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  • Lilith: A Snake in the Grass

  • The Four Lords of the Diamond, Book 1
  • By: Jack L. Chalker
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Aliens are spying on Earth from one of the four worlds that make up the Warden Diamond. But it is impossible to send agents to any of the four worlds because of unique microscopic symbionts that make it impossible for visitors to leave the Diamond. Seeking a unique solution, each of the four worlds making up the Diamond is sent a person whose mind has been stripped of everything and who is now controlled by an agent of the Confederacy. Lilith is the first planet to be visited.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great series if read in its entirety

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-18

A great series if read in its entirety

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

This is the first book of a great four part series. It is quite the adventure and it has its deeper aspects as well as you follow the protagonist as he is divided/reborn/copied into four different bodies and explores the complex and intricate mysteries of each of the four worlds of the Warden Diamond. Each world presents a different set of challenges for the protagonist, an agent and assassin of the ruling interplanetary state, his mission... to assassinate the Four Lords of the Diamond and investigate the possible presence of an alien outside influence threatening the stable society built across many worlds. The Warden Diamond planets where a unique organism prevents one from ever leaving those worlds and now used as a penal colony for the federation. Lilith a world where all technology decays and fails in moments and where changes to the environment are resisted and vanish unless maintained by those who have the power.

All four books mesh together into a composite whole, the protagonist experiencing his infiltration of each of the four worlds of the diamond and coming out changed in many ways from the original. Each world presents its own set of challenges and each has a completely different society and civilization all of which are influenced on the organism of the Warden Diamond which expresses itself in completely different ways on each of the worlds.

  • Crystal Line

  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

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?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor sound quality and abridged version

  • By Carol L. Powell on 12-28-08

Bad audio compression and abridged

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

My title says it all. The audio is compressed to the point where it is more irritating than captivating. Its not the narrator's fault tho. I love this story but it is a shame to hear the heart cut out of it in this abridged version. Its rather like a short story version of the story I love. I would greatly look forward to a proper version of this book both of higher quality and unabridged.

  • Killashandra

  • A Crystal Singer Novel
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but is abridged

  • By Jennifer Bygland on 10-21-14

Abridged version

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

My title says it all. Its not the narrator's fault. The audio compression used here hurts it slightly. I love this story but it is a shame to hear the heart cut out of it in this abridged version. Its rather like a short story version of the story I love. I would greatly look forward to a proper version of this book both of higher audio quality and unabridged.

  • Crystal Singer

  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book is excellent, audio book needs work

  • By Carol L. Powell on 12-24-08

Bad audio quality and severely abridged.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

My title says it all. The audio is compressed to the point where it is more irritating than captivating. Its not the narrator's fault tho. I love this story but it is a shame to hear the heart cut out of it in this abridged version. Its rather like a short story version of the story I love. I would greatly look forward to a proper version of this book both of higher quality and unabridged.