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Dragondrums: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3 | [Anne McCaffrey]

Dragondrums: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3

When the voice of Piemur, an apprentice at Harper Hall, changes, he has to leave the companionship of Master Shonagar behind. But his disappointment is soon replaced by a new challenge. He is to enter the service of the Master Harper himself as a rider of dragons. Soon, he embarks on a dangerous mission to the Southern Hold. The future of Pern hangs on his success.
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When the voice of Piemur, an apprentice at Harper Hall, changes, he has to leave the companionship of Master Shonagar behind. But his disappointment is soon replaced by a new challenge. He is to enter the service of the Master Harper himself as a rider of dragons. Soon, he embarks on a dangerous mission to the Southern Hold. The future of Pern hangs on his success.

Don't miss the other books in the Harper Hall Trilogy.

©1979 Anne McCaffrey; (P)1992 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Young people will be entranced again by Pern's ways and in Piemur find an impulsive, thoroughly sympathetic hero." (School Library Journal)
"As deftly structured and as smoothly written as its predecessors." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
"All dragonrider fans will want to read it." (Voice of Youth Advocates)

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    Eileen Lutz, FL, United States 06-13-08
    Eileen Lutz, FL, United States 06-13-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Dragon Dreams"

    This is another favorite author of mine from my adolescence. I am rereading them with my ears and finding them more enjoyable than ever. The wonderful tales thread together to create a world of dragons. Yet the story is still a story of human relations, charactors, emotions, life and society. In each book we can find our selves and those we know.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LAURA SPRINGTOWN, TX, United States 03-02-14
    LAURA SPRINGTOWN, TX, United States 03-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Anne McCaffrey? Nuff said"

    I was introduced to Anne McCaffrey in 1981. I have been a fan of hers ever since. So, if a book has her, (or her son, Todd's) name, buy it. The world of Pern seems so real, it is easy to imagine it really exists somewhere in the outer regions of our galaxy.

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    AAW 03-25-13
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    "My new favorite audiobooks"
    Where does Dragondrums rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Harper Hall audiobook series is my new favorite. Dragondrums is the last of the trilogy, and does not disappoint.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't help but fall in love with Piemur, the main character. But Menolly will always hold top spot in my heart.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The very last.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It makes me laugh throughout, and cry in spots.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the Pern books, but the Harper Hall Trilogy are the ones I will keep on my player at all times, and the ones I will share with my 9-yr-old grandaughter. Love them!

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    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 12-06-12
    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2002

    Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.

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    "Another lovable character!"

    This is our introduction to Piemer. A young boy who's very beautiful singing voice changes. It creates numerous problems for him as a future Harper. His proclivity for troublemaking causes problems in his new Harper home in the Drum Tower. The jealousy of others to his quick mind cause him numerous problems, due to his reputation for being a little too conniving. That may have come back to bite him initially, but saves him in the long run.
    As before, Sally Darling was OK as narrator. Not at all bad, but the pronunciation of the names still grated. N'ton to me is Nah-ton, she says in un-ton during these books and it just doesn't sound natural to me, both narrators pronounce Piemer as pi-mer (like primer), and to me he's always been pee-mer, like pea the vegetable, so that was an adjustment. That's just me and my opinion though (and my possible mispronunciation for over 3 decades), and it doesn't get in the way of another Anne McCaffrey classic being as wonderful as it is for the ultimate in escapism.

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    Mary WESTERLO, NY, United States 12-05-12
    Mary WESTERLO, NY, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "a scamp becomes a man"
    Where does Dragondrums rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    among the McCaffrey's Pern books! this is one that joins the strams of story together


    What did you like best about this story?

    what he had to do to save his fire liserd.


    Which character – as performed by Sally Darling – was your favorite?

    pimur, he has so many fasets in his personality


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    first time Yes. the many times sence in a more thought maner.


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    Clifford Portland, OR, United States 11-28-12
    Clifford Portland, OR, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "McCaffery does it again in the Harperhall"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very much so as Anne has such a good grasp of Pern and the Harperhall craft that it is a great read and introduces other characters from other books as to make you want to read them also.


    What other book might you compare Dragondrums to and why?

    I would compare it to all of her other Pern books, with her son and other writers helping near the end, and I would liken her writing of the world of Pern to JRR Tolken's writing and development of Middle Earth.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Piemers heading for the hills away from the numb weed harvesters as the discription of the smell made it come to life, I could actually feel Piemers distaste for the smell.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Growth is a hard thing! Watch as Piemer goes from a great treble with lots of friends and full of pranks, to a loyal but lonely young man, who by devious means finally fulfills his desire for a Firelizard of his own!


    Any additional comments?

    The end of Marion was a just one that was expedited by Piemer as an incidental result of his getting his Queen Firelizard.

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    Kyle College Place, WA, United States 08-27-12
    Kyle College Place, WA, United States 08-27-12
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    "Good book, clear presentation"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the book is a very good book, incorporating themes of music as well as ancient culture seamlessly into a fantasy novel. As the third in the Harper Hall trilogy, this book is one of the best Mccaffrey books in my opinion.


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    Lori Ann LasVegas, NV, United States 02-06-12
    Lori Ann LasVegas, NV, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Story That meets the needs of every reader"
    Would you listen to Dragondrums again? Why?

    Yes, because I enjoyed all three in this series and this final book completes it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragondrums?

    When Piemur takes the Queen egg.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Piemur is reunited with Sebell and Menolly.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both, for different reasons.


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    Hathaway Sr Barre, VT, United States 09-19-11
    Hathaway Sr Barre, VT, United States 09-19-11
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    "Anne Macaffery"

    I loved listening to an old fav. the narrator did an great job here voice fit the characters and the story very well. I have listened to it a couple of time since I down loaded it.

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    ericbyers Malvern, AR, United States 01-18-11
    ericbyers Malvern, AR, United States 01-18-11
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    "Good Story"

    This was a good listen, with good narration, good story line, good ending. Good is all i would give it, not great but they cant all be. Its worth the listen

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    "Excellent narrator"

    I read the harper series nearly twenty years ago and absolutely loved it, so I knew the story before I listened to it on Audible. I was somewhat hesitant though, as I have found several of my favourite books absolutely RUINED by poor narrators with grating voices, but Ms Darling does an excellent job portraying a vast array of personalities. She has a very pleasant voice and it was a pleasure listening to the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Wonderful"

    I loved these books years ago and this reading brought back all of the magic. Lovely.

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    "Excellent reproduction"

    Having been a fan of Anne McCaffrey for many years this audio book did not dissapoint.
    I hope to find and listen to many more.

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