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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,936 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Adrienne Barbeau Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Once again Pern is in danger. The air trembles with Threadfall, and the holds seethe with rebellion. Piemur, his singing ended by a change of voice, is given a new assignment. On a bold mission to the Southern Hold he will learn the Oldtimers' secret and help Pern rediscover its lost heritage. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryruth | 2/20/2014

    " Not quite what I expected since the main character changed, but it was a good adventure story. The low point in the story was miserable, but luckily the people in charge had enough sense to realize what was happening. Once again the ending was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa (Harmonybites) | 2/7/2014

    " This is the last book in The Harper Hall Trilogy and is quite different than the first two. The first two books were focused on Menolly, a very musically talented girl from a fisher family whose wildest dream is fulfilled when she comes to Harper Hall to be trained as a Harper. (Think mix of bard, teacher, diplomat.) She brings with her firelizards, the precursors and miniatures of the mighty sentient fighting dragons of Pern who partner with humans to fight "thread," an inimical alien life form that periodically threatens the planet. This "firelizard" young adult trilogy parallels more or less the events of the Dragonrider trilogy, which was (mostly) written first. Although my introduction to this series as a young teen was actually Dragonsong, the first in this trilogy, and I loved it, and Menolly. So I found it disconcerting when the focus on this book was Piermur, who is a minor character in the other books, and Menolly in turn became a minor character in this one. I found that disappointing, and I just can't count this as the favorite the first two books were, but this is still from the time that McCaffrey's Pern was charming and surprising, and certainly is a good read in its own right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 1/24/2014

    " The focus shifts away from Menolly and goes to Piemur as he struggles with a voice change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 1/20/2014

    " A good ending to the trilogy. Definitely requires you to read the first two books, of course. There isn't a whole lot of background information supplied, and I'm guessing that's based on the presumption that one would read the trilogy in order. It was a nice change to have the story continue to progress but from the different perspective of Piemur. I like that the integration of other Dragonrider novel events into this trilogy also gave further explanation of things that were sort of glossed over in other novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janis | 1/15/2014

    " 6th Pern story in publication order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 1/9/2014

    " Didn't enjoy it as much as Dragonsinger, but it was nice to see Piemur get his own spotlight! The two books weren't exactly plot-spectacular, but I guess she wrote these way after the world of Pern got established. Nice stories, though. (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 1/9/2014

    " Anne McCaffrey has written an absolutely wonderful fantasy series. Her Pern novels are beautifully written and very enjoyable individually or as a whole. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zacaro Caro | 12/2/2013

    " I think I was 9 years old when I first found this author. I love this book for introducing me to McCaffrey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Choate | 9/11/2013

    " Possibly my favorite out of this trilogy, simply for the fact that "stuff" happens. There is a plot. There is excitement. There are fire lizards. However, not going to give it a higher review just because of lack of characterization. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Saralyn | 4/4/2013

    " Very disappointing after the first two really imaginative books in the trio. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 shannon | 3/6/2013

    " Fantastic series, never slows down or gets old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 12/29/2011

    " Part of the Harper Hall trilogy, and part of the Pern series, where we meet Piemur, aspiring harper and mischief maker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June | 12/26/2011

    " I have reread this several times, but enjoy the beginning and his school time more than his exploration. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/16/2011

    " I can't say much about this book since honestly it didn't stick in my mind as much as the first two....heck I don't remember anything that happened in this book and don't have much of a desire to re-read it and find out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 11/22/2011

    " When she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad she was horrid. This one is ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emtems | 9/20/2011

    " This also (a) non edifying part(s) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilson Stevens | 8/25/2011

    " The final book in the Harper Hall series. I enjoyed the books, and because they were so good, got Kindle copies for on my Kindle so I can read them again easily. After two months I don't remember the book details, which is why I have them on the Kindle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suicide-blonde | 5/15/2011

    " Didn't enjoy it as much as Dragonsinger, but it was nice to see Piemur get his own spotlight! The two books weren't exactly plot-spectacular, but I guess she wrote these way after the world of Pern got established. Nice stories, though. (: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 4/26/2011

    " 4/11 Focused on a secondary character from the first two books in the trilogy. Not quite as good as the first two, but still a fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 4/11/2011

    " Loved all the McCaffrey Pern novels I read years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/29/2011

    " While I like Piemur, this is not the strongest in this series. It does introduce us to most of the characters that will inhabit the rest of books dealing with this pass of the Red Star. It is interesting how Toric is treated in this book compared to the later ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/15/2011

    " If you love dragon books and great characters McCaffrey is your author. These books in my opinion are for adults. The dragons and humans have unmoral habits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Winged_One | 1/12/2011

    " This is my favorite Anne McCaffrey novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zacaro | 12/13/2010

    " I think I was 9 years old when I first found this author. I love this book for introducing me to McCaffrey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/10/2010

    " A good book, but I have read better. It is interesting and I love Piemur but it is written in a sort of distant way, with details given in starnge parts. Good to read, not to own I guess... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emtems | 10/21/2010

    " This also (a) non edifying part(s) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krystl | 8/21/2010

    " 2005:

    This book would have been a waste of my time had I actually read it. It wasn't really that stupid, but I don't feel like I've gained anything from it. Besides having the work day go by slightly faster by being able to listen to any kind of story when I'm there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 8/13/2010

    " Excellent book, very well written. I thought the story line flowed very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 8/5/2010

    " I liked how this was more of a focus on Piemur...very good! "

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About the Author
Author Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. A prolific bestselling author, she is best known for her handling of broad themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly in her tales of the Talents and the numerous novels about the Dragonriders of Pern. She lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.