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  • Dragondrums

  • Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Sally Darling
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (213 ratings)

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By: Anne McCaffrey
Narrated by: Sally Darling
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Summary

Return to the enchanting world of Pern in the conclusion of Anne McCaffrey’s bestselling Harper Hall Trilogy.

Dragondrums is the spellbinding tale of Piemur, a mischievous young singer who makes an incredible journey to the dark, uncharted realms of Pern. Piemur’s remarkable singing voice has earned him an honored place in Harper Hall, the home of the world’s master musicians. When his voice suddenly changes, he fears his time among the Harpers has ended. But the Masterharper has a special assignment for the singer. On a daring mission to the mysterious Southern Continent, Piemur searches for the secrets of the Old-timers—and his own role in Harper Hall’s future.

Anne McCaffrey’s wondrous tales of Pern, with all their colorful dragons and fascinating characters, are classics of fantasy literature. With millions of fans around the world, the Harper Hall Trilogy has become one of this century’s most popular fantasy sagas—and a tribute to the power of imaginative storytelling.

Don't miss the other books in the Harper Hall Trilogy.
©1979 Anne McCaffrey (P)1992 Recorded Books

Critic reviews

"Young people will be entranced again by Pern's ways and in Piemur find an impulsive, thoroughly sympathetic hero." (School Library Journal)

"All dragonrider fans will want to read it." (Voice of Youth Advocates)

“Fans of the Dragons of Pern will be pleased with this production, and newcomers may be inspired to read all the books in this series.” (AudioFile)

"As deftly structured and as smoothly written as its predecessors." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)

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Adventures of piemer

loved listening to this story, gentle but with passion explaining more about Pern and how this young boy played his part.

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Beloved classic

Wonderfully read and brought to life, this much beloved book from my childhood is one I come back to listen to time and time again.

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Excellent narrator

I read the harper series nearly twenty years ago and absolutely loved it, so I knew the story before I listened to it on Audible. I was somewhat hesitant though, as I have found several of my favourite books absolutely RUINED by poor narrators with grating voices, but Ms Darling does an excellent job portraying a vast array of personalities. She has a very pleasant voice and it was a pleasure listening to the story.

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Hooked on Pern all over again

The narration by Sally Darling captures the atmosphere and characters. One of McCaffrey's most delightful!

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A great story

It fits in with all her other books and I have read them all more than once.

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Always have loved these books

I have read all of the Dragons of Pern books ( many years ago ) this book was a free read so I thought I’d listen instead .. I still like the story but the Narrator was a bit hard to get used to - (she sounded like a mature woman )
Not a teenage boy
I have a spare credit so I might go and see what else is on offer but not with this narrator

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Excellent reproduction

Having been a fan of Anne McCaffrey for many years this audio book did not dissapoint.
I hope to find and listen to many more.

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brilliant story

I love all Anne pern stories, listening again and again, enjoyed them as a teen and sharing them with my children they really stand the test of time. sally narration is done really well.

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Great

As always I ve been a huge fan of Anne's work Unfortunately there seems to be no sign of the rest of the Pern series she wrote solo and as always I'd prefer an unabridged version. I can't be the only one who wants the whole of Her works on audio book just hoping it will happen sometime

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Good

Good to rest and listen to a story being told, very relaxing as well

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