Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus

Anne McCaffrey 2-in-1 Edition
Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
Series: The Talents (abridged), Book 1-2
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (152 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.

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Unabridged is better!

The only thing I truly can dislike about this book, is that they abridged it. The parts that were cut out actually do help explain and enrich the rest of the story, and unfortunately, I have never seen an unabridged audio version. Otherwise the story is engaging and fun and the characters truly shine! The way the generational gaps are bridged between both stories really makes you want to learn more!

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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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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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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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Shouldn’t have gotten it

That’s what I get for getting an abridged version. I won’t do that again. A waste of Adrienne’s talent.

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Great Book by a great auther

This book combo doesn't seem to be available anymore. Abridged or Unabridged - Don't Know.

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good stories

both stores were very good and are very well written, however it would have been nice to have part 2 before part 1.

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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

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  • Kristin
  • 08-01-20

Wish they were unabridged

These are great stories, suitable for teenagers as I was when I first read them. The story of how poisoning powers are proven to be true, and then in the second book how those with talents are used, and how a very badly crippled boy learns he not only has talent, but hope he can use it to make himself super powered is an ageless and wonderful story well narrated. Please bring them out in full, along with the unabridged Tower and Hive series??

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-11-20

Dreadful rendition of this brilliant author's work

I am sorry to say that I could only listen to half an hour of this audio book. The script was read so very fast with no breaks between sentences paragraphs or chapters rendering it impossible to make any sense of the story whatsoever. Such a disappointment.

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  • Andrew
  • 06-10-20

Great book, shame it's abridged.

Would have really loved both these books to be read unabridged. The stories were fantastic when I first read them and the audiobook didn't let me down.

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  • Stuart O'Hara
  • 05-13-19

Abridged, wrong way round but good

They two books are abridged versions but the performance is good. However they are the wrong way round with book one being second

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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