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Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus

Anne McCaffrey 2-in-1 Edition
Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (88 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

To Ride Pegasus
They are extraordinary people who read minds, heal bodies, divert disasters, foretell the future - and become pariahs in their own land. Molly, Charity, Barbara, Dorotea, Amalda - they are the Talents - an elite cadre that have stepped out of the ordinary human race to enter their own!

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. She is always ready to welcome new Talents to the Center, even though she has her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on building the space platform that will be mankind's stepping stone to the stars. But when an extraordinary man with no measurable Talents appears, Rhyssa suddenly realizes that she will need to reassess the potential of all Talentkind.

©1972, 1990 Anne McCaffrey (P)1992, 2015 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

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Chopped up speedspeak an insult to a great series!

What disappointed you about Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus?

Left out way too much in the abridgement. Books are not in the correct reading order.

Would you ever listen to anything by Anne McCaffrey again?

Yes! But only unabridged.

What didn’t you like about Adrienne Barbeau’s performance?

Speaks way too fast and just runs everything together.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

At first I was excited to have a digital version of both of these books, but then I realized that they were not in the right order, that they were abridged and that the reader is terrible.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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We need an unabridged version

I have read these books and am fairly disappointed that I can’t find an unabridged Version of this audiobook. The parts that were cut out, or actually vital to the storyline. Perhaps someday they will re-voice this story, Without all the edits.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Abridgment + Mash-Up = NOT ORIGINAL

The stories are abridged and mashed together.

Like potato skins mixed with beets.

Find the originals - this is stupid.

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  • Stiv
  • United States
  • 11-10-17

Terrible Composition

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.

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Horrible chop job to an incredible series

This abridged version was so chopped up as to make it unrecognizable to the original version. The reader was lightning fast with no breaks even between chapters. And as i am sure it has been pointed out already it starts with the second book in the series. And both the first and second books chapters were just combined together so you couldn't "skip" to the first book. Horrible job done to this incredible series all the ways around. F-

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Confused

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

An unabridged version

Any additional comments?

I read this series a long time ago, and apparently reading a full length novel and then later listening to an abridged version is not for me, I keep thinking something is missing but can't remember details enough to tell what it is. Good, but can't recommend it if you've read the full book. The narration is OK, but the telepathy part is badly done.

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Abridged

These books would have been much better had they not been so abridged I love this story line and have already gotten the 3rd book in the series unabridged And it is very enjoyable but I show it is no longer available for purchase through you either

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Great stories Easy to follow

Enjoyed the story line of Pegus in Flight and to Ride a Pegus.. Even heard some characters from other stories.

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Disappointed

I love these books. I am disappointed in the way they are portrayed here. The narrator isn't bad. Unfortunately they cut out so much of the meat of the book. Much of the humor of this wonderful author was sucked out of the book when they abridged it.

Book One starts at Chapter 18 which is very frustrating. The book naturally jumps from time to time because that is how it's written. The unfortunate part comes into play due to the fact that they didn't make any audible notification of the jumps. All of the parts just roll together.

As a whole, I am saddened by this representation of beloved stories

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A great offering from a great author

I came to this series as a child on the recommendation of my mother, who knew my love of science fiction. Listening to it in audio format is great in it's own right - Ms. Barbeau's diction is crisp and well inflected. if you haven't heard or read this series, you should!

I only have one complaint about this two-in-one volume, and that is that they are out of order chronologically. To the new listener, I highly recommend skipping to the "middle" of the audiobook and listening to "To Ride Pegasus" first before going back to listen to "Pegasus in Flight." You might get thrown off by a several decade jump backwards in time otherwise!

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  • Peri
  • 12-04-17

Ruined by abridging

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, and no.
This is two books in one. In reverse sequence.
Audio wise is very acceptable.
But the missing chucks are key parts, and somewhat if rating in their omission,

Would you be willing to try another book from Anne McCaffrey? Why or why not?

I love Anne mccaffrey, I want to see more good audiobooks

What three words best describe Adrienne Barbeau’s voice?

Whilst not a person fan, I can listen to this story more than once, without issue or unhappiness.

Do you think Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The third one in this sequence is Pegasus in space. However it should only be touched in an unabridged state,

As there is so much juicy bits to the story, that tie in the with tower and the hive series. Yes. Definitely do an unabridged one. Thanks :)

Any additional comments?

If you can cope with stories misisng key side elements, or parts you think are key, then this will be ace for you.
Personally the bits missed out and the wrong layout of this
See stories, esp when audible don't have chapter alak which chap is the start of which story info fails, does make for an annoying reread

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-31-16

an old favorite

I love this story.
An old favorite of mine. I never been tire of it