Powers That Be

  • by Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by Marina Sirtis
  • 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

i will not buy abriged again

Would you try another book from Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough and/or Marina Sirtis?

yes i love their books

Any additional comments?

having read the book then listening to the abriged audio book u lose alot of the story i will only buy the unabriged book from now on i want the whole book not parts of one

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- Amazon Customer

Poorly Abridged

What disappointed you about Powers That Be?

I loved this book and thought I'd try the audio version. The way that "The Ship Who Searched" was abridged was pretty good (or at least kept the story continuity) so I thought it was worth a shot to try this one. It was so badly abridged that even though it's been years since I read the full book I had no trouble missing what they took out. The story no longer makes anywhere near as much sense as the full book.

What was most disappointing about Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough ’s story?

I have no problem with the story... in fact I love it... it is the way that it was abridged that I have a problem with.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Marina Sirtis did a pretty good job of narrating. She, in my opinion, mispronounced some of the words, but having seen her on Star Trek TNG I'd say it is just her accent.

Any additional comments?

I really wish they would do this book in an Unabridged format.

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- Mattine Hartzell "Dragonwitch"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books