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Dragonheart Audiobook

Dragonheart: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern

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Publisher's Summary

When young Fiona impresses a queen dragon, she doesn't realize the perils and privileges that come with her new role. The challenges of becoming a Weyrwoman - co-leader of an entire dragon Weyr - can be overwhelming. And then, on top of it all, she faces the possibility of losing her dragon to the sickness that has already claimed so many others. Now Fiona is forced to confront the question: What is she willing to give up in order to truly be a queen rider?

Pay another visit to Pern.

©2008 Todd McCaffrey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Jennifer Lakewood, OH, USA 11-13-08
    Jennifer Lakewood, OH, USA 11-13-08 Member Since 2013
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    "rough around the edges"

    This book takes on a new cast of characters in the Pern Dragonrider series. I've read, not listened to, many of the other books set in this world and thoroughly enjoyed them. The premise of this story is rather vague, the writing is awkward and the plot development is tediously slow. The end of this book seems very far away.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Corryton, TN, United States 05-16-09
    Margaret Corryton, TN, United States 05-16-09

    Married, middle-age, owner of 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a messy house.

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    "not what I was expecting"

    I have read many Pern books, mostly by Anne M, but a few of Todd M's. This one was full of unrelenting death, with no resolution at the end. I understand it is a "middle" story, where the end is told elsewhere, in another book, but this one left me depressed. I feel that the story was stopped, not ended, as too many things were left hanging. The deaths were also handled unevenly. The characters responded to some deaths very emotionally, and others were mere numbers on a wall.
    I will read reviews of Todd M's books more closely now, to see if this book is an anomaly or if this is just his style of writing. The story itself is very good, but the writing feels unfinished. If you haven't read Pern books before, read another one first.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 01-11-09
    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 01-11-09 Member Since 2007

    Poet, Writer, Novice Planetary Scientist, Musician, Hooligan, Former Audience Guy, Protector of Stupid Princesses.

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    "OK if you need a Pern Fix while painting."

    This book inconsistant. I enjoyed it, but the plot never really got resolved, and I really learned more then I cared to know about the supporting cast while wondering what was going to happen to the main character and the world. There were huge holes that were never filled in. Todd needs a different and more critical editor if he is going to fly on his own. I'll read more Pern novels if he writes them just because I like them. I won't be waiting with great anticipation for the next one, and that is a shame. Oh - and Let's NOT do the Time Plot Again.... please!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lea Draho 04-16-10
    Lea Draho 04-16-10 Member Since 2010
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    "The difference between a good reader and not."

    One of the main problems that I found with this audio book was the reader. This is not one that she, in my opinion, should read. Her voice lends itself more to romance than science fantasy. The story itself is not bad, but with a different reader could be a lot better. My attention wanders, and like I said if it had a more forceful reader I don't think that would happen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susie Buggs Wisconsin 08-21-09
    Susie Buggs Wisconsin 08-21-09 Member Since 2016

    Susie Buggs

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    "Better than the last one"

    Todd - Would you please, please, please review your mother's books so that you can avoid all the continuity issues. While this was better than his last couple of attempts at recreating Pern, Todd McCaffrey continues to load his books with lots of daily details with not so much story line.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    11-10-09
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    "Somewhat disappointing"

    In my opinion, Dragonheart is only valuable to round out a PERN-lover's book collection. Todd's writing is not up to Anne's standard. The book was not improved by Emily's reading. She was probably given it because the main character is young, but her voice doesn't lend itself to the delivery of stronger male characters.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    james Modesto, CA, United States 06-11-16
    james Modesto, CA, United States 06-11-16 Member Since 2013

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    "outstanding"

    outstanding book I wish there was more at the end but that's the sign of a great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Pediatrician 01-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "And"

    A different way to get the most important thing is that the is a good day

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SAINT MARIES, ID, United States 11-06-15
    Amazon Customer SAINT MARIES, ID, United States 11-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "This one is ok."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have Ann write it. LOL Sorry, but it just isn't up to Anne's standard of work. She gave her characters a certain class that Todd just can't seem to achieve.


    What didn’t you like about Emily Durante’s performance?

    Emily Durante just doesn't have the range of voices for this kind of a book. She apparently hasn't actually listened to any of the others because she butchers the pronunciations from the previous books in this series and she has a hard time getting a good cadence. She often uses completely wrong inflections during conversations. It is a poor job with a narrator that just doesn't seem to be up to the task. It's really too bad she has done more than one because her narration is distracting and sometimes downright irritating.


    Any additional comments?

    The character development is poor, the story line is not bad, but there is an overpowering undercurrent of what feels like a political agenda of a sexual nature here, and it is even more apparent in the next book in the series. I have no real problem with the subject matter, but the obsessive way it is crammed into the story is overpowering and crass. Anne would have woven it in gently and beautifully as she used it to develop these characters into people we loved. Todd just doesn't get it.

    So all in all it's an ok story in general and we keep listening because we love the dragons.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan 07-05-15
    Nathan 07-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Ouch!"

    The reading was horrible, no volume control. She switches constantly from an inaudible whisper to ear-piercing shrieks. It was so bad I could barely hear the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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