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The Petaybee Trilogy

Powers That Be, Power Lines, and Power Play
Narrated by: Marina Sirtis
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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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.

©1993 Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (P)1997 Dove Audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-08-2017

missing sections of stories

the performance was great, but you can tell good size portions of the stories were deliberately left out. I can understand some parts being removed due to their sexual nature, but the rest just ruin the story.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-08-2018

The company took a wonderful collection of books,

cut the guys out of them and ruined a story from my favorite authors.

The mystery and occur base of the stories is greatly wounded. Thank goodness for a great reading by a distinctive and wonderful actress.

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  • Frank
  • 23-06-2018

I used to be a fan of Ann MacCaffery

The abbrighements of part one threw off balance and I found the ending of part two very unsatisfying. As of the time I write this I haven't worked up the interest to listen to part three. It's sad because these stories touch on some important themes.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Murlynn Thorndragon
  • 24-03-2018

Good but abriged

I enjoyed this much but...having read the books multiple times...I was disappointed that many events in the original texts were omitted. For example Yannas first hunting experience in book one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Patricia Battson
  • 07-08-2017

Great book

I am a huge McCaffrey fan and I love Marina Sirtis. At first though, it was difficult to listen to the narration. Once I was used to her accent, it was wonderful. A great story and the performance of the narration really brought it to life.

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  • Adam B. Dijkman
  • 01-12-2018

How easy is the listening?

This is the first audible book I have partially listened to that is not easy to hear. I am not speaking about the quality of the voice. I am talking about the unevenness of the volume. It seems to vary. Played with my volume control, but that didn't do any good. I know the story, because I have read it a number of times, and I mostly like McCaffrey books. As I said before, this is the first audible book in four different languages that I have problems with.
Reading over this, I see I haven't done a very good job of describing the problem. Sorry about that.
Adam Dijkman

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  • Lawrence A Jacques
  • 06-10-2019

The Petaybee trilogy

I 'm not much for writing reviews but I loved this book . I had to force myself to turn off my comp. at 2 in th morning.grate book

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  • C. Whitmer
  • 12-05-2019

Do not buy unless you don't mind an abridged version!

I guess I should have looked closer at the description! This one is abridged and I really dislike abridged editions.
I do like Marina as the narrator, but the story was spoiled for me when I noticed parts missing. I guess I remember the print version a little too well.

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  • Christine A. Farley
  • 31-01-2019

Abridged version<br />

Great story to read, a new intriguing new world to escape to. The story is abbreviated as it is abridged so not the same character development as in the written story, but great narrator, soothing voice

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  • Robin
  • 15-07-2018

Loved it

The trilogy is wonderful the world building is great and the characters are amazing. The narration was great I loved the voice and how she brought the story and characters to life

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  • L.D.
  • 26-04-2019

Not an inspired performance, a wasted credit

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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  • RJM
  • 11-09-2019

Good book narration could be better

This a subjective review, I know the books having read them years and years ago, and the story is great. I don't know why but could not engage with the narrator of the audio book, not that it was poor but just didn't get on with the voice. I would try and find a version narrated by a different person

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  • G Hamilton
  • 09-07-2019

Badly abridged

I read the books years ago and was at first confused, then disappointed by this version.