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Dragondrums Audiobook

Dragondrums: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3

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Publisher's Summary

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 06-13-08
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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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    Amazon Customer Utah, USA 11-02-16
    Amazon Customer Utah, USA 11-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent story and narration"

    This trilogy (Harper) is my favorite of the Pern books and also Sally Darling is my favorite of the Pern narrators for the audio versions.

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    Amazon Customer Accokeek, MD USA 09-20-16
    Amazon Customer Accokeek, MD USA 09-20-16
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    "All three Harper Hall books need to be remastered"

    Still love the story after all these years. And the narrator, while not to my taste, does a good job. But these recordings are VERY old and it shows. At the very least they need to be remastered, if not re-recorded. There are awkward cuts and frequent dropped words - as if the recordings were made from cassette tapes that had been warped. It makes me hesitate to buy any more of the Dragonrider books because I'm concerned that there will be similar problems if the recordings are of a similar age.

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    Amazon Customer 04-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "onto the next"

    love being able to enjoy the Pern series again all the while getting stuff done

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    Lynn 12-02-15
    Lynn 12-02-15
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    "Anne Mc Caffery at her best "

    anything by the dragon lady is worth the listen! She brings dragons into the real world!

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    Kenneth Albert Mobile, Alabama, USA 11-02-15
    Kenneth Albert Mobile, Alabama, USA 11-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "well done"

    excellent in the tradition of Anne McCaffrey. Great story and well performed. I love this series

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    Thomas Aaron Vansant 10-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enthralling story"
    Where does Dragondrums rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say it's average. I've listened to some great ones!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Anne McCaffrey's world-building is brilliant. She is truly a master. Also, even though this is the third book in the series, it really stands on its own as a story and I could easily see someone reading and enjoying it who knew very little about Pern at all.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I really feel as though Sally Darling's voice isn't appropriate for these books. It feels like your grandmother is sitting down to read you a story, which might be great in some cases, but these books are just too cool for that to be effective.


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    Marilyn Bunker Hill, WV, United States 08-04-15
    Marilyn Bunker Hill, WV, United States 08-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Perfect Ending"

    This was the perfect ending to a delightful trilogy. It was great to hear another character's story.

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    Patrick 01-11-15
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    "A true classic for young people"

    I 1st read the Harper Hall trilogy as a teen and loved the story. It must have had a lot of influence on me as I ended up married to a musician. I have just introduced my 7 yr old to the series. He enjoyed it very much and I think will become a fan too.

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    Nina 08-02-14
    Nina 08-02-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Who on earth picked this narrator?"
    Would you try another book from Anne McCaffrey and/or Sally Darling?

    Anne McCaffrey yes, Sally Darling NO


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Piemur. He's adventurous and entertaining.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sally Darling?

    OMG. Anybody who doesn't have such a THICK southern accent. Would be nice if words like green were not two syllables. I mean gree-un dragons, good grief.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this is one of McCaffrey's best books. I love the harper hall books and the fire lizards.

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  • Anna
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    5/31/10
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tasha Walsh
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    9/13/15
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    "Hooked on Pern all over again"

    The narration by Sally Darling captures the atmosphere and characters. One of McCaffrey's most delightful!

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  • waganga
    7/20/15
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    "My guilty schmaltz"
    What made the experience of listening to Dragondrums the most enjoyable?

    My favourite McCaffrey book by far - always connected with this one since I first read it in the eighties - sympathetically read by Sally Darling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragondrums?

    Always grabs my gut in the last few sentences.


    Have you listened to any of Sally Darling’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Sally Darling is the best reader I've heard of Anne and Todd McCaffrey's work.


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

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    Piemur's my favourite McCaffrey creation. The book and this reading really do him justice.

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  • Sue
    Wakefield, United Kingdom
    8/20/11
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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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  • Sean A.
    3/31/11
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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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