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Crystal Singer Audiobook

Crystal Singer

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Publisher's Summary

Experience the first Killashandra Ree adventure, in which the indomitable Killa overcomes disappointment in one career by diving into a much more exciting one. Filled with suspense, anguish, romance, and intrigue, this distinctive adventure is one of Anne McCaffrey's best.

©1991 Anne McCaffrey; (P)1991 Dove Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 04/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    the recording sounded like it it was done in an empty round via a radio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tasha 13/09/2016
    Tasha 13/09/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Cystal singer"

    A great listen looking forward to the rest of the series even though this is the abridged version, I would recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Danielle
    Franklin, TN, USA
    18/10/07
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    "Horrible audio quality"

    This is by far the worst audio quality I have heard on any book I have downloaded. Not worth your money.

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Carol L. Powell
    Columbus, OH United States
    24/12/08
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    "Book is excellent, audio book needs work"

    I love this series, and I bought the audio series to share it with my boyfriend. The first book's audio quality leaves much to be desired. I also wish there was an unabridged version available. While this version gives a good feel for the overall story, I very much miss the rest (the extra characterization of minor characters, how the guild runs, etc).

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Terri-Anne
    Harcourt, Australia
    25/06/12
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    "Terrible in so many ways"
    What disappointed you about Crystal Singer?

    First (and this is my own stupid fault for not noticing before buying), it's an abridged version. At under three hours, there's less than half the novel here.

    Second, the audio quality is truly terrible. It sounds like the reader has their head stuffed in a cotton-lined bucket. Muffled, dull and damned near unlistenable.


    What was most disappointing about Anne McCaffrey’s story?

    The way half or more of it has been edited out.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The reader might, in other projects, be quite good--but in this one, the terrible quality of the recording overrides anything she might bring to the story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The audio is bad enough that I haven't been able to finish it, and I'd like a refund so...no.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money or credits.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    19/11/11
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    "Good story, Good voice, very poor sound quality!"

    One of my favorite McCaffrey books, I was really looking forward to it, but the crackling of the sound quality is awful!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kristeen
    Woodburn, IA, United States
    04/06/12
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    "Abridging Ruins This Book"
    Would you try another book from Anne McCaffrey and/or Adrienne Barbeau?

    As long as it is not an abridged version


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Make the recording an unabridged version. To many "little details" that are not important, but really round out the book, are missing from this abridged version. Things like the Symbiant transaction makes the senses so much more sensitive, including eyesite and that is why Killa needed contacts off world.


    Which character – as performed by Adrienne Barbeau – was your favorite?

    Didn't have one


    Did Crystal Singer inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    If you have read the book, you will be sorely disappointed in the abridged version. If you have not, you might enjoy, but will have missed so many little things that make the book so much more enjoyable.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Malcolm
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    16/01/12
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    "Not what I hoped"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The clarity of the download was difficult to listen to. I might have been the American accent but others have been OK. Also the abbreviation has missed all those small personal details that make this a worthwhile author.


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

    I like her books but will not get another abridged version


    Would you be willing to try another one of Adrienne Barbeau’s performances?

    Her voice may be OK but the recording was bad


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

    Disappointment verging on sadness at the loss of a good book


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joy
    Portland, OR, United States
    26/09/11
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    "Deserves Better"

    A book that I love, CRYSTAL SINGER deserves 2 improvements: to be unabridged, and to be reproduced on good sound equipment. Adrienne Barbeau also deserves good sound equipment. However, since this is what is currently available, I will listen to it again. I've been hooked on the song of the crystal ranges since I first read this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • reveiwerx
    20/10/16
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    "abridged versions are always a bad idea."

    I actually love this book. The abridging was done with a broadsword and not a scalpel ruining a good book. By all means read this book but skip the abridged version. Some day maybe an
    unabridged version will be made.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ann sharkey
    17/05/16
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    "Abridged version."

    The narration sounded like an old rushed radio story, as though through a tube. I really like the story but this was an abridged version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marie Crawford
    19/11/16
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    "Narrator Butchered It"

    I loved the story of The Crystal Singer, but the narrator made it difficult to enjoy. She read so fast it sounded like she was being paid by WPM (words per minute). An as far as trying to differentiate between characters, there was barely (if any) effort. The Crystal Singer deserves better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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