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Download The Renegades of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern Audiobook (Unabridged)

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2.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 5 2.97 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread.

But not everyone on Pern was part of that system of mutual care and protection, particularly those who had been rendered holdless as punishment for wrongdoing. And there were some, like Jayge's trader clan, who simply preferred the freedom of the roads to the security of a hold. Others, like Aramina's family, had lost their holds through injustice and cruelty. For all the holdless, life was a constant struggle for survival.

Then, from the ranks of the criminals and the disaffected, rose a band of renegades, led by the Lady Thella. No one was safe from Thella's depredations, and now her quarry was Aramina, reputed to have a telepathic link with dragons. But when Thella mistakenly vented her rage on Jayge's family, she made a dangerous enemy. For Jayge was bent on revenge - and he would never let her have the girl who heard dragons! 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 Matthew | 2/14/2014

    " This booked was kind of lengthy. It also jumped around alot. There was some pretty exciting places were the people were discovering all thing forgoten technolagy from there ancestors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie McCall | 2/7/2014

    " Definitely became much more sci-fi than it already was! Interesting twist... will have to read the next one to see what happens... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ylrac | 2/6/2014

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

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

    " Oh, Gawd. I could not love these books more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerri | 1/29/2014

    " Anne McCaffrey seems to enjoy revisiting her stories from the points of view of minor or previously unknown characters, and as mentioned in a previous review of Nerilka's Story, this doesn't always work all that well. There's a lot going on in Renegades, but really what it is is a transition between the previously published 9th Pass books and All The Weyrs of Pern. There are a lot of people involved in the many plotlines, and all in all it's a bit confusing, even boring at times. And why did Thella have to be the villain? I found myself sympathizing more with her than Jayge or Aramina, though this was probably because I'd previously read Dolphins and had already established firm opinions on those too. Anyway, if you want to complete the Pern series then this is worth a read, but I definitely wouldn't throw it at a total newbie, they might get scared and start running in the other direction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Hinkson | 1/22/2014

    " This a very good example of why McCaffery should have quit while she was ahead. Somewhere in the middle of the Pern books she just lost her edge, or jumped the shark or whatever you'd like to say. If you were a fan of the first books then you can read this one for nastalgia's sake, but don't expect much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 1/15/2014

    " 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 Donna | 1/9/2014

    " Not enough dragons. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bryan457 | 1/3/2014

    " One of the few Pern books I actively dislike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/1/2014

    " I liked this one, and really enjoyed getting to know Jayge, and hearing about how "the other side" of Pern lived. Good suspense, and a good finish. It was fun to hear about the main characters from the back side as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanne | 12/26/2013

    " My least favourite of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 12/15/2013

    " This is not one of my favorites of the series. It seemed to be a little too long, but it does set up a lot of the storylines for the rest of the books in this pass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Kooiman | 12/14/2013

    " The protagonist's distrust of dragons is refreshing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 12/10/2013

    " more in the tales of colonists from earth who struggle to rebuild civilization and rediscover the skills lost due to hardships and natural disasters. lovely story. read the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Destiny Grose | 10/6/2013

    " had some interesting stuff and was fun to find out what happened to people but too many storylines "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coco | 8/31/2013

    " A tale of Pern's gypsy-like Holdless culture as well as the discovery of AIVAS, the artificial intelligence system leftover at Landing. Aside from the brief introduction at the beginning about the human settlers on Pern, this was the first time this series took an actual science-fiction turn for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fatbaldguy60 | 7/31/2013

    " Worst book of the series so far. Very hard to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 2/16/2013

    " An interesting read, particularly if you want a change of perspective from action inside the weyrs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 2/7/2013

    " Not one of my favourites in the series. I read it only because it was in the dragonrider series. It's like reading about gypsies. Although one group was more traveling thugs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Tietjen | 2/6/2013

    " Dragons ride forever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Maddaford | 12/13/2012

    " I don't remember much about this book except for wishing for more dragons. I was also starting to want more Lessa and F'lar back in the books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 6/18/2012

    " Not so great on audio, as the multiple storylines get lost. It's enjoyable to see the different side of a story previously read, but not enough to be as good as the main storylines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 12/10/2011

    " Abrupt departure from the existing storyline. This book was very enjoyable after overcoming the dissapointment in the direction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 3/9/2011

    " I don't think I liked this one much, I don't remember all that much about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 1/29/2011

    " This is not one of my favorites of the series. It seemed to be a little too long, but it does set up a lot of the storylines for the rest of the books in this pass. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 1/17/2011

    " could have been much better if it was not different character's story, but an usual novel "

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maddalena | 10/19/2010

    " Not good as other Pern books, and actually quite boring in some parts, but it saved itself in the second half. I AM EXCITE about the aivis *-* me wants moar. "

  • 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bryan457 | 4/25/2010

    " One of the few Pern books I actively dislike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 3/29/2010

    " This booked was kind of lengthy. It also jumped around alot. There was some pretty exciting places were the people were discovering all thing forgoten technolagy from there ancestors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 1/29/2010

    " Definitely became much more sci-fi than it already was! Interesting twist... will have to read the next one to see what happens... "

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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

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.