Pern Novels - Published Order
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  • 1
    Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (864)
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    On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread. Now those times may be returning....

    Anne Fan...Still

    Read it, Heard it, Still love it. Though I would have been more comfortable thinking/listening in a feminine voice as much of this story is a woman's ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 05 2009 by Suzanne (Mound, MN, United States)
  • 2
    Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (483)
    Story
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    "Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground."

    Dragonquest Book 2 in the Dragonriders of Pern

    My first introduction to Pern was through the Harper Hall trilogy which I absolutely love and recommend. The Dragonriders of Pern trilogy starts with ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2010 by Amazon Customer (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 3
    Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1 | Anne McCaffrey

    Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
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    Dragonsong is the spellbinding tale of Menolly of Half Circle Hold, a brave young girl who flees her seaside village and discovers the legendary fire lizards of Pern. All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her dream come true, Menolly runs away from home. Hiding in a cave by the sea, she finds nine magical fire lizards who join her on a breathtaking journey to Harper Hall.

    One of my favorites

    "Dragonsong" and it's sequel "Dragonsinger" are my favorite Pern books and I have faithfully devoured every Pern novel, novella and short story publis..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2007 by Euryleia (Buena Park, CA United States)
  • 4
    Dragonsinger: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2 | Anne McCaffrey

    Dragonsinger: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
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    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.

    Discription Diffrent

    Whom ever wrote the discription of this book, must not have taken the time to read it. I have read and heard it several times and the Master Harper i..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2011 by debra (wake forest, NC, United States)
  • 5
    The White Dragon: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    The White Dragon: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (768)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth was a dragon of many talents, though almost everyone on Pern thought he was a runt that would never amount to anything. But Jaxom knew better.

    One of my all time favorites!

    The story of Jaxom and his unusual white dragon Ruth is my favorite of the Dragonriders of Pern. I also highly recommend the Harperhall trilogy.

    Reviewed on January 07 2009 by David (Alhambra, CA, United States)
  • 6
    Dragondrums: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3 | Anne McCaffrey

    Dragondrums: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
    Overall
    (713)
    Performance
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    Story
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    When the voice of Piemur, an apprentice at Harper Hall, changes, he has to leave the companionship of Master Shonagar behind. But his disappointment is soon replaced by a new challenge. He is to enter the service of the Master Harper himself as a rider of dragons. Soon, he embarks on a dangerous mission to the Southern Hold. The future of Pern hangs on his success.

    Dragon Dreams

    This is another favorite author of mine from my adolescence. I am rereading them with my ears and finding them more enjoyable than ever. The wonderf..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2008 by Eileen (Lutz, FL, United States)
  • 7
    Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Sheila Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    An air of pleasant anticipation hung so thickly over the Halls, Holds, and Weyrs of Pern that it had affected even the businesslike ways of Moreta, the Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr. Her dragon, Queen Orlith, would soon clutch; spring had made a glorious debut; the Gather at Ruatha Hold was extremely merry; and Moreta was enjoying the attentions of Alessan, the new Lord Holder of Ruatha Hold. Then, without warning, a runnerbeast fell ill.

    Weakest Storyline So Far

    This storyline went on and on about the daily problems of wierlife, and the severe depredations of the plague. I kept waiting for them to take the ob..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2013 by Burt (Berkeley, CA, United States)
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  • 9
    Dragonsdawn: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    Dragonsdawn: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (426)
    Performance
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    Story
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    The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists - until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything - and everyone - in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed.

    Story has held up over the yrs & still a good one!

    Having read the Pern series novels by Anne McCaffrey, I really appreciate the ground work that Ms. McCaffrey laid down in this book. So many plots, so..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 27 2014 by debh ()
  • 10
    The Renegades of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    The Renegades of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (157)

    As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread.

    one of my favorite authors

    This series is very good, but definitely don't read this one first. I would suggest going by book publication date, which is not the same as chronolog..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2010 by Margaret (Corryton, TN, United States)
  • 11
    All the Weyrs of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    All the Weyrs of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
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    For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface. But the greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction.

    The Narration Would Make A Harper Weep

    I love the story---all the Pern stories and it might bring me back. But the performance is abysmal. For anyone who knows Pern the treatment the Master..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 29 2012 by WMF (Tennessee USA)
  • 12
    The Dolphins of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    The Dolphins of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
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    When the first humans came to settle the planet Pern, they did not come alone: intelligence-enhanced dolphins also crossed the stars to colonize Pern's oceans while their human partners settled the vast continents. But then disaster struck. The deadly silver spores called Thread fell like rain from the sky, and as human colonists' dreams of a new, idyllic life shattered into a desperate struggle for survival, the dolphins were forgotten.

    RIP Anne McCaffrey

    I read this long ago. I recently picked up a large collection of McCaffrey hardback (many first edition) novels. I felt somehow in Her presence as I w..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 25 2011 by darswords (Reno, NV, United States)
  • 13
    Dragonseye: Dragonriders of Pern, Book 4 | Anne McCaffrey

    Dragonseye: Dragonriders of Pern, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
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    Thread: deadly silver strands that fall from the sky like rain, devouring every organic thing in their path - animals, plants, and people alike. Who could believe that such a horrible thing could exist? After all, it's been 200 years since Thread supposedly fell on Pern. No one alive remembers that first onslaught. There's no sign of it anywhere in the world.

