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.
"Horrible audio quality"
The exhilarating adventures of Anne McCaffrey's best selling Crystal Singer series continue with Killashandra, a story that mixes interplanetary political intrigue with passionate romance. In this installment, Killashandra Ree's crystal claim has been exhausted, forcing her to take a new assignment and leave her new lover back on their native Ballybran. She goes undercover on a distant, desolate planet, searching desperately for the crystal that will save her - and, quite possibly, the fate of the entire universe.
Lord Jaxom is too young to be allowed to fight the dreaded Thread, so he and Ruth, his white dragon, train themselves in secret. Their delightful, illicit flight leads them into danger - and the chance to prevent unimaginable disaster. This fabulous story of bravery and friendship is narrated by Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog).
"Excellent read; very poor recording"
To Ride Pegasus: They are extraordinary people who read minds, heal bodies, divert disasters, foretell the future - and become pariahs in their own land. Pegasus in Flight: As Director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinates the job assignments for the psychically gifted Talents in her group.
"Chopped up speedspeak an insult to a great series!"
Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads begin falling again. So the bold dragonriders take to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirl and swoop, belching flames that destroy the shimmering strands before they reach the ground.
"Abridged is not good"
Once again Pern is in danger. The air trembles with Threadfall, and the holds seethe with rebellion. Piemur, his singing ended by a change of voice, is given a new assignment. On a bold mission to the Southern Hold he will learn the Oldtimers' secret and help Pern rediscover its lost heritage.
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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?
"Great book! Too short!"
They were called Talents - people with extrasensory abilities including reading minds, predicting the future, and healing. But though their gifts were useful and powerful, they were not happy. Often afraid of their own "inexplicable" powers, they lived on the margins - until Henry Darrow dreamed up the Parapsychic Center and started making a place for the Talents. It wasn't very long before they had a mission - and enemies.
"The book is good, the format is not!"
Pursuing her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly studies under the Masterharper and quickly learns that more is required than knowledge of music and a clever way with words. The Masterharper gives her a difficult time simply because she is a young woman, and she manages to alienate more of her fellow harpers than she makes friends. Menolly must rise up and prove that a woman is just as capable as any of her male fellow students - and if she can, she will shape the future of Pern.
Watch out - the Earth just fell into a dark sun's orbit! Or maybe you'd rather visit a theme park called Hell? These are just two of the strange and unnerving tales you'll find in this collection of great science fiction and fantasy stories.
"Cute stories, clunky format"
To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life, she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise and take back her stolen birthright. But everything changes when she meets a queen dragon. The bond they share will be deep and last forever. It will protect them when, for the first time in centuries, Lessa's world is threatened by Thread, an evil substance that falls like rain and destroys everything it touches.
The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists - until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly, deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything - and everyone - in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed. Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety.
Adrienne Barbeau never set out to be a sex symbol, and she never planned on giving birth to twins when she was 51, but both those stories and a lot more are detailed in this witty, revealing memoir. With humor and fearlessness, she shares her romance with a superstar, her marriage to a famous film director, her marriage to a much younger man and her successful battle with infertility.
As the host of a new prime-time magazine show, Kelly Douglas is on the brink of realizing her dream of becoming a news anchor. A modern-day Cinderella, she has overcome her unhappy childhood in rural Napa Valley, leaving behind her abusive, alcoholic father and transforming herself from the "four-eyed and fat" Lizzie Dougherty into the chic, successful Kelly Douglas.
Tori Nunn went to Buenos Aires to forget. To forget her former life, to forget death of her astronaut brother Greg, who died in a tragic space accident? But when handsome Ariel Solares alerts her to Japanese cocaine dealers shipping nuclear material from Columbia, she won't let go. Soon she's back in her world of spies and counter-spies searching for the links between the Japanese killers, Russian dissidents with a new generation of nuclear weapons, and her own shadowy boss.