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.
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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.
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 one is fun to listen to over and over . You'll pick up on things for large in the series . The narrator does and excellent job . Give it a listen , you'll be hooked .
I love the story, and of course the dragons, but...
The performance sounded a bit mechanical. Took me a while to get used to it.
Yes. I love this story. It was the first book I read by Anne McCaffrey and it holds up.
The concept is very interesting. The dragonriders need to remind people of why the traditions are in place and convince them that they should be upheld. I have since read all of the Pern novels, and the different attitudes about the dragonriders in different time periods is very interesting.
I found the way he voiced F'lar distracting. He made him sound much older than he actually is.
I'm not sure why a male narrator was chosen for a book that's largely from Lessa's point of view, but that's soon forgotten with skilled narration. What's really not working for me here is iffy audio quality that had me checking my headphone connection and the narrator's habit of shout-speaking whenever he's trying to project emotion. It's crazy that I was diving for the volume on my headphones constantly, because I was genuinely worried his wildly fluctuating voice was audible to the people next to me on the train.
He also laughs, snorts, and generally adds embellishments that are better left to the listener's imagination. His voice isn't bad, but overly hearty voicing of male characters made them all sound like overbearing beefcakes, which was not how I'd been visualizing F'lar for decades. It's not good when I'm pausing the audio and running the line back in my head to see if it could be better-served in a different tone (and it could).
I loved these books as a kid and still like them now, but it gets harder to stomach some of the treatment of women, even those who are supposedly main characters. I really need to fix my mind in a "this is a chauvinistic society" place to successfully overlook it, because when you step back and really look at Lessa's place in the structure of things, it's maddening she has so little agency. I sense McCaffrey was trying to tug at those threads, but the story does end up feeling a bit aged in how it relates to readers.
I really do like this series in the same way you do an old cardigan, but I'm not able to finish the narrated version. I bought this for a long commute and can't even bear completing it in the car. I'd rather unearth the book.
Anne McCaffrey is a great author, but the narration is unbearably bad. I couldn't believe how bad it was, ugh.
Anybody. I mean seriously, anybody.
The story is great, but get the Kindle version and skip this terrible narrator. He took a terrific story and ruined it completely.
not the voice I would have chosen for this story. he reads F'lar as very harsh. And Less a as too breathless. But as always Anne McCaffery's story is Epic!!