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Dragondrums Audiobook

Dragondrums: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Anna stockholmSweden 31/05/2010
    Anna stockholmSweden 31/05/2010
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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tasha Walsh london 13/09/2015
    Tasha Walsh london 13/09/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Hooked on Pern all over again"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    waganga 20/07/2015
    waganga 20/07/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "My guilty schmaltz"
    What made the experience of listening to Dragondrums the most enjoyable?

    My favourite McCaffrey book by far - always connected with this one since I first read it in the eighties - sympathetically read by Sally Darling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragondrums?

    Always grabs my gut in the last few sentences.


    Have you listened to any of Sally Darling’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Sally Darling is the best reader I've heard of Anne and Todd McCaffrey's work.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    Piemur's my favourite McCaffrey creation. The book and this reading really do him justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Wakefield, United Kingdom 20/08/2011
    Sue Wakefield, United Kingdom 20/08/2011 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful"

    I loved these books years ago and this reading brought back all of the magic. Lovely.

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    Sean A. 31/03/2011
    Sean A. 31/03/2011 Listener Since 2008
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    "Excellent reproduction"

    Having been a fan of Anne McCaffrey for many years this audio book did not dissapoint.
    I hope to find and listen to many more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Eileen
    Lutz, FL, United States
    13/06/08
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas Aaron Vansant
    31/10/15
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    "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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mathias
    08/01/18
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    "Weakest of an excellent trilogy"

    Starts very strong, but gets lost partway through, then ends very abruptly with the protagonist having only a minimal affect on the outcome. but another excellent performance by the reader.

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  • E6AFret
    25/09/17
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    "Very good book"

    The 5th book in the series that I have had the pleasure of enjoying . Now it is on to The White Dragon .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • barefootlove
    01/06/17
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    "Love Pern"

    I wish I could live there! Being a dragon rider or a Harper or a crafter! Awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    27/04/17
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    "Dragondrums"

    I have read this many times, it is an old friend, but Sally Darling's reading brought it to live, well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    03/04/17
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    "Dragondrums: Third in this series"

    I am sad to come to the end of the series as it has been enjoyable to read. It tied up the story lines from the first two books, while having a wonderful story of its own to tell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/02/17
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    "Dragon drums"

    This is the third book in the Harper Hall trilogy. It follows Piemer as he matures in the Harper Hall and beyond. Good read. Stands by itself but works better if you have read the other books in the series/Pern universe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark A. Shaw
    10/02/17
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    "always fun to listen to"

    the series of Dragon Song, Dragon Singer, and Dragon Drums is always a delight to listen to. .. Once a year :). The main characters mature as many main characters do through Anne McCafrey's other books about Pern--a most amazing planet :).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Page Campbell
    Lynnwood, WA USA
    23/12/16
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    "Fascinating read"

    Piemur is an audacious character you can't help cheering for. Great read. You get greater insight into the old timers and the changing nature of its inhabitants through the eyes of a mischiefious, but totally committed harper apprentice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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