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Dragonflight Audiobook

Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern

On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread. Now those times may be returning....
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On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread.

But it has been over 400 years since the last Threadfall, and some people have come to doubt that the menace will every strike again. But F'lar, rider of Pern's greatest bronze dragon, has no such illusions. The Red Star is near; Thread will fall soon.

Book another flight with the Dragonriders of Pern.

©1968 Anne McCaffrey; (P)1993 Brilliance Audio

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-16-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-16-15 Member Since 2015

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "The world of Pern."

    I read almost this whole series when I was younger and I really only liked this book and the prequel Dragondawn, the rest of the series was okay but when I decided to listen to them again I decided only to read those two books especially since Dragonflight was on a daily sale way back when. Anne McCafferty has created a great fantasy world and completely different from anything else I have read in this genre. I love the dragons and I love the strong will of the heroine and the fact that the hero would do anything to save his world even if nobody else believed him. Narrator does a good job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chadzilla United States 05-28-14
    Chadzilla United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2011

    indy filmmaker and bearded ogre

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    "ugh... this was painful"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book was very hard to follow... direction and editing were terrible.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    something that doesnt sound like it was recorded in the 60's on failing analog equipment.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    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...


    What character would you cut from Dragonflight?

    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...


    Any additional comments?

    This book needs to be completely redone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lianne Wilson Palm Bay, Florida United States 03-15-13
    Lianne Wilson Palm Bay, Florida United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "LIKE REVISITING AN OLD FRIEND"
    Would you listen to Dragonflight again? Why?

    OH.YEAH BECAUSE IT IS A TRULY INNOVATIVE STORY WHOSE CHARACTERS LIVE ON.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragonflight?

    THE MASTERHARPERS DEFENSE OF F'LAR TO THE LORD HOLDERS.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM, CAN'T DECIDE


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

    YES, I DID IN FACT STAY UP ALL NIGHT


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Janet D. 04-22-16
    Janet D. 04-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "incredible series"

    this is not the first time I've read the dragonriders of Pern series. But it is the first time I've read it through Audible. I highly recommend it if you have to commute.

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    Cliff 03-15-16
    Cliff 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just as wonderful as I remember!"

    My only complaint is it was to short! I will definitely start working through this series again! Dick Hill is a marvelous performer. I just can't say enough good about this story!

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    Kat B 03-12-16
    Kat B 03-12-16

    Kat B

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    "The Dragon Lady at her best"

    This has been one of my favorites since I was a child, so I purchased the audio version when I purchased the Kindle so that I could retire my worn out paperback. The writing & the story are all as I remember them, the only the lacking is the narrator. I simply do not care for him although I will most certainly listen to this again and probably purchase the other books in the series. It sounds as though it took many, many takes for him to even get what we hear. Narration could be better, other than that 👍👍

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    yepyepyepuhuhh 02-29-16
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    "McCaffrey is always a treat."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The author is very good at creating worlds that you want to visit.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The well thought out back story as well as the characters that draw you in to their world.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are so many wonderful scenes that it is very hard to pick one favorite. The descriptions of riding 'adragonback' put you there.


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

    The next level of science fiction.


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    David Clark 02-09-16
    David Clark 02-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A great book !"

    This one is fun to listen to over and over . You'll pick up on things for large in the series . The narrator does and excellent job . Give it a listen , you'll be hooked .

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    Thomas 01-28-16
    Thomas 01-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Pern in Audio"
    What made the experience of listening to Dragonflight the most enjoyable?

    I love the story, and of course the dragons, but...


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    The performance sounded a bit mechanical. Took me a while to get used to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander 01-25-16
    Alexander 01-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story even after 37 turns."

    Loved this book as a kid 30 years ago and it's just as good by today's standards.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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