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The Rowan

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anne McCaffrey

Narrated By: Jean Reed Bahle

Date: January 2007

Duration: 9 hours 50 minutes


Told in the timeless style of Anne McCaffrey, The Rowan is the first installment in a wonderful trilogy. This is sci-fi at its best: a contemporary love story as well as an engrossing view of our world in the future.

The kinetically gifted, trained in mind/machine gestalt, are the most valued citizens of the Nine Star League. Using mental powers alone, these few Prime Talents transport ships, cargo and people between Earth's Moon, Mars' Demos and Jupiter's Callisto.

An orphaned young girl, simply called The Rowan, is discovered to have superior telepathic potential and is trained to become Prime Talent on Callisto. After years of self-sacrificing dedication to her position, The Rowan intercepts an urgent mental call from Jeff Raven, a young Prime Talent on distant Deneb. She convinces the other Primes to merge their powers with hers to help fight off an attack by invading aliens. Her growing relationship with Jeff gives her the courage to break her status-imposed isolation, and choose the more rewarding world of love and family.


  • Bunty Ong

    Good. Very futuristic. Narration is good. Like Mercedes Lackey's books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sarah H

    Love Anne McCaffrey and have read, reread and listened to everything she wrote. The narrator however is a real challenge to deal with. Strident and punching out those adverbs in a way that drags me out of the story. Also the super cheesy way of making the mental voices echo is not good.

  • Anonymous

    Horrible narration couldn't get into the story, stopped listening after about 10 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    Horrible sounding narration. Very robotic and nasal. Not a pleasant noise.


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