At times it seemed the narrator was trying to speed through the reading and would not take breaths or pauses. In addition his voice was relatively monotone and made it difficult to discern from one character to the next. Overall, I thought the story was interesting and original, but in hindsight I wish I had picked this one up in hard copy instead.
An excellent book and one that quite clearly showcases Anne McCaffrey's talents as both a writer and a master storyteller.
I have loved this story since I first read it 30 years ago. I shared it with two other generations and now joyfully sharing to a third.
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.
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.