For two centuries the dragonriders have been practicing and training, passing down from generation to generation the Threadfighting techniques learned on the fly by their besieged ancestors. And most of the Lord Holders are prepared to protect their people, to provide sanctuary, to assemble groundcrews to search out and destroy any Thread that might be missed by the dragons soaring overhead. All but one.
Even now the ominous signs are appearing: the violent winter storms and volcanic eruptions that are said to herald the approach of the Red Star and its lethal spawn. Impossibly, one stubborn Lord Holder, Chalkin of Bitra, refuses to believe - and that disbelief could spell disaster for all of Pern. So while the dragonriders desperately train to face an enemy they've never fought before, they and the other Lord Holders must find a way to deal with Chalkin and protect Bitra.
©2007 Anne McCaffrey; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"[McCaffrey is] A master of the well-told tale." (Chicago Sun-Times)
I love all types of fiction; Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, SciFi, Mystery, Detective, and the occasional Romance.
The book itself is excellent (as are most of the books in the Dragonriders of Pern series). What was disapointed was the quality of the recording, it sounded like it was recorded in a tunnel...even when downloaded at the best audio quality Audible offers. The narrator was also not up to Anne McCaffrey standards for previous books. The audiobook overall sounded amateurish.
Loved it! As a Pern fan, I was hesitant about audible versions measuring up to the imagination that Anne McCaffrey inspires. But this performance was excellent!
I found this one very hard to follow spent half the time trying to figure out what time period they are in, the narration was ok and the story itself was slow with little charater building not my fav
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