It served its purpose as background noise. Were I reading this, I wouldn't be able to complete it. It is your average fantasy story where a couple heroes face impossible odds but continue trudging along all the same just to fall into the next issue. I feel this book was wasted pages that could have easily been one chapter in the next book. The whole thing just seems to be a set up for the third book rather than serving the story itself.
Lack of story development. The first book opened the doors for Paolini's world. This book just seemed like a filler book to pad his series. I'm all for explaining why things are how they are or the history behind events taking place but a whole book of it just drags and drags.
I like Gerard Doyle's performance. A lot of people give him grief over his dragon voices but how would you expect them to sound? The felt his voices made the dragons sound ancient and powerful, which dragons are. I found his voices far better then that of the dragon in the movie which made her sound like any other female voice. I also feel Doyle does a good job distinguishing the characters through voices.
Absolutely. It seems like the only purpose for this book was to stall for the next one.
If you are interested in hearing explanations as to how Paolini viewed things were created or long explanations as to why a small gesture that has no meaning to the story is done, read/listen to this book. If you are more interested in continuing the tale, I'd save your money, read the cliff notes, and start listening to the third book.
very much enjoyed the narrator's reading as always great choice and good job, the story picked up well from the previous book in the series and was well paced. I enjoy seeing the characters g r ow and change through their experiences weather they be good or bad ones. I was happy to hear more of Roran's story and finally witness his reunion with Eragon.
overall can't wait to start the next book, an entertaining and engaging series so far that if it proves it's self to me, might go into the histories of my life as one of my favorite series
As the sequal to "Eragon," "Eldest" does not fail to follow up as an exciting sequel filled with love, heroism, passion, heartbreak, and revalations that will leave you with a gaping mouth. I would recommend this book to any and all people who have any form of love for fantasy.
Rarely is the second book as good as the first but that is the case here!! It was so great and continued right where the first book left off!
would recommend this book to everyone. Love the elves and the dragons. Will be excited to read the next book.