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    • Dragonflight

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A lovely listen

    • By Danielle on 03-01-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The White Dragon

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my all time favorites!

    • By David on 01-07-09

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413

    "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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dragonquest Book 2 in the Dragonriders of Pern

    • By Ginny on 04-27-10

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Dragondrums

    • Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dragon Dreams

    • By Eileen on 06-13-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites

    • By Euryleia on 08-26-07

    Regular price: $25.87

    • All the Weyrs of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 816
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 827

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Narration Would Make A Harper Weep

    • By WMF on 09-29-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dragonsinger

    • Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Discription Diffrent

    • By debra on 07-10-11

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Dragonsdawn

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 859
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 868

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story has held up over the yrs & still a good one!

    • By debheller on 05-27-14

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Renegades of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of my favorite authors

    • By Margaret on 02-25-10

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Rowan

    • Tower and Hive, Book 1
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Jean Reed Bahle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579

    The kinetically gifted, trained in mind/machine gestalt, are the most valued citizens of the Nine Star League. Using mental powers alone, these few Prime Talents transport ships, cargo, and people between Earth's Moon, Mars' Demos and Jupiter's Callisto.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Story - Performance is lacking

    • By David on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Chronicles of Pern

    • First Fall
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Meredith MacRae
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    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!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories, poorly read.

    • By Nightveil on 08-11-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Crystal Singer

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Experience the first Killashandra Ree adventure, in which the indomitable Killa overcomes disappointment in one career by diving into a much more exciting one. Filled with suspense, anguish, romance, and intrigue, this distinctive adventure is one of Anne McCaffrey's best.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Book is excellent, audio book needs work

    • By Carol L. Powell on 12-24-08

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Dolphins of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit dissapointed

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-02-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dragon's Kin

    • Dragonriders of Pern, Book 18
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Over too soon

    • By Luna Fortuna on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $22.37

    • The Skies of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502

    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".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • minor irritants, otherwise loved it

    • By NCKitkat on 06-10-11

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Masterharper of Pern

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 561

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Generally very enjoyable, some minor flaws

    • By Jersey Girl on 06-02-09

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Dragonseye

    • Dragonriders of Pern, Book 4
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is distracting.

    • By beckee carrier on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Dragon Harper

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-09

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Lyon's Pride, Book 4

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Jean Reed Bahle
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    The beautiful woman called The Rowan was the most powerful telepath on all the planets of the Alliance - until the birth of her daughter, Damia. Damia and her husband, Afra Lyon, were the most extraordinary team of telepaths the Alliance had ever seen - until the powers of their children began to emerge. Now the combined power of all these generations, especially the unique abilities of the younger Lyon clan, is needed to face once and for all the threat of the alien Hivers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Continuing....

    • By Farrell on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Pegasus in Space

    • Talents Series, Book 3
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sharon Williams
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 201

    For an overpopulated Earth, whose resources are strained to the breaking point, there is only one place to look for relief: straight up. With the successful completion of the Padrugoi Space Station, humanity has at last achieved its first large-scale permanent presence in space. Additional bases are feverishly being built on the Moon and on Mars, stepping-stones to the greatest adventure in all history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great!!

    • By Farrell on 12-10-10

    Regular price: $25.17

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