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)
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.
I'm an unrepentant bookworm with too much time on my hands. I read at least 100+ books annually, with audio books as my main addiction!
I love Menolly, the way the author wrote her character was fantastic. So real and easy to relate to. She does such a wonderful job putting together an interesting story. My sister and I started listening to the first book in the series on a long drive, and then we had to take it inside and finish the series, it was just that good! .
This series is the first I've time I've heard Sally Darling read. She's pretty good, just occasionally mispronunciates words. Does a good job though.
I have read this book numerous times and have enjoyed it each and every time. Now listening to it I find even more depth to it. I enjoyed this book and will listen to it many times in the future just for the pure pleasure of it.
I've always loved the Harper Hall books and this is just a great way to enjoy the story all over again. I was thrilled with the person reading, I could almost believe this was what it would be like to have author reading to me. Not that I know how AM sounds but, it was very good to me!
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