This is one of the best narrated series. I love Gerard Doyle's narration and Christopher Paolini's writing is awesome! I think it's better than the Harry Potter series. I highly recommend you listen to the entire series.
Well it is obvious that this book was written to satisfy the public who wanted another book in the series and make someone a lot of money. I was stunned, no almost angered to have sat through 29 and a half hours of book to find out the whole story was about a sword? You gotta be kidding me. There is no real progression to the story line of our hero, Eragon. This is a filler book until the author decides to wrap up the series. And hopefully, that will be in the next book because I do not intend to waste my money or time on another book in the series like this one.
One could wait for the next book in the series to come out and be up to speed with Eragon in about a chapter or two, because not really that much happens in this book.
I would highly recommend the abridged version IF you must read this one. It's just not worth sitting through 30 hours of unabridged reading.
This is my favorite in the series so far. My twist & turns along with some answers to the unknown. Now I want another one to see where he characters are going. Very enjoyable book.
I was excited to read this book, but it seemed to be overladen with adjectives and redundancy. The romantic parts are fleeting. The mindset of Eragon is still childish. But the story is still interesting. The author has introduced some new aspects in the dragon lore that were interesting. The next book should be promising.
I loved Eragon and Eldest, but this book was awful. This is only the second time in my life that I walked away from a book before finishing it. I got so tired of the battle after battle with no story to go with it that I just had to stop. I don't care about the characters anymore.
I really thought this was supposed to be a trilogy, but now he is milking it for more.
The story is dragging on, and it is really hurting the story line, in my opinion.
The characters are all still very good, but when you drag a story out, it hurts the telling.
I enjoyed the first book and thought the second was okay, but htis one really had a hard time keeping my attention. I found the characters actions to be confused and inconsistant, often taking actions that were not in their character and the plot seemed to wander around not really accomplishing anything nor developing the characters to any great depth. I accepted the blatent Tolkein Clones for the first book since the author was so young, but it is wearing thin.
Christopher's verbiage and the rest of his writing skills are astounding for one so young.
As one 'so old' I thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
Keep up the good work Christopher I can't wait 'til you're 40 or so!!! God Bless you and good luck with you career. Kathy Meyers <><
Not as predictable as I had thought it might be. I enjoyed the story and the narration. I had difficulty sticking with it when I tried to read the paper version of these books, but found the audio version to be very enjoyable.
Although this may not be the best fantasy series ever written and that it may lack some of the things that others have written within their comments, I happened to enjoyed this book along with the other books within this series. I enjoyed the storyline, I enjoyed the different characters, and I particularly enjoyed the narrator. Although I do agree that parts of the book can be slow, it did not make me want to stop listening and besides books tend to become slow when the author start to explain why things are. I think if you enjoy fantasy as I do, you will enjoy this book as well as the other books within the series. (you have to start off with the first book of this series or you will be lost within the story) This is a child/young adult book, and it must be viewed as such. You can not compare a book written for an adult to one written for a child/young adult. Having said that, if you can separate a fantasy book written for an adult from one written for a child/young adult, then you will not be disappointed.