Dragonsblood: Dragonriders of Pern Audiobook | Todd McCaffrey | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Dragonsblood: Dragonriders of Pern | [Todd McCaffrey]

Dragonsblood: Dragonriders of Pern

Never in the dramatic history of Pern has there been a more dire emergency than that which faces the young dragonrider Lorana. A mysterious fatal illness is striking dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire...and the next deadly cycle of Threadfall is only days away. Somehow, Lorana must find a cure before the dragons - including her own beloved Arith - succumb to the sickness, leaving Pern undefended.
Regular Price:$26.56
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Never in the dramatic history of Pern has there been a more dire emergency than that which faces the young dragonrider Lorana. A mysterious fatal illness is striking dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire...and the next deadly cycle of Threadfall is only days away. Somehow, Lorana must find a cure before the dragons - including her own beloved Arith - succumb to the sickness, leaving Pern undefended.

The lyrics of an all-but-forgotten song seem to point toward an answer, an answer from nearly five hundred years in the past, when Kitti Ping and her daughter, Wind Blossom, bred the first dragons from their smaller cousins, the fire-lizards. No doubt the first Pern colonists possessed the advanced technology to find the cure Lorana seeks, but over the centuries, that knowledge has been lost. Or has it?

For in the distant past, an aged Wind Blossom worries that the germs that affect the fire-lizards may one day turn against larger prey - and unleash a plague that will destroy the dragons, Pern's only defenders against Thread. But as her people struggle to survive, Wind Blossom has neither the time nor the resources to expend on a future that may never arrive - until suddenly she uncovers evidence that her worst fears will come true.

Now two brave women, separated by hundreds of years but joined by bonds transcending time, will become unknowing allies in a desperate race against sickness and Threadfall, with nothing less than the survival of all life on Pern at stake.

Pay another visit to Pern.

©2005 Todd McCaffrey; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"The torch has been passed and burns more brightly than ever in this latest chapter of the venerable Pern saga, the first of what one hopes will be many solo efforts by the son of series creator Anne McCaffrey." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (112 )
5 star
 (65)
4 star
 (30)
3 star
 (13)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.2 (69 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (18)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.5 (68 )
5 star
 (47)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    David Alhambra, CA, United States 01-27-09
    David Alhambra, CA, United States 01-27-09 Member Since 2007

    Children's book illustrator & toy designer living in Los Angeles. Addicted to audio books.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    64
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Great to revisit Pern, but"

    But there is a definite difference between Todd McCaffrey's style and his fantastic Mother's. This was a somewhat frustrating listen with too many threads (pardon the pun) going every which way. Character's seemed to leapt to correct conclusions without much evidence to go on and Mr. McCaffrey seemed to not care too much about the fate of his characters and treated many- including the heroine a little coldly. If he does not care for the characters, what makes a reader?
    I suggest Moreta Dragonlady of Pern before reading this. Maybe Todd's style will mature with time, but this seemed an amateur outing to Pern. It was like visiting your favorite vacation spot, only to find it under new (and less than capable) management.
    I hope he improves on his next ventures and does his mother proud.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  •  
    marilyn Lower Lake, CA, United States 09-20-12
    marilyn Lower Lake, CA, United States 09-20-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "good story but, could have been so much more..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This was a good "read", though the jumps from past to present made it a bit trying to get the characters straight at first.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragonsblood?

    The revelation of the origin of the Harper Halls drum signals was a cool scene.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    Though at times Dick Hill seemed to be having saliva management issues, he did a very good job of changing tone and inflection to individualize character voices.


    Was Dragonsblood worth the listening time?

    I would listen to this again.


    Any additional comments?

    The thing I liked about this book, was that it gave some illumination to why the settlers colonized Pern and how they went about it. I also liked the explaination of the whys and hows of making dragons and watch weres.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine Buckeye, AZ, United States 11-28-13
    Christine Buckeye, AZ, United States 11-28-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Todd does a Great Job"
    Any additional comments?

    IMHO and as a fellow writer as well as a fan of the series, Todd does a great job filling in his mother's shoes. Yes his writing style is different. It follows a more modern style now promoted and encouraged among writers and readers. Longtime fans of the series may find the change hard to adapt to, but if you care to look beyond style and see the story, you will see that Todd has a firm grasp on what made The Dragonriders of Pern such a long loved series. Now that our sorely missed Anne has crossed over, I hope Todd will continue giving us more new adventures in the world of Pern.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marilyn C Texas 08-27-13
    Marilyn C Texas 08-27-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "If you read the book...."

    I read the book several years ago and I was iffy on the direction Todd McCaffrey was taking the story. I decided to give it another chance and really liked it, and Dick Hill's narration of the story is superb. If you're a fan of the Pern series, I recommend this title.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nancy 07-03-12
    Nancy 07-03-12 Member Since 2006
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "His mother would be proud."
    Would you listen to Dragonsblood again? Why?

    I fell in love with Pern as soon as DRAGONFLIGHT was published in the late 60's. Todd has taken his mother's world and has made his mark in a different time period and stayed true to the Pernese. DRAGONSBLOOD explains how the cure was found to save the dragons of Pern.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragonsblood?

    The flashback to Kitty Ping from DRAGONSDAWN. How she figured out what was wrong and found a solution to help the dragons was great. The clues she left for the Pernese to find to make the vaccine was ingenious.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He has a voice that is easy on the ears. The characters come alive with the changes in tone and manner of speaking and can be identified.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No idea.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.