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3.00011321181931 out of 53.00011321181931 out of 53.00011321181931 out of 53.00011321181931 out of 53.00011321181931 out of 5 3.00 (8,833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pern Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781423357469
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When the first humans came to settle the planet Pern, they did not come alone: intelligence-enhanced dolphins also crossed the stars to colonize Pern’s oceans while their human partners settled the vast continents. But then disaster struck. The deadly silver spores called Thread fell like rain from the sky, and as human colonists’ dreams of a new, idyllic life shattered into a desperate struggle for survival, the dolphins were forgotten. Now, centuries later, as the dragonriders of Pern prepare to complete the momentus task of ridding their world of Thread forever, T’lion, a young bronze rider, and his friend Readis, son of the Lord Holder of Paradise River Hold, make contact with the legendary “shipfish.” And as the dragonriders grapple with the end of an era, T’lion, Readis, and the dolphins face the start of a new one: reviving the bond between land- and ocean-dwellers – and resurrecting the dreams of the first colonists of Pern. 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 Emma | 2/20/2014

    " It reached five stars for me in the middle with Readis - I actually kind of wish it had focused on Readis and not so much on Toric's schemes again. They're getting old. XD But even the Readis thing was resolved way too neatly. I wish the scene where the Tillek talks to his parents had been included, but oh well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Tietjen | 2/19/2014

    " Dearly love how the world just keeps unfolding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riki Garvin | 2/10/2014

    " I love everything McCaffrey has written, but I didn't think this one was up to her usual standard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 1/22/2014

    " Anne McCaffrey has written an absolutely wonderful fantasy series. Her Pern novels are beautifully written and very enjoyable individually or as a whole. "

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

    " I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It fills in some of the stories mentioned in other books in the Pern series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mathis | 1/20/2014

    " Really rather good! Love the books after Avis was found just as much as the earlier ones "

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

    " Talking dolphins and dragons! Score! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 1/19/2014

    " DOLPHINS! YYYYYEEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 1/9/2014

    " I didn't like this as much as the others -- I wanted dragons, and couldn't care less about dolphins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 12/31/2013

    " I want to re-read this. I read a few pern books as a teenager and always felt that the plot had so much potential but the writing style was lacking. I wonder if I'd feel the same way now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celena | 12/25/2013

    " I need some light, happy reading after that infuriating BS pseudo-psychology book I just finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/21/2013

    " I really enjoyed this one. The dolphins add a new dimension to the Pern stories. I wish they could have been reintroduced earlier. However, I love what they bring to the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doc | 11/2/2013

    " Enjoyable, but it seemed to me to be one of the more lightweight of the Pern books--maybe because I "read" it as an audio book during my commute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/31/2013

    " I love this one - Readis is so cool, and T'lion, too. I loved getting to know them better, and the dolphins as well. Again, great peeks at the "leads" from the backside. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabrielle Hoehn | 10/19/2013

    " Not one of her best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 6/1/2013

    " I especially loved this book in the series. It focused on more than just the dragonriders themselves but the communities found on Pern and their experiences with the dolphin pods. Unfortunately I was expecting more at the end but perhaps that is another book? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desi | 3/7/2013

    " Listened to this book on tape. The worst book on tape voicing I've EVER heard! The story was enough to carry me through. That says a lot for the writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hallie | 12/10/2012

    " Another reread, another for the "I love origin stories" shelf. Overall, though, only mediocre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janis | 11/22/2012

    " 15th Pern story in publication order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsa | 10/15/2012

    " A few more loose ends tied up. Reasonably enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 9/30/2012

    " one of the more enjoyable in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 3/2/2012

    " I think I once attempted to read this book before. It suffers from the usual post-core-series volumes in having a familiar plot, a young person who pioneers a forgotten function of dealing with dolphins. This time I enjoyed the book well enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 4/8/2011

    " The story itself was, 'eh,' but the audiobook was adorable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith | 4/5/2011

    " This book was ok, but just a repeat of other books in the series like Dragon Song. Nothing new. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 3/4/2011

    " I did not like this book at all. I've thoroughly enjoyed all of the many other Pern books I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desi | 2/24/2011

    " Listened to this book on tape. The worst book on tape voicing I've EVER heard! The story was enough to carry me through. That says a lot for the writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 1/30/2011

    " I think I once attempted to read this book before. It suffers from the usual post-core-series volumes in having a familiar plot, a young person who pioneers a forgotten function of dealing with dolphins. This time I enjoyed the book well enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/29/2011

    " I really enjoyed this one. The dolphins add a new dimension to the Pern stories. I wish they could have been reintroduced earlier. However, I love what they bring to the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennie | 11/20/2010

    " It's been a lot of years since I read a Pern novel - I listened to this in audio book version. I was NOT impressed with the reader; I've never experienced such a slow reader. But I'm not sure I would have given this book any more stores even without the poor reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doc | 8/2/2010

    " Enjoyable, but it seemed to me to be one of the more lightweight of the Pern books--maybe because I "read" it as an audio book during my commute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 8/1/2010

    " I think this is the last Pern book that I read, as it felt like they were starting to go downhill. The dolphins are nice but it's starting to get a little cheesy and expectable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 penny | 3/9/2010

    " I'm dong marathon reviewing and running out of energy so I'll leave just the following phrases until some time in the future when I'll be able to write more:
    - follow your dream
    - remember the stories
    - believe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/29/2010

    " A view of Pern from the water. "

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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

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”