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Dragonsinger Audiobook

Dragonsinger: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2

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Publisher's Summary

Menolly has returned home and entered the Harper Hall. But her entry into the Hall proves the beginning of more troubles, and the Master Harper gives her a difficult time because she is a girl. As Menolly begins to despair, she finds help in the shape of nine bright allies.

Don't miss the other books in the Harper Hall Trilogy.

©1977 Anne McCaffrey; (P)1992 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Dave Missouri 02-19-16
    Dave Missouri 02-19-16 Member Since 2017

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    "Most Excellent!!"

    One of the best books and performances Audible has to offer! the whole series is phenominal!!

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    Leah Petersen North Carolina, USA 02-14-16
    Leah Petersen North Carolina, USA 02-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my favorites for more than two decades."

    And it is read well, so now I have a new way to enjoy it.

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    Franchesca Havas Seattle, Wa USA 11-09-15
    Franchesca Havas Seattle, Wa USA 11-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sound quality not the best"

    It was difficult to hear her pronounce the "s" in the word "she".
    Either the recording quality is a copy of a copy of the settings for transferring the data to this format was not correct.
    When she spoke in multiple character voices the quality was so much better.

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    Vanya 11-03-15
    Vanya 11-03-15
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    "Well done!"

    The reader had an excellent ability to distinguish voices. She also had a good interpretation of the work.  The only downside was that the narration was slightly slow in tempo.

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    Marilyn Bunker Hill, WV, United States 07-23-15
    Marilyn Bunker Hill, WV, United States 07-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another Favorite"

    This second book in the Harper Hall trilogy is a satisfying continuation of Menolly's story. A fun one to listen to.

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    Kim 05-06-15
    Kim 05-06-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyed "

    Still love listening to it many years later in life. Great storytelling. Will hope to pass it on to my grandchildren.

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    Susan M Keaney Troy, NY United States 03-17-15
    Susan M Keaney Troy, NY United States 03-17-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I love all of the story's there the best ."


    I very love all of the story's there the best of the best song and story's in the world for every every every every every every every every.

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    Amanda Davis 02-26-15
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    "Story not the best, Narrator was good"

    I love Anne McCaffrey with all my heart, but Menoly's character is just so hard for me to like. she apologizes too much. I just don't see her as a main character. I'm fine that the next book in series is supposed to be based on another character. Narrator did great!

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    ry 06-01-14
    ry 06-01-14 Member Since 2011

    I love to listen to classics as well as hard Scifi while knitting or working out or just sitting. Always a good time.

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    "Great Series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely, this is a fantastic series of books. Must start with the first one to get acquainted with the story and characters. Once you've read this trilogy heading into the Dragonriders of Pern trilogy and the next set is even better! You get to see the characters completed.


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    Katherine Durham, NC, United States 06-05-13
    Katherine Durham, NC, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Rare trilogy where the second book is the best"

    Usually, the second book of a trilogy is the worst (or at least the most unspectacular), but I think the Dragonsinger is the best of the three Harper Hall Books. It's at heart a school story, with a heroine, Menolly, who begins as an outsider and struggles through the book to find her place in her new home. Sally Darling is an acceptable, if not exemplary narrator. I don't really buy her voice as that of a teenage girl, but it isn't off-putting enough to ruin the experience.

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    "A song well sung"

    This book was read by me a couple of decades ago with good memories and the book has stood the test of time. An excellent story, well presented. One of a series of books that are worth investigating and are an excellent listen as McCaffery is a master story teller.
    Looking forward to the next one in the series.

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