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William K. Borsum

Escondido, CA United States
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  • 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

abridged!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

great shortened version.
catches all the key events for a first read...but then follow up by reading the whole series in unabridged books.

  • 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 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

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!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

it's a well done abridgement, bit still massively abridged. if you want a short intro, this is it. good price too

  • 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

its severely abridged!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

but...still a great short listen for the price. well done abridgement that cut the long winded character development.

  • Time's Convert

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting and disappointing narration

  • By LKF on 09-19-18

never ever change the reader in a series

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

changes in voice and pronunciation were continual jarring notes. if the original reader produces another version, I'll buy it in an instant. this one is probably going back for a refund.
also, perhaps it was the reader, but the "he/she said..." seemed to overwhelm the narrative at times. so sorry, but this one just didn't have the grabbing, riveting narrative of the original trilogy. other than that it WAS a good yarn, and shed much light on the deClermont family history, and US history as well. MORE PLEASE.

  • Doomsday Book

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,228

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting

  • By mudcelt on 11-02-09

too much detail

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

a great story with deep character and locale development...but 36 chapters is about twice what was needed. narration was superb.