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Download Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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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.

But it has been over 400 years since the last Threadfall, and some people have come to doubt that the menace will every strike again. But F'lar, rider of Pern's greatest bronze dragon, has no such illusions. The Red Star is near; Thread will fall soon. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Murtha | 1/26/2014

    " While I thought it had an interesting premise, I found the writing to be less-skilled than I expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Maddaford | 1/25/2014

    " The idea of being so connected with another being is absolutely fascinating. I loved that the dragons despite having distinct personalities also are very similar to their riders because of their connection. I absolutely love F'lar and F'lon though I was with Lessa about being put off by F'lar at first. I always imagined myself as being the first female bronze rider I was that into the books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Johnson | 1/4/2014

    " I'm counting this as a 2012 read even though I have read it at least 3 times before. I love this book and its sequels. I love the writing, the characters, and most of all, the dragons. And really, if you do not like it, that is fine with me, but I'm not sure we have much to talk about anymore. LOL (Just kidding. I do not require anyone like the same things as me. That would be boring.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Silverlotus | 1/2/2014

    " It was so good to read this book again, after probably somewhere around 15 years. Admittedly, my younger self probably enjoyed it more then I did this time around, but it was still a great book. Anne Mccaffery manages to paint a picture of an alien world populated with dragons and an alien threat, yet still manages to make the world feel like something we know and some place we could live. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell | 12/18/2013

    " It's fun to go back and reread. It's been a long time getting back to the original pern series - mostly because I'd rather read Harper Hall. Actually started a little slow - but that could have been because I replaced my sfbc hard back with a paperback which had a horrible font - took me a long time to get used to it. And the world of Pern just sucked me in. The names, the places, the plot, the songs - it's like I just read it yesterday. What a rich well written world should look like. Still - not as good as Dragon Singer - but few books are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 12/17/2013

    " I really like the way the dragons are impressed in this series, in this the first book, the society almost fails, but one young girl saves the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geir | 12/13/2013

    " Great read, although there are several shortcomings. The backstory with the worlds, dragons, 400 years of peace etc is just awesome. The shortcomings are in the characters and technical storytelling. Still, the result is a classic and must-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 12/6/2013

    " Enjoyed the story but would have liked a little more depth. But I will at least look at book 2 in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris Ford | 10/26/2013

    " Dated? Or a bit rubbish? I'm leaning towards both. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamjack | 9/13/2013

    " Another terrific book. I discovered this series as an undergrad. I've read all her books and would recommend them highly. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carrie Bunting | 8/2/2013

    " I really wanted to love this classic, but I simply couldn't get through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karl | 6/25/2013

    " Good read, though honestly a little predictable once things got established. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Lowe | 4/7/2013

    " I borrowed this book from my oldest sister when I was young. How amazingly lucky that my first taste of fantasy should be Anne McCaffrey. She created so many strong female characters (Lessa of the Dragonriders of Pern series, and Killashandra of the Crystal Singer series are my two favorites). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel Lubell | 1/9/2013

    " I had forgotten how good the original books in this series were, considering how it continued long past its prime-even before she passed it off to her son. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna (Jaevenstar) | 11/22/2012

    " I marked read, but I really didn't finish it. Not my thing... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaladin | 8/16/2012

    " the story plot has so much potential...but none of the character were compoling or interesting enough for me to continue with the series. i din't have a care for anyone in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Summer | 8/13/2012

    " I tried reading this and was totally confused from the beginning. It drives me up the wall when books just throw you in something without some kind of idea what you're getting into. Oh well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Brown | 4/7/2012

    " This was one of my first forays into the world of Fantasy/Sci Fi and I have read and re-read the series many times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony Christensen | 4/5/2012

    " A definite classic and re-read it many times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine Brown | 3/29/2012

    " I love all of the Dragonriders and Dragonsingers books by Anne McCaffrey. It has long been a dream of mine to have my own fire lizard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqui Hencsie | 1/17/2012

    " I can not believe I didn't find these books sooner! I love them! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben Peachey | 9/1/2011

    " Not amazing by any means. Predicatable, but readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 5/29/2011

    " Not as good as the first. It would get exciting, and then the characters would sit and talk. And talk and talk and talk. Still a decent book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 5/27/2011

    " I am really enjoying this series. Lots of fun and surprises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Entu | 5/21/2011

    " Amazing. The world Anne McCaffrey created is just amazing and everybody should read her books. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 4/10/2011

    " I have such a crush on F'nor it's riddiculous.

    I enjoyed this installment and I'm looking forward to what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suvi | 4/4/2011

    " It was just as awesome as book one. Can't wait to read the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 2/2/2011

    " Liked this so much that I named my cat after the heroine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 2/1/2011

    " The end of this book was sad. :'( But I loved it. Love Anne McCaffery's books. Going to read the whole series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/29/2011

    " Continues the story of F'lar and Lessa. Very engaging story; it has everything you would want: intrigue, tragedy, heroism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/18/2011

    " Really liked how Brekke and F'nor got together. That was super cute :) It was really confusing when F'nor went to the Red Star though cause he went and he almost died, and then suddenly he was back. There was almost no description of the red star. Wish there had been more about Lessa and F'lar. "

  • 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 Emily Rose | 1/7/2011

    " A very good sequel, the plot fills out more in this one and the story becomes a little more fast paced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi | 1/1/2011

    " Wonderful book, quite riveting as are all the books of this series. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.