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Carol L. Powell

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  • Agatha H and the Airship City

  • Girl Genius #1
  • By: Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. Sixteen years have passed since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over - and terrorizing - the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Heterodynes’ return. At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ever wanted visuals while audio book listening?

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-13

Very fun novelized version of Girl Genius comic!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-12

What made the experience of listening to Agatha H and the Airship City the most enjoyable?

The Girl Genius webcomic is a great series which is a fun and sometimes-silly story in an alternate reality. This novelization of the beginning of the webseries is a great adaption to a pure literary versus visual/word medium. I enjoyed it and hope that there will be continuations as the webcomic continues into the novelizations as well!

What about Angela Dawe???s performance did you like?

The vocal performance was very dramatic and I loved her ability to do voice variations to better signal character voices!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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

Poor sound quality and abridged version

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-08

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!

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • 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

Had it been unabridged, would have been 5 stars

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-08

I love this series, so miss the full story from the audio version! The audio quality on book 2 of this audio series is luckily much better than the first!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crystal Singer

  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 445
  • 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

Book is excellent, audio book needs work

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-08

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).

29 of 29 people found this review helpful