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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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    Kelly 01-25-17
    Kelly 01-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "love pern"

    I love reading the books then re-living them in audio, great narration too! Being a dragon Rider on Pern is one of my favorite fantasies.

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    J. S. Harbour Ohio 11-29-16
    J. S. Harbour Ohio 11-29-16
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    "Idiotic but charming"

    I won't spoil the fun for new readers but the plot is absurd and the ending is stupid. Enjoy!

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    G. Parish 11-23-16
    G. Parish 11-23-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Solid Fantasy from an Earlier Time"

    While I would say this is solid and well written fantasy, I have heard some say this is sexist. Perhaps for our time it is. Ironically in its time it was on the radical edge of feminism. Times have changed, but I feel the core of this story is still a good one and worth listening to.

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    Kenneth W Bertin 11-21-16
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    "Took a little to get into"

    The narrator took a while to get used to, but the story was compelling. I would recommend this book.

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    Amazon Customer 11-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't finish it!"
    If you could sum up Dragonflight in three words, what would they be?

    Ruined Flar's voice!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've read this book many times, as well as the rest of the Pern books. I enjoy the way the character's interact, and problem solve. Their dragons as well.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Voice changes don't usually bother me so much, but Flar's voice just blew the whole character I had visualized. So old and gruff! It was like hearing Gandalf when you were expecting Mr. Darcy.


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

    It would have been.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll probably never finish it, or get any more narrated by that guy.

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    J. Marts New Jersey 11-11-16
    J. Marts New Jersey 11-11-16
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    "Good Story; Great Audio"
    Where does Dragonflight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the highest. Not the very top, but definitely in the top 20.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The uniqueness of the world McCaffrey developed, and the realistic magic involved.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He had a good voice and emoted at proper times. He also changed voices so that it wasn't difficult to determine who in the story was speaking.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't burst into laughter or cry at any given point. My most extreme reaction was being irritated at Lessa's childish avior at the end of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    It surprises me that this was written in 1968. McCaffrey was an author ahead of her time, and a fantastic one at that.

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    Dane Wilkins 09-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "epic, original story!"

    such a great story that has flavor of science with a fantasy body. This book is a wonderfully original plot and I cant wait for the rest of the series

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    karol United States 09-23-16
    karol United States 09-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favorite series!"

    I first read this series over 30 years ago. I loved it this time around as much as I did then. It took a little bit to get used to Dick Hill's narration (I don't think he was the best choice) but once I did, I was transported back to the world of Pern and its dragon riders. The strong character of Lessa has been an inspiration for me since a young age.

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    Mimi 09-13-16
    Mimi 09-13-16
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    "My favorite book of all time. Dick Hill is amazing"

    Since high school I fell in love with the Dragon riders of Pern. I have paper back versions of the books. Dick Hill brought the story to life, I found myself captivated and held my breath at moments. Getting White Dragon next hehe

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    Kindle Customer 09-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love the story"

    I love Anne Mc caffrey the only issue I had with this book is the guy who read it Swallows very loudly it's kinda annoying
    other than that it was a great book

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