Fantastic book. One of my favorites. The first Pern book I ever read!
The narrator was poorly matched to this book, however.
I do not care for how she mispronounced words, and had a strange accent that fluctuated between an imperious affectation and an (almost) southern twang--either would have been far less jarring than the random and alternating emphasis. Also, I am sorry, but she made the main character sound sheltered, melodramatic & whiney, which is just so strange, since that is nearly the exact opposite of what the story is telling. If the narrator were reading a story of a spoilt child who never had any real suffering, only imagined slights blown terribly out of proportion--that would have been fine. But that is not who Menolly is, not what she has survived, and it frankly trivialized the main character. Never something you want to do as a narrator. It's almost like the narrator didn't know anything about the book before she started reading it?
She clearly needed directing, or at least an audition to determine her suitability for this particular reading. Neither seems to have happened, and I can't stand to sit through her reading the next book in the series; certainly not for the price Audible is asking.
great book. first read it almost 40 years age. I rember reading it to my children. they did a great job . fun to have someon read it to me.
What's not to like? Dragons and their miniature cousins, and a talented girl come together to begin this delightful beginning to the Harper Hall trilogy.
i have listened to thos book repeatedly, it is an uplifting and inspiring book i have suggested this book to everyone i know
This was a beautiful rendition of one of my favorite books. My one and only negative is the lack of continuity in pronouncing the names. I prefer Dick Hill's interpretation of N'ton (na-ton) as opposed to (in-ton). Small nit-picky issue, but it was a little distracting at first.
This book is my absolute favorite. I have read it three or four times over the years, and never tire of it, because it mirrors my own experience growing up and then coming into my own.