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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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