The story starts off slowly and it's a bit hard going but eventually the story is developed well enough to make listening worth the time. The voice for Lesa at times was annoying but brief so I could handle. The normal narrator voice was pleasant and easy to listen to.
McCaffrey had always been my favourite author when I was growing up, reading the Harper Hall trilogy and others. As an adult, I am now exploring more of her works, and still get the same thrill I had as a kid. Lessa is daring and indomitable, and her escapades are especially poignant. Dick Hill is also one of my favourite narrators. Overall, a brilliant experience.
you know how sometimes you have to watch a movie twice to fully understand and appreciate the craftsmanship? I started reading the series when I was 15 and I still have a few more books to go. I was amazed the first time I read this book, it is so beautifully done. listening to it all these years later, allows me to understand a few things that didn't quite make sense to me back then. the narrative was done almost perfectly.
I have read McCaffrey's Dragonrider Trilogy a dozen times, and I was leery about an audio version. It was fantastic. I should have known that Dick Hill would come through.
l the book was a fun read. I was afraid that it was going to be dated. But the only thing I could find dated, was the small amount of domestic violence of Lessa. I guess that was okay in the sixty's
Felt almost like it was abridged. Many sections that I wish had more detail. Still enjoyed it a lot, but don't know if I'll return.
Reading books while riding on the back of Pegasus' wings
In my the top ten of books list of audiobooks I have own.
Lessa is a wonderful strong female character. Who fights for what she believes in.
I have listen to Dick Hill's performance in this series.
When Lessa impresses Ramoth, her beloved golden dragon.
I fell in love with Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series 30 years ago. Then as a young girl, there wasn't strong roles for women, instead of the usual plots in which women are only rescued by the male hero. McCaffrey brings out real a believable heroine in Lessa. McCaffrey makes you want to live on Pern. Go on a flight of fancy with graceful golden dragon wings and leave the world behind.
The story was entrailing and intense with Lesa's ride between times to save Pern from thread in her own time. Brave lady and dragon Ramoth to risk everything.