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All the Weyrs of Pern

All the Weyrs of Pern

Written by Anne McCaffrey

Narrated by Mel Foster


All the Weyrs of Pern

Written by Anne McCaffrey

Narrated by Mel Foster

ratings:
4.5/5 (38 ratings)
Length:
18 hours
Released:
Oct 29, 2008
ISBN:
9781423357391
Format:
Audiobook

Description

For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface. But the greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction.

Now, for the first time, it looks as if that dream can come true. For when the people of Pern, led by Masterharper Robinton and F'lar and Lessa, Weyr-leader and Weyrwoman of Benden Weyr, excavate the ancient remains of the planet's original settlement, they uncover the colonists' voice-activated artificial intelligence system-which still functions. And the computer has incredible news for them: There is a chance-a good chance-that they can, at long last, annihilate Thread once and for all.

"When McCaffrey's beloved dragons roar and their riders soar upon the beasts' mighty backs…fans of Pern will likely be enthralled." -Publishers Weekly

Released:
Oct 29, 2008
ISBN:
9781423357391
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

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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  • (5/5)
    Ann McCaffrey's world and characters and stories are the best. She draws you in and keeps you going until the end.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent story from a wonderful story teller. Only slightly damaged by occasional gaps in the recording playback.
  • (5/5)
    I love all of her books. This one is one of my favorites. She invented a wonderful world and people. And of course, I love dragons.
  • (2/5)
    The more technological it all got, the less I liked it...
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book. Anne McCaffrey has done a terrific job of combining the traditional elements of fantasy with sci fi. Her writing brought tears to my eyes for a second time (the first being Moreta). Anne is able to get her readers invested in the characters even if some of them are new to the series. This is one of my most favorite series. I first read these books when I was in 7th grade and they still hold joy and fascination for me several decades later.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely loved this book. I've read it dozens of times and I still always cry at the end when... ah, but I won't spoil it. This one brings the people of Pern back into contact with their past and leads to a final solution for the problem of Thread and the Red Star.
  • (3/5)
    After the discovery of an advanced Artificial Intelligence created by the original space-fairing colonists of Pern, the members of the present feudal-style society must relearn lost scientific skills in order to remove the threat of Thread from Pern forever. The 11th book in the Pern series. It has been a very long time since I've read any Pern novels, although I used to be a devotee of the series. I re-read this one this weekend, because I forgot to bring another book to my Mom's house with me. As I recall, this was the last Pern book I read, and it nicely wrapped up the series for me, although more books have been published. It holds up, although I remember being upset about the "dragons from space" aspect that pushed my favorite fantasy series over into sci-fi. Since it's probably been at least 10 years since my last Pern book, I had a hard time remembering why some of these people are important, but I remembered the main characters well enough that the details didn't matter.
  • (5/5)
    One of my favorites from the Pern Chronicles, All the Weyrs of Pern is a classic.Thread must be stopped. AIVAS, the AI computer Jaxom and his friends found in Landing may have the solution. F'lar is willing to take the chance, so is Jaxom and Ruth. Are the rest of Pern willing?It will take All the Weyrs of Pern to rid of the threat called Thread forever.I love it. I love Ruth. The ending makes me sad though.