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Dragonflight Audiobook

Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern

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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 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.

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    Amazon Customer 08-12-16
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    "Let's Fly Between"

    This book started slow and sped up unexpectedly. It left me wanting more. Can't wait to see what the Dragon Men do next. We get to see the effect of a culture's lost history, and watch it get rediscovered. So many surprises await us in this book.

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    William 08-08-16
    William 08-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entranced me fully."

    I listened to it with my fiance and children in a 10 hour car ride. It kept all of our attention the entire drive.

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    Kat Glenwood, MD, United States 08-04-16
    Kat Glenwood, MD, United States 08-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Just as good as I remembered"

    It's been about 15 years since I first read this book and I'm glad to see it wasn't clouded by nostalgia. Reading was solid, story was engaging, would recommend to any fantasy fan. And I still wish I was a Dragonrider....

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    Penny 08-03-16
    Penny 08-03-16
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    "Great!"

    Loved it! Happy to hear the Pern novels finally! The narrator read well and was a joy to listen to.

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    Kimberly 07-06-16
    Kimberly 07-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "listened to this book & series at least 12+ times."

    excellent narration. Great use of voice changes and inflection. I would deffinatly listen to him again.

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    lara 05-29-16
    lara 05-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Performance Mars the Story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator makes too many extraneous noises (swallowing, some weird "licking" noise), distracting from the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a Pern classic.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Better performance overall. Honestly a different narrator would have been better.


    Was Dragonflight worth the listening time?

    Even with the sub-par narration, it's a lovely story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    thepinupcowgirl North Carolina 05-25-16
    thepinupcowgirl North Carolina 05-25-16 Member Since 2016

    Comic book fan, Ex Queen, Current Countess, lover of Pern and rhinestones.

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    "Still Fantastic"

    this story opened my eyes to Sci fi as a child. today it's still as wonderful and unique as it always has been.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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