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Download Dragonsblood: Dragonriders of Pern Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Todd McCaffrey Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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Never in the dramatic history of Pern has there been a more dire emergency than that which faces the young dragonrider Lorana. A mysterious fatal illness is striking dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire...and the next deadly cycle of Threadfall is only days away. Somehow, Lorana must find a cure before the dragons - including her own beloved Arith - succumb to the sickness, leaving Pern undefended.

The lyrics of an all-but-forgotten song seem to point toward an answer, an answer from nearly five hundred years in the past, when Kitti Ping and her daughter, Wind Blossom, bred the first dragons from their smaller cousins, the fire-lizards. No doubt the first Pern colonists possessed the advanced technology to find the cure Lorana seeks, but over the centuries, that knowledge has been lost. Or has it?

For in the distant past, an aged Wind Blossom worries that the germs that affect the fire-lizards may one day turn against larger prey - and unleash a plague that will destroy the dragons, Pern's only defenders against Thread. But as her people struggle to survive, Wind Blossom has neither the time nor the resources to expend on a future that may never arrive - until suddenly she uncovers evidence that her worst fears will come true.

Now two brave women, separated by hundreds of years but joined by bonds transcending time, will become unknowing allies in a desperate race against sickness and Threadfall, with nothing less than the survival of all life on Pern at stake. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keri | 2/18/2014

    " I was impressed with the level of scientific knowledge- most authors don't get nearly this degree of accuracy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manda | 2/13/2014

    " dual time dragon epidemic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DDog | 1/28/2014

    " I think this is his first solo Pern book, but I could be wrong. It was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skip | 1/28/2014

    " I particularly liked this Pern novel for much the same reason I liked Dragonsdawn. It bridges the original settlement of the colony with the later world of the dragonriders and holders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 1/19/2014

    " loved the new ideas by Todd "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/15/2014

    " After this little part of the series, I don't think I'll be reading anymore books by this guy. I love the Pern series, but the son is definitely not as good as Anne. Doesn't he have editors or proofreaders? Anyone to tell him that it's choppy and repetitive? Or that what he wrote doesn't make sense? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Macjest | 12/24/2013

    " I thought I had read all of the Pern books, but last month when I was reading Dragongirl I kept running across references to stuff I should know but didn't. I started my re-read to catch up and see what I had missed and ran across this book. This is interesting but a little confusing because it takes place in two different time periods separated by almost 500 years and keeps going back and forth. I thought that the editing could have been a little tighter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat Lambert | 12/14/2013

    " I enjoyed this one. brought a whole new story to the dragons. Really interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 10/9/2013

    " Loved the story line to this novel. There were some really sad moments, but they were offset by a triumphant ending. I love the way (both)McCaffrey's describe the indomitable human spirit of the citizens of Pern! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 8/28/2013

    " despite all the flack Todds books are getting, I really enjoyed this one, and the other views it gives to life on Pern and the creation of the dragons. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtney | 8/1/2013

    " I was disappointed in this book. At one point I got totally lost with all the science details, and the story itself was confusing. Not really worthy of Pern. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 1/10/2013

    " Todd writes words, Anne makes you want to be there on Pern. No comparrison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 12/17/2012

    " Glad to see that Todd is doing an excellent job taking up Anne's mantle! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay Fryback | 11/12/2012

    " so far so good. Ann's son is writing more like she did when she started the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rift Vegan | 8/14/2012

    " Better than Dragon's Kin, Todd's first book, but... killing off thousands of dragons is rather horrifying. It's given me pause about reading the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 12/16/2011

    " Took me away to a wonderful world. I'll certainly read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 9/26/2011

    " Very interesting read, as well as disturbing. A little on the dark side, but I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 9/16/2011

    " His first outing without his mother and it is very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. It was an interesting dragon story. Not a tale of dragons fighting evil armies, but of dragons fighting disease. The dragons can teleport "go between" space and time. The fight a parasite called thread that falls from a red planet that has "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 4/25/2011

    " I decided to try out a Dragonriders of Pern book written solely by the new author. I enjoyed it a great deal-- I'm glad to know that this great series is in good hands. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 2/3/2011

    " Todd likes to kill lots of people off! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 9/23/2010

    " Todd writes words, Anne makes you want to be there on Pern. No comparrison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 9/12/2010

    " Love what Todd is doing to the series his mom started.. Great job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 3/1/2010

    " The story is set an earlier period than most of mother Anne's books, so maybe the differences in terminology is supposed to be explained by the different time. However, the story just wasn't as engrossing. It was interesting enough, but definitely not great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/19/2009

    " I like how he is doing on these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/10/2009

    " This was really good - I loved the new character Lorana, and following up with Kindan and a few others was neat too. Great to go back in time and meet some of the Landing people again, too! I am won over now, to Todd, and feel I can trust him to be true to Anne's world. "

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About the Author

Todd McCaffrey has written more than a dozen books, including eight in the Dragonriders of Pern universe.

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.