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Once again Pern is in danger. The air trembles with Threadfall, and the holds seethe with rebellion. Piemur, his singing ended by a change of voice, is given a new assignment. On a bold mission to the Southern Hold he will learn the Oldtimers' secret and help Pern rediscover its lost heritage.
©1993 Anne McCaffrey (P)1993 Dove Audio, Inc.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nicole
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • 09-22-04

Great book!

I don't normally like abridgements, but this was really well done. This story follows Piemur, a young apprentice of the Harper hall. I love the way Anne McCaffrey interweaves her stories. They are very good even if you have never read her books before, but as you read her books, you get pulled into the lives of the characters and when you find a character you had read about earlier in a new book, it is like meeting an old friend.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Great Book Mediocre Audobook

I've loved these books since I was a kid (30 years ago) and have read them all at least 20 times over the years but the audio versions of all the Pern books are probably the most lackluster things I've ever heard... If I only heard the audio version I would never pick up the actual books and would have missed out on some of the most enjoyable reading of my life. Perhaps if the readings were complete or the narrator read with some enthusiasm they would have been better accepted but as it stands I wouldn't recommend them as some of your better material.

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    1 out of 5 stars

Bad audio good book

While the book is good the audio sucks I wasted money on this and now I cannot remove this from my kindle and am stuck with this POS not happy

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Bad recording.

This recording of the book has bad sound to it for some reason. Understandable, but it sounds like an old AM radio station.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Read it, don't listen.

Would you try another book from Anne McCaffrey and/or Adrienne Barbeau?

of course. But not with this narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Like them all

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Can't vary his voice so you can't tell which character he's supposed to be.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was a good book to read!

Any additional comments?

no

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Kelsey
  • Brier, WA, USA
  • 12-28-07

half-baked

The story is good, no question. The quality leaves something to be desired. If you like muffled quality, go ahead and buy, but unless you know the story, don't bother. I was disappointed by the background noise. I don't recommend it.

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    2 out of 5 stars

Dragondrums

Story may be okay for an abridgment but the quality of the recording is not up to standard. Very muffled. I am a huge fan of Anne McCaffrey but had I realized the quality was so poor I wouldn't have spent the money.

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Dragondrums

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.