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Dragonflight Audiobook

Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern

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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.

But it has been over 400 years since the last Threadfall, and some people have come to doubt that the menace will every strike again. But F'lar, rider of Pern's greatest bronze dragon, has no such illusions. The Red Star is near; Thread will fall soon.

Book another flight with the Dragonriders of Pern.

©1968 Anne McCaffrey; (P)1993 Brilliance Audio

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    Jennifer San Francisco, CA, United States 07-02-08
    Jennifer San Francisco, CA, United States 07-02-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Classic worth revisiting"

    Read this many years ago, and have returned to the Pern books off and on through the years. It was a pleasure to listen to. The voice of the dragons is well done. My overall familiarity with the series has muddled my memory of what happened in this book, so it was nearly like a first-time read. There was a little less depth of story and culture than I remembered, but this likely is more due to the accumulated sense of the Pern culture and history in my memory, than a fault of this particular book. A wonderful concept in the world of science fiction / fantasy, and I recommend it if you have not yet "been to Pern." It is a good production of a now-classic for those who have. Enjoy!

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    rah 06-29-17
    rah 06-29-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Sooooo bad"

    This books sucks! It's written as though the author is a man pretending to be a woman. It's largely boring gossip/politics with super fantasy names and dragons. One of the worst fantasy books i've read. Anytime anything exciting happens it doesn't go into detail and then spends too long describing boooooooooring social interactions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 01-19-17
    Kim 01-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "WTH"

    SERIOUSLY!!!!WTH?!!!!! You have one of the greatest book series of all time and you let THIS guy narrate?! I have heard text books narrated with more feeling and eloquence that this. I could not even make it through the first chapter. Overwhelmingly disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miscellanea 12-10-16
    Miscellanea 12-10-16
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    "classic story, pompous narration"

    Classic story but narration grating by pompous elderly aristocratic accent given to main character (F'lar)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher V Baker 10-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Kids Book"

    I loved, I say I loved this series as a kid. Not so much now.

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-16-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-16-15 Member Since 2017

    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin

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    "The world of Pern."

    I read almost this whole series when I was younger and I really only liked this book and the prequel Dragondawn, the rest of the series was okay but when I decided to listen to them again I decided only to read those two books especially since Dragonflight was on a daily sale way back when. Anne McCafferty has created a great fantasy world and completely different from anything else I have read in this genre. I love the dragons and I love the strong will of the heroine and the fact that the hero would do anything to save his world even if nobody else believed him. Narrator does a good job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 10-04-14
    Farrell 10-04-14

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Memories"

    I read this book 25+ years ago. I burnt out on the series after about six or seven books. However, some other Anne McCaffrey's books are some of my favorite books (Audible only has abridged versions of the others which I will not listen to, sigh). I like her writing style even though this particular story was a bit simplistic, and easy to guess the end, it was enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chadzilla United States 05-28-14
    Chadzilla United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2011

    indy filmmaker and bearded ogre

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    "ugh... this was painful"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book was very hard to follow... direction and editing were terrible.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    something that doesnt sound like it was recorded in the 60's on failing analog equipment.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Dick Hill is one of the best narrators in the world... but the direction and editing of this book is what ruined it. I do not blame Mr Hill at all for this atrocity. It was extremely difficult to follow and seemed like it was just all jammed together. The quality is terrible too... I am used to books like Rhyria Revelations ... so this book was just a bad experience all the way around. I even restarted this book like 3 times in hopes to be able to grasp it, but that never happened, and finally, the book just ended...


    What character would you cut from Dragonflight?

    I dont know how to answer this one.... the story was so hard to follow, I am not sure who was who and who was doing what...


    Any additional comments?

    This book needs to be completely redone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lianne Wilson Palm Bay, Florida United States 03-15-13
    Lianne Wilson Palm Bay, Florida United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "LIKE REVISITING AN OLD FRIEND"
    Would you listen to Dragonflight again? Why?

    OH.YEAH BECAUSE IT IS A TRULY INNOVATIVE STORY WHOSE CHARACTERS LIVE ON.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragonflight?

    THE MASTERHARPERS DEFENSE OF F'LAR TO THE LORD HOLDERS.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM, CAN'T DECIDE


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

    YES, I DID IN FACT STAY UP ALL NIGHT


    Any additional comments?

    I FIRST READ THIS OVER 20 YEARS AGO, AND I STILL REMEMBERED ALL THE CHARACTERS AND STORYLINE. THIS SERIES IS LIKE THE WIZARD OF OZ , OR LORD OF THE RINGS AND STAR TREK, TIMELESS.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Khira 08-30-17
    Khira 08-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "very good"

    some of the voice acting was a little grating but overall very well done. will most definitely listen again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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