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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20,461 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Adrienne Barbeau Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Lord Jaxom is too young to be allowed to fight the dreaded Thread, so he and Ruth, his white dragon, train themselves in secret. Their delightful, illicit flight leads them into danger - and the chance to prevent unimaginable disaster. This fabulous story of bravery and friendship is narrated by Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog).

Anne McCaffrey suggests The White Dragon should be heard before Dragonquest. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatbaldguy60 | 2/16/2014

    " My favorite of all the Dragonriders of Pern books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Tebbenhoff | 2/10/2014

    " This is the kind of story that appeals to me. I was hesitant to read about a different character. After reading the first one, I was disappointed not to have another story from the perspective of Lessa. However, upon reading it, Jaxon ended up being my favorite character. Jaxon is the boy born when Lessa is taken from her Hold that her family once ruled until it was usurped. That boy is heir to the Hold. As a young Hold leader, he is brought to the Weyr to witness a Hatching, a white dragon, instead of choosing from his offered selection, chooses Jaxon before he even breaks out of his shell. Together they have what I consider one of the most exciting Pern adventures, with their determination to change their fate and to save Pern. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/26/2014

    " This book tells Jaxom and Ruth's story. It is probably my favorite in the series. There are things I don't like about it, such as the relationship Jaxom has with Corana and all of his whining when his life seems pretty good to me, but the good far outweighs the bad. I especially liked how it would jump to other characters perspectives. There was some from Robinton's point of view that I found particularly enjoyable, probably because he is my favorite character in the books. All in all, very entertaining and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 1/26/2014

    " man I love these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/25/2014

    " This time I actually started to enjoy reading an Anne McCaffrey book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 1/10/2014

    " My favorite book of the Dragonriders series, it ties in all the favorite characters and story lines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 1/7/2014

    " This book is about a boy named Jaxom. Jaxom is known as the young lord of Ruatha hold. Because of that he had impressed a white dragon named Ruth, in Dragonquest and Dragon song. They became friends and they are them known as the dragonriders of Pern. But as Jaxom continues to travel, he and Ruth have to deal with difficult situations. He has to deal with him being a "lord" and a dragonrider. Together, Jaxom and Ruth prevailed against everything and kept the Golden egg from this evil guy named Oldtimers. They fight Thread and and Jaxom is the Ruathan Lord. After sometime Jaxom was suffering from a sickness that took very long to recover. I thought this book was going to be a boring book. My friend from the other school kept recommending me to read it but i didn't. I finally picked up a copy of this book from the library so i thought that i should read it. It turns out my friend was right. These series are good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D.H. | 1/6/2014

    " Possibly my favorite, if you don't count The Harper Hall trilogy :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 12/30/2013

    " Jaxon was a bit annoying but I loved all the exploration and all the things they found. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Marie | 12/26/2013

    " Love it. Lord Jaxom's coming of age is fascinating and you all know I love it when the good guys win - but it does have to be earned and many are the adventures earning it. Delightful story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 11/21/2013

    " Just remember liking the first two books better for some reason... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 11/20/2013

    " You just HAVE to love Ruth! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 11/6/2013

    " THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PERN, JAXOM IS GREAT AND OF COURSE SO IS RUTH, THE WHITE DRAGON. THE RELATIONSIP BETWEEN RUTH AND JAXOM IS AMAZING...OF COURSE, MY FAVORITE CHARACTER, MASTER ROBINTON SHINES BRIGHTLY IN THIS STORY. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 9/24/2013

    " I really enjoy these books. I'm trying to drag them out, so they won't end too quickly. I know there are more books in this world, but I'm really enjoying these characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 8/4/2013

    " This book was amazing. It is one of my favorite books ever!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 5/26/2013

    " Last one of the trilogy I recently re-read. Still great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget Pekah | 12/14/2012

    " loved all of the pern books even the spin offs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wesley | 11/20/2012

    " This is one of the first books I ever read. I didn't understand it all at the time, but have since gone back to read it a few times. It turned me on the the rest of the series, and I read the rest of the Dragonriders of Pern series because of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 11/11/2012

    " My favorite of all the Dragonriders books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 11/5/2012

    " Definitely the best of the Dragonriders trilogy. A good conclusion to the tale of Lessa, F'lar, and F'nor, but focuses on Jaxom and his amazing, undersized white dragon Ruth. Lots of crosses with the Harpers trilogy, including plenty of scenes with Menolly, Piemur, and Robinton. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 3/16/2012

    " 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 Elizabeth | 2/26/2012

    " For such a pivotal turning point in the whole Pern series, this narrative could have been handled a lot better. Not even the dragons, which usually can make me forgive all sins, could make up for the whiny protagonist and the blatant, grotesque fetishizing of ALL the female characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 12/1/2011

    " Please see review for Dragonflight as this book is really just a continuation of the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Posten | 10/31/2011

    " It appears that I am re-reading the whole series. As other reviewers have said, Jaxom can be quite annoying, but does improve once he gets fire-head--and I have always, always loved Ruth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 5/29/2011

    " Lots of interesting things happened, and I enjoyed reading them, but there was no plot. At all. Just a narrative of the characters and what they did over a space of time. I loved the book, but a lack of climax/plot really frustrated me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 5/17/2011

    " OMG, I totally forgot about the love plot and the spaceships and, well, pretty much the whole plot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 4/11/2011

    " My favorite Pern novel, and I loved all of them. Read it years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/10/2011

    " A great book with a clear introduction to the world that she and her son will bring into our lives and hearts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/16/2011

    " loved it as a kid-mostly because i loved pet animals...and who doesn't want a pet dragon? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie C. | 2/25/2011

    " It was a good book. Typical story of a boy becoming a man, getting the girl, and saving the day. however the setting was completely original which is what made the book so interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/11/2011

    " We got Jaxoms name from this book. "

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

    " Jaxom and Ruth are 2 of the most interesting characters in Pern. This book fills in plot points from other works in the series. Many things that are just mentioned in passing are told here. Jaxom has a very interesting life and I am glad this book is available to show us it. "

  • 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 Emily Rose | 1/7/2011

    " I really quite enjoyed this book. McCaffrey brought in some new characters while still maintaining the old, lovable ones. The change in the main characters in this series is interesting and fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gale | 12/21/2010

    " This is one of my favorite Dragonriders of Pern books. I especially like the antics of Ruth and the fire lizards. It does get a little sad when Robinton becomes ill but the story becomes happy again towards the end. Jaxom becomes a man! "

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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.