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Summary

The classic first Dragonriders of Pern novel from New York Times best seller Anne McCaffrey.

The Dragons of Pern are the world's only defence against an ancient threat - Thread, an evil rain that devours everything it touches. Paired with their riders from the moment they hatch, they risk their lives burning the scourge of the Red Star from the sky. But the dragons are in decline - the Red Star hasn't posed a threat for generations, and the people of Pern have forgotten what they owe the Dragonriders. Only one Weyr remains, and the only dragon queen is dying....

F'lar knows that the Red Star is rising again and that the ancient threat will return. His only hope is the last queen egg and finding a woman strong enough to be the new queen's rider. But the villainous Lord Fax has other plans....

©2012 Anne McCaffrey (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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An ageless story of dragons and heroines/heroes

This story was written over 50 years ago, but it timeless and ageless. It is a superb story of hardships over come and, of course, of dragons 🐉 ridden by the women and men of Pern. Dragons that go between (teleport) instantly from place to place and speak to their riders telepathically. The appeal of this story is that it lets us imagine for a while what it would be like to fly on a dragon that can talk to you telepathically and take you anywhere in the world instantly - and that never gets old 😀

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The first and the best!

Excellent narration of an unforgettable story that I first enjoyed many turns ago. Favourite line? "I told you he'd shake me!"

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Back to my youth

I first read the pern series as a teenager..... revisiting them now they have lost none of their power.... I'm looking forward to listening to the next in the series . The books have it all, mystery , thrill, intrigue and humour..... I'm off now to hear more

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A dragon lover's MUST-read!!

Reacquainted after many years with my favourite books about dragons... the dragons of Pern series, has not disappointed, as good as I remembered!

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too fast

narration was to quick sentences often blend together making Hard to tell at times that it changed subjects

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awesome book

awesome would make a brilliant film !! about time either that or a mini series

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loved it as a child, loved it now a grandmother

Narration is beautiful to listen to.

A timeless story of dragons and riders. Their fight against a foe from another planet. A story that grips you from beginning to end and a world you are eager to learn more about.

So unique that it could of been written yesterday.

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Good story dated attitude to women

It was a good story but the relationship between men and women very dated and annoying.

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Good Story - appaling reading

First of the Pern books and a good story and introduction to Pern. But spoiled by truly appalling narration. Terrible voices and an irritating tone. Stopped listening half way through and book the book to actually finish the story. Don't waste your money - buy the book.

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A trip down memory Lane

I really enjoyed reading the Pern novels oh so many years ago and have fond memories of the stories. I looked forward to this audio book version. The story is as good as ever with the exception that the relationships between men and women now seem rather dated. I wanted to shout at F’Lar “don’t shake her! It’s a form of assault and unworthy of you!”
That aside, it’s a well told story of “daring do” and fighting against the odds.
Narrator was good but really struggled when it came to Robinton. She simply could not produce his rich voice and it came out rather strangled.

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A favorite well rendered.

A treasured childhood favorite that was a delight to listen to! Sophie did a wonderful job.