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4.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Adrienne Barbeau Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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The exhilarating adventures of Anne McCaffrey's best selling Crystal Singer series continue with Killashandra, a story that mixes interplanetary political intrigue with passionate romance. In this installment, Killashandra Ree's crystal claim has been exhausted, forcing her to take a new assignment and leave her new lover back on their native Ballybran. She goes undercover on a distant, desolate planet, searching desperately for the crystal that will save her - and, quite possibly, the fate of the entire universe. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/18/2014

    " One of my favorite character to visit over and over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 2/16/2014

    " Anne McCaffrey's books are often a guilty pleasure for me, but this book soured my stomach for the series. The romance-in-sci-fi skin approach worked for the first book in this series, but this second book felt very formulaic and half-hearted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/15/2014

    " The real meat of the story. The first volume was more like a Prologue, and the third was an Afterword, but this second installment in the trilogy is where interesting things happen. I'm still not a big fan of the main character, but she was more intriguing here and I could see the beginnings of the person she becomes in the third book. There are still things that were a mystery to me (e.g. why keep on about the crystal singers losing memory if that doesn't really happen to her yet?), but mostly this was just an entertaining tale. I may pick up the third book again as I think I'll get more out of it having read the previous two now (these books do not make sense as stand-alones; very much a complete story only if all three volumes read). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/12/2014

    " Not too awful for the middle of a trilogy, the plot moves along fairly well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/11/2014

    " Another great writing influence "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaynell | 2/6/2014

    " I liked the first book in this trilogy, but I loved this one, the second book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/1/2014

    " I'd read #1 and #3, but I don't think I read this earlier. Nice to have the background for #3! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/25/2014

    " see Crystal Singer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilie Smith | 1/15/2014

    " Another wonderful singer about the Crystal Miners and Killashandra in particular. I am HOOKED! This was NOT enough of this world, this character, or this storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/5/2014

    " I like this book better than the first one. All political intrigue, adventure and romance whereas the first one was a lot of tedium and explaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Salena | 1/3/2014

    " Overall a satisfying book. I like the character o Killashandra more the second time round, and I'm a sucker for light intrigue. There were times when it was slow going, am times when my non-musically inclined self was lost in description, but they weren't enough to slow the pace of reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ | 1/2/2014

    " The continuing saga of Killashandra Ree. I liked her just as much in this one as in Crystal Singer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 12/15/2013

    " Well, I liked the Crystal Singer books, mostly. Like many authors, McCaffrey keeps trying to recapture the brilliance of her first big success, and like many authors, she keeps failing, and like many readers, I keep reading her stuff and hoping she figures it out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Warden | 11/19/2013

    " Great follow up to the first book in the series Crystal Singer. Very sci-fi and very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Minh | 10/15/2013

    " Ahh Lars, there you are. I have to admit at moments in this book I kept getting flashbacks to the earlier scenes from The Rowan, and wondering when she would be found out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maritza | 8/3/2013

    " Read a few times, I would love to be a crystal singer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa O'meara | 6/14/2013

    " Hits all my favorite junk-fantasy needs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 5/20/2013

    " Enjoyed it was different from her pern series . More new future than I expected my liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sakina Murdock | 2/18/2013

    " I have always been Killashandra Ree, deep inside. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 12/2/2012

    " This is the second in the series. THis is the one I remember the most, actually the cover really takes me back. I liked this one ok, but it is still a silly girly book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenne | 9/22/2012

    " This is the second book in the Crystal Singers Trilogy by Anne McCaffrey and one of my all time favorites. I have read these books so many times my all-in-one volume is in pieces and I've had to buy hardcover copies at second had book shops! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 8/28/2012

    " one of my all time favorites - i re-read it periodically. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Williams | 3/5/2012

    " This is my favorite Anne McCaffrey book. I love the dragon riders but there is something about this tale that is so captivating. My copy is tattered and torn but I still love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorden | 2/4/2012

    " The next book in the series to Crystal Singer. Still Amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sian | 12/27/2011

    " Still loved every minute of this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Tietjen | 12/27/2011

    " Still kept me on my toes and made me want more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark And Lorenda | 10/14/2011

    " Romance and Sci Fi "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole MacDonald | 8/12/2011

    " I love the Crystal Singer trilogy - an absolute favourite of mine :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 8/2/2011

    " File under: fluffy books that I read instead of writing papers when I pretend I am already done with the semester. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mckinley | 6/20/2011

    " Not so much, have enjoyed her other stuff years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 6/12/2011

    " Killashandra is actually a better book than the first in this trilogy, as it needs to focus less on teaching the reader about the new universe. I also enjoy the semi-mystery plot and the look at Optheria as a planet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 4/30/2011

    " File under: fluffy books that I read instead of writing papers when I pretend I am already done with the semester. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaynell | 3/25/2011

    " I liked the first book in this trilogy, but I loved this one, the second book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/12/2011

    " I love the Crystal Singer trilogy - an absolute favourite of mine :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 12/9/2010

    " Hits all my favorite junk-fantasy needs "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/3/2010

    " I like this book better than the first one. All political intrigue, adventure and romance whereas the first one was a lot of tedium and explaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 8/13/2010

    " Excellent, excellent, excellent book, very well written. I thought the story line flowed very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 7/13/2010

    " The continuing story - kept me hooked. I re-read this one more than the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 5/24/2010

    " A pleasant and quick read, continuing the story of Killashandra Ree, crystal singer. This book isn't as interesting as the first, mostly because of the preponderance of the story dedicated to the romantic interest. The story raps up too neatly for my taste. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/13/2010

    " Basic scifi fare. Good enough characters and story, but nothing really special in the writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/22/2009

    " Second in the Crystal Singer series. I liked the concept of music being absolutely essential to doing your job without having to be famous for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ | 9/23/2009

    " The continuing saga of Killashandra Ree. I liked her just as much in this one as in Crystal Singer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 9/17/2009

    " You know I didn't think I like happy endings or sappy love stories beofre I finished reading this book. But I was so ecstatic when I read the epilouge. This is going to sound so corny but it made me beleive in the power of love again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 8/29/2009

    " This is another one of those light, romantic books with a sci-fi touch. It is also one of my favorites. I love the main character and the tropical flavor of this book. "

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About the Author
Author Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. A prolific bestselling author, she is best known for her handling of broad themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly in her tales of the Talents and the numerous novels about the Dragonriders of Pern. She lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.