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Even though Lorana cured the plague that was killing the dragons of Pern, sacrificing her queen dragon in the process, the effects of the disease were so devastating that there are no longer enough dragons available to fight the fall of deadly Thread. And as the situation grows more dire, a pregnant Lorana decides that she must take drastic steps in the quest for help.
Meanwhile, back at Telgar Weyr, Weyrwoman Fiona, herself pregnant, and the harper Kindan must somehow keep morale from fading altogether in the face of the steadily mounting losses of dragons and their riders. But time weighs heavily against them - until Lorana finds a way to use time itself in their favor.
It’s a plan fraught with risk, however. For attempting time travel means tampering with the natural laws of the universe, which could drastically alter history - and destiny - forever. Or so it has always been thought. But Lorana discovers that if the laws of time can’t be broken without consequences, it may still be possible to bend them. To ensure the future of Pern, she’s willing to take the fateful chance - even if it demands another, even greater, sacrifice.
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By Ariel on 09-01-11
This story was overly depressing, and used the Time Travel far too much. Honestly, this book was needlessly depressing, and I don't know that I'm looking forward to the next book. I gave it a three out of five, mostly from sentimentality, but really the story probably deserves a one. The performance, though, if there was a way to give a negative amount of stars I would do it. Emily Durante is the worst narrator I've ever heard, and I've had an account for three years now. If she narrates the next book, I might just skip it despite the fact that Anne McCaffrey was my favorite author when I was younger. I wish Todd would have been more like his mother in his writings... But I suppose that was too much to hope for.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Bob B. on 12-12-11
Under produced and poorly performed
What did you like best about Dragon's Time? What did you like least?
It's going to be a chore to get through this book. I love this series but wish it were read by the past narrator.
What didn’t you like about Emily Durante’s performance?
I'm sorry but I just hate listening to this narrator. She has just one manner of speaking that does not change through the entire book. Her range is just not there and it becomes a chore to keep up with which character is speaking and what the drama is. Flat, unemotional and boring.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Benny on 10-02-16
This was the first dragon book I had listened to, I read all the others years ago. I found it hard to keep track of so many different characters especially when the reader pronounced names differently to the way I had stored them in my memory, but I am sure that is just my 83 year old brain having problems. otherwise a good story, lots of action and a satisfactory ending. I shall listen to it again soon and am sure will enjoy it more.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Amazon Customer on 03-13-18
I found this book really tedious.
I am a big Dragons of Pern fan and have read most Anne McCaffrey books. Previously they have all been excellent but this simply isn't worth the time.
I found it to be boring which wasn't helped at all by the narration which is bland and dull. There is very little proper characterisation which has always been an Anne McC strength in her books.
I am really struggling listening to it and I am getting to the stage of not completing the book. This has only happened twice in over 40 years as an avid book reader.
Such a pity.