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3.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 5 3.82 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Marina Sirtis Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Strange things are happening on the icy planet of Petaybee. Unauthorized, genetically engineered species have been spotted, and the company has reason to believe that the locals are deliberately hiding something, and perhaps even plotting rebellion. As a combat veteran and a medical retiree due to spend the rest of her days on this arctic world, Yana is the ideal person to get close to the natives. She is quickly adopted by the people of Petaybee, who feed her a home remedy that soothes her ragged lungs. Her strength and health return, and she becomes determined to protect her new home and her people from the greedy and increasingly ruthless company. Powers That Be is read by Star Trek regular Marina Sirtis.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam Kroll | 2/16/2014

    " Very interesting and thought provoking, i often had to stop and reread a few paragraphs and think them over, leading to me taking quite a bit to read this book, which normally wouldn't take me very long to read due to it's size. Highly recommended by me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/15/2014

    " Quiet by Susan Cain is a well-researched and intriguing novel about introverts. As an introvert myself, I really enjoyed and was able to relate to this book. Susan Cain's thorough research helped make the non-fiction book so much more interesting. I highly recommend Quiet for all introverts, or anyone who would simply like to learn more about the topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia Needel | 12/28/2013

    " Probably the most valuable nonfiction I have read in my life. Just reading the introduction made me understand that there is nothing wrong with being "quiet" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 12/14/2013

    " After reading this book, I feel like I know myself, my husband, and my children better. There's nothing wrong with us. We're introverts. Throughout the book I read about every member of my family and why we are the way we are. It was especially enlightening to read about the extremely introverted. I had heard this was a good book and I was not disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lillian | 11/30/2013

    " A well-researched + easily digestible study of the wonders of the introverted personality. Interesting + empowering! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 11/25/2013

    " This is a very meaty book filled with psychology and neuroscience and examples of real people who are undervalued because of being "quiet" and those who make great contributions to society. It was well worth my time for the insights it gave me about myself and the people I know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 11/25/2013

    " Confirmed some beliefs and added others. Occasionally chattier than I'd like. Good tips for parents of introverts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simone Shepherd | 11/18/2013

    " This book should be read by both introverts and extroverts. As an introvert I felt like my life story as a person was being described and someone finally understood me. I loved it. I think extroverts should read this so to understand that being quiet and reserved is not bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Filip | 10/8/2013

    " Good read, though has its ups and downs. Helped me understand a lot about other people and myself too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrieg | 10/3/2013

    " Interesting ideas but Ms. Cain hammered her theme home so frequently that it eventually got boring. She was very self-referential, and I got a bit sick of that. That said, I learned a bit about introverts and, by inference, about extroverts, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 9/12/2013

    " 3.5. I wish she'd had an extrovert cowriter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 7/1/2013

    " I loved this book and the information it related about introverts. I found myself saying, "That's me!" over and over again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Callahan | 6/17/2013

    " Being an introvert, I read this book with great interest. I could relate to some of the illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 6/14/2013

    " This was a fascinating read. The exploration of the introvert/extrovert divide in the workplace and in a school setting is illuminating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 12/17/2012

    " Quiet is an motivational book, which allows the reader to appreciate themselves more as a person. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Douglas | 12/8/2012

    " Hmm, should have been more interesting. Felt anecdotal for the most and as tho author was patting herself on the back a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted Haussman | 8/1/2012

    " A wonderfully researched and written book that opens your eyes about conventional wisdom and the American "Extrovert Ideal." It made me think about what makes me tick and how my likes, behaviors and interactions with others are affected by own predisposition and make-up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy O | 7/19/2012

    " It's nice to have confirmed that being an introvert does not necessarily mean one is shy. Enjoyed the anecdotes and the scientific studies that are found in this book. Very readable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki Palmer | 7/1/2012

    " This book validated who I am!! I am so glad to know that there are others, 1/3 to 1/2 of all people, and probably a lot in the US who are putting on their extrovert costumes when they are in public. A must read, especially for parents and educators who can impact a child's self-esteem early on! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn | 5/22/2012

    " Great book that answered a lot of questions I had about this topic. It's good to know you're not alone and have research to back up what you've known for a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celia Berger | 2/12/2012

    " Much of this book is spent defending/praising introverts (making it seem as if they are all terribly insecure and in need of positive reinforcement) but perhaps with no real groundbreaking insight. I'd only recommend this book to those new to the concept of introversion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie Allis | 7/29/2011

    " Loved this book!! Such a pleasure to read . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scythan | 6/10/2011

    " I found it to be too cliche... the sentient planet, the telepathic animals, the mysterious man who knows everything needed but doesn't help until the last minute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deveny | 4/4/2011

    " Anne McCaffrey is always a good read; like this enough to try the sequel "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/4/2011

    " This book started off really promising and was mostly good. And then the ending was truly awful. Everything I hate about fantasy and romance packed into just a few chapters. Ugh.
    [spoilers removed] "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/20/2011

    " Your basic sci-fi paperback. Good for when you only have 5 minutes at a time to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 7/17/2010

    " This is a re-read. I love Anne McCaffrey, as well as the writers she partners with. Excellent read - and a series, which helps it last longer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julianne | 3/17/2010

    " A wounded soldier is sent by her employer to help run the locals out, or find out what their lucrative secret is, one or the other. The problem is, the soldier falls in love with the land, the natives, and in particular, a very mysterious scientist who lives among them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rift | 2/14/2010

    " Fun read with an interesting concept. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 11/12/2009

    " Solid average, which makes it pretty high end for Anne McCaffrey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blackwolfe | 10/27/2009

    " One of my favorite books, though I've yet to read the rest of the series. Recently got a "new" copy (that is to say, a used copy). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 10/25/2009

    " Starts out strong with an enjoyable protagonist and interesting setting. But narrowly written "villians" and their illogical reaction ruin it for me. Then add singing. Not McCaffrey's best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sannasue | 9/29/2009

    " This didn't move very quickly, but I like the characters and the plot, so I will read the rest of the series. "

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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.