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The Girl Who Heard Dragons

By: Anne McCaffrey
Narrated by: Constance Towers
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Summary

Teenage Aramina has the unusual ability to hear dragons. Her keen perception causes dismay to her mother, who fears Aramina will desert her family and commit to living the life of a dragonrider. In the land of Pern, Aramina's family is known as the "holdless," nomads who roam the land to hide from bandits. Aramina must find a way to exploit her unique talent without sacrificing the family she loves. The Girl Who Heard Dragons is narrated by the accomplished actress Constance Towers, best known for her starring role in the daytime TV drama Capitol.
©1994 by Bill Fawcett and Associates (P)1994 by Dove Audio, Inc.

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Badly abridged

Didn't realise this was abridged till after I had bought it. It is read by a lady with an irritating american accent and as a consequence is not easy to listen to. It is a collection of short stories all of which feel unfinished and have very abrupt endings. All in all a disappointing book

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This is why abridged stories should be avoided.

Not sure if this is the case in the original book, but it isn't mentioned in its description, but it reads as three short unrelated stories, not one complete tale.

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  • Asia W
  • 02-06-10

UMM Is this A Mistake??

Like a previous reviewer stated the narration is wonderful!!! However the story is cut off midway and goes into another story about a young lady who wants to be a horse trainer but it definitely isn't the epic fantasy book I purchashed. This story is also cut off to talk about some young guy on a space station creating a holographic fantasy girl who to his surprise ends up assigned to his space station and then even that gets cut off. I wanted a 3 hour story about a girl who heard dragons this is definitely a serious let down:(

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  • Eileen
  • 14-11-09

Disappointed

This recording is not what it should be. First of all, I want to say that the narration by Constance Towers is wonderful. This made the errors in this recording even more disappointing. The story about Aramina is chopped off mid way and another unnamed story starts in the middle of that story.
It is a mechanical error. The full story of Aramina is not on this recording.

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  • Ruth
  • 31-10-10

the girl who heard dragons

This story is also featured as the second story of four in the "Gift of Dragons" (and all four stories there are complete). Armina's story continues in "Renegades of Pern." She's not the main character in that story, but she is a strong character and you will find out what happens to her.

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  • Joan
  • 04-05-13

The story cuts of half way through recording

Would you try another book from Anne McCaffrey and/or Constance Towers?

Audible just notified me that they'd fixed the glitch that results in a totally different story starting at time mark 132:18, but when I downloaded the supposedly repaired version of this recording it is still half "The Girl Who Heard Dragons" and half some other unknown story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl Who Heard Dragons?

When the recording stopped half way through the story so that I never heard the end.

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  • aaron
  • 29-03-17

3 short stories.

3 short stories. Only the first is of the dragonriders storyline. Its a ok story. But the last 2 storys were lame. One about a girl that likes horses. And the other about a guy that creates a female hologram and she shows up in the flesh and they kiss. Wtf.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-07-21

Not complete

This book is abridged an vs contains three unrelated stories. Not really interesting. kept expecting the story to merge with Pern. NOT

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  • Jessica Hope Griffin
  • 02-08-18

not all about pern

the first story was great, just what i was looking for. but afterwards, it changed to space and ranch stories.

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  • DarkJade
  • 01-09-21

3 short stories. 1 of Pern

The first short story is about Aramina, the girl who heard dragons, and her point of view encounter with Thela.

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  • JR
  • 28-10-16

Misleading.

There are 3 short stories here. Quick grabs for short wait times. I appreciate Dick York narrating the Pern books.

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  • shannon
  • 28-12-22

Not right

At chapter 12 it switches to some story that involves horses. Having read most of the pern books by Anne and Todd mccaffrey I knew there were no mention of horses but runner beasts on pern so I stopped there. I would very much like this fixed. I suggest not downloading this title at this time but another by the author or her son.