Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern Series #1)

Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern Series #1)

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Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern Series #1) by Anne McCaffrey, Dick Hill

Finally together in one volume, the first three books in the world's most beloved science fiction series, THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN, by Anne McCaffrey, one of the great science fiction writers of all time: DRAGONFLIGHT, DRAGONQUEST, THE WHITE DRAGON. Those who know these extraordinary tales will be able to re-visit with Lessa, F'lar, Ruth, Lord Jaxon, and all the others. And for those just discovering this magical place, there are incomparable tales of danger, deceit, and daring, just waiting to be explored..

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561005116
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/28/1993
Series: Dragonriders of Pern Series , #1
Edition description: 3 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.08(h) x 1.73(d)

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey, one of the world’s most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern® series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.

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Dragonflight 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 259 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The description for this book says it has the fitst three books and it is only the first!!!!!! I just got suckered into buying this one book for 7.99 when you can get all three for 9.99. So angry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overview says "here are the first three books..." but this is just the first! I thought it was a bundle deal. Good series, misleading description.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this book way back in the 1980's... I have been an avid reader of this series ever since then....This collection of books is astounding ...Ms. McCaffrey never fails to enthrall me and take me to the world of those wonderful dragons and their riders! Since a child I have always thought that if dragons ever truly existed~~~ then I wanted one for a friend....she made it possible! Thank you Ms. McCaffrey!
Lindsey_Miller More than 1 year ago
Almost everyone knows about Pern, even those who aren't generally interested in fantasy or science fiction novels. I'm surprised that no one has tried to take this series and make it into a movie. At the very least, a Sci-Fi channel original series or an anime treatment of it is due. I've included this as part of the classics because I believe that McCaffrey's ability to create a world and tell a story with lots of layers of conflict is far above and beyond that of most fantasy and science fiction writers. She doesn't just rely on the fantasy and tension of the storyline as a crutch, but creates realistic characters who are fighting real battles, whether that be against the threads, other people, or even time itself. She's also so intricately created the politics of Pern that it seems like a real place. A quick warning, though, there are elements of sexuality and murder throughout the text, so it may skew a little higher in age. I recommend this book to readers 14+. -Lindsey Miller, lindseyslibrary.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
Although McCaffrey's writing style is a bit difficult to pick up on, once you have the flow of the book it becomes a captivating read. She has some pretty unique ideas and settings that make this book interesting. I particularly liked the fact that dragon characters play quite a big role in this story. If you love fantasy, "Dragonflight" is a classic that I think you'll enjoy.
If you like "Dragonflight", I daresay you might enjoy "Joust" by Lackey and "Dragon Champion" by Knight even better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't belive that only one other person commented on the fact that this book is advertized as the first three books, Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and the White Dragon. It had parts of the first two books but nothing of The White Dragon. I paid $7.99 for what I could have gotten in its entirety for 9.99. Very dissapointed in Nook. Are they so hard up for money that they have to resort to falsehoods to get it?
Travis Wilks More than 1 year ago
you nneed to get the three book bundle i wasted like 20$ not getting the first three book bundle But overall great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this series because it stated it had the first 3 books. What a dissappointment when i went to read the final book "The White Dragon" and it wasn't there. I'm not even sure the second book is there, it didn't look like it. But then it has been a while since i read the paper versions. Totally disappointed!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book! Please read this. In the story, Lessa is a kitchen drudge, kicked about and punched by the betrayer of her dead father. But soon, F'lar, the dragonrider of Benden Weyr, comes to search for a suitible Werywoman. He finds Lessa, and rescues her. He flies off with her, and invites her to the Hatching in hopes of her immpressing a baby dragon. Well, you have to read the story! I thoguht that this was an exciting, thrilling novel that was Anne McCaffrey's best. It is creased because I read it so much! This book was fantastic, and I will read this book over and over and over again. Please give this book a try. You will not regret it!
Time_Stand_Still More than 1 year ago
I read as a suggested book of the month. It was slow to start with. I kept getting hung up on the dragonrider's names and how they would be said aloud. The version I have has great illistrations. I wish I could get the rest of the books with Tony's drawings. Once I got past almost halfway the story really drew me in. By the end I was thoroughly entertained. I will read the next one when I find the copy I want to own.
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anne_jindra More than 1 year ago
Lessa was a slave in her own hold, the dragoncousin watchweyr her only friend. Every day she plotted to overthrow the man who subjugated her and every night she slept, hidden with the other servants. Finally a rightful heir was born, but her plans to take over the hold were interrupted by F'lar, the dragonrider from the Benden weyr that ruled over their district. With her by his side he was convinced he could restore the dragonriders to their former glory and ready Pern to protect itself from the legendary thread- a storm that ate every living thing. The threadfalls hadn't appeared for five hundred years, and everyone thought the threat had past, but the old writings detailed the signs of each fall with painful accuracy and F'lar had spent most of his young life trying to convince the few remaining dragonriders that the thread was coming back, within their generation. Resentful of the burden that the dragonriders presented, most Holders used his predictions to turn the people further away from the traditional fealty that bound them to the weyrs, and only his certainty that Pern would be threatened again kept him from declaring war on the Holds and enforcing the rule that was their right. No one knew what a threadfall would bring, and he needed a partner to help him prepare... Tatianna Anne Jindra On YouTube BadFantasyRx https://badfantasyrx.blogspot.com/2016/12/dragonflight-by-anne-mccaffrey-fantasy.html
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this 20+ years when my dad got me a paperback box set as he thought I should have strong female role models. I have read this and the other books in the series many multiple times - Pern is a wonderful world to escape to. One part that i have found so far that is missing is an important quote from C'gan when he returns from aking the firestone. I was reading along & went wait he says something! This is why i prefer the paper version. I hope the rest of the book & the rest of the books don't have this problem. But it is nice to have them all in one place in my nook. I do see how people might complain about te description - nook & B&N need to fix that.
ssakuras More than 1 year ago
So this book costs more than the paperbook, but I still bought it because I don't have anymore shelving space. The book itself is wonderful! I love reading it! However... the formatting of this book is quite atrocious. It isn't the worst I've seen, but it is bad. There are hardly any periods, so I have to judge the beginning of new sentences based on the capital letters. There are randomly commas in spots that they obviously shouldn't be. I am getting highly agitated in buying ebooks and having the formatting being off. ALMOST EVERY TIME! 
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This series iis amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you arent into it try re starting it i had to and i love books example i haave read harry potter 3 times so try it again
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great easy reading, not to heavy or time comsuming. i posted on this series second book, dragon quest, as well some great authors ive really enjoyed in the fantasy genre. i always enjoy new book tips ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent series that has stood the test of time. I read it and loved it as a kid & still do now that I'm rereading it. The story & world-building is great. McCaffrey's writing is also unique & enjoyable once you get used to it (which doesn't take long :D)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though this story has been out for many years, I never picked it. So having nothing new to read, I selected Dragon Flight on a whim and am glad I did.