The dolphins of Pern

by McCaffrey, Anne.

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiobook SVAU Fic McC
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
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Summary
When the first humans came to settle the planet Pern, they did not come alone: intelligence-enhanced dolphins also crossed the stars to colonize Pern's oceans while their human partners settled the vast continents. But then disaster struck. The deadly silver spores called Thread fell like rain from the sky, and as human colonists' dreams of a new, idyllic life shattered into a desperate struggle for survival, the dolphins were forgotten. Now, centuries later, as the dragonriders of Pern prepare to complete the momentus task of ridding their world of Thread forever, T'lion, a young bronze rider, and his friend Readis, son of the Lord Holder of Paradise River Hold, make contact with the legendary "shipfish." And as the dragonriders grapple with the end of an era, T'lion, Readis, and the dolphins face the start of a new one: reviving the bond between land- and ocean-dwellers - and resurrecting the dreams of the first colonists of Pern.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As the inhabitants of Pern finally near their longtime goal of ridding their world of the hazard of Thread, they regain contact with the shipfish, the dolphins that accompanied the earliest human settlers on the planet. T'lion, a young dragonrider, and Readis, a boy from a fishing village, are instrumental in rebuilding the ancient partnership between humans and dolphins in preparation for the spread of humanity over the remaining wildernesses of Pern. McCaffrey's latest installment in the Pern epic completely upholds the high standards of the series. ~--Dennis Winters"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this latest addition to McCaffrey's popular Pern series (Chronicles of Pern: First Fall, etc.), the humans of Pern are reunited, after eons of noncontact, with the intelligent dolphins who had originally settled the planet with them. When a boy, Readis, is rescued by ``shipfish'' and realizes that they can talk, he develops a lifelong obsession with the fascinating creatures. But, though his interest is shared by the young dragonrider T'Lion and his dragon, Gadareth, it is forbidden by his mother, who has feared the unusual ever since she was kidnapped by outlaws because of her ability to hear and talk with dragons. Readis pursues his briney friendships nonetheless, reporting his findings to the computer, Aivas, which is attempting to guide the humans to a new era by freeing Pern forever from the devastating, life-consuming Thread. Meanwhile, the leading dragonriders and holdlords must act to contain the lust for land and power of Toric, Lord Holder of the South. Expanding upon events related in All the Weyrs of Pern, McCaffrey here adds yet another dimension to her colorful and vivid saga by focusing on the attractive dolphins and their highly believable society. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonriders of Pern.
Books 3, 4 and 6 make up the Harper Hall trilogy
Subjects Pern (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Life on other planets -- Fiction.
Space colonies -- Fiction.
Dolphins -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Grand Haven, MI : Prince Frederick, MD :Brilliance Audio ;2008
Distributed by Recorded Books,
Contributors Foster, Mel, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Mel Foster.
Language English
Notes In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
"Unabridged"--Container.
"Adult Fiction"--Container.
Compact disc.
Description 9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781423357421
1423357426
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