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Crystal Singer | [Anne McCaffrey]

Crystal Singer

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Publisher's Summary

Experience the first Killashandra Ree adventure, in which the indomitable Killa overcomes disappointment in one career by diving into a much more exciting one. Filled with suspense, anguish, romance, and intrigue, this distinctive adventure is one of Anne McCaffrey's best.

©1991 Anne McCaffrey; (P)1991 Dove Audio, Inc.

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    Danielle Franklin, TN, USA 10-18-07
    Danielle Franklin, TN, USA 10-18-07
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    "Horrible audio quality"

    This is by far the worst audio quality I have heard on any book I have downloaded. Not worth your money.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Carol L. Powell Columbus, OH United States 12-24-08
    Carol L. Powell Columbus, OH United States 12-24-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Book is excellent, audio book needs work"

    I love this series, and I bought the audio series to share it with my boyfriend. The first book's audio quality leaves much to be desired. I also wish there was an unabridged version available. While this version gives a good feel for the overall story, I very much miss the rest (the extra characterization of minor characters, how the guild runs, etc).

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Terri-Anne 06-25-12
    Terri-Anne 06-25-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Terrible in so many ways"
    What disappointed you about Crystal Singer?

    First (and this is my own stupid fault for not noticing before buying), it's an abridged version. At under three hours, there's less than half the novel here.

    Second, the audio quality is truly terrible. It sounds like the reader has their head stuffed in a cotton-lined bucket. Muffled, dull and damned near unlistenable.


    What was most disappointing about Anne McCaffrey’s story?

    The way half or more of it has been edited out.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The reader might, in other projects, be quite good--but in this one, the terrible quality of the recording overrides anything she might bring to the story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The audio is bad enough that I haven't been able to finish it, and I'd like a refund so...no.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money or credits.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 11-19-11
    Sandra 11-19-11
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    "Good story, Good voice, very poor sound quality!"

    One of my favorite McCaffrey books, I was really looking forward to it, but the crackling of the sound quality is awful!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Malcolm Colchester, United Kingdom 01-16-12
    Malcolm Colchester, United Kingdom 01-16-12
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    "Not what I hoped"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The clarity of the download was difficult to listen to. I might have been the American accent but others have been OK. Also the abbreviation has missed all those small personal details that make this a worthwhile author.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Anne McCaffrey? Why or why not?

    I like her books but will not get another abridged version


    Would you be willing to try another one of Adrienne Barbeau’s performances?

    Her voice may be OK but the recording was bad


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment verging on sadness at the loss of a good book


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kristeen Woodburn, IA, United States 06-04-12
    Kristeen Woodburn, IA, United States 06-04-12
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    "Abridging Ruins This Book"
    Would you try another book from Anne McCaffrey and/or Adrienne Barbeau?

    As long as it is not an abridged version


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Make the recording an unabridged version. To many "little details" that are not important, but really round out the book, are missing from this abridged version. Things like the Symbiant transaction makes the senses so much more sensitive, including eyesite and that is why Killa needed contacts off world.


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

    Didn't have one


    Did Crystal Singer inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    If you have read the book, you will be sorely disappointed in the abridged version. If you have not, you might enjoy, but will have missed so many little things that make the book so much more enjoyable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joy 09-26-11
    Joy 09-26-11
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    "Deserves Better"

    A book that I love, CRYSTAL SINGER deserves 2 improvements: to be unabridged, and to be reproduced on good sound equipment. Adrienne Barbeau also deserves good sound equipment. However, since this is what is currently available, I will listen to it again. I've been hooked on the song of the crystal ranges since I first read this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dana 11-21-14
    Dana 11-21-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Chopped to flinders."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really, It was abridged badly. The story line skipped and jumed over the true meat of the story.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Anne McCaffrey? Why or why not?

    I love all of her books, but will only buy the unabridhged version of her book from now on. Audible fials to follow the rich story that is written into the book in their abridged versions.


    What three words best describe Adrienne Barbeau’s voice?

    Pleasant, smooth, and likeable.


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

    Yes, but only if it were based on the original book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer East Bentleigh, Australia 09-22-14
    Amazon Customer East Bentleigh, Australia 09-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A poor rendition of a good book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The audio quality is poor and with the noise on the recording this sounds like a 1940's audio recording.


    What could Anne McCaffrey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Well if it was unabridged it would be a lot better but with the level of noise on the recording, I doubt the author could have helped.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Have a clear voice and not have a bad recording. The amount of distortion in the recording was also a problem with 'S' sounding lisp like.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Massive Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    This level of quality is not up to the standard of Audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    yevaud 08-12-14
    yevaud 08-12-14
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    "Abridged version is terrible"
    Would you try another book from Anne McCaffrey and/or Adrienne Barbeau?

    Really disappointing. Purchased book without realizing it was abridged. I don't recommend this audio book. .


    What could Anne McCaffrey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better reader, and unabridged. It read like a "Golden Book".


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Abridged version of this book sucked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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