Flat out awesome!
Simply a fantastic performance. I'm going to look and see what other books Gerard Doyle has read. The variation of voices used is great. The emotion of the characters really came through. I know guys aren't suppose to have feelings but Mr Doyle will does a fine job of reminding you that they are there.
I think a film of this series with a decent budget would rival that of Lord of The Rings. Mr. Paolini deserves any and all the good results that come from this book. I know there was a movie done on this already but books relay a far better story. I think someone needs to take a swing at it.
I'm watching for other books by this author. I plan to have my daughter read this series.
I am a vet student, and I graduate in 2014.
The relationships that were developed throughout the series.
Maybe lord of the rings because there is a long quest and a struggle between good and evil.
All the dragons. He made their voices so unique and whimsical.
This book did not live up to its potential in my mind nor did it have to end like it did. My disappointment is largely directed to the state of the relationships between several main characters at the end. It could have been handled a lot better. I'm stuck with a bad taste in my mouth, similar to that of Mass Effect 3.
I'm falling asleep.
Disappointment, sadness, anger. I do not appreciate investing this kind of time in a series to be left with an ending that makes me want to forget ever hearing about it.
I might. In fact, I just listened to it for the second time, in part because I initially forgot I had listened to it before.
He did a pretty good job, even considering the range of voices to do
No, it was good, but neither great nor poor.
I didn't feel the book was as bad as some reviewers suggest. Yes, he could use an editor that forced him to "tighten things up" a bit, but he's FAR, FAR better (in that sense) than, say, Robert Jordan. He occasionally dwelled on things of little relevance, but it wasn't for entire books at a time.
The only thing I thought was a bit crazy was the whole maudlin "farewell tour" in the epilogue. I like a good epilogue (I had to write my own because the one at the end of Harry Potter 7 was unsatisfactory), but this was just silly.
Also, the whole "where do the dragons" go decision seemed a bit odd -- certainly there are other solutions.
I have listened to the other books in this series with diminishing enjoyment of each successive book but because I wanted to finish the series and get some closure I finally picked up this book when it dropped from 2 credits down to 1. I shouldn't have bothered. I LOATHE THIS BOOK. I'm barely two hours in and every paragraph is agony. I'd have stopped listening after only one hour but I paid a month's credit for this blasted thing and I have to get my money's worth. I have listened to a lot of books via Audible, some great, some not so great and some were bad but never have I wanted a refund. Until Now!
Please Audible can I have my credit back and erase this book from my library? I know I've already invested 70 hours in Eragon's story but frankly I don't care. Screw closure. Eragon can rot in unresolved plot hell I just want my credit back so I can put it towards another book, ANY other book.
When Eragon was friend zoned at the end, cracked me up.
Gerard did a great job reading this book, though I had trouble adjusting to the way he did the Dragon's voices. I had to stop thinking "Cookie Monster". After a while my mind just accepted it. Other then that, the story was told very well.
The first 5 chapters of this book need to be burned and rewritten, other then that, this book was great.
Gerard Doyal has an amazing way of Narrating and bringing all of the characters to life. You forgot it was one person reading all of the voices.
I would rank this Series up there with Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. You are pulled into the world of imagination, become enthrawled with the story and learn to care about so many of the characters while hating others.
laughed, cryed and empathized.
Now that I have completed the series I will miss the characters. I look forward to the next adventure with Christopher Paolini.
I didn't really like that the book ended with a depressing note. Eragon should have been left happy that they won the war and would be able to see his friends and family.
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!