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Dragon and Thief

A Dragonback Novel
Narrated by: Hannah Engel
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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Audio edition of the first book in the popular Dragonback science fiction series from Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn.

Timothy Zahn has been entertaining science fiction readers young and old for more than twenty years with exciting, thought-provoking adventures. Dragon and Thief is sure to delight all his fans and gain new teen and adult readers as well.

Jack Morgan has been framed for theft. He's hiding on a distant planet with the virtual presence of his deceased Uncle Virge, a con man who has been his only family since Jack's parents died. Jack knows he must clear his name before the cops catch up with him. A firefight among ships in the skies above leaves a downed ship near Jack's hiding place, with a single unlikely survivor. It looks like a dragon, and it must join with a human host within six hours or die. The only available host is Jack. 

Draycos, Jack's new companion, is a K'da, a dragon-like species that lives symbiotically with the humanoid Shontine. The attackers, determined to exterminate Draycos's people, will find them if they don't flee; so the pair works together to escape the planet and begin a search for the truth behind Jack's frame-up and the identity of the attackers.

With Jack's future hanging in the balance, as well as the future of billions of Draycos's people, the pair must track down the people who framed Jack, and prevent the destruction of the remaining K'da and Shontine. They'll also discover whether their union was mere coincidence, or a friendship written in the stars. Zahn keeps the story moving at breakneck speed.

©2003 Timothy Zahn (P)2018 Timothy Zahn

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  • Jay/Lynnie
  • 10-07-2018

Love dragon stories

This is a very enjoyable series for Tweens & up. I really enjoyed reading the whole series & I hope to find the rest of the series on audiobook.

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  • Xmeromotu
  • 21-11-2018

New universe, written for teens or kids rather than adults

It’s not a terrible story, and future installations may live up to the high standard Zahn has set for himself. But it’s not there yet. It seemed a bit childish, and the choice of a female narrator was just wrong. There are hardly any female characters - I can’t think of any! - and several of the male characters are described as having particularly deep voices which the narrator has a hard time mimicking.

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  • Nolow
  • 01-11-2018

I Need More

Amazing writing and still my favorite book series! I read Mr. Zahn's book years ago as one of my first books I ever read, back when I was just starting to over come dyslexia.

His writing opened up a whole new world for me and Ms. Hannah Narration today has brought to life old friends whose names and stories I have missed dearly.

I highly recommend this book and any other from this series! I hope to hear further installments of these adventures in the months and years to come.

Thank you again Mr. Zahn and Ms. Hannah

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  • Trenton Cason
  • 08-10-2018

Wish there were more

Loved it. I wish all of the books were narrated. The narrator really gives life to the characters.

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  • MasterTorian
  • 29-08-2018

One of the best YA books I've read

I will admit, listening to a female narrator in a book full of male characters (there is literally one named female character and you only see her in the last 10 minutes of the book) was rather jarring, but she quickly showed herself to be a skilled narrator (in spite of some odd pronunciations).

As stated in my headline, this was absolutely one of the best YA novels I've ever read. It completely lacks the usual annoying, arrogant, self-centered protagonist and has a decidedly more complex plot than most YA novels.

I'm more of a fantasy reader, so I was honestly hoping for a bit less Sci-fi and a bit more fantasy (dragon and all). Some aspects of the "Dragon" itself were a little off-putting, but once I got used to the presentment of the creature and the story, I actually really enjoyed it. A lot more than I thought I would.

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  • Debra Paris Baker
  • 13-04-2018

An engaging fun book ; narration very good!!

This is a wonderful series by Timothy Zahn that I'm very happy to see begun by Audible. Zahn has created very interesting and engaging characters with surprises and plot twists that made it hard to put the book down. It's a fun read!! The narrator does well, I totally enjoyed This! I really hope Audible continues recording the rest of the seriers with the same narrator!

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