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Download Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Sally Darling Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN:
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Journey to the wonder-filled world of Pern in the first volume of Anne McCaffrey's best-selling Harper Hall Trilogy. Dragonsong is the spellbinding tale of Menolly of Half Circle Hold, a brave young girl who flees her seaside village and discovers the legendary fire lizards of Pern.

All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her dream come true, Menolly runs away from home. Hiding in a cave by the sea, she finds nine magical fire lizards who join her on a breathtaking journey to Harper Hall.

Anne McCaffrey's enchanting tales of Pern, with all their colorful dragons and fantastic characters, have won her millions of fans around the world. The winner of the Hugo and Nebula Award, she is one of the best-loved writers in all of fantasy literature. 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 Hannah | 2/16/2014

    " Beautiful opening to the Menolly story. The way she's treated at her home is shocking to say the least, and you can't help but cheer for her as her amazing musical talent is slowly revealed. Very satisfying read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/12/2014

    " This is a reread from my own teen years as I am looking for decent fantasy for my own teen/pre-teen girls to read. McCaffrey is a great storyteller. Her books have much more depth and better writing than most of what is available in YA/children's fantasy these days. This is a coming of age story of a girl who doesn't fit in and isn't appreciated for her gifts and talents--especially by her parents and siblings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joni | 1/20/2014

    " Every time I read this book I love it. You can read it on so many different levels. It's a compelling story with a good message. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/18/2014

    " It's pretty good. I'd give it more like a 2.5 rating. If I was more musically inclined or talented I'd probably enjoy it more I guess. But I do enjoy the world McCaffrey has created. I'm reading the second book right now and will continue with the series to find out what happens to the herione. For those who love music you'll like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 1/18/2014

    " I can't believe she just passed away - Anne McCaffrey's dragons of Pern were some of my initial fantasy readings. I love her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/15/2014

    " Menolly is such a strong female character. I love her story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/10/2014

    " Another good Pern book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 12/19/2013

    " Miss Anne is gone but her books live on. Great start to the dragons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daelith | 11/15/2013

    " One of my all time favorite trilogies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 11/10/2013

    " A little slow and repetitive, but charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Freefallen ~ YA Reviewer | 10/14/2013

    " The first book in the Harper Hall trilogy, this is one of the best DOP books currently out there, and one of my favourites. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Child960801 | 6/29/2013

    " I love this book. This is one of my comfort books when I need something from my childhood that makes me feel good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shoshana | 12/18/2012

    " Just listened to the audiobook while on a long drive with my daughter & reminded all over again of why I love the story of Menolly's coming of age. I love the slow development of her strong core and how she comes to be able to stand for herself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Osborne | 11/29/2012

    " The first few chapters are so depressing that I forgot why I loved this book until about half way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 11/26/2012

    " This is a glorious tale of mccaffrey's harper hall. I find it reassuring and positive, a little trite, but it makes up for it in spunk. This is one of my very favorite books of all time and I've ready it many times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 10/26/2012

    " So fun! The setting is so original! I really enjoy McCaffrey's world of Pern, and the depths of the characters that inhabit it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy Dion | 1/23/2012

    " This book was a fun diversion. Not too deep, but it kept me reading late into the night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debye | 11/26/2011

    " the next entry in the Pern saga, furthering my trip down memory lane. i just *love* these books.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aileen | 10/17/2011

    " Loved the trilogy for you sci-fi/fantasy genre people out there who love dragons. This was a favorite set of books in middle school and I just re-read them and still love the story. McCaffrey's stories of Pern and her other stories as well are just wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 8/27/2011

    " This was the fist book I ever read in the Dragonrider's of Pern series, and by far my favorite. This book is amazing because it really shows how a shy, lonely girl with dreams can become a strong women, who is one of the best at her career. Truly inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilson Stevens | 8/27/2011

    " The first book in the Harper Hall series. A very good book, and one that is written for younger readers. I have loaned it to a 10 year old grandson, who I hope will read it. Very good and a fast easy interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phifer, Barbara | 7/26/2011

    " She makes me want to fly on a Dragon! She is magnificent!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 6/28/2011

    " This includes the other two books in the trilogy.

    Ranked #7 in my top 10 fantasy list "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 6/15/2011

    " Outstanding Scifi book by an incredible author. I read the trilogy once a year and it never gets old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suicide-blonde | 5/21/2011

    " I read the other two in the trilogy first lol, fail. It wasn't as good as those, but still awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joni | 5/16/2011

    " Every time I read this book I love it. You can read it on so many different levels. It's a compelling story with a good message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Croz5043 | 5/13/2011

    " This was my first Anne McCaffrey book. I couldn't help but be drawn into the story. "

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

    " The first book in the Harper Hall trilogy, this is one of the best DOP books currently out there, and one of my favourites. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 4/11/2011

    " I love Menoly's story. Anne McCaffrey's world is enchanting. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 3/24/2011

    " I read this book when I was about 14 and was immediately hooked on all of her stories. Undeniably amazing reading for a teenage girl. I reread the Harperhall Trilogy from time to time. It still resonates. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie | 3/23/2011

    " The Harper Hall trilogy runs along the same timeframe as the first three Dragonriders books, but from the point of view of Menolly and Harper Hall. "

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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

Sally Darling, a graduate of Wellesley, made her professional debut as Anna in The King and I with members of the original Broadway cast. She worked with Katherine Houghton in a production of Murder in the Cathedral performed in the chapel at West Point Military Academy. As a director, she has workshopped productions of musicals slated for Broadway. She has directed numerous regional productions and has created several revues. She is also an acclaimed audiobook narrator.