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)
I love to listen to classics as well as hard Scifi while knitting or working out or just sitting. Always a good time.
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.
the girl is working hard to get her feet under her and she wont be anyone's doormat by the time she does. shes a good friend and she has no problems working for her desires. make way she's growing up
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.
I love all Anne McCaffrey's books and this one does not disappoint in the story line. I was, however, disappointed in the narration. It is hard to tell the difference between the characters and the reader just plods along. I found it hard to listen to. There are so many better narrators out there.
The story is wonderful, as good as I remember from childhood. The Performance of Sally Darling is strong and well done in the depiction of Menolly. I'm always going to be a fan of McCaffrey's but this series is what brought me to her world.
Definitely. Ms. Darling did an excellent reading of all the characters. Disagreed with some of the pronunciation of some names but suppose they were approved by Ms. McCaffrey.
Enjoyed description of chorus's performance during Threadfall.
Silvina was done perfectly.
I have read or listen to every single book in the pern series!!!!
Sally Darling's voice to me is uniquely suited to this particular story, I for one would not like any other narrator to do it, if someone else were to do it, the story would be ruined. though dick hill might be an exception.
yes!!! definitely, I've read it enumerable times already!!!!!!!!
It has been a few years since my last re-read of the Dragonsinger trilogy, so I thought I would try listening to it this time. My previous experience with audiobooks have been the Robert Jordan and George Martin series, so I didn't know what to expect with the new narrator. I was hooked so quickly--the cadence and flow of the story were exquisitely done. Thank you!
Read the print version over 20 years ago, enjoyed the audio version just as much.
All the Pern Series books are a must read.
The account of the hatching of the White Dragon Ruth as seen through another perspective.
Could not put the origial down and couldn't turn the audio off until the end, and started the next book as soon as it downloaded.
Read it, listen to it but most of all 'GO TO PERN'.
I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys Anne McCaffrey's works. I remember reading this as a teenager and really connected to the emotions of the main character. Listening to the story drew me back in to the world of Pern and made me want to reread all of her stories, starting back at the beginning.
Seeing a different point of view than that of the the dragonriders. I really like the character of Menolly.
She is a good narrator who brings the story to life.
I really resonated with Menolly's feelings of loneliness and alienation from her friends and family for being talented and different.
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