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Audiobook9 hours


Written by Anne McCaffrey

Narrated by Dick Hill

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread.

But it has been over 400 years since the last Threadfall, and some people have come to doubt that the menace will every strike again. But F'lar, rider of Pern's greatest bronze dragon, has no such illusions. The Red Star is near; Thread will fall soon.

Editor's Note

Pern paved the way…

McCaffrey paved the way for women writers in speculative fiction with her award-winning “Dragonriders of Pern” series, which blends science fiction and fantasy to create a world full of telepathic dragons.

Release dateSep 25, 2005

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey, a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner, was one of the world's most beloved and bestselling science fiction and fantasy writers. She is known for her hugely successful Dragonriders of Pern books, as well as the fantasy series that she cowrote with Elizabeth A. Scarborough that began with Acorna: The Unicorn Girl.

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Rating: 4.428571428571429 out of 5 stars

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    It was a good read. Slow at times. Has some dated themes for sure, but nothing surprising given other mid-century sci-fi and fantasy.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The Pern series of books begins with this one and takes you into a wonderful world of craft, music, loyalty and dragons. Anne wrote many books, but this is one I'd like to live in.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Couldn’t get past the hugely toxic main romance. Not a good example for young people.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Great story! I had some trouble after downloading the audio book because it would omit entire passages. Finally I removed the download and played it streaming without issue. The issue must have been with my iphone app. I love the series and this is one book that has me both crying in sadness and in joy. Highly recommend!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I love these books. They bring dragons to life in a most positive way.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    I read tons of books, including sci-fi and fantasy. There were fantastic reviews of this one so I thought I'd like it but it was super slow. Reminded me of Oedipus with how much talking and how little action there was. It was hard to maintain focus and I frequently found myself not knowing what was happening.