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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,060 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Meredith MacRae Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2002 ISBN:
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Travel back to the earliest days of Pernese history in this first-ever Dragonriders of Pern short story collection. Join the original survey team as they explore Pern and decide to recommend it for colonization. Share the terror of the evacuation from the Southern Continent as a flotilla of ships, aided by intelligent, talking dolphins, braves the currents of the Pernese ocean. Learn how the famous Ruatha Hold was founded, and thrill with the dragonriders as they expand into a second, then a third Weyr. And discover a secret lost in time - the rescue of some of the original colonists before the planet was cut off forever.

Building a new life on a distant world, braving the dreaded Thread that falls like silver rain from the sky only to destroy every living thing it touches, flying heroically on the wondrous dragons - The Dragonriders of Pern!

Anne McCaffrey suggests The Chronicles of Pern should be followed by The Dolphins of Pern. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 2/20/2014

    " This is a collection of short stories about the early days of Pern and its colonization. I only liked one of the stories. The one about how they established more weyrs. The rest were boring, more detailed than they needed to be, and anti-climactic. Do I really care about every single little process that these settlers do, from exactly what they eat at every meal to how they built their homes down to every last detail? No. I want story. Not something that reads like a history textbook. Disappointing, but I still love all things Pern. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clarinda Harwood | 2/11/2014

    " Really enjoyed reading this book, seems like a bunch of shorter stories going on from the fist people who arrived on Pern and nine year intervals I think. Not as much about the Dragon riders but still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Moore | 2/2/2014

    " I am going to try and read the whole series if I can. I think a couple of my books are still packed up so I'll have to skip them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacque Hodges (Carter) | 1/16/2014

    " I'm re-reading the Pern chronicles in chronological order instead of the order they were written. It's been years and , so far, I'm not enjoying them as much as I did the first time. It's possible I'm waiting for the arrival of my favorite characters. "

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

    " Love the series,can't get enough of the Dragon Riders "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MMG | 12/29/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 12/19/2013

    " A series of novellas describing logistical issues on Pern as the settlers move camp and establish new holds. Full of tongue-twisting names of characters you will never hear from again. You only need to read this out loud to realize how awkwardly-written it is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas | 12/19/2013

    " I just love this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany Lovell | 12/17/2013

    " I <3 Anne and I <3 <3 Pern!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Golding | 12/9/2013

    " A selection of four stories from the early years of Pern - preferred the one about the actual dragonriders than the ones about other aspects of history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Macjest | 12/5/2013

    " Continuing on with my re-read of the beginning, this book is a collection of short stories that document the early days. This includes the original survey team, and the expansion of the dragonriders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollie *scoutrmom* | 12/1/2013

    " A great addition to the series... short stories! Love the subjects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia Elizabeth | 11/29/2013

    " I have fond memories of the Dragonriders series. I've actually been contemplating picking them up again but am a little afraid that I won't find them as entertaining as I did back in junior high and high school. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 11/16/2013

    " I normally enjoy stories that go into the past to explain why worlds are set up the way they are later, but this was pretty forgettable all-around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 10/30/2013

    " Actually a collection of short stories and one of the better books in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 10/17/2013

    " Have read entire series. Excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 8/7/2013

    " Average sci-fi rounding out the story of Pern "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merrin | 8/5/2013

    " Some of these are better than others. I really like The Dolphin's Bell and The Second Weyr. The Ford of Red Hanrahan made me a little teary at the end. The Survey and Rescue Run are kind of meh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaila | 7/17/2013

    " This would be 4 stars except for all the weird couplings that went on. Every story had a romantic tilt on it, which normally I like from Anne McCaffrey, but when you only have 75 pages from beginning to end, something is really lost in the romance there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 7/4/2013

    " A collection about the first fifty years on the Planet Pern. Stories about the development of the Wyers after the movement north due to thread fall and a rescue mission that finds a handful in the south fifty years after planetfall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna Mills | 6/13/2013

    " I particularly liked the final story, although it was sad that the truth was never known. I liked the way that some gaps were filled in, and things like the naming of Ruatha hold were so clever - that must have been thought up when she wrote the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 3/24/2013

    " My first foray into the world of Pern and I'm intrigued - looking forward to reading more of this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 5/18/2012

    " I love seeing how the early history of Pern played out, and this book is short but doesn't skimp on the information and details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 4/10/2012

    " This is a series that my mother and I shared. We both were reading and swapping the books back and forth. Good read and special memories for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 3/31/2012

    " Another reread for me as I make my way through all of the Pern books. I did enjoy the story of Red and the creation of Ruatha Hold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 8/25/2011

    " A collection of five short stories about the beginnings of life on Pern that will fill in a few gaps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 5/31/2011

    " My first foray into the world of Pern and I'm intrigued - looking forward to reading more of this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/29/2011

    " Good short stories that fill in the gaps of the early Pern years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 11/14/2010

    " TELLS THE STORY OF THE VERY FIRST DRAGONFIGHTERS AND THE FIRST FLIGHT TO DESTROY THREAD...TELLS OF THE FOUNDING OF RUATHA HOLD AND OTHERS..SEQUEL TO DRAGONSDAWN. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 10/25/2010

    " I love this series and have read almost every book in it. I recommend it to anyone who loves sci-fi/fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 7/29/2010

    " A collection of five short stories about the beginnings of life on Pern that will fill in a few gaps.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerrie | 3/18/2010

    " I finally understood the where they came from and how Pern started...
    Not as interesting nor as flowing of a story as her "Dragon Song", which was the why I strarted reading all the rest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollie *scoutrmom* | 2/27/2010

    " A great addition to the series... short stories! Love the subjects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/23/2010

    " Average sci-fi rounding out the story of Pern "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/10/2010

    " I found this one in SFO before a trip to Montreal. Some interesting expansions on earlier themes but, as always with McCaffrey's short stories, I wanted more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/25/2009

    " I am going to try and read the whole series if I can. I think a couple of my books are still packed up so I'll have to skip them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexander | 11/22/2009

    " read all of these books when i was in 5th grade. thought i'd burn through them again.. "

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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.