Don't miss the other books in the Harper Hall Trilogy.
©1977 Anne McCaffrey; (P)1992 Recorded Books
"The transformation of Menolly from a terrified outcast to a woman secure within herself is skillfully handled, making her a sympathetic character with whom many readers will identify." (School Library Journal)
"A superbly crafted fantasy in the heroic tradition....Unlike many sequels, this maintains the dramatic tensions of its predecessor." (Horn Book)
"Although set in another world, where dragons fly and people have fire lizards as pets, Menolly's innermost concerns are wholly contemporary." (Booklist)
Its easier to follow then the book unless you have time to sit down and read it streigh rough in one reading
Menolly's grwoth and developement as a harper in just a seven day!
Menolly as I enjoyed her growth and blumming in the Harper Hall.
Menolly's reaction to Breckie's cry to Fonor and Cant after their ride to the Red Star and the Panic Menolly felt really came through. Briella's calling Menolly a thief and the reaction of All the fireligards to Menolly's anger and her fear por Piemer was very tense, and I agree with the Tanner that Menolly had a great punch!
The world Anne McCaffery has built on Pern is so real and all her books make the read so much more fun and listening to it makes it even more so.
It took Menolly 7 days to learn that lesson but it Took Pimeur, Master Robiton, master Dommonick, Sillvina, jorneyman Sebela, and Journey man Talba for her to understand.
Pern is my favorite fictional world. One which I passed on to my daughter's. Being different and female is still a struggle but with stubborn tenacity and calm determination, you can reach whatever heights you arrive for. Menolly is a great example of how dreams can come true even if there seems so much stacked against you. Anne McCaffery has been my heroine for 40 years. I even received an email from her at one of the lowest times in my life that really played a large part of my getting through it. Even though she's gone now, she left us many gifts. This series is my favorite of Pern. It reflects and explains a lot of the undercurrents in the other Pern books and gives more depth to the Harpers. Read all three and you won't ever regret it.
this is a wonderful tale for the young and the old. a marvelous creation. Anne McCaffrey has created a fascinating world full of wonderful characters and creatures.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
This time as a listen. Sally Darling's narration reminds me of my mother reading to me as a child as they both have a soft southern accent. But that is not the reason for the 5 star rating. That reason is because Ms Darling is such an excellent narrator who kept me so involved in the story.
Yes, I had read the book a long time ago...a very, very long time ago. So long ago I'd forgotten most of the story. Thank goodness I remembered the author and that she wrote about dragons and I really liked her writing.
So, my friends, if you only remember the author, use one of your credits to reacquaint yourself with her writing....but you might want to start with the one before this as this is the follow up.
O, you aren't familiar with Anne McCaffrey? Do you like fantasy with dragons and dragon riders and the adventures the have? Do you also like good writing? Well then, you better get started reading/listening to her books!
I gotta go now. I've gotta get back to reading!
Still love the story after all these years. And the narrator, while not to my taste, does a good job. But these recordings are VERY old and it shows. At the very least they need to be remastered, if not re-recorded. There are awkward cuts and frequent dropped words - as if the recordings were made from cassette tapes that had been warped. It makes me hesitate to buy any more of the Dragonrider books because I'm concerned that there will be similar problems if the recordings are of a similar age.
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