I love this book, I must have read it fifty times. I bought this audio book so that I could hear my favorite story while on the road or doing the dishes. I instantly fell in love with this book all over again. This definetly went above and beyond my expectations.
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
Such a great book! I love the way that Paolini has grown in his writing method, and I really enjoy his style. This book is a continuation of The Inheritance Cycle, of course, and furthers the story and the understanding of the world Paolini created very well. I love how much the defining of the characters progresses in this book. Especially the Eragon, Aria, and Nasuada characters. The breadth of their characters triples in this book, in my opinion.
Paolini has really created a magical world, and has gone to great lengths to ensure the credibility and consistency of that world. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, and can't wait for the final installment!
Not if I wanted to keep them as "friends".
I suppose... If they were extremely bored, or I wanted to alienate them as "friends"
The voicing of Sapphira could have been better; i.e. - softer, more feminine. Too much emphasis and emotions in Eragon's voice makes him sound like a screaming baby.
I cried once I realized I bought the whole series up-front, and the story was becoming irritatingly stupid the further along I read. Seriously, by the time I was half-way through Book #2 in the series, I was so fed-up with the naive situations the Author imagined for his hero characters, I began cheering for Galbatorix to win and wipe them all out.
I'll give the Author points for effort, and ambition; but as for story-telling... Well, he's got a LOT of growing up to do. He's no Tolkein or Feist, but he's got potential. It would serve him well to get to know the real world in which we live, and has existed millenia before his time. Join the military, and learn what real military life is like; study more on the Art of War and how strategies really work, etc. He's greatly lacking in this area alone. Also, he should cast off whatever axe it is he has got to grind with religion, for his religious bigotry bleeds through into his writing, and it stinks. Way too young to be so opinionated about such things.
In summary: Take some time to grow personally and mature and your future works will improve I am sure. Good luck.
This comment is solely about Amazon/Audible's Whispersync feature, or the lack thereof on this title (Brisingr) - ie. the sync of your place in the book between the audiobook and ebook (kindle). Why is there no whispersync for this book, when there is for the other three in this series?I get that some books/series don't have it, and was told that it is up to the author and publisher to allow the feature --- yet, Eragon, Eldest, and Inheritance all have the feature, so what's the deal with just this title (Brisingr) not having it?I'm to the point where I make a book purchase in large part if this whispersync feature is available because I like switching back and forth from Kindle to Audiobook.So to not have it half way into a series I've started is kind of annoying.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
The forging and making of Brisingr was a great part
It really show Eragon understanding who he is a growing as well a Rorin
This is the pivotal book of the series setting up the eventual final battle. This book has much more character development, which makes it more interesting and makes the battles more poignant.
The mentor storyline.
I still like the portrayal of innocence and struggle in Eragon.
No, but it did keep me company on many a long drive.
I can't compare the two, I only have the audio version.
Eragon learning about his parents.
I've only heard Doyle's performances in the Eragon series, but I thought this book was his best performance ever!
All is fair in love and war.
I read physical copies of the first two books and I loved them. (Haters gunna hate...) Prior to a long solitary road trip, I thought I might download the third and continue the story while I was driving. After a few hours I couldn't take it anymore. Gerard Doyle was a fantastic narrator... until ANY of the dragon voices came in. If you have read the other books, you know that the dragons are an incredibly intelligent and advanced race, meeting or surpassing the human race in many ways. WHY then, do they (especially Saphira) sound like Yoda and Christian Bale's Batman got together and birthed some freakish spawn from hell?!? Gerard Doyle makes them sound like dumb animals who can barely put their thoughts together before trying to speak and vomit simultaneously. I would have been completely happy to finish the series via audiobook, but the dragon's voices completely ruined it for me. Guess I'll be picking up the last two and physically reading them anyways...