I loved the world of Pern. This story is no different. Though I had issued trying to following the characters. The books that Anne & Todd wrote during the second interval and third pass on Pern. It center around characters their dragons and two pandemics and the jump back and forth in time lines. the end has the main character Kindred going to the Benden Weri, but in Dragonsblood (not available in audio Anywhere) which was was written and published before this story, Kindred was already assigned to Benden to Weri and their was a illness with the dragons and the firelizards. So I had to go back a few time and re-listen some chapters to figure out what had happened. That being said, I still think this is a good book. Maybe not a top shelf Pern story but well worth the listening. I think the narrator did a great job keeping the voices straight.