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Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern | [Anne McCaffrey]

Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern

"Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground."
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Publisher's Summary

"Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more, and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground.

"But F'lar knew he had to find a better way to protect his beloved Pern, and he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed anymore dissent....before his brother F'nor would be foolhardy enough to launch another suicide mission...and before those dratted fire-lizards could stir up any more trouble!"

Book another flight with the Dragonriders of Pern.

©1971 Anne McCaffrey; (P)1993 Brilliance Audio

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    Amazon Customer Cleveland, Ohio 04-27-10
    Amazon Customer Cleveland, Ohio 04-27-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Dragonquest Book 2 in the Dragonriders of Pern"

    My first introduction to Pern was through the Harper Hall trilogy which I absolutely love and recommend. The Dragonriders of Pern trilogy starts with Dragonflight. If you are completely new to Pern, it takes a little getting used to the names but don't let that put you off of a wonderful series. There are several websites out there that give you the chronological order of the entire series and this trilogy is in the middle. It is a good place to start for those new to Pern (it is where I started). Once I came to love Pern, I went back and read the earlier stories about Pern's history.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Lois Mechanicsburg, PA, United States 05-09-12
    Lois Mechanicsburg, PA, United States 05-09-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Second book just as good as the first offering."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern to be better than the print version?

    Not better. Just as good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern?

    F'nor's trip to the Red Star


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

    Masculine, heavy, pleasant.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Chuckles at McCaffrey's turns of phrase. "They say, entirely too much!"


    Any additional comments?

    Nice to hear my favorite books and characters brought to new life. I have read them over and over and the narrations bring new structure and life to them I really appreciate.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ericbyers Malvern, AR, United States 01-02-11
    ericbyers Malvern, AR, United States 01-02-11
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    "Great Book"

    I like this story, esspecially the "old ones" getting the boot. I think this story was very interesting and engaging. One that makes you think. Dick Hill does a fantastic job of narration, as always. I would recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 12-04-12
    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 12-04-12 Member Since 2002

    Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.

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    "Love them all!"

    This second book of the Pern series is just as good as the first. This takes us more into the relationships of F'lar, F'lon, Lessa and a lot of new characters that I love and love to hate. More in depth as the explanation of the Red Star and threads is done. The introduction of fire lizards, the little ancestor of the dragons is in this volume. One of my favorite creatures, the colonizing of the Southern Weyr, and lots of dramatic moments. From the fight of the queens to the exploration of ways to stop thread at it's source, this one kept me hooked just like it did over 30 years ago.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Boynton Beach, FL, United States 08-06-12
    Daniel Boynton Beach, FL, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Anne Mccaffrey created a truly unforgettable series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    F'lar because he never gives up never gives in to how hopeless the situation is


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William Owens Grove City, OH United States 02-21-14
    William Owens Grove City, OH United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2004
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    What made the experience of listening to Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern the most enjoyable?

    The dynamics of the characters and the descriptive planet and culture that Ann has created captivates the reader


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lessa - She is the main character.


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    CindyKopi Vine Grove, KY, United States 01-25-13
    CindyKopi Vine Grove, KY, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Better than when I read this series to myself!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The series is great, and the orator keeps his voice changing enough to keep it interesting.


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    Vaughn EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada 08-20-09
    Vaughn EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada 08-20-09
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    "Very Disappointed"

    I listened to the first three hours of the book and finally gave up on it. The book contained a plethora of names and other words which detracted from the story and my enjoyment of it. I would never recommend it to a friend.

    3 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Kenya LAFAYETTE, IN, United States 09-14-13
    Kenya LAFAYETTE, IN, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    I was so interested when they weren't talking politics of Pern. Everything else was inthralling but when they started talking politics my mind wandered. I think I will try another.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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