Old enough to be used
Young enough to be broken

Sassinak was 12 when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl. Maybe it was her unusual physical strength. Maybe it was her friendship with the captured Fleet crewman. Maybe it was her spirit. Whatever it was, it wouldn't let her resign herself to the life of a slave. She bided her time, watched for her moment. Finally it came, and she escaped.
But that was only the beginning for Sassinak. Now she's a Fleet Captain with a pirate-chasing ship of her own, and only one regret in her life: not enough pirates.
©1990 Bill Fawcett & Associates (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Peri on 04-12-17

Not the book quality due to recording and sadly ..

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

...narrator isn't a match for this.

Loved the books, and that this was not abridged, but ... Like many others I struggled to listen to this.

Would you recommend Sassinak to your friends? Why or why not?

I can recommend the written version, but not this audio version

Would you be willing to try another one of Ax Norman’s performances?

Possibly, depends if I'm desperate to read the book.

Did Sassinak inspire you to do anything?

Write the review because I agree with the other Anne mccaffrey fans.

Any additional comments?

I love unabridged, I love voices that enabled me to read the read the physical book when for whatever the reason I can't.

But poor quality recordings and poor choices of narrators for book matching... Means I really wonder why I have audible. Recommend your listen to the catalyst one, much better AMcC audiobook :)

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 23-03-14

Really bad narration

What would have made Sassinak better?

A different narrator who can pronounce words correctly. I spent 2/3's of my time trying to figure out what he was saying, and I've read the book in print!

What did you like best about this story?

The story is great. I have read it in print several times.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ax Norman?

Anybody else. Susan Ericksen, Sally Darling, Gregory St. John, Nick Podehl.

What character would you cut from Sassinak?

I don't think I'd cut any of them. They all play a purpose.

Any additional comments?

Gah. The narrator totally ruined this one for me.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 05-03-14

Naration needs help

What disappointed you about Sassinak?

The narration was so poor it was hard to follow the story

Would you recommend Sassinak to your friends? Why or why not?


How did the narrator detract from the book?

If he read in complete sentences it would help. Pauses after a couple words each time instead of with the sentences.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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