Dragonsdawn : Pern Novels - Published Order

  • by Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Pern Novels - Published Order
  • 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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, dragon-like 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!

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What the Critics Say

"Newcomers will find McCaffrey's latest an accessible introduction to the world of Pern." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Story has held up over the yrs & still a good one!

What did you love best about Dragonsdawn?

Having read the Pern series novels by Anne McCaffrey, I really appreciate the ground work that Ms. McCaffrey laid down in this book. So many plots, so much time to spawn from such a story. It's the craft of writing a wonderful story that lives on with each book. I am amazed that this series is as wonderful for Adults as it is for Young Adults.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragonsdawn?

Not sure this is the most memorable moment, but it seems to me that Avril and avarice are awfully close in their core meaning...


Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

All the characters that Dick Hill portrayed were good. I think I would've have liked a female voice, but Mr. Hill's narration and ability to give the characters their own 'voice' changed my mind. I especially like how he portrays a voice in loud shouting or exasperation. Nicely done.


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- debheller

The origin of Pern and the dragonriders

The story is great, with characters you can love. It answers a lot of questions, even those you didn't know you had. After reading this book and the short stories in Dragon's Eye, you will be an expert on the origins of Pern and its society.
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- Darlene

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio