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Dragonsdawn

Pern, Book 1
Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
3 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists - until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly, deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything - and everyone - in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed.

Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety. If only, they thought, the dragonets were big enough for a human to ride and intelligent enough to work as a team with a rider.

And so they set their most talented geneticist to work to create the creatures Pern so desperately needed - Dragons!

©1993 Anne McCaffrey (P)1993, 2016 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

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Enjoyable as far as it went. Not the full novel. Quite a lot missing from the original novel

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Majority of the story is missing which resulted with dissatisfaction of a well remembered story

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Buyer beware, abridged version!!

Was not aware this was an abridged version of this book until I started listening to it but enough on that. Overall quality is poor, the story is choppy and the person narrating sounds like she is bored. If only I can work out how to get my money back...

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Childhood favourite

The story was much more sparse than I recalled, but I love it nostalgically. The performance was very dated.

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  • Rock Hound
  • 10-08-2018

Abridged, poor quality.

It did not state in the summary that this version is abridged. I've read the book, I know it is a good story, but it makes no sense in this recording. Adrienne Barbeau is not a good narrator, all the characters sound the same. The quality of the "remastered" recording is terrible.

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  • Mona J. Nachtsheim
  • 20-05-2020

Dragons of Pern

I have always loved Anne McCaffrey, iam sad that this book ended way to soon.

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  • Scorpio
  • 17-02-2019

Very Dissapointing

Sadly a very poor effort. Strange pauses in sentences, gaps in the story and a very harsh voice narrating what was once a lovely tale of Pern. As a rework, it failed. I shall return this version and hope one day it will be recorded properly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-06-2020

Great story bad version

The story itself is a good this version however not worth the money. Terrible narration mispronounced names awful fake Irish accent seriously it is that bad it actually detracted from the story. This is a version of this great book I regret wasting a credit on not worth it just read the book yourself you'll likely enjoy the story more absolutely terrible performance by the narrator also far to much has been removed leaving glaring gaps its just not worth the time taken to listen to this version.

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  • MR TJ PILLINGER
  • 06-04-2018

Abridged, badly.

Abridged by removing random passages, some of which were important. this was not advertised in the blurb. American narrator cannot pronounce European place names.

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  • Tamela
  • 15-09-2016

Good story

It was a good story, but was struggling with keeping the characters separated with so many portrayed a lot alike

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  • J. S
  • 19-03-2020

What an imagination.

What an interesting to merge medieval dragons with futuristic space exploration.so sad when it ended.

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  • Hufty
  • 30-08-2018

Abridged and seemed to jump around

the book was great, this I struggled with, it seems to be badly put together and failed to hold my attention .

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