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3.00216684723727 out of 53.00216684723727 out of 53.00216684723727 out of 53.00216684723727 out of 53.00216684723727 out of 5 3.00 (923 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dragonriders of Pern Series Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597107112
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Now that Pern can look forward to a future without the threat of Threadfall, the people are free to leave their protective stone holds and spread across more of the planet, as well as improve their lives with the newly discovered ancient technology. Not everyone is happy, though. Some resist the change, and consider anything new to be an “abomination.” And the dragonriders are uncertain: without Thread, what will their purpose be in Pernese society? Then a new danger—again from the skies— looms. Once again, the people must pull together . . . And turn to the only ones who can solve the crisis: the dragonriders of Pern!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 2/8/2014

    " All of Anne's books, even if they form a trilogy, can be read alone and not much gets lost. Each of her books are their own story. Sadly, that is not the case with this one. I felt like I picked up a book that the first few chapters ripped out which left me lost and always a little behind. There were a lot of different people that popped in and out with very little warning and despite there being a ton of dialogue, they really didn't talk about what was going on very much. It was hard to get involved with them because it really felt like they were in their own little world and I was sitting at a distance eavesdropping and trying to figure out what is going on based on what I could hear. I'm just glad that I borrowed this book from the library and didn't waste my money on it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zombie Cricket | 1/28/2014

    " I don't usually cry over books, but there were some spots that i teared up over. I'm glad that Anne Mccaffrey got to finish it before she died. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Yezak | 1/26/2014

    " A great tribute to the First Lady of Dragons. The survival of Pern rests on the shoulders of the first female Blue dragon rider. Xhinna is both dragon rider, weyrwoman, and flight leader. It is her strength and courage that brings the dragons of Pern back to full strength in time to fight Thread once again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 1/20/2014

    " fantasy/sci=fi...dragons galore! still loving this series. suitable for young readers as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 1/13/2014

    " Parts of this were very enjoyable, but parts got rather confusing with the jumping forward and backward in time. I have found that to be more and more the case in the last few books. I still love the characters, but I have a hard time following where the story is ultimately going which I think is too bad. This, of course, was Anne's last book. The end of an era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 1/12/2014

    " The Pern books, are they SF or are they Fantasy? The books have roots in both genres. Either way they are always enjoyable, with some better than others. With the untimely death of Anne, we now have Todd to carry on the series. Todd once wrote that he appreciated being able to play in Mum's sand box. Well, if he is playing in a sand box, he is building beautiful sand castles there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/22/2013

    " Definitely nice to be back on Pern but I found there were just too many characters to keep straight. Good story and a addition to the genre, but not the most riveting that I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry Koester | 12/8/2013

    " Enjoyed this book. Though the interaction between characters seem too involved and too many names were alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 11/26/2013

    " That's my Pern fix over & done with for awhile "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Jackman | 9/23/2013

    " liked the early books in the series best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teressa Johnson | 9/22/2013

    " this is Anne's last book. It is as good as the first. Here Dragon Riders of Pern series is a must read to all who love Dragons, Sci-fi, fantasy and well written books. Anne McCaffrey is one of the BEST "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 6/12/2013

    " As always, awesome. But if you haven't read the previous books it's a bit confusing in the beginning. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leigh Kimmel | 6/4/2013

    " I'm giving it one star because I can't give it less. This book is a serious disappointment, and quite honestly not worth the time spent reading it. I think it's time to say good-bye to Pern, not keep churning out more extruded book product set in a universe that used to be really cool to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 9/2/2012

    " Even though I have read other books in this series and enjoyed them I found this one hard to follow. I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped I would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cdoefer | 7/31/2012

    " Good story. Kept me interested all the way to the end. Did seem to get a little - tangled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/24/2012

    " Another great installment for fans of the series, but if you haven't already read the previous volumes, I don't think it will mean much to you. Well worth going back and reading the others first though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 1/26/2012

    " I really wanted to love this, but it was overpopulated, confusing and just not as good as the earlier Pern books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Tietjen | 12/17/2011

    " I was worried throughout the book, but it seemed the resolution took an awfully long time to reach. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 10/9/2011

    " Frankly, this bored me. I skimmed at the end, and I do not skim! Todd McCaffrey added so many new factors in his books, and some of them were good, but many others have gotten tiresome. This entire book is a non-event. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suicide-blonde | 6/17/2011

    " This definitely is a book that wouldn't be able to stand alone - it's very obviously a series book. XD But I love F'lessan and his relationship with Tai, so overall it was a great read. The Abominators were dealt with too easily, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Freefallen | 4/24/2011

    " Definitely my favourite book in the Pern series so far! You've got to read this one. "

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

    " I love F'lessan and Tai but this one was a little too long. It could have definitely used some editing. I know this is the last book of this Pass that McCaffrey wrote, but it seems to have left a lot of loose ends like she meant to write more. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen (RevJen) | 12/28/2010

    " The Dragonriders of Pern are as resilient as usual. When faced with the demise of their responsibilities as the Red Star's final Pass is almost over, they find a way to remain useful and relevant to their home planet and peoples. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Walter | 9/27/2010

    " My favorite of the original series. Excellently ties everything together by using the past & future of the Pern at the same time. Anne McCaffrey out-does herself with this book. "

  • 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 Chris | 7/11/2010

    " Good if you like a good fantasy... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan457 | 5/9/2010

    " Doesn't really add anything to the series. "

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

    " I will always love her classic characters best, but this story is a laudable continuation of the Pern saga. I was hoping we'd get more stories about dragons intercepting meteors, but she chose to focus on a different time period once her son started pitching in. "

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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 thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.