The story and the performance are absolutely wonderful! I will now be looking for everything narrated by Doyle.
All books are flawed in some way - we can always find something to nit pick about, but this series is remarkable since no one wanted to publish the first book, somewhat like Harry Potter books. It's nice to know that we readers can make a difference - hopefully it will send a message to publishers. BTW, a GR8 read!!!!!! Or listen ...............
Christopher Paoli continues to grow in skill as an author. This book is filled with very profound thinking and ideas. It proceeds at a measured pace, and keeps the reader enthralled. I am eagerly awaiting the final book of The Inheritance Trilogy, though will be sad to see the end. These stories keep me coming back to listen over and over again. The author's writing transcends the ages of readers. Early teens through adults will enjoy reading Eldest and Eragon. It's a shame the movie industry gave the first installment such a poor treatment. I hope another studio gives The Inheritance Trilogy another chance with a a director such as Peter Jackson. The story has the potential for success to rival Lord of the Rings.
What an amazing first novel. While critics of this novel say that it is to similar to JRR Tolkiens lord of the rings trilogy. Yes there are some similarities, but there are far more significant differences. With a very drawing story and in depth characters this is one of my favorite novels of the year.
After his first book, I was excited to download and listen to this second book in his triology. However, I was somewhat disappointed. This book seemed to be full of philisophical ramblings that really didn't help get the story anywhere. I anticipate the third book to be better but recommend reading this one only so you know what's going on in the third.
I really enjoyed the Eragon audio book and was looking forward to Eldest.
The Eragon plot was good and the voices suited the characters including a female voice for the female dragon. In Eldest the same female dragon now has a rough male voice which ruined the audio book for me.
Eldest has an extremely complex plot and seemed to go on and on and on and on. My daughter enjoyed it but I could not finish it.
In summary Eragon was like the Hobbit, readable, concise with great character development. Eldest is more like the second book of the Lord of the Rings and I just lost patience with it.
This is a wonderful story. I loved listening to it and I was very disappointed when it was over. I can't wait till the next book in the series comes out!