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Publisher's Summary

When the voice of Piemur, an apprentice at Harper Hall, changes, he has to leave the companionship of Master Shonagar behind. But his disappointment is soon replaced by a new challenge. He is to enter the service of the Master Harper himself as a rider of dragons. Soon, he embarks on a dangerous mission to the Southern Hold. The future of Pern hangs on his success.
Don't miss the other books in the Harper Hall Trilogy.
©1979 Anne McCaffrey (P)1992 Recorded Books
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Critic Reviews

"Young people will be entranced again by Pern's ways and in Piemur find an impulsive, thoroughly sympathetic hero." ( School Library Journal)
"As deftly structured and as smoothly written as its predecessors." ( Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
"All dragonrider fans will want to read it." ( Voice of Youth Advocates)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Eileen on 06-13-08

Dragon Dreams

This is another favorite author of mine from my adolescence. I am rereading them with my ears and finding them more enjoyable than ever. The wonderful tales thread together to create a world of dragons. Yet the story is still a story of human relations, charactors, emotions, life and society. In each book we can find our selves and those we know.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Aaron Vansant on 10-31-15

Enthralling story

Where does Dragondrums rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would say it's average. I've listened to some great ones!

What did you like best about this story?

Anne McCaffrey's world-building is brilliant. She is truly a master. Also, even though this is the third book in the series, it really stands on its own as a story and I could easily see someone reading and enjoying it who knew very little about Pern at all.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I really feel as though Sally Darling's voice isn't appropriate for these books. It feels like your grandmother is sitting down to read you a story, which might be great in some cases, but these books are just too cool for that to be effective.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anna on 05-31-10

Excellent narrator

I read the harper series nearly twenty years ago and absolutely loved it, so I knew the story before I listened to it on Audible. I was somewhat hesitant though, as I have found several of my favourite books absolutely RUINED by poor narrators with grating voices, but Ms Darling does an excellent job portraying a vast array of personalities. She has a very pleasant voice and it was a pleasure listening to the story.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tasha Walsh on 09-13-15

Hooked on Pern all over again

The narration by Sally Darling captures the atmosphere and characters. One of McCaffrey's most delightful!

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4 out of 5 stars
By mrsvee on 11-02-16

Pronunciations spoil reading.

Why is 'shone' pronounced 'shown' - that is worst and most frequent. And again so much emphasis is misplaced- please, rehearse each chapter before recording.

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