Then, some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragon-like lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety. If only, they thought, the dragonets were big enough for a human to ride and intelligent enough to work as a team with a rider...
And so they set their most talented geneticist to work to create the creatures Pern so desperately needed - Dragons!
Pay another visit to Pern.
©1989 Anne McCaffrey; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Newcomers will find McCaffrey's latest an accessible introduction to the world of Pern." (Library Journal)
Having read the Pern series novels by Anne McCaffrey, I really appreciate the ground work that Ms. McCaffrey laid down in this book. So many plots, so much time to spawn from such a story. It's the craft of writing a wonderful story that lives on with each book. I am amazed that this series is as wonderful for Adults as it is for Young Adults.
Not sure this is the most memorable moment, but it seems to me that Avril and avarice are awfully close in their core meaning...
All the characters that Dick Hill portrayed were good. I think I would've have liked a female voice, but Mr. Hill's narration and ability to give the characters their own 'voice' changed my mind. I especially like how he portrays a voice in loud shouting or exasperation. Nicely done.
The story is great, with characters you can love. It answers a lot of questions, even those you didn't know you had. After reading this book and the short stories in Dragon's Eye, you will be an expert on the origins of Pern and its society.
As I had already read The White Dragon and All the Weyrs of Pern before I heard this one, I had a vague idea of what Dragonsdawn might entail, as far as the science and the technology of the original landing party. Even so, I found the story just as captivating as if I had known nothing. From the first sight of Pern from space to the first time the dragons fly to fight thread, this is truly one of the most detailed and fascinating story from Anne McCaffrey. The narrator really works to bring the characters to life, with individual accents and speech patterns, as well as emotional inflection. The last few moments of Sallah Telgar and Tarvi Andiyar were especially heart wrenching, and Dick Hill's excellent narration really made it poignant. It was the part that sticks with me the most, but Dragonsdawn is such a very full and active storyline that there is always something next.
I enjoy this time and consider it well spent exercising my imagination. I now have these other worlds to tell you about. I have value.
Starting a little different, this story allows you many opportunities to discover where this people came from and how they came to be the dragonriders. It was a fun read and a little refreshing at this point of the series. As always if you let your imagination try to picture happenings in your minds eye,you will get a real suprise. I actually got involved to the point of feeling bad during sorrowful times and cheering during the successes. Anne did it again. Read it.
As good as I remember from being a kid . I remember first reading the series in grade school and being awed at the amazing detail inscribe in the peen series a good read for all mild sexual content, and language but not too bad is rate it pg 13
Anne McCaffrey has long been a favorite author of mine. I haven't read Dragonsdawn in a number of years and thought it would be worth listening to this time. I still really enjoyed the story, but I would have preferred a different narrator. Sadly, the part where I felt he did the poorest job was the last line of the book. I have always heard that line in my head as a very triumphant exclamation, and the narrator read it as a polite question. My displeasure may simply be the vast difference between his interpretation (and therefore his reading) and the way I have interpreted the voices and characters in this book the first half dozen times I have read it before! Still a great story and well worth the time.
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