2 dollar mic.I could not tolerate the sound quality long enough to listen to the story ,even with media player and graphic equalizer turning down annoying mid range.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dana 11-21-14
    Dana 11-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Disjointed story line"
    What did you like best about Crystal Line? What did you like least?

    The book is well rounded and fulsom. This abridged version is disjointed and looses the full bodied flavor of the authors tale.


    Would you recommend Crystal Line to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not in this format. The abridged version makes the story choppy and disjoined. There is little continuity to the story.


    Which character – as performed by Adrienne Barbeau – was your favorite?

    The Main chatacter is fairly well done but coold be portraid with a little more depth.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, IF it was based on the original book, not the abridged version.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joho Orchid australia 06-11-12
    Joho Orchid australia 06-11-12

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    "hmmmm"
    Would you try another book from Anne McCaffrey and/or Adrienne Barbeau?

    yes to another book but not by same narrator


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    narrator was too unreal


    Was Crystal Line worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    how about abloke with softer voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Hayward, CA, United States 02-05-09
    Elizabeth Hayward, CA, United States 02-05-09
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    "Truncated but still great"

    It's too bad it's abridged. It's a great story and sometimes you can tell something has been left out. The reader does an excellent job but sometimes she seems hurried, as though she has to squeeze it all into a time limit. I'd like to have an unabridged.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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