After listening to this book, I did buy book 2.
It was too predictable. The characters and setting are good, but nothing truly bad happens. It'll be interesting to see where this is going for the future. Everything needed more depth.
Pretty much ordinary.
I hope the next book brings a bit more to the world and characters. This was certainly a decent start.
I love to read. Audible makes it possible to do my chores as well listen to books.
One great read!!!
I love Annes stories of Pern. She created this wonderful world that consist of many types of heros. Everyone and anyone could an important person in this world from your crafters to holder lords to dragon rider. Every book in this series is fun to read and enjoy.
I have a hard time choose favorites but Dick hill reads story quite well!
Only if it was a child, not if they are an adult. I love the underlying plot of this book. The high level summary this book is amazing. I thought the overall flow of the book was good too. There are just so many books that are even more amazing in my mind for adults.
So the book is fine, but I would rather read something amazing.
My son got me hooked on the Pern books back in the late 70s. They're still breathtaking, and better when someone reads them too you.
When Lesa had the connection with her dragon. That was a heart rending moment.
No life hasn't that long a listen time for me. But I never fell asleep while listening.
I love Ann Mccaffeny. I lost my son last year at the age of 57. But we had such a connection with the books we shared. She as one of the top of the lists.
I discovered this story when I was a teenager and then fell in love with the series. I have reread the stories many times and it was a real treat to listen to the story again. It felt like visiting old friends. I have purchased most of the original stories in the series in the audible format and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
F'Nor - he has always been one of my favorite characters.
I enjoy rereading and relistening - sort of following a TV series after it's final season.
Dick Hill provides a difference in inflection, difference in emphasis that I would not get if I just read the book.
I don't listen to any book all in one sitting. I listen to books when I am driving, cleaning house,etc.
This is one of the worst narrated books I've listened to recently. This is a detailed story that requires a narrator with a voice that is engaging and keeps you focused on the details. Unfortunately, the narrator's monotone and downright boring voice makes you tune it out and next thing you know you've lost complete track of the story. My recommendation, skip this audiotape and read the book.
The narrator made me gave up this audiotape and purchase the book instead
Having previously read the Singers of Pern series (though many years ago) I wanted to experience the Dragon Riders series. I found the story to be interesting enough though I remember the other series as being more interesting and creative.
The reading seemed a little wooden from time to time. I had the feeling that is was possibly due to concentrating on articulation more than character acting.
Overall, I enjoyed it well enough.
Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.
I've been reading the Pern series since the 1970's, the first 6 books probably 10 times apiece. Having it in audio-book is even better. (Takes less space) Dick Hill does an admirable job of narrating this classic. This was my introduction to sci-fi/fantasy and I fell in love. When I first read of Lessa and Pern I wanted a dragon like this in the worst way. College, children and grand-children later, I love to revisit my old friends. F'lar, F'lon, Lessa and the journey that they take with the first fall of thread in 400 years. Awesome story that I'll never outgrow!
I first want to preface that this was a book club book and I did not select, nor read this book by choice. The reader read too fast in my opinion. The subject did not interest me in the least. If this was turned into a movie I would avoid.
Most likely not.
Slowed down just a bit.
Too many to point out, this book just dragged on.... Pointlessly.
There was too much back story/set up with not much "now" substance, non climactic. I found it hard to follow which dragon belonged to whom and ultimately I'm not sure it even mattered other than the heroine which was evident from early on.