step back into the world of Alagaesia, in the 2nd book of the inheritance trilogy, the first book was merely an appetizer, this book could very well be my favorite
I really enjoyed this audiobook, am looking forward to the next one. Would reccomend this for anyone interested in fantasy genre.
This book is very entertaining and inventive. Everything in this imaginary world fits together neatly and there are multilayered plots that are cleverly woven together by the author. It really approaches “Lord of the Rings” in places, although it is impossible for anyone to be as original as Tolkein again. I think. I was not crazy about the voice of the dragon as it sounded like a gravely male dragon instead of a female dragon, but I got used to it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to those who like fantasy novels.
My son (age 11) and I find this novel boring. We read the first novel out loud, and while it was a bit of a task, the underlying story of a dragon rider intrigued us. This sequel, sadly, only continues the writer's tendancy to intrusive and numbing descriptiveness that subtracts from the experience. Seemingly endless accounts of every vale, glade, heather, peak, etc blur and muddy the landscape rather than enhance and define it. Similarly, the innumerable side characters, of whom ancient lineage, poems, and tales are recounted in stupifying detail, detract from what few distinct characters the writer has created.
Unlike other stories, which my son and I have eagerly anticipated listening to, such as the "Percy Jackson" series, this one has been forgotten about. After slogging thru the first 5 hours, we have largely given up. I can't remember anytime I have looked forward to a movie version of a book to make its story appealing.
1st of let me put credit where credit is due. The narrator did a superb jod. His voices for the different charecters were worthy. The author on the other hand failed misserable. He builds Eragon up monumentally for 21 hours and then asks you to believe something that goes against everything he just told you leaving you flat and unfulfilled. It seams to be an insult to your inteligence. Even if he can exsplain what happened it would, at the least, make the last 21 hours a waist of time. I for one am not sure I even care to see how this one ends.
Listening version is amazing!
But let's be honest, it will never match a good old school reading!!!!
He's a true human hero!!!
He has flaws, but he also endures his trials without hesitation!!!
Just the same.
These are great books, but due to the length of these books I have had to take a break and have not read past this one. Its a great book dont get me wrong but the time spent on descriptions could be shortened. Really, I listened for almost an hour to Eragon watching ants. Although I never read abridged versions of books I would like if there was an abridged version of these books. The narrator does a good job.