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3.00031796502385 out of 53.00031796502385 out of 53.00031796502385 out of 53.00031796502385 out of 53.00031796502385 out of 5 3.00 (6,290 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dragonriders of Pern Series Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597102278
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Thread: deadly silver strands that fall from the sky like rain, devouring every organic thing in their path - animals, plants, and people alike. Who could believe that such a horrible thing could exist? After all, it's been two hundred years since Thread supposedly fell on Pern. No one alive remembers that first onslaught. There's no sign of it anywhere in the world. Only the dragons, originally created to be a weapon against Thread, are still around to remind people that once before their population was decimated, their hopes and dreams and livelihoods almost destroyed forever. For two centuries the dragonriders have been practicing and training, passing down from generation to generation the Threadfighting techniques learned on the fly by their besieged ancestors. And most of the Lord Holders are prepared to protect their people, to provide sanctuary, to assemble groundcrews to search out and destroy any Thread that might be missed by the dragons soaring overhead. All but one. Even now the ominous signs are appearing: the violent winter storms and volcanic eruptions that are said to herald the approach of the Red Star and its lethal spawn. Impossibly, one stubborn Lord Holder, Chalkin of Bitra, refuses to believe - and that disbelief could spell disaster for all of Pern. So while the dragonriders desperately train to face an enemy they've never fought before, they and the other Lord Holders must find a way to deal with Chalkin and protect Bitra. 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 Foomy | 2/20/2014

    " Covers the beginning of the second pass since Landing, and the first where the residents of Pern don't have the technology of the original colonists at their disposal. Most of the tension comes from 1) Disbelief by the lord holders that thread is coming back (yes, exactly like in the very first book) and 2) Lifestyle changes brought on by failing technology. A decent entry in the saga, but not necessary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 2/11/2014

    " Probably closer to 4.5 stars... if it isn't obvious that I am a huge fan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kat | 2/11/2014

    " I love that AM forayed into a new Pass, but I just didn't really care for this book. I read it once, and I own it, but mostly for my collection of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tweller83 | 2/6/2014

    " I liked "going back in Pern time" with this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsa | 2/2/2014

    " This book filled in a lot of the gaps in reader knowledge of the transitions between the ways and traditions of the first settlers of Pern and those of later inhabitants, which I appreciated. The storyline and characters were all okay, certainly much better than some of the other Pern books, and overall I enjoyed reading this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/31/2014

    " As this was my second Anne McCaffrey book I've ever read, I am now realizing why so many people have fallen in love with her writing. Her writing is brilliant. I don't know what it is, perhaps the subtlety of the development of the characters, she doesn't spell everything out and allows the imagination to take over and develop connections with her characters, but by the end of the book, I am in love with her characters and truly feel like I'm at Pern with them ready for Thread to fall. Such a complex and creative storyline yet simple enough to relate to her characters and their life challenges on Pern. I found my heart racing as much as their hearts ready to battle Thread for the next 50 years. Any author that can transport me to whatever world they share with us as readers gets thumbs up big time with me. I am reading this series in chronological order as I don't really know how else to. I am enjoying moving forward in time with the adventures of Pern. The first book was the establishment of Pern using the technology they brought. This book was the deterioration of the remanining technology brought by their ancestors and the continued creation of a new world with all the technological losses. It's so creative and intriguing how she creates these worlds and the dilemmas the people of Pern have to face. I am hooked and it is a guarrantee I will read all works by Anne as she is becoming one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Sjoquist | 1/30/2014

    " More of Pern. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hengest | 1/30/2014

    " Fills in a little more of the history of Pern. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ylrac | 1/21/2014

    " I have read almost all of the Pern books and they are all very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin Hengst | 1/18/2014

    " Just started reading Dragonseye... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 12/27/2013

    " Fills in a little more of the history of Pern. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Bean | 12/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this one, though I felt there were a few issues left unresolved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Viking | 12/10/2013

    " Just got the book. Not yet read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/1/2013

    " I kept expecting thread to show up in the next chapter. It didn't make an appearance until the last couple pages. Each book seems to deal with the chaos of the first days of a new era of the red star and little to do with a mid- or the end of an era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glee | 8/3/2012

    " Adds to the arc in the early days of human colonization on Pern. Not one of the better ones, but still adds to the dragonrider lore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Slay | 10/10/2011

    " I love all of the Pern books. This one helps to explain a little of the history of Pern. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amalia Dillin | 4/22/2010

    " I think this might be one of my most favorite settings for the Pern books: second pass, when there's still some memory of technology and understanding of their roots, though I do also love the first pass, when even with all that technology they still can't quite defeat the menace of Thread. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 8/28/2009

    " Grade A-. Book P01b (my chronology). An overview story of the second pass and conversion from Earth methods to Pern methods. No major characters although artist Iantine is close. Only one major skim/speed read area in chapter 5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janis | 7/29/2009

    " 16th Pern story in publication order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Maddaford | 7/23/2009

    " The best part of this book for me was the relationship between a green and a blue rider (both guys). I thought it was amazing to have even minor characters like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/19/2009

    " Great escapism - if you like to live on Pern for awhile. The books are a bit formulaic and it is always clear who wears the white hats. However, the society is believable and the difficulties faced are dire enough to keep the tension high. An old-fashioned sci-fi favourite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LaDawn | 12/11/2008

    " I'm re-reading all the Pern books in chronological order. It's kind of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Golding | 10/5/2008

    " A good story of pern, with all the right ingredients. Only exception are a couple of the characters who quite frankly could have been lost and no made an impact on the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 9/14/2008

    " I liked this book for the same reasons that I like the series--the melding of science, a good story, and fantasy elements into one. My one complaint is that at one point I felt like the story was over but there were actually like three chapters after it. But it was still enjoyable. "

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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.