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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.
An excellent book and one that quite clearly showcases Anne McCaffrey's talents as both a writer and a master storyteller.
Loved the imagination but there were a few plot holes. If I hear the "dragon leader" shake the "dragon woman's" shoulders one more time ... There has got to be another phrase to "show" tension in an argument.
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.