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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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    Julia 07-19-15
    Julia 07-19-15 Member Since 2015

    I live every day as if it will be my last. This is why my clothes are wrinkled. Let's face it. Who wants to spend their last day on earth ironing?

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    "Smart YA Fantasy"

    It is easy to see why this mythical land has been popular for decades.

    The author uses songs and descriptions of old images for the necessary exposition rather than dry recountings.

    I especially liked the vocabulary, which doesn't condescend to readers. It would have been nice to have descriptions of some of the everyday items encountered in the story, but that's a minor quibble.

    My only criticism is that I wish the human characters were as multi-dimensional as the world of Pern.

    The narrator could have done a little more to distinguish voices and accents.

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    Joe Pediatrician 07-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Loved it !!! First book I read written by Ann Mcaffry . Great story line.

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    Jason 06-24-15
    Jason 06-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome beginning to an excellent series"

    loved it when I read it many years ago and loved it again in audio

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    Amazon Customer 06-12-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Wrong narrator"

    Why did they have this ground-breaking feminist science fiction story - whose main character is a young woman - read by a man, let a lone such a deep-voiced one? I just started the first chapter and I don't know if I will finish it. I'm not complaining about the narrator's skills, but how can someone who sounds like George Takei do a good job representing Lessa? Bad, bad fit.

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    M. R. James 06-12-15
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    "Great story, from the fantasy queen"

    a coming of age story with dragons! Narrator is good, but sometimes a bit glib

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    GregoryM 06-09-15
    GregoryM 06-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Poor narration detracted from the story"

    At times it seemed the narrator was trying to speed through the reading and would not take breaths or pauses. In addition his voice was relatively monotone and made it difficult to discern from one character to the next. Overall, I thought the story was interesting and original, but in hindsight I wish I had picked this one up in hard copy instead.

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    Evan 05-31-15
    Evan 05-31-15
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    "A joy to listen to."

    I like the pern book series, great book. Always enjoy hearing them. Will have to get the next one in series. If you liked this one try the Harper hall series.

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    Gerald Pennabaker PA USA 05-17-15
    Gerald Pennabaker PA USA 05-17-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Very good start to a great series."

    An excellent book and one that quite clearly showcases Anne McCaffrey's talents as both a writer and a master storyteller.

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    "an old friend"

    As a fan of this series for 36 years, listening to them is very refreshing.

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    Ward Altman 05-15-15
    Ward Altman 05-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing world creation, painful prose"

    Loved the imagination but there were a few plot holes. If I hear the "dragon leader" shake the "dragon woman's" shoulders one more time ... There has got to be another phrase to "show" tension in an argument.

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