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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Constance Towers Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Teenage Aramina has the unusual ability to hear dragons. Her keen perception causes dismay to her mother, who fears Aramina will desert her family and commit to living the life of a dragonrider. In the land of Pern, Aramina's family is known as the holdless, nomads who roam the land to hide from bandits. Aramina must find a way to exploit her unique talent without sacrificing the family she loves. The Girl Who Heard Dragons is narrated by the accomplished actress Constance Towers, best known for her starring role in the daytime TV drama Capitol. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emaly | 1/29/2014

    " Only 1 Pern story. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 1/28/2014

    " A book made up of short stories by Anne McCaffrey. I was a little startled at first when the second story was written about a different world/different time than the first, but after I took a break between stories, I really enjoyed the book. It is a wonderful introduction to her many different writings. Though some of the stories are oddly disturbing, many of them leave you with a sense of hope, a smile on your face, and the satisfaction that comes from a proper outcome to the story. There aren't any manufactured happy endings here (though many stories end well). I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in McCaffrey, well-written sci-fi stories, or short stories easily read in one sitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 1/28/2014

    " When I grabbed this book in a hurry just before the library was about to close, I assumed it would be all Pern stories. I was a little disappointed, since what I was after was more Pern, but most of the stories were good. I'm not as much of a fan of "pure sci-fi" so those stories were a little harder for me to like. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin Eve | 1/26/2014

    " Only made it through the first four stories. I kind of liked the first one and will definitely be trying McCaffrey's novel Dragonflight, as the universe of Pern seems to have a lot of potential. Otherwise, the stories weren't terrible, I just couldn't get into them and decided to move on with my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Hanawald | 1/25/2014

    " Loved the first story--not the rest. A book of short stories usually ebbs and flows. In this case, the title story makes it worth checking out of the library, but I'm glad I don't own it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Rolfe | 1/20/2014

    " Am going to re-read this one as it is so long ago since I first read it. I do love well written short stories and I do remember this as falling into that category. "

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/16/2014

    " Intriguing collection of short stories by Anne McCaffrey. Something there for nearly everyone who enjoys a bit of sci-fi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/15/2014

    " Some of the stories in this collection are quite disturbing ("Velvet Fields," for example), but Aramina's story is another piece of Pern that eventually became an entire novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 alicia eltzroth | 1/3/2014

    " i like this all through the first part, then suddenly it changes and my leading girl is lost and so am i.m "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen Southall | 12/18/2013

    " Fun, easy-going fantasy. Some of the back-stories in McCaffrey's dragon series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magda | 12/16/2013

    " This was just weird. I liked about two stories in this collection of 15. I don't think I finished reading all of them before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Kate | 12/5/2013

    " Collection of short stories by McCaffrey, some in her established universes and some which stand alone. Well written and easy to read, as always with her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ylrac | 11/25/2013

    " 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 Angie | 6/10/2013

    " I've only read the title story in this series of short stories. It was a good background story of Aramina. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marita | 6/5/2013

    " I had forgotten that I had already read this collection of short stories. Liked some and did not like others... "

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janis | 3/29/2013

    " 14th Pern story in publication order. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gem | 11/21/2012

    " Elizabeth Kerner can write dragon better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 10/17/2012

    " Love this series. Glad her son continued it! ^-^ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 2/24/2012

    " Anna uses descriptive words so a picture is painted in your mind. A beautiful beautiful fantasy story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 12/10/2011

    " I didn't like this one as much because I honestly couldn't understand why a girl who heard dragons wanted to avoid them. This book is trying to explain it. I just didn't feel it. It was just okay for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mollie *scoutrmom* | 10/22/2011

    " This collection of short stories only contained one relating to the Dragonriders of Pern for which the author is famous, but the rest of the stories have made me want to read her work outside that series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L Greyfort | 6/26/2011

    " Enjoyable collection of stories covering several of McCaffrey's various series - a good sampling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Warren Watts | 4/25/2011

    " A nice collection of short stories, some fantasy, some science fiction, some general fiction. An enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 3/26/2011

    " 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 Monica | 2/22/2011

    " This book has 15 short stories from Sci-Fi to mainstream. One story is about Pern. All are excellent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 2/17/2011

    " An uninspired collection further weakened by Ms. McCaffrey's inexplicable need to begin her book with an oddly long essay about every single time a stranger or acquaintance recognized her name. Frankly, Anne McCaffrey, I don't much care. "

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

    " I've only read the title story in this series of short stories. It was a good background story of Aramina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/20/2011

    " Have read about 50 of Anne McCaffrey's books, and with each passing story I like the mind of this amazing author. I was sort of disappointed that there was only one Pern story, but the rest of the book brought out some nice stories anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 8/13/2010

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mollie *scoutrmom* | 4/8/2010

    " This collection of short stories only contained one relating to the Dragonriders of Pern for which the author is famous, but the rest of the stories have made me want to read her work outside that series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lavendersbluegreen | 1/11/2010

    " This is a book of fantastic shorts including a Pern story from the Renegades era. This is a must read for any McCaffrey fan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/10/2010

    " Some of the stories in this collection are quite disturbing ("Velvet Fields," for example), but Aramina's story is another piece of Pern that eventually became an entire novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 9/2/2009

    " Love this series. Glad her son continued it! ^-^ "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gem | 4/19/2009

    " Elizabeth Kerner can write dragon better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ylrac | 3/20/2009

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 2/13/2009

    " An uninspired collection further weakened by Ms. McCaffrey's inexplicable need to begin her book with an oddly long essay about every single time a stranger or acquaintance recognized her name. Frankly, Anne McCaffrey, I don't much care. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 alicia | 1/28/2009

    " i like this all through the first part, then suddenly it changes and my leading girl is lost and so am i.m "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 12/27/2008

    " Another of the reviewers mentioned that she bought this for the Pern story - Me Too!
    I did like most of the other stories, but I am not a big fan of short stories, in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 8/28/2008

    " I liked the story on the girl who hear dragons but I didn't like the other stories that went with it. "

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