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The Peyti Crisis

Anniversary Day Saga, Book 5 (Retrieval Artist Universe)
Narrated by: Jay Snyder
Series: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 5
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Moon barely survived the devastation of Anniversary Day. The second round of attacks planned to kill millions more. With the life of every human and alien on the Moon hanging in the balance, the Moon's chief security officer Noelle DeRicci races to discover the identity of the masterminds behind the attacks before it's too late.

Desperate to find answers, DeRicci turns to Retrieval Artist Miles Flint and Detective Bartholomew Nyquist for the kind of help only Flint and Nyquist can provide.

A gripping look at a society on edge.

©2015 Kristine Kathryn Rusch (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Tracey Rains
  • 26-03-2015

Enjoyable, but Very Little Miles et al.

While The Peyti Crisis is not up to the standards of Rusch’s earlier Retrieval Artist novels, I did enjoy it. Because it focused on the old cast, the description led me to expect more of Miles Flint, Noelle De Ricci, and Detective Nyquist. I was almost halfway through the book before they had any kind of substantial role. I never "connected" with any of the new characters although they were well enough drawn and expertly read. If you had been waiting for this one anticipating if to be a reunion with the old cast, though, it is not that.

This novel had an interesting plot--as advertised a continuation of the investigation of the Anniversary Day tragedy and its aftermath-- and I enjoyed the deeper view into the Peyti, but I did feel that too much of the novel was spent in catch-up mode, re-telling info from previous books. I did not listen to Anniversary Day Saga books 3 or 4 and did not feel like I had missed anything at all. (I had skipped them because I was waiting for this one with the old cast...Since I enjoyed this semi-old cast book, I plan to at least go back and try #3.)

I always enjoy Jay Snyder’s reading of these novels. Somehow, he is perfect at voicing these particular characters and portraying the seriousness of these situations without making them seem overly melodramatic.

I still found it satisfying enough in the absence of more Retrieval Artist series books, but not a replacement for them. I looked for reasons to stop everything and listen to those novels and have heard each one several times. I'm not sure this one will stand up to even a second pass.

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  • Ocean State Prime
  • 16-03-2015

Latest in a series of disappointments

On the plus side, our favorite characters from the early Retrieval Artist novels are back. On the negative, they spend most of their time noticing how bad each other look.

If you've read the prior Anniversary Day books, then you know much more about what's going on than do the characters. Not unusual, but as the characters finally get a clue, it's a big duh to the reader. Then the book ends.

The RA universe is suffering from series-itis: too many books, not enough story.

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  • James Jackson
  • 06-04-2015

Really Getting Hot !!

Great series so far and now in this installment I think we are really close to some big Happenings. I can't wait for the next. Also I am loving the monthly releases. Thanks

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  • Victor
  • 30-03-2015

This is one of the best of the series

What made the experience of listening to The Peyti Crisis the most enjoyable?

Back to the Moon. Interesting continuation of the known people that you care about

Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

Miles Flint

Any additional comments?

This book returns my faith in the series. I thought it had been going in the wrong direction for a while but this one brings it back.

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  • Carla
  • 28-03-2016

Good story but frustrating!

I like many others find this series has too many separate installments. Would have been so much better as 3 or 4 books. I'm really not happy about using up so many credits for the story. This installment doesn't advance the story much, it felt like the middle of a longer installment/book. Probably going to finish the series just because I have already spent so much money on it.

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  • r2r927
  • 24-04-2015

Another great addition to the saga!

Great writing. Terrific performance. Can't wait to start the next edition! What more can I say? Get all the Retrieval Artist books and enjoy! You won't regret it!!

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  • Cameron
  • 24-03-2015

great storytelling and great story

I had trouble finding an excuse to turn it off hanging out for the next installment

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