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Publisher's Summary

They are the last survivors of their race, beings who live on and communicate through energy, who are capable of assuming the shape of any other species. When their youngest member is assigned to a world considered safe to explore, she is captured by the natives. To escape, she must violate the most important rule of her kind, and reveal the existence of her species to a fellow prisoner - a human being.
Now her race is in danger of extinction, for even if the human does not betray her, the Enemy who has long searched for her people may finally discover their location.
©1998 Julie E. Czerneda (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Marniac on 08-06-12

Julie E. Czerneda on Audible=WIN

I was thrilled beyond words to find books by Julie Czerneda finally available on Audible. I chose Beholder's Eye because I had not read any of the Esen books yet. The story everything I expect from the talented Czerneda, with fascinating characters and settings, and sly bits of humor when you least expect it. I will have to buy the book as well now; it was just that good.

The narration was equal to the story. Luci Christian Bell did a wonderful job keeping the characters separate, even Esen in her many forms sounding different, but still Esen!

I highly recommend this audiobook. Just don't try to listen to it and work, because you won't get much work done!

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5 out of 5 stars
By JS on 02-15-16

Esen-alit-Quar - An All-Time Favorite Character

Would you consider the audio edition of Beholder's Eye to be better than the print version?

The audio version is great for sharing with the whole family. We tried to recommend the book to my sons, but they never bothered to try it. When we popped it in on a family road trip, that's when they finally understood. We are all looking forward to the next opportunity for family listening so we can continue the saga.
The book is also good, though. My copy is a well worn friend.

What other book might you compare Beholder's Eye to and why?

Incomparable. But, it's a good fantasy story, for people with plenty of imagination. The intellect and morals embraced by the main character sit very well with me. The twists and turns are clever and often surprising.

Have you listened to any of Luci Christian Bell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Have not heard any others from Ms. Bell.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

That would be a spoiler, but yes, there are more than one. Esen-alit-Quar is one whose personal values and moral choices are unwavering in the face of many difficult moments.

Any additional comments?

This story deserves to be on all the recommended reading lists. A classic, sitting proudly beside the greatest masterpieces.

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