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Download Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern: 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 (14,369 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Sheila Hart Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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An air of pleasant anticipation hung so thickly over the Halls, Holds, and Weyrs of Pern that it had affected even the businesslike ways of Moreta, the Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr. Her dragon, Queen Orlith, would soon clutch; spring had made a glorious debut; the Gather at Ruatha Hold was extremely merry; and Moreta was enjoying the attentions of Alessan, the new Lord Holder of Ruatha Hold.

With only eight Turns remaining before the deadly Thread would cease to Fall, all seemed well on Pern. Then, without warning, a runnerbeast fell ill. Soon myriads of holders, craftsmen, and dragonriders were dying, and the mysterious ailment had spread to all but the most inaccessible holds. Pern was in mortal danger. For, if dragonriders did not rise to char Thread, the parasite would devour any and all organic life it encountered.

The future of the planet rested in the hands of Moreta and the other dedicated, selfless Pern leaders. But of all their problems, the most difficult to overcome was time.... Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MMG | 2/19/2014

    " I went through an Anne McCaffery phase... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Babete | 2/16/2014

    " ( Moreta de Pern-1 ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johnny | 2/15/2014

    " After DragonFlight, I enjoyed Moreta...the ending was a surprise. Anne McCaffery is captivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 2/15/2014

    " If you're looking for an excellent glimpse of 6th Pass Pern, an exciting story and an unforgettable heroine, then look no further than this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Eriksson | 1/31/2014

    " i cried, brilliant storytelling and writing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emalia Tillotson | 1/29/2014

    " Mmmmm...good start to the book but I didn't care for the ending. These books seem to be an interesting series & I'm going to keep reading them only because they are always available for my Nook for free from the library. "

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

    " I thought that this book was wonderful. I would have preferred a happy ending but....... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 1/3/2014

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

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

    " Story set in the mid-past of Pern, it tells of a valiant dragonrider, Moreta, and how the first flu epidemic almost wiped people from Pern. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellyh | 12/18/2013

    " This was very exciting, I think partly because throughout, it is building to this on wild ride on which so much depends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 11/28/2013

    " One of my favorite McCaffrey novels, Moreta manages to strike a very emotional cord. Well written and finely developed characters allowed me escape from my own reality and delve into the striking world of Pern. Love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 cathepsut | 11/17/2013

    " I am pretty sure I read this, but my memories are sketchy. So probably not one of my favourites of the Pern books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 11/17/2013

    " Pern books make me happy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimee | 5/5/2013

    " This book is the best of the Pern series. Poignant, emotional... I don't want to spoil anything, but the ending got me, hard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 10/15/2012

    " There's just something I love about disasters in my fiction. The plague really brought an interesting situation into the world of Pern that helped introduce the Holds and non dragon riding peopls as characters of their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tweller83 | 10/8/2012

    " Very interesting, good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Championette | 7/23/2012

    " A beautiful and heartbreaking book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/16/2012

    " One of the best of the series. Heartbreaking, but still a very good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dobarah | 4/11/2012

    " Pern is such an interesting planet, and Moreta was a great character...I just wasn't a fan of the final ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 3/15/2012

    " The print is just too small in the edition I have. Can't really deal with that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 2/24/2012

    " An okay story, but it did drag on a bit. "

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

    " I couldn't put the book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 5/18/2011

    " I have collected most of Anne's books and can't wait for Dragon Girl to be released. Her son has taken on the series and I think he's doing a wonderful job. I can't let the dragons of Pern leave my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/10/2011

    " Moreta had me wanting more and more Dragons "

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

    " My favorite part of the Dragonriders of Pern series is how the books take place in overlapping time periods but from different points of view. Moreta and Nerlika are two that fall together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/29/2011

    " This is a book I have read at least 2o times, thus far and it never fails to bring me to tears. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 12/15/2010

    " Really good, but so sad in places. Probably not a 5 star book, but any story that wrenches my emotions like this one gets an extra star from me. Overall, a wonderful story. I just wish the author had included the ballad of Moreta's Ride at the end of the book. Now I need to go cry... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 11/14/2010

    " GOOD STORY BUT I WOULD HAVE LIKED A HAPPIER ENDING. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 10/14/2010

    " One of my favorie story of the Entire Pern Series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 9/14/2010

    " One of my favorite stories. It captures a lot of action in a short period of time. This story portrays a pivotal moment in the history of Pern ( a fictional planet created by Anne Mcaffrey). I found it to be romantic, poignant, and a beautiful depiction of the fact that life's not fair. "

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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.