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This book was very hard to follow... direction and editing were terrible.
something that doesnt sound like it was recorded in the 60's on failing analog equipment.
Dick Hill is one of the best narrators in the world... but the direction and editing of this book is what ruined it. I do not blame Mr Hill at all for this atrocity. It was extremely difficult to follow and seemed like it was just all jammed together. The quality is terrible too... I am used to books like Rhyria Revelations ... so this book was just a bad experience all the way around. I even restarted this book like 3 times in hopes to be able to grasp it, but that never happened, and finally, the book just ended...
I dont know how to answer this one.... the story was so hard to follow, I am not sure who was who and who was doing what...
This book needs to be completely redone.
Intriguing, entertaining idea
It's an interesting story especially when connected to all the Pern books. Now that I'm much older than the first time I read it I see what is missing when it comes to the social workings of the planet and the economics of the place. The holders are not nice people and don't deserve to be protected. They have distinct classes including what is essentially a slave class in the holds and in the weyrs status depends on the color of your dragon. When it comes to the workings of the place it's not really believable. But your interest is usually caught by the story and you don't notice the flaws the first time you read it. The characters change by improving their natures which is what is usually really important in a story.
The reader needs to stop with the smacking noises, gasping noises, lip licking noises, swallowing noises and over salivating noises. I would bet saliva is dribbling down his chin the whole time he's reading. I would hate to eat a meal with this man. It must be pretty disgusting. When the story mentions that someone swallows hard I don't need to hear it as well. You've already told me. This reader is no actor and he should stop trying to be one and just read the story. Everything doesn't have to be over emphasized by sound.
Yes, so that I could quit listening to this reader.
OH.YEAH BECAUSE IT IS A TRULY INNOVATIVE STORY WHOSE CHARACTERS LIVE ON.
THE MASTERHARPERS DEFENSE OF F'LAR TO THE LORD HOLDERS.
SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM, CAN'T DECIDE
YES, I DID IN FACT STAY UP ALL NIGHT
I FIRST READ THIS OVER 20 YEARS AGO, AND I STILL REMEMBERED ALL THE CHARACTERS AND STORYLINE. THIS SERIES IS LIKE THE WIZARD OF OZ , OR LORD OF THE RINGS AND STAR TREK, TIMELESS.
This audiobook has been a favorite of mine for about 15 years. Could even say how many times I've listened through it. Anne McCaffrey is a wonderful writer and Dick Hill's performance really brings the characters to life.
I read this novel nearly 30 years ago. It enthralled me then and created a love for Pern that I've never lost, and only grew with each new installment. From that first page, Anna McCaffrey made an avid fan of this series. She also became my favorite author of all time, and her loss was felt keenly.
I had put off listening to the audio version, thinking it could never live up to the glory in my own head. I WAS WRONG! Dick Hill gave this book the life it deserved, well done Mr. Hill, well done!
I am now a fan of this series in a new medium and just as enthralled as ever.
I live every day as if it will be my last. This is why my clothes are wrinkled. Let's face it. Who wants to spend their last day on earth ironing?
It is easy to see why this mythical land has been popular for decades.
The author uses songs and descriptions of old images for the necessary exposition rather than dry recountings.
I especially liked the vocabulary, which doesn't condescend to readers. It would have been nice to have descriptions of some of the everyday items encountered in the story, but that's a minor quibble.
My only criticism is that I wish the human characters were as multi-dimensional as the world of Pern.
The narrator could have done a little more to distinguish voices and accents.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I read almost this whole series when I was younger and I really only liked this book and the prequel Dragondawn, the rest of the series was okay but when I decided to listen to them again I decided only to read those two books especially since Dragonflight was on a daily sale way back when. Anne McCafferty has created a great fantasy world and completely different from anything else I have read in this genre. I love the dragons and I love the strong will of the heroine and the fact that the hero would do anything to save his world even if nobody else believed him. Narrator does a good job.
Why did they have this ground-breaking feminist science fiction story - whose main character is a young woman - read by a man, let a lone such a deep-voiced one? I just started the first chapter and I don't know if I will finish it. I'm not complaining about the narrator's skills, but how can someone who sounds like George Takei do a good job representing Lessa? Bad, bad fit.