    Excellent book, poor recording

    The book itself is excellent (as are most of the books in the Dragonriders of Pern series). What was disapointed was the quality of the recording, it ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2009 by Angi (fairfield, OH, USA)
  • 14
    The Masterharper of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    The Masterharper of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    In a time when no Thread has fallen for centuries - when, indeed, many are beginning to dare to hope that Thread will never fall again - a boy is born to Harper Hall. His name is Robinton, and he is destined to be one of the most famous and beloved leaders Pern has ever known.

    Generally very enjoyable, some minor flaws

    This is one of the better sequels, or in this case a prequel, to McCaffrey's original six Pern novels. Robinton is a great character and although she..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 02 2009 by Jersey Girl ()
  • 15
    The Skies of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey

    The Skies of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Now that Pern can look forward to a future without the threat of Threadfall, the people are free to leave their protective stone holds and spread across more of the planet, as well as improve their lives with the newly discovered ancient technology. Not everyone is happy, though. Some resist the change, and consider anything new to be an "abomination".

    missing audio

    It ranks among the top 40 of the books I have listened to.

    Reviewed on August 07 2014 by Kindle Customer (Arlington, WA, United States)
  • 16
    Dragon's Kin: Dragonriders of Pern, Book 18 | Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey

    Dragon's Kin: Dragonriders of Pern, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
    (100)
    Story
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    Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon, a coal mining settlement struggling to turn a profit far from the great Holds where the presence of dragons and their riders means safety and civilization. Mining is fraught with danger. Fortunately, the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts.

    great fiction

    another great listen

    Reviewed on January 31 2012 by cathy (castle rock, CO, United States)
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  • 18
    Dragon's Fire: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey

    Dragon's Fire: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (100)

    Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon's coal-mining camp, Pellar - along with his fire-lizard, Chitter - joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship.

    Sorry, Todd, you don't measure up
    Reviewed on July 08 2012 by justme (California)
  • 19
    Dragon Harper: Dragonriders of Pern | Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey

    Dragon Harper: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (119)

    Life in the Harper Hall is busy for best friends Kindan, Nonala, and Kelsa. As the only female apprentices, Nonala and Kelsa are the butt of jokes and easy targets for the bully Vaxoram and his cronies. But when Kindan springs to Kelsa's defense, he winds up in a fight for his life against the older, bigger Vaxoram - a fight that will lead to a surprising friendship. Then fate intervenes in the form of a virulent plague as fast-spreading as it is deadly.

    Disappointing

    I was sorry to see one of my favorite authors put her name on this book. It started out as a conglomeration of several previous books with very littl..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2009 by Amazon Customer (Gardnerville, NV United States)
  • 20
    Dragonheart: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern | Todd McCaffrey

    Dragonheart: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (131)

    When young Fiona impresses a queen dragon, she doesn't realize the perils and privileges that come with her new role. The challenges of becoming a Weyrwoman - co-leader of an entire dragon Weyr - can be overwhelming, and then, on top of it all, she faces the possibility of losing her dragon to the sickness that has already claimed so many others. Now Fiona is forced to confront the question: What is she willing to give up in order to truly be a queen rider?

    rough around the edges

    This book takes on a new cast of characters in the Pern Dragonrider series. I've read, not listened to, many of the other books set in this world and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2008 by Jennifer (Lakewood, OH, USA)
  • 21
    Dragongirl: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern | Todd McCaffrey

    Dragongirl: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen Talenth, has returned from the past, where she and a group of dragons and riders fled so that the wounded could heal from their previous battles. Gone only three days, yet aged more than three years, Fiona is no longer a child but a woman prepared to fight against the Thread that threatens to destroy her world.

    "Stuck in Time with No Conclusion"


    I love Pern and I have read all of the books. For the most part, I appreciate what Todd is doing to add to the canon of Anne McCaffrey's Pern; ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 10 2010 by HB (Troy, NY United States)
  • The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall | Anne McCaffrey

    The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Meredith MacRae
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
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    Travel back to the earliest days of Pernese history in this first-ever Dragonriders of Pern short story collection. Building a new life on a distant world, braving the dreaded Thread that falls like silver rain from the sky only to destroy every living thing it touches, flying heroically on the wondrous dragons - The Dragonriders of Pern!

    Good stories, poorly read.

    A collection of short stories raking place in the early years of Pern, including the initial survey of the planet, First Fall is a good listen overall..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2009 by Matthew (Santa Rosa, CA, United States)
  • A Gift of Dragons | Anne McCaffrey

    A Gift of Dragons

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Lee Meriwether
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
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    For more than 30 years, Pern has conjured visions of brave men and women mounted upon the backs of dragons. As anyone knows who has been touched by the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to hear of the exotic world of Pern is to inhabit it - and to experience its extraordinary dragons is to soar aloft with them and share their dazzling adventures. A Gift of Dragons brings together three beloved stories and a thrilling new tale of Pern, published here for the first time, in a single volume.

    satisfaction

    These little "gifts" are far more satisfying than the last couple of full length Pern novels. In each of these short stories, Ms McCaffrey concentrat..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2003 by goddess_of_pipework (Roswell, GA United States)