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Dragonsinger Audiobook

Dragonsinger: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2

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.
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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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    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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    christylle HELTONVILLE, IN, United States 12-29-13
    christylle HELTONVILLE, IN, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "she's getting saucy"
    What made the experience of listening to Dragonsinger the most enjoyable?

    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


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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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    Nancy 02-22-13
    Nancy 02-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book Bad Narration"

    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.

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    Rebecca 10-17-12
    Rebecca 10-17-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Menolly!"

    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.

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    LKStimeling 09-19-12
    LKStimeling 09-19-12
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    "Very enjoyable reading of story"
    Would you listen to Dragonsinger again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragonsinger?

    Enjoyed description of chorus's performance during Threadfall.


    Which character – as performed by Sally Darling – was your favorite?

    Silvina was done perfectly.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Joyful fantasy


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    Quinn NEW RIVER, ARIZONA, United States 09-17-12
    Quinn NEW RIVER, ARIZONA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2013

    Quinn Riutta

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    "Love It!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have read or listen to every single book in the pern series!!!!


    What about Sally Darling’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes!!! definitely, I've read it enumerable times already!!!!!!!!


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    Melanie Flynn Emmetsburg, Iowa USA 09-04-12
    Melanie Flynn Emmetsburg, Iowa USA 09-04-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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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    Charles Schiers Gig Harbor, WA - Wiesbaden, Germany 08-10-12
    Charles Schiers Gig Harbor, WA - Wiesbaden, Germany 08-10-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The 2nd Trilogy in the Pern Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dragonsinger to be better than the print version?

    Read the print version over 20 years ago, enjoyed the audio version just as much.


    What other book might you compare Dragonsinger to and why?

    All the Pern Series books are a must read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The account of the hatching of the White Dragon Ruth as seen through another perspective.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it, listen to it but most of all 'GO TO PERN'.

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    Elisa Buch 08-06-12
    Elisa Buch 08-06-12
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    "Excellant story from a brilliant author"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Seeing a different point of view than that of the the dragonriders. I really like the character of Menolly.


    What does Sally Darling bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is a good narrator who brings the story to life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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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