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Author: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Narrator: Robert Ramirez Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781440795909

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Nebula Award-winning duo Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough add another thrilling chapter to their sweeping Petaybee saga with Changelings. Yana and Sean are beside themselves with joy over the arrival of their twins Ronan and Murel. But the children’s shape-changing abilities attract unwanted attention from an off-world scientist. Now Yana and Sean will do anything to protect their precocious youths from danger.

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Slow to start but was good after that. I enjoyed the first 2 Petabee novels but missed the third. This is the 4th. I need to go back and read the 3rd. It probably have been better if I'd read the one before it. "

    - Ellen, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Picked it up in the adult audiobook section at the library. It belonged in the juvenile section. "

    - Heather, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " First off, take a look at that cover.... looks to me like those are two adults on that book wouldn't you say? Well the book is about two children. It was still an interesting book/concept, but it was on a different level than I was expecting since I thought it was about two adult siblings, not two pre-teen children. "

    - Yvonne, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It would help to have read the original Petaybee books before reading this. I have read them, but long enough ago that I wished I remembered some of the details better. That said, I enjoyed this new series from McCaffrey and Scarborough. It begins with the birth of twins, part of a new generation on the sentient planet Petaybee. They are selkies, who can change into seals in the water, like their father. As they get older, they long to escape the restrictions put on them by their parents to protect them from ill-meaning people who wish to "study" them. They are sent to live on a space station in the care of a family friend, but evildoers catch up with them there. They are sent home in the nick of time and use their unique talents to help rescue their father. Some interesting side characters include Sky the otter who befriends them and Ke-ola, a young man of Hawaiian descent who helps solve another problem on Petaybee. Recommended. "

    - Kris, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I don't really know who this is for. It's so bland and simplistic it's hard to imagine that an actual person wrote it. With so many more sophisticated fantasies even for younger readers, this one isn't worth the time it takes to turn the pages. Yawn. "

    - Savannah, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The half human , half selkie twins grown to their teens on the sentient planet Petaybee. A scientific team tries to capture them to treat them as specimens and theey are shipped off to space while still young enough to go. But their troubles are not over. "

    - Fredrick, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I love reading Anne McCaffrey. This one blends perfectly her mix of science and fantasy (my preference). Sometimes it has some dialogue that is a little too juvenile for my taste, but what the heck! If you read the first book about Petaybee, you'll want to read this one, too! My next step is the sequel. "

    - Susan, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I've reviewed this trilogy elsewhere: see Deluge . "

    - JoyfulK, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Now this was cute. I enjoyed the original trilogy and to now read about the twins who are cute ornery otters, I have to say, I'm hooked. Fast read and very enjoyable. "

    - ♆, 11/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a fun book to read with my pre-teen daughter "

    - Red, 10/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " First of a second trilogy for Petaybee. This one is based on the children of the main characters of the first three books. Good quickie read, a bit much for 10 year olds, even if they mature fast. Fun storyline though. "

    - Kendra, 10/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Finally Anne wrote another kids book. But unfortunately it isn't well written. "

    - Kimbolimbo, 10/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love Anne McCaffrey. Read almost everything she's written. It's nice to slip back into fantasy when the real world gets too much "

    - Bethbrackett, 12/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really interesting, fun sci-fi fantasy book. Enjoyed it! "

    - Sara, 9/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not a bad story, but didn't hold my interest. "

    - Shawn, 9/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Reminded me why I loved the Dragonrider series from Anne McCaffrey back in the day. I really connected right away with the pregnancy and birth of the twins...my little guy's only 5 months old. :) "

    - Edward, 5/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " My friend loves Anne McCaffrey so I decided to give the first book a shot. This wasn't horrible but I'm not interested enough to read the last two books in the series. It seemed a bit juvenile and maybe it was because I just grabbed it without investigating. "

    - Erin, 5/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm a big fan of the Petaybee (Powers That Be) series. I was initially surprised at encountering a series that takes on the Gaia hypothesis, albeit in the upbeat McCaffrey (and Scarborough) way. Was utterly charmed by this new offering. "

    - Lychee, 1/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Very odd book! Makes you think, but you think about things in such a distorted way I am not sure it accomplished what the author intended its meaning to be. Good writing style but wont read again "

    - Rebecca, 9/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The children of sean and yara who are changelings learn their powers and their abilities to change the world.the children have to find their place in the universe. the twins sturgel with their lives and the legend of their parents.and how they save the world. "

    - Theresa, 8/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A nice story. It isn't as deep or complex as McCaffrey's Pern novels, but it has a unique storyline and was entertaining. I am probably going to read the rest of the series. "

    - Jessi, 1/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A continuation of the Petaybee novels, starring the children of the original characters. Some interesting ideas about a senitent planet, and the kids are engaging. A few too many side plots. Like the Acorna books, I think this series has been spun out too long. "

    - Sharon, 1/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not a bad story, but didn't hold my interest. "

    - Shawn, 10/24/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A continuation of the Petaybee novels, starring the children of the original characters. Some interesting ideas about a senitent planet, and the kids are engaging. A few too many side plots. Like the Acorna books, I think this series has been spun out too long. "

    - Alice, 1/10/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " These 10-yr-olds think and act like 13-14 year olds. While this is partially explained in the introduction, it is not emphasized enough to make the twins' age believable. Beyond that, this is a good book that McCaffrey and Scarborough fans will enjoy. "

    - Jennifer, 12/22/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love Anne McCaffrey. Read almost everything she's written. It's nice to slip back into fantasy when the real world gets too much "

    - Bethbrackett, 10/18/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Reminded me why I loved the Dragonrider series from Anne McCaffrey back in the day. I really connected right away with the pregnancy and birth of the twins...my little guy's only 5 months old. :) "

    - Edward, 1/14/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A nice story. It isn't as deep or complex as McCaffrey's Pern novels, but it has a unique storyline and was entertaining. I am probably going to read the rest of the series. "

    - Jessi, 9/6/2008
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Very odd book! Makes you think, but you think about things in such a distorted way I am not sure it accomplished what the author intended its meaning to be. Good writing style but wont read again "

    - Rebecca, 7/19/2008

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey (1926–2011), one of the world’s most popular authors, was best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill.

About the Narrator

Robert Ramirez came to audiobook narration fresh from his MFA in classical theater. Initially answering a casting call for a narrator who spoke Spanish, Robert has used his Mexican-American background to imbue authentic flavor and dialogue in audio titles. His powerful command of language and rich voice reflect his interest in dialects. Ramirez is the winner of eight AudioFile Earphones Awards.