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Whom ever wrote the discription of this book, must not have taken the time to read it. I have read and heard it several times and the Master Harper in no way gave her a hard time. The story is great but read it before writing about it.
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I've loved this story for 30 years - it was written in the height of McCaffrey's creativity, when her Pern stories were fresh and inventive.
The reader is the most miserable reader I've listened to in a LONG time. She pulls you out of the story with horrific mispronunciations of names, a wonky accent that vacillates, and a clunky rhythmic reading ability.
It's a shame the listener must put up with Ms. Darling's pitiful excuse for a reading to get the wonderful Harper Hall trilogy.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
I cannot wait to read the final part of the trilogy, and then the rest of the books
This book was read by me a couple of decades ago with good memories and the book has stood the test of time. An excellent story, well presented. One of a series of books that are worth investigating and are an excellent listen as McCaffery is a master story teller.
Looking forward to the next one in the series.
Spoilt again, by incorrect pronunciations - possibly in some cases it is American pronunciations, eg, "buoy" as booey instead of boy - "grimace" as grim-ace instead of grimus - two examples, but the misplaced emphases are really the ones that indicate lack of proper preparation. But, your voice is the one thing that makes the readings acceptable- you are listenable.
Anne McCaffrey was an excellent writer and her stories about life on Pern and craftily written and draw the reader in to life on Pern.