Damia

Tower and Hive, Book 2
Narrated by: Jean Reed Bahle
Series: The Tower and Hive, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (687 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Rowan was one of the greatest telepaths ever born, treasured by the people she saved from alien invasion - and loved by a young man who never hoped to win her heart. In spite of his feelings, Afra remained loyal to the Rowan. He stayed by her side and helped to raise her Talented daughter, Damia.

Now, years later, Damia is a full-grown Talent of great power. Terrible alien voices echo within her mind. And a wondrous new feeling for Afra is growing within her heart.

In a universe under seige, only one thing can defeat the power of fear: the power of love.

Listen to the rest of the Rowan Series.
©2004 Anne McCaffrey (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Two Lives Entwined

This is a story about love and discovery, two lives are followed till they reach a "Meeting of Minds".
There are battles and romance, conflict and growth.

Sixteen year old Afra Lyon travels to meet the Rowan who is a Tower Prime and unable to travel off the station around Jupiter's Orbit.
He becomes her confidant and friend, but to his boss Prime Ridinger disappointment he never became her lover.

He watches his friend fall in love and helps break her of her psychosis and becomes a part of her family helping to raise her children.

Afra waits and searches for the lover that will be his life mate, to reach a Meeting of Minds with her.

How long will he have to wait till the woman he finds to SEE Afra the man?

Damia Gwen-Raven, was a early bloomer to her talents. Frustrating her mother, terrorizing the Tower staff into panic, never doing anything exactly "wrong" but she was too much for the little station when her telekinetic abilities surfaced when she was two years old.

Being "shipped" to a planet and raised by her Grandmother, Damia grows up with her brothers and sister eventually becoming a Tower Prime.

Her loneliness was something she expected, for her mother had Afra when she was alone to help her till Jeff Raven showed up, she had no one. She sought a Mind that was stronger then hers, but never found it.

Infatuated with a mind she finds out in space, stronger then her own, devastated about the results that ultimately came from that contact. Damia finds the Man that is her equal.

Both Damia and Afra Dream and find that they have the strength to lead Third Generation of Gwen Raven Children.

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Entertaining

Not great literature, but fun and entertaining. Been through the whole series a few times.

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Getting Better All the Time

Would you consider the audio edition of Damia to be better than the print version?

I thoroughly enjoyed the print version but hearing it has reminded me why I love this series of books and characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Damia?

When her and Afra finally get together.

Have you listened to any of Jean Reed Bahle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I like this one much better than the first one. Maybe I am just getting used to her voicing style.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud, a lot!

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Awesome

This is the second book of this Awesome series and it's very compelling. The Author also wrote another great series about a place called Pern.

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Beautiful gift!

"Damia" is my favorite story ever. Nearly 30 years on, from my delight and amazement when I read this book as the 1st in the Tower & The Hive series. I still re-read out of order. Imagine Rowan's chagrin at being placed second to her audacious capricious daughter;) I was beyond delighted to find it & listen to it, on Audible. For me, Anne McCaffrey will always be the Grand Dame of science fiction & romance. The complicated, desolate and seemingly hopeless relationship of Damia and Afra still brings a smile(and a few tears) to a nostalgic old heart. Many many kudos to Anne's fantastic imagination and to the producers at Brilliance Audio!

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loved it has been my favorite so far

has been extremely good and well read I enjoyed every minute and look forward to the next one.

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Wonderful

A great classic series by one of the masters of early science fiction and fantasy. The narrator brought the whole story to life

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Rereading Favorite Childhood Books

Anne McCaffrey books were one the delights of my childhood! I read the ACORNA series, and knew I had a new Author!
I was also reading the Heinlein juveniles, CS Lewis, Asimov, and all the Science fiction I could get Chicago Public Libraries to.buy! I can honestly say they all stood the test of time. I am once again!

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a very good book to listen to

I loved this book very much and I would recommend it to anyone else who loves sifi

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I love this series

I have read the books many times over the years and the audible reading was a pleasure to listen to. I could almost recite many passages along with the reader.