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  • Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus

  • Anne McCaffrey 2-in-1 Edition
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Chopped up speedspeak an insult to a great series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-16

Terrible Composition

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Ok, it has been long enough that this was not too painful, but the simple fact that the books are out of order is insane. Ruined the whole experience. I wish I could get a refund and buy the two books separatly.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Brain

  • By: John D. Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

The Great Brain is Tom D. Fitzgerald, aged 10. The story is told by J.D., a sometimes confounded but always admiring younger brother. Such people as Mr. Standish, the mean schoolmaster, regret the day they came up against The Great Brain. But others, like the Jensen kids lost in Skeleton Cave, Basil, the Greek kid, or Andy, who has lost his leg and his friends, know that Tom's great brain never fails to find a way home. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clever and thought-provoking

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-04

The magic of childhood

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is part of my series of books I remember reading as a kid, and now am rereading to view them from a different perspective. I find facinating that while the story I loved as a kid, the story that captures the essence of childhood play and wonder, is as I remembered it, as an adult I can still enjoy it, while also taking intellectual interest in how life was different back at the turn of the (last) century. We take so many things (like toilets) for granted that it gives us a new perspective to see life without them, or see them as new and marvelous. I find the change in perspective helps me find the magic in that which is around me.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Wanted to? I did! Long drive, good book....

Any additional comments?

Waiting for the rest of the series.