Crystal Singer eBook å Mass Market Paperback

Crystal Singer eBook å Mass Market Paperback

Crystal Singer [Ebook] ➥ Crystal Singer Author Anne McCaffrey – Her name was Killashandra Ree And after ten grueling years of musical training she was still without prospects Until she heard of the mysterious Heptite Guild who could provide careers security and we Her name was Killashandra Ree And after ten grueling years of musical training she was still without prospects Until she heard of the mysterious Heptite Guild who could provide careers security and wealth beyond imagining The problem was few people who landed on Ballybran ever left But to Killashandra the risks were acceptable.

10 thoughts on “Crystal Singer

  1. Dorian Dorian says:

    I loved this book when I was about 14 Alas it has not stood the test of timeThe story opens with Killashandra Ree incongruously named after a small town in county Cavan notable mainly for its dairy co operative being told that she'll never make an opera singer and storming off in a huff She falls in with one Carrik who chats her up in a by modern standards somewhat creepy manner and takes her off on holiday with him where they have a lot of sex Subseuently partly because Carrik's lifestyle is one to which she would like to become accustomed and partly because her erstwhile mentor tells her not to she heads off to Ballybran to become like Carrik a crystal singer miners of Ballybran's special crystals use sonic cutters which have to be accurately tuned apparently by means of the human voiceview spoilerSo our heroine arrives on Ballybran along with an assortment of other characters to wait for the planet's weird spore thing to infect her and make her a crystal singer Meanwhile they and the reader all learn about various aspects of Ballybran crystal weather and transport and Killashandra and a bloke named Rimbol have a lot of sexThen it turns out that Killashandra is brilliantly well suited to the planet as she gets through the infection bit with practically no side effects unlike everyone else in her group all of whom get very sick So while they're recuperating she gets a head start on them all and learns stuff and figures out where to find some black crystal the most valuable type and cuts it and meets the Guildmaster and has a lot of sex with himAnd then the black crystal she's cut is sold and has to be installed so she goes off to do that and spends a lot of time on a spaceship with lousy food and boring crewmembers and doesn't have sex with anyone This bit seems kind of pointless hide spoiler

  2. Shelly Strange Shelly Strange says:

    Dis coverOld school sci fi 1982 Only 299 I need to try it plus I lurve the musics and singing

  3. Tales Untangled Tales Untangled says:

    Anne McCaffrey has creative ideas in forming new worlds I also deeply enjoy reading her books even though they are not literature Even so it should be noted that McCaffrey has a general formula which simplified would be something like this1 Girl has exceptional ability2 Girl is repressed unfairly by those close to her3 Someone recognizes girl's uniue abilities4 Girl becomes successful5 Along the way girl finds romance with man who appreciates her strength and he is primarily there to support her in her role of being wonderfulI actually take my hat off to McCaffrey that she can rework this general theme and that I continue to read most of everything she has written even when I know what will happenAlso there are generally sexual relationships within McCaffrey's books though not very graphic Language is also generally clean or with epithets that she has created for that particular world Because of the casual sexTo read the full review go to

  4. Jenna Jenna says:

    I could never carry a tune but that in no way ever deterred me from playing “Crystal Singer” with my other precociously adult book reading childhood friend

  5. Maria Maria says:

    I have read this book at least 6 times over time I've indicated the last date I read it It is my all time favorite The story is about a young woman in the distant future from a far away planet who is dissillusioned after finding out she can never be a solo singer due to a latent burr in her voice She travels to another planet and becomes a part of an unusual ecosystem by singing to and with Crystal rock formations This crystals are used in communication and spaceship drive systems Well written and filled with imagery and dramaI am reading this book again for the 7th timesummer of 2009 I'm not sure why I like it so much except it's very creative and about a strong woman

  6. Werner Werner says:

    My wife is an avid fan of McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series so wanted me to read this one to her because of the author she enjoys being read to aloud as well as reading by herself; but neither of us liked this particular book nor wanted to pursue the rest of the series after finishing it Killashandra is far too self centered to be a very appealing or involving character And while the use of a symbiotic relationship with psi features between a human and an alien life form is characteristic of McCaffrey's fiction the bond between the crystal singers and their crystals unlike the one between Pernese dragonriders and their dragons is ultimately destructive of the former's sanity which gives the book a depressing feel

  7. Karen’s Library Karen’s Library says:

    That was just as enjoyable to reread as the other 15 times or so I've read it On to book 2 Love me some Anne McCaffrey

  8. Barbara K. Barbara K. says:

    As pure entertainment this is a great book It's not pure junk reading though since it deals with coming of age and choosing the path least traveled There's a lot to ponder here if you're the pondering type Otherwise it's a fun book to speed through visit another world for a while go on a little adventure Perfect escapist reading You'll get out of it what you bring to it I consider it one of Anne McCaffrey's bestThe main character Killashandra Ree has been studying music intently for ten grueling years only to learn that she's judged not to have the vocal ability because of an unfortunate barely audible burr in her voice to be an operatic diva one who will sing lead roles or solos Not being the type to settle for any less she drops everything leaves the music academy and takes up with a charming off worlder named Carrik who takes her on a tour of her home planet Fuerte showing her how to live extravagantly and freely enjoying herself for once in her to this point studious and dedicated life Then she learns that he's a Crystal Singer and she grows curious to know exactly what that isI won't say because it's so much fun to read the first time I pick it up every few years when I want something light and fast to readAs far as pondering goes I can see Killashandra's character appeal as an exploration of my shadow since I'm the complete opposite not wanting the limelight at all I'm not the adventurous sort either So Killa's need to reach for top billing in her chosen occupation and her drive to succeed at nearly all costs is foreign territory to me Perhaps that's what makes the story so intriguing to me through numerous readings

  9. Phillip Simpson Phillip Simpson says:

    Like a lot of Anne McCaffrey books I'd read this before About 25 years ago How perspectives change At the time I loved it and would've given it 5 stars Now unfortunately it just didn't stack up for me Killashandra was an unlikeable character self centred Very uick to judge Judged others for being parochial and naive when she'd hardly traveled or done anything exceptional In fact before becoming a crystal singer she'd never left her home planet before What cheek Had an annoying habit of comparing some of the men she encountered with her music maestro Felt like telling her to get a lifeMy memory must be failing too I seemed to remember lots crystal singing when I'd read it earlier The reality was somewhat different She only really had one experience with cutting real crystal herself in the mountains I would've loved to read about that Wasn't that the title of the book afterall? In terms of characters apart from the Guild Master all the others were one dimensional In fact the Guild Master wasn't very likeable eitherJeeze I sound harsh and I really admire and respect McCaffrey too This is just not one of her best I might revisit the smallest dragon rider or some of her other Pern novels to wipe the taste from my mouth

  10. CJ CJ says:

    My husband has a habit of leaving his books lying around and when a cover intrigues me I'll pick it up This is actually a re read from many years ago I liked it just as much the second time as I did the first I've never liked any of McCaffrey's other books yes Hub has many of them There's something about Killashandra Ree's character that makes me happy A strong woman doing what she wants when she wants It's all good

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