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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.

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©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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Love the Story, Needs Voice Actor Update

I have been a fan of the McCaffrey universe for the past 30 years and she can honestly be considered a fantastic modern sci-fi writer. These recordings pre-date the 1990s (you know...when the Sony Walkman and magnetic Memorex cassettes were all the rage and the Diskman was next level tech). A few of her books are still only available in Abridged formats. The A/D conversion really blows with this reader coming across worse than Seri in some cases. Its time to update McCaffrey's books using modern day recordings techniques and a decent voice actor.

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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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Wonderful Book

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

I enjoy both equally .

Who was your favorite character and why?

Afra........he is just the most wonderful person and friend. Always there and caring for each person . I would love to have a soul as good as his.

Which scene was your favorite?

so many........when he goes shopping on Earth for the first time

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when The Rowan thought she had lost Jeff. My heart hurt

Any additional comments?

Anne McCaffrey has the wonderful ability to teleport you to a wonderful world. She has so many to visit and I am trying to collect all of them

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second only to dragonriders of Pern

I absolutely love this series of books from Anne McCaffrey. dragonriders of Pern has my heart, however I always read this series after I have reread dragonriders of Pern all the way through. Anne McCaffrey is one of my favorite authors, the kind that you wish had written another 300 books in her lifetime. I highly recommend any of these books but definitely damia one of my favorites

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loved it

I loved this series when I read it many years and it really came to life with a narrator.

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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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Love the series.

Another great story. Space, telepathy, aliens, and hard lessons. What more can you wish for in a story.

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Good story

In the first book, I found the plat to be to reminiscent of Ender's game but not as well estabisshed in characters building. This book, well the first three chapters was more of a review of the event of The Rowan but from the perspective of a secondary character that would evolve in one of the two primary characters. But it was nice to see the evolution of a family/characters much like back to the old home town and renewing old friendships. This is a nice easy seires to listen to, especially if you like scifi.