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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 3,511
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,987
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Pern series is very engaging

    • By Sarah on 10-06-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 1,876
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544

    "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

    • 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 2,704
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,066

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Grandma tells a story

    • By Trisandra Lunanova on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $25.87

    • 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 1,877
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514

    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

    • 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 1,617
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

    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

    • Dragonsdawn

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 940
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949

    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

    • 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 2,188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,694

    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

    • 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 821
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635

    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: $17.49

    • All the Weyrs of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 904

    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

    • The Dolphins of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567

    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

    • Freedom's Choice

    • Freedom Series, Book 2
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Susie Breck, Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391

    The shipments of Catteni slaves continue, but they find that they are enjoyably reinventing the creature comforts of home, and searching for the origin of the Farmers who were the original occupants of the planet Botany, all under the keen eyes of two very different observers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Bonnie L Emery on 12-21-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Chronicles of Pern

    • First Fall
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Meredith MacRae
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480

    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

    • 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 610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492

    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

    • Moreta

    • Dragonlady of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sheila Hart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474

    An air of pleasant anticipation hung so thickly over the Halls, Holds, and Weyrs of Pern that it had affected even the businesslike ways of Moreta, the Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr. Her dragon, Queen Orlith, would soon clutch; spring had made a glorious debut; the Gather at Ruatha Hold was extremely merry; and Moreta was enjoying the attentions of Alessan, the new Lord Holder of Ruatha Hold. Then, without warning, a runnerbeast fell ill.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weakest Storyline So Far

    • By Burt on 06-01-13

    Regular price: $26.56

    • 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 772
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 610

    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

    • Freedom's Challenge

    • Freedom Series, Book 3
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Susie Breck, Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    Kris Bjornsen has come a long way since alien slave ships scooped her up in Denver with thousands of others. Dropped off on an apparently uninhabited world with the rest, she has fallen in love with Zainal, a renegade Catteni, and has made a comfortable life for herself and her new family. But she feels a soldier's duty to escape Botany and rejoin the struggle for freedom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and Different

    • By Linda on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Crystal Singer

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    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

    • 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 516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430

    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

    • 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 683
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547

    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

    • 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 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great fiction

    • By Cathy on 01-31-12

    Regular price: $22.37

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