Fantastic, unique, well written
THIS SERIES IS A VERY GOOD LISTEN AND VERY WELL ACKTED OUT.
Disappointing read, it seemed to lack direction, and cohesion. What little action that there was came as a refreshing counter point to the rest of the plodding story line. The voice of the dragon, Saphira was a bit childishly done and got more annoying as the book dragged on. Over all it was not as good as the last two books.
Clasic SCI-FI and fantasy is my thing
I know they consider it a kids book.......who cares! This is a good series for anyone who wants a different approach to the world of magic and dragons. The story of a boy striding to be the best he can be against unbearable odds.The flow of the novels is smooth from one to the next, a great read for kids and adults.
I would rank it at the top, the voice acting is very good.
The fantasy around the whole story.
The voices, I think he did a wonderful job.
There were a couple moments were I was in shock but not to any extreme.
The Inheritance cycle is a little too full of cliche for my liking. It's not a terrible story, but there are so many other fantasy stories that are so much better. The reader does a good job, though, and is the primary reason I made it through these books. I know the fourth one has come out, but I really doubt I'll be reading it.
Nothing like someone reading you a story, then having a nap. What a life.
Yes without a second thought. this was an excellant story. The narration by Gerard Doyle brought the story to life
The way the dragons are presented
There is nothing that beats a good story except maybe a nap. This being read beat the nap
I rank books by the series. I'd have to put this series in my top ten.
Saphira the dragon. She is awesome.
It got me excited. So glad there is finally a series where dragons are actually cool. Unlike anything from Anne McCaffrey.
I still love the narrator! He really brings the characters to life. There is more character development - the author keeps giving you different sides about characters you are already in love with. The story picks up right where it left off with the last book and goes strong throughout all the parts so far.
with this book, the author did try to catch people up on what's happened in the previous books a bit at the beginning - which is new. it's not bad at all and really doesn't take away from the book, but I was so looking forward to the next and the next and the next things that happen that it was like "yeah, yeah... i was there.. c'mon...". And sometimes he fixates on some small details for a little too long for my taste, but Patience is not one of my virtues! lol
I liked that they used the same narrator, kept the flow of the characters the same, had the same tempo as the other books. etc. It was just like the first 2 books never left off really. This book is by far bigger, but so much happens and you really don't feel like the book drones at all or that the author is just adding pages for the sake of adding pages.
I'm really torn. I want to know how everything wraps up, but don't want this series to end. I can definately see this turning into a franchise like the D&D books have - everyone has so much life and back story to tell!
I really liked the wedding... Or maybe the fight in HellGrind... though I really like the trial of the 2 swords too...
After reading the negative reviews for Brisingr because it was too long and drawn out, I hesitated spending 2 credits to listen to it. Glad I did. Anyone who has listened to Tom Clancy knows what long and drawn out can be, but Christopher Paolini for the most part kept my interest the whole time. Gerald Doyle is a superb narrator which helps too. Many have also criticized Paolini for the extent he covers the politics of the different races. While he could have abbreviated it a little, I found it interesting and necessary to understand why the characters behave the way they do.
I'm not a 'young adult' (except in my mind) and so not directly in the target audience for this series. And, it is most definitely directed at the younger reader - so don't expect to struggle with concepts, character motivations or figuring out who wins in the end. But, if you're looking for a light - very long- listen as for driving distances or quilting on a rainy Saturday afternoon, you can't go wrong.