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  • The Petaybee Trilogy

  • Powers That Be, Power Lines, and Power Play
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Marina Sirtis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Day by day, the sentient planet is learning to recognize and understand the meaning of outside stimuli, to communicate its own needs and desires...even to use human speech. The Petaybeans have their hands full trying to protect their beloved planet from the sudden influx of tourists. Then some of Petaybee's staunchest champions are kidnapped.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not an inspired performance, a wasted credit

  • By L.D. on 26-04-19

Not an inspired performance, a wasted credit

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-19

Having read the Petaybee books some 15 years ago I thought it nice to hear the story again while being on holiday.
It was not a good revisit to a great story. The abbreviation was done badly, so most of the characters fell flat and the involvements between the protagonists were not easy to understand.
The performance was more of a loud reading of a story than the usual set of characters spoken with different voice tones.
Not a book I would ever to listen again

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  • Night of the Unicorn

  • The Federal Witch, Book 5
  • By: T. S. Paul
  • Narrated by: Francis Alais
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Someone is killing unicorns and the Magical Division of the FBI has been assigned to stop it. Special Agent in Charge Agatha Blackmore has an edge to solving this new case. Her familiar and friend Fergus is a talking unicorn. But he doesn't want to help, even if it's his own herd he'd be saving. "Sacrifices don't come back" is all he will say. The team has to track down a killer while dodging blood magick and more Godly interference along the way. What is a witch to do?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ...and the chime again

  • By L.D. on 14-04-18

...and the chime again

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-18

Like the last book, this one has a loud chime sound at random chapter endings and changes of viewpoints. Not at all changes, but enough that you can’t use his book for helping you to drift off to sleep.
Second thing, some names seem pre-recorded. Every tine the narrator says “agent Sostello” you can hear that it is not in the flow of the narration and sounds each time the same. Very irritating.
The story is the only reason why I keep buying the narrations...

  • The Federal Witch

  • The Collected Works, Book 1
  • By: T S Paul
  • Narrated by: Francis Alais
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Imagine a world where witches, weres, and vampires work among us. The paranormals came out to the world during World War I. History as we know it took a left turn as world events changed. World War II never happened as we remember it. The Empire of Japan still exists. As does the British Empire. America is finding itself overwhelmed by magic. Particularly the FBI. Agatha Blackmore is a witch and she has all but been drafted by the FBI to help. Demons, dragons, weres, and fae are her opponents.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent story but worst narration I've ever heard

  • By Sam on 02-07-17

Good book, but the quality of the recording lacks

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-18

The story is good, the performance also, but the quality of the recording brings back memories of too often played audio tapes which are changing volume within a word. It was the worst recording I ever got from Audible