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The classic first Dragonriders of Pern novel from New York Times best seller Anne McCaffrey.

The Dragons of Pern are the world's only defence against an ancient threat - Thread, an evil rain that devours everything it touches. Paired with their riders from the moment they hatch, they risk their lives burning the scourge of the Red Star from the sky. But the dragons are in decline - the Red Star hasn't posed a threat for generations, and the people of Pern have forgotten what they owe the Dragonriders. Only one Weyr remains, and the only dragon queen is dying....

F'lar knows that the Red Star is rising again and that the ancient threat will return. His only hope is the last queen egg and finding a woman strong enough to be the new queen's rider. But the villainous Lord Fax has other plans....

©2012 Anne McCaffrey (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Finally!

I’ve been frustrated in the past by the narrator of Dragonsong and Dragonsinger, etc. and have been waiting for aaaages for the rest of the Dragon books to be recorded unabridged. Finally audible are releasing the rest of the series and Sophie Aldred gives a satisfying performance. Her voices for the lord holders don’t quite match their descriptions but overall, she’s pleasant to listen to.
I’ve really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

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Cannot get enough pern

I have read these books many times first time listening a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Highly recommend.

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Best Dragon series ever written

Will always love this series, written beautifully anf eloquently! This is the type of book that will never get old.

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  • Mr Chris Wildman
  • 26-06-2020

The first and the best!

Excellent narration of an unforgettable story that I first enjoyed many turns ago. Favourite line? "I told you he'd shake me!"

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  • Lianne Unasa
  • 28-08-2020

A dragon lover's MUST-read!!

Reacquainted after many years with my favourite books about dragons... the dragons of Pern series, has not disappointed, as good as I remembered!

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  • Jamie
  • 30-07-2020

An ageless story of dragons and heroines/heroes

This story was written over 50 years ago, but it timeless and ageless. It is a superb story of hardships over come and, of course, of dragons 🐉 ridden by the women and men of Pern. Dragons that go between (teleport) instantly from place to place and speak to their riders telepathically. The appeal of this story is that it lets us imagine for a while what it would be like to fly on a dragon that can talk to you telepathically and take you anywhere in the world instantly - and that never gets old 😀

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  • dawnt
  • 10-01-2021

Back to my youth

I first read the pern series as a teenager..... revisiting them now they have lost none of their power.... I'm looking forward to listening to the next in the series . The books have it all, mystery , thrill, intrigue and humour..... I'm off now to hear more

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  • H. Hudson
  • 07-02-2021

Revisiting and still wonderful

I love the Pern books and I'm enjoying revisiting them on audible! Well narrated and I'm off to get the next.

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  • Hamish
  • 08-01-2021

Dragonflight

Well performed reading by Sophie Aldred of an all time classic Sci-Fi / Fantasy series.

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  • Sally Goddard
  • 07-12-2020

loved it as a child, loved it now a grandmother

Narration is beautiful to listen to.

A timeless story of dragons and riders. Their fight against a foe from another planet. A story that grips you from beginning to end and a world you are eager to learn more about.

So unique that it could of been written yesterday.

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  • 10-10-2020

Good story dated attitude to women

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  • mike c
  • 20-08-2020

old memories renued

as good as when first read 40 years ago.should be turned into a quality film to game of thrones.

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