Book Reviews of The Girl Who Heard Dragons

The Girl Who Heard Dragons
The Girl Who Heard Dragons
Author: Anne McCaffrey
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ISBN-13: 9780787102586
ISBN-10: 078710258X
Publication Date: 9/1994
Rating:
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4.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Audio Literature
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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This is a short story book that starts with a Dragonriders of Pern novella, but goes off in a lot of different directions from there. The casual reader can find a wealth of short stories and Dragonriders of Pern fans can get a taste of Ms. McCaffrey's other works. A great read...and some of the best stories have no sci-fi or supernatural lean whatsoever.
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A collection of 15 short stories.

Contents (possible spoilers)

⢠Cinderella Switch
Who is the intriguing guest at the Fomalhaut ball? And what is the secret of her fascinating hi-tech costume?
⢠If Madam Likes You ....
"Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three."
⢠The Girl Who Heard Dragons (Pern series)
Aramina, a 'holdless' child, can 'hear' the dragons as they talk to each other, and warn of Threadfall. This makes her valuable to various unsavoury characters.
⢠Velvet Fields
Humans colonising a seemingly deserted planet learn to their cost that the natives are still present, waiting to mature.
⢠Euterpe on a Fling
The live audience give an opera singer a standing ovation; the radio audience disagrees.
⢠Duty Calls (Brain & Brawn)
Brainship Bil Hansing and new Brawn B'ghra Hrrunalkharr, a Hrruban, camouflage themselves to gather vital information from an informant.
⢠A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty
Surgeon Bardie performs a brilliant operation on wounded pilot Roger O'Hara to save his life. But then he won't wake up.
⢠The Mandalay Cure
A shipload of war-weary soldiers desperately require some R&R before their next battle.
⢠A Flock of Geese
Chloe controls the cave, the only safe haven during the devastating time storms.
⢠A Quiet One
Peri desperately wants to ride a real horse. The only way is to try for a job at the Working Farm.
⢠Zulei, Grace, Nimshi, and the Damnyankees
A plantation slave uses her powers to save her owners during the American Civil War.
⢠Habit is an Old Horse
Knock stands in his paddock, wondering why his mistress no longer visits him.
⢠Lady in Waiting
Recently widowed Sally discovers that the old chest in the box room contains a surprise.
⢠The Bones Do Lie
Vale slowly comes to realise that Chloe has her own plans for him.
⢠So, You're Anne McCaffrey
Some biographical information and anecdotes
⢠The Greatest Love
Peter Kellogg's wife, Cecily, can't have children. So his twin sister Patricia agrees to be a host mother. But Cecily's mother is surprisingly hostile to the procedure.
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Helpful Score: 1
Well let's just say Anne McCaffrey has some better books!
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Great collection of short stories! Intro by author, Illustrations by Michael Wheelan
13 The Girl Who Heard Dragons [Pern] nv
65 Velvet Fields
77 Euterpe on a Fling
89 Duty Calls [Fleet]
119 A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty [Fleet]
139 The Mandalay Cure [Mandalay; Fleet]
153 A Flock of Geese
169 The Greatest Love
227 A Quiet One
255 If Madam Likes You...
269 Zulei, Grace, Nimshi and the Damnyankees
295 Cinderella Switch
309 Habit Is an Old Horse
319 Lady-in-Waiting
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A collection of 15 short stories.

Contents (possible spoilers)

⢠Cinderella Switch
Who is the intriguing guest at the Fomalhaut ball? And what is the secret of her fascinating hi-tech costume?
⢠If Madam Likes You ....
"Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three."
⢠The Girl Who Heard Dragons (Pern series)
Aramina, a 'holdless' child, can 'hear' the dragons as they talk to each other, and warn of Threadfall. This makes her valuable to various unsavoury characters.
⢠Velvet Fields
Humans colonising a seemingly deserted planet learn to their cost that the natives are still present, waiting to mature.
⢠Euterpe on a Fling
The live audience give an opera singer a standing ovation; the radio audience disagrees.
⢠Duty Calls (Brain & Brawn)
Brainship Bil Hansing and new Brawn B'ghra Hrrunalkharr, a Hrruban, camouflage themselves to gather vital information from an informant.
⢠A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty
Surgeon Bardie performs a brilliant operation on wounded pilot Roger O'Hara to save his life. But then he won't wake up.
⢠The Mandalay Cure
A shipload of war-weary soldiers desperately require some R&R before their next battle.
⢠A Flock of Geese
Chloe controls the cave, the only safe haven during the devastating time storms.
⢠A Quiet One
Peri desperately wants to ride a real horse. The only way is to try for a job at the Working Farm.
⢠Zulei, Grace, Nimshi, and the Damnyankees
A plantation slave uses her powers to save her owners during the American Civil War.
⢠Habit is an Old Horse
Knock stands in his paddock, wondering why his mistress no longer visits him.
⢠Lady in Waiting
Recently widowed Sally discovers that the old chest in the box room contains a surprise.
⢠The Bones Do Lie
Vale slowly comes to realise that Chloe has her own plans for him.
⢠So, You're Anne McCaffrey
Some biographical information and anecdotes
⢠The Greatest Love
Peter Kellogg's wife, Cecily, can't have children. So his twin sister Patricia agrees to be a host mother. But Cecily's mother is surprisingly hostile to the procedure.
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A collection of novellas. Pure Mccaffrey!
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A great collection of short stories.
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good,really deep fantasy.
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A great collection of short stories- a few more sci/fi than fantasy.
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A collection of 15 short stories.

