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Dragonsdawn

Pern, Book 1
Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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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.

Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety. If only, they thought, the dragonets were big enough for a human to ride and intelligent enough to work as a team with a rider.

And so they set their most talented geneticist to work to create the creatures Pern so desperately needed - Dragons!

©1993 Anne McCaffrey (P)1993, 2016 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

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Abridged, poor quality.

It did not state in the summary that this version is abridged. I've read the book, I know it is a good story, but it makes no sense in this recording. Adrienne Barbeau is not a good narrator, all the characters sound the same. The quality of the "remastered" recording is terrible.

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  • Scorpio
  • 02-17-19

Very Dissapointing

Sadly a very poor effort. Strange pauses in sentences, gaps in the story and a very harsh voice narrating what was once a lovely tale of Pern. As a rework, it failed. I shall return this version and hope one day it will be recorded properly.

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  • Tamela
  • 09-15-16

Good story

It was a good story, but was struggling with keeping the characters separated with so many portrayed a lot alike

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  • Hufty
  • 08-30-18

Abridged and seemed to jump around

the book was great, this I struggled with, it seems to be badly put together and failed to hold my attention .

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  • MR TJ PILLINGER
  • 04-06-18

Abridged, badly.

Abridged by removing random passages, some of which were important. this was not advertised in the blurb. American narrator cannot pronounce European place names.

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  • Beverley Goodman
  • 12-26-16

Disappointing

Enjoyable as far as it went. Not the full novel. Quite a lot missing from the original novel

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  • Mark
  • 08-30-16

Heaps Missing

Majority of the story is missing which resulted with dissatisfaction of a well remembered story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-18-19

Buyer beware, abridged version!!

Was not aware this was an abridged version of this book until I started listening to it but enough on that. Overall quality is poor, the story is choppy and the person narrating sounds like she is bored. If only I can work out how to get my money back...

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  • Natahl Ball
  • 10-09-18

Childhood favourite

The story was much more sparse than I recalled, but I love it nostalgically. The performance was very dated.

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