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Publisher's Summary

Once again Pern is in danger. The air trembles with Threadfall, and the holds seethe with rebellion. Piemur, his singing ended by a change of voice, is given a new assignment. On a bold mission to the Southern Hold he will learn the Oldtimers' secret and help Pern rediscover its lost heritage.
©1993 Anne McCaffrey (P)1993 Dove Audio, Inc.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-01-2017

Bad audio good book

While the book is good the audio sucks I wasted money on this and now I cannot remove this from my kindle and am stuck with this POS not happy

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  • Fezenclop
  • 25-11-2016

Bad recording.

This recording of the book has bad sound to it for some reason. Understandable, but it sounds like an old AM radio station.

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  • Rae1987
  • 21-10-2019

Dragondrums

It has been years since i read this book... as is i remember a part where they built message drums for the southern hold that has been omitted from this audio version, or my device skipped it. I had some issues with sound cutting out in places

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  • Alex Cornwall
  • 24-03-2008

Great Book Mediocre Audobook

I've loved these books since I was a kid (30 years ago) and have read them all at least 20 times over the years but the audio versions of all the Pern books are probably the most lackluster things I've ever heard... If I only heard the audio version I would never pick up the actual books and would have missed out on some of the most enjoyable reading of my life. Perhaps if the readings were complete or the narrator read with some enthusiasm they would have been better accepted but as it stands I wouldn't recommend them as some of your better material.

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  • Nicole
  • 22-09-2004

Great book!

I don't normally like abridgements, but this was really well done. This story follows Piemur, a young apprentice of the Harper hall. I love the way Anne McCaffrey interweaves her stories. They are very good even if you have never read her books before, but as you read her books, you get pulled into the lives of the characters and when you find a character you had read about earlier in a new book, it is like meeting an old friend.

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  • Celtiak
  • 23-05-2022

Bad audiobook

Anne McCaffrey is great, but this audio file is corrupt and sounds like a crappy voicemail.

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  • katie
  • 01-08-2021

Worse recording ever

I’ve read this book before and it’s amazing. I couldn’t make it 5 min into this recording. I could have done better in the back of a truck on the freeway.

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  • Barbara Chapman
  • 22-07-2021

What the Hell!

Being a fan of Anne McCaffrey for over 30 years,. I know the story well. This recording is an embarrassment. The audio quality so poor that it sounds like it's a fifth generation copy of a recording pirated from a transitor radio! To abridge such a well written story is an abomination. I want my money back!!!

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  • E. A.
  • 12-05-2019

Poor audio quality

A good book, with satisfactory performance. Poor audio quality, though. Muffled and scratchy - disappointing.

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  • Oblivion
  • 09-07-2022

poor quality audio

nowhere did this say this was The abridged version!!!!!!!!!the audio needs to be re-recorded, at times I was under the impression that a speak from text program was being used.

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  • Mrs Deborah Steed
  • 22-09-2019

What a disappointment.

The narrator does not seem to understand the concept of pace or drama. She is better when obliged to voice the character's direct speech. Also, or sounds as if it was read and recorded in the seventies! I love these books, so disappointing. The quality of sound recording is terrible. I want my money back...

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  • Debbie Sawyer
  • 22-06-2022

rubbish version

audio on this version was bad and hard to listen. waste of money.. fo not buy. spoiled my love of this book.

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  • Muttleypop1
  • 19-04-2019

Flat performance

The narrator was a bit flat, the books were great to read. Overall not bad.

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  • M A HYDE
  • 08-06-2018

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Loved the story, eventually got used to the narrator and the way words were pronounced

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