Contents (possible spoilers)

⢠Cinderella Switch
Who is the intriguing guest at the Fomalhaut ball? And what is the secret of her fascinating hi-tech costume?
⢠If Madam Likes You ....
"Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three."
⢠The Girl Who Heard Dragons (Pern series)
Aramina, a 'holdless' child, can 'hear' the dragons as they talk to each other, and warn of Threadfall. This makes her valuable to various unsavoury characters.
⢠Velvet Fields
Humans colonising a seemingly deserted planet learn to their cost that the natives are still present, waiting to mature.
⢠Euterpe on a Fling
The live audience give an opera singer a standing ovation; the radio audience disagrees.
⢠Duty Calls (Brain & Brawn)
Brainship Bil Hansing and new Brawn B'ghra Hrrunalkharr, a Hrruban, camouflage themselves to gather vital information from an informant.
⢠A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty
Surgeon Bardie performs a brilliant operation on wounded pilot Roger O'Hara to save his life. But then he won't wake up.
⢠The Mandalay Cure
A shipload of war-weary soldiers desperately require some R&R before their next battle.
⢠A Flock of Geese
Chloe controls the cave, the only safe haven during the devastating time storms.
⢠A Quiet One
Peri desperately wants to ride a real horse. The only way is to try for a job at the Working Farm.
⢠Zulei, Grace, Nimshi, and the Damnyankees
A plantation slave uses her powers to save her owners during the American Civil War.
⢠Habit is an Old Horse
Knock stands in his paddock, wondering why his mistress no longer visits him.
⢠Lady in Waiting
Recently widowed Sally discovers that the old chest in the box room contains a surprise.
⢠The Bones Do Lie
Vale slowly comes to realise that Chloe has her own plans for him.
⢠So, You're Anne McCaffrey
Some biographical information and anecdotes
⢠The Greatest Love
Peter Kellogg's wife, Cecily, can't have children. So his twin sister Patricia agrees to be a host mother. But Cecily's mother is surprisingly hostile to the procedure.
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Loved this story. Anything to do with dragons is for me, sharing an extra copy I discovered in my personal stash.
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This is a book of short stories. The Girl Who Heard Dragons is a story that takes place on Pern. Aramina's story is continued in The Renegades of Pern.
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I think that the book was great, as are all of her books. I had already read the paperback version, but was disappointed in it, because it appeared that the story was cut short and another story started up, without any kind of notice given. I had thought that there was a misprint error, in the book.
After buying this cassette book, I found the same problem. My complaint with this cassette book (and the paperback version)is, that there was no indication of these being two books in one. There was/is nothing on the cover, or inside the book indicating that it actually contained more than one story and that they were not connected in any way. Please do not let my comments stop you from reading/listening to this story, as it is a good story (but apparently with no ending).

George B.
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A collection of 15 short stories.

Contents (possible spoilers)

⢠Cinderella Switch
Who is the intriguing guest at the Fomalhaut ball? And what is the secret of her fascinating hi-tech costume?
⢠If Madam Likes You ....
"Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three."
⢠The Girl Who Heard Dragons (Pern series)
Aramina, a 'holdless' child, can 'hear' the dragons as they talk to each other, and warn of Threadfall. This makes her valuable to various unsavoury characters.
⢠Velvet Fields
Humans colonising a seemingly deserted planet learn to their cost that the natives are still present, waiting to mature.
⢠Euterpe on a Fling
The live audience give an opera singer a standing ovation; the radio audience disagrees.
⢠Duty Calls (Brain & Brawn)
Brainship Bil Hansing and new Brawn B'ghra Hrrunalkharr, a Hrruban, camouflage themselves to gather vital information from an informant.
⢠A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty
Surgeon Bardie performs a brilliant operation on wounded pilot Roger O'Hara to save his life. But then he won't wake up.
⢠The Mandalay Cure
A shipload of war-weary soldiers desperately require some R&R before their next battle.
⢠A Flock of Geese
Chloe controls the cave, the only safe haven during the devastating time storms.
⢠A Quiet One
Peri desperately wants to ride a real horse. The only way is to try for a job at the Working Farm.
⢠Zulei, Grace, Nimshi, and the Damnyankees
A plantation slave uses her powers to save her owners during the American Civil War.
⢠Habit is an Old Horse
Knock stands in his paddock, wondering why his mistress no longer visits him.
⢠Lady in Waiting
Recently widowed Sally discovers that the old chest in the box room contains a surprise.
⢠The Bones Do Lie
Vale slowly comes to realise that Chloe has her own plans for him.
⢠So, You're Anne McCaffrey
Some biographical information and anecdotes
⢠The Greatest Love
Peter Kellogg's wife, Cecily, can't have children. So his twin sister Patricia agrees to be a host mother. But Cecily's mother is surprisingly hostile to the procedure.
reviewed The Girl Who Heard Dragons on + 67 more book reviews
A collection of 15 short stories.

