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Dragonflight Audiobook

Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Christopher V Baker 10-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Kids Book"

    I loved, I say I loved this series as a kid. Not so much now.

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-16-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-16-15 Member Since 2016

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 01-19-17
    Kim 01-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "WTH"

    SERIOUSLY!!!!WTH?!!!!! You have one of the greatest book series of all time and you let THIS guy narrate?! I have heard text books narrated with more feeling and eloquence that this. I could not even make it through the first chapter. Overwhelmingly disappointed.

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    Miscellanea 12-10-16
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    "classic story, pompous narration"

    Classic story but narration grating by pompous elderly aristocratic accent given to main character (F'lar)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. S. Harbour Ohio 11-29-16
    J. S. Harbour Ohio 11-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Idiotic but charming"

    I won't spoil the fun for new readers but the plot is absurd and the ending is stupid. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G. Parish 11-23-16
    G. Parish 11-23-16 Member Since 2013

    Blind Bard

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    "Solid Fantasy from an Earlier Time"

    While I would say this is solid and well written fantasy, I have heard some say this is sexist. Perhaps for our time it is. Ironically in its time it was on the radical edge of feminism. Times have changed, but I feel the core of this story is still a good one and worth listening to.

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    Kenneth W Bertin 11-21-16
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    "Took a little to get into"

    The narrator took a while to get used to, but the story was compelling. I would recommend this book.

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    Amazon Customer 11-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't finish it!"
    If you could sum up Dragonflight in three words, what would they be?

    Ruined Flar's voice!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've read this book many times, as well as the rest of the Pern books. I enjoy the way the character's interact, and problem solve. Their dragons as well.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Voice changes don't usually bother me so much, but Flar's voice just blew the whole character I had visualized. So old and gruff! It was like hearing Gandalf when you were expecting Mr. Darcy.


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

    It would have been.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll probably never finish it, or get any more narrated by that guy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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