Summary

While on an archaeological dig, 7-year-old Tia falls mysteriously ill. Her sickness may have been caused by the EsKays, a race whose artifacts are scattered throughout the galaxy. The young shellperson goes in search of the EsKays, whose fate remains an enigma, to try to find answers. This heartwarming tale is narrated by television and stage actress Constance Towers.
©1992 by Bill Fawcett and Associates, Abridgment Approved by the Authors (P)1994 by Dove Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Justin Dee on 03-07-18

Weirdly Abridged

The abridgement sucks, it's missing a lot of... Character, a lot of the flavour that the full paper version has.

Chapter breaks are very abrupt, almost cut off.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 26-07-04

It's a great idea...

But this abridgement is poorly done. Large sections of the story are omitted. Dove audio is not my favorite vendor. They take a slash and burn approach to editing.

But I still love these very predictable stories from Anne McCaffrey. Find the books and read them as a guilty pleasure. But avoid these recordings. Or at least wait until somebody does an unabridged version.

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46 of 46 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Susan McKillican on 03-03-10

The story is still enjoyable

However, as others have commented, the abridgement is very poorly done, with characters making reference to comments made earlier in the story that were cut, and, in one case, a character "replies" to a question that was not asked.

As this is a story I know very well (I have lost count of the number of times I've reread it), I'm frustrated by the editing. While some of the edits don't noticeably interrupt the flow of the tale, others are so glaringly obvious, I find myself pausing the book for a period of time.

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