Contents (possible spoilers)

⢠Cinderella Switch
Who is the intriguing guest at the Fomalhaut ball? And what is the secret of her fascinating hi-tech costume?
⢠If Madam Likes You ....
"Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three."
⢠The Girl Who Heard Dragons (Pern series)
Aramina, a 'holdless' child, can 'hear' the dragons as they talk to each other, and warn of Threadfall. This makes her valuable to various unsavoury characters.
⢠Velvet Fields
Humans colonising a seemingly deserted planet learn to their cost that the natives are still present, waiting to mature.
⢠Euterpe on a Fling
The live audience give an opera singer a standing ovation; the radio audience disagrees.
⢠Duty Calls (Brain & Brawn)
Brainship Bil Hansing and new Brawn B'ghra Hrrunalkharr, a Hrruban, camouflage themselves to gather vital information from an informant.
⢠A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty
Surgeon Bardie performs a brilliant operation on wounded pilot Roger O'Hara to save his life. But then he won't wake up.
⢠The Mandalay Cure
A shipload of war-weary soldiers desperately require some R&R before their next battle.
⢠A Flock of Geese
Chloe controls the cave, the only safe haven during the devastating time storms.
⢠A Quiet One
Peri desperately wants to ride a real horse. The only way is to try for a job at the Working Farm.
⢠Zulei, Grace, Nimshi, and the Damnyankees
A plantation slave uses her powers to save her owners during the American Civil War.
⢠Habit is an Old Horse
Knock stands in his paddock, wondering why his mistress no longer visits him.
⢠Lady in Waiting
Recently widowed Sally discovers that the old chest in the box room contains a surprise.
⢠The Bones Do Lie
Vale slowly comes to realise that Chloe has her own plans for him.
⢠So, You're Anne McCaffrey
Some biographical information and anecdotes
⢠The Greatest Love
Peter Kellogg's wife, Cecily, can't have children. So his twin sister Patricia agrees to be a host mother. But Cecily's mother is surprisingly hostile to the procedure.
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A great new book of fifteen stories from Anne McCaffrey, including one new tale from Pern. Accompanied by 24 interior sketches and drawings by Michael Whelan.
reviewed The Girl Who Heard Dragons on + 67 more book reviews
A collection of 15 short stories.

Contents (possible spoilers)

⢠Cinderella Switch
Who is the intriguing guest at the Fomalhaut ball? And what is the secret of her fascinating hi-tech costume?
⢠If Madam Likes You ....
"Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three."
⢠The Girl Who Heard Dragons (Pern series)
Aramina, a 'holdless' child, can 'hear' the dragons as they talk to each other, and warn of Threadfall. This makes her valuable to various unsavoury characters.
⢠Velvet Fields
Humans colonising a seemingly deserted planet learn to their cost that the natives are still present, waiting to mature.
⢠Euterpe on a Fling
The live audience give an opera singer a standing ovation; the radio audience disagrees.
⢠Duty Calls (Brain & Brawn)
Brainship Bil Hansing and new Brawn B'ghra Hrrunalkharr, a Hrruban, camouflage themselves to gather vital information from an informant.
⢠A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty
Surgeon Bardie performs a brilliant operation on wounded pilot Roger O'Hara to save his life. But then he won't wake up.
⢠The Mandalay Cure
A shipload of war-weary soldiers desperately require some R&R before their next battle.
⢠A Flock of Geese
Chloe controls the cave, the only safe haven during the devastating time storms.
⢠A Quiet One
Peri desperately wants to ride a real horse. The only way is to try for a job at the Working Farm.
⢠Zulei, Grace, Nimshi, and the Damnyankees
A plantation slave uses her powers to save her owners during the American Civil War.
⢠Habit is an Old Horse
Knock stands in his paddock, wondering why his mistress no longer visits him.
⢠Lady in Waiting
Recently widowed Sally discovers that the old chest in the box room contains a surprise.
⢠The Bones Do Lie
Vale slowly comes to realise that Chloe has her own plans for him.
⢠So, You're Anne McCaffrey
Some biographical information and anecdotes
⢠The Greatest Love
Peter Kellogg's wife, Cecily, can't have children. So his twin sister Patricia agrees to be a host mother. But Cecily's mother is surprisingly hostile to the procedure.
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Sci-fi has often intrigued me, and Anne McCaffrey, whatever her faults, writes good science fiction. Warning: this book is an anthology and contains more than one story.