Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
I feel as if this is the weakest of the Inheritance Cycle novels. There is a lot of talking, set-up, and explanation going on in this book, and it's a little short on action. Even the battle scene at the end of the book is not quite up to the level of the other 3 books. There are some big revelations in this installment that are quite exciting and make it still a very good novel, and very important in the series, but not the most exciting of the four books.
The overall performance is good but the voices of elves and dragon are still horrible in the second book. I was hoping Saphiras voice would have evolved so she wouldn't sound like a hoarse frog.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
At first I hated having Rorin's story added but in the end I loved it.
The end battle where lots of people saw each other again but I don't wanna ruin it for others
I loved it and read the other
The performers dragon voices could have been normal as it is their mind talking
Probably, but i have one major complaint stated below.
In terms of Christopher Paolini's book, my favorite charecter is Saphira; I love her personality. Loving when needed, fierce when angry, but always amused by the events around her.
In terms of Gerard Doyle's reading of it, I HATE Saphira (exoplained below). However I really like his interpretation of Roran.
Gerard Doyle's Roran is very well done. He does a great job of expressing Roran's emotions and tone during his speeches to the people of Carvahall.
When I read this book on my own i always pictured Saphira with a normal female voice, and motherly at that. Perhaps if she spoke aloud it would sound as Doyle makes it, but she doesn't; she speaks with her mind and can have whatever voice she wants and i always pictured it as motherly. Doyle makes her sound like a Troll, hoarse and gravely.
The Riders have returned and war is in the air.
I loved the growth and depth of the characters. The double, sometimes triple story line was well written and easy to follow. The number of characters is amazing
I came to appreciate Roain more in this story. He begins as a simple young man looking for a job and family, and becomes the leader of his community, making the difficult decisions that leaders have to. It's serves as a reminder of the difficult decisions all of us have to make.
Sopheria - her gruff female dragon voice has to be difficult and then to show playfulness, anger, concern, and shame - outstanding job!
I love the twist at the end of the story. I can't w a it to begin listening to Resingr.
It's a great series, entertaining,
Yes, really the narration over all is very good. But his voice for saphira sounds like cookie monster it makes me giggle every time she speaks
I really loved this book but I almost couldn't get through it. The guy reading this book makes it almost unsufferable. If someone else were reading this I would have given it 5 stars... but with this guy.. I wouldnt recommend it in this audo version.
Yes... Probably the same from the first movie.. only hopefully it will be better made.
GREAT BOOK!! Just read it yourself... because Gerard Doyle Sucks.
I just achieved App Scholar!! 1000 hours in 1 yr 7 mo and 10 days!!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible
This book is as good as the first!! Eragon and Saphire go to the elves to further their training,Eragon transforms into a boy to a man/elf...Now a true warrior and the biggest battle to come,what lies ahead will test the time for Eragon and Saphire...Roran,Mertagg,
the twins and a host of others from book one will cross Eragons path and only a few will be left standing!!! A very good read,can't wait to start book three!!!!!
I've lost count of how many times I've read this series, I love the story-line. This the second time I've listened through it and definitely will not be the last! Gerard Doyle does a fantastic job reading it, I love his voice. Easy listen!
It's a great story & it's read very well.
He's so talented with changing his voice to fit the characters.
I just wish the recorded quality was better. I was expecting better from Audible. It was not as good as the CD we bought for book 1.