Yes, i like to go back for a different interpretation of events
That he covered all the bases, and those he did not he makes clear they will be for other books.
Rorin giveing it to King Orin
Chris did a great job. I think people are mad because their a bunch of winy babies who wanted thing to go the way THEY wanted, not the way that logicaly needed to happen. If an auther wrights just to please the readers and not to fulfill his storie then thats the real dissapointment. Chris did a great job and i love the ending. Some stories are not ment to go on forever, even if the charicters are.
The narrator: He is worse than ever before.
Also the the story completly failed to engage me in any way.
Im starting to think, the only reason I read the 3rd book was because I had just read the 1st and second. The characters have, after being fleshed out in great detail at first, steadily been reduced to one dimensional characters, that its impossible to relate to.
I was disappointed. The book was bad, the narrator was too and I should have listened to myself and not bought both parts of the book, when even the preview was unbearable to listen to.
The story was ok at best. The ending while interesting seemed very lack luster. I did however really enjoy the interview at the the end. I hope very much he will come back to the stories of Alagaesia and fill out the gaping holes he has left behind with this book. Narrator was great uses all the same voices for the same characters. Over all I don't believe this book is worth 2 credits and i should have waiting until the price can down a bit.
This was really well done and was I think the best of the cycle things got wrapped up nicely but let room for revisiting Alagasia later on.
Here it is in a nutshell:
Great story ruined by a horrid ending and a plot that you just keeps dragging along.. chapter after chapter of useless ^%$#.
Just make up an ending for the series for yourself, it'll probably be more interesting.
This is the first time I wish I could return an audiobook.
Excellent Tetralogy! This is an addictive, totally engulfing series, which gripped me from the beginning & wouldn't let me go. Only the Harry Potter Septology exceeds it as a modern Escapism series! However none other compare. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, Christopher Paolini stayed true to the story line, He prepared us for ending with the Herbalist Angela's premonition of Eragon's future early in the series. Just remember, some endings aren't just an end, they are also a new beginning full of wonders & possibilities! He did a great job of wrapping up the story of Eragon & Saphira.
I can't wait for his future work & I would suggest he offer us a prequel entailing the rise & fall of the riders using Eragon or the Eldunarí as narrators to the young rider & Who is Angela The Herbalist & why is she so well respected, as well as other story lines I can't mention w/out giving away the last volume.
I have waited like most to see the conclusion of this story however; after completing book four I was left unsatisfied. Saying this does not mean book four was not a great book, and a brilliant, catching story line. I am completely satisfied with how the characters have grown and have taken on their distinct roles throughout the story; and how the author tied up all the loose ends in all the different relationships throughout the story. I must say, the story line has been good throughout all four books, but for all my anticipation in waiting for the fourth book, I would never have guessed this very unexpected sad ending. The one thing I hoped for doesn't happen and it sorta makes me feel everything was sorta vain. I just wished the last chapter went something along the lines, "and they lived happily ever after" But, great, great, excellent story. Gerald is the perfect narrator.
This book is huge. Not a bad thing. But the storyline structure and character continuity throughout the book was lacking in many respects. I was disappointed. I expected more from this book and from it's author. The story was unfocused, fragmented, and strained. He has moments of great writing and then he slips quickly into the tedious minutia and lack luster details. They could have cut a quarter of the book out and no one would have noticed. I am not sure what he was aiming for but he missed. I think if he would have put more effort into this book it could have been great. Now I am left to think what could have been. His editor needs to be taken aside and re-educated as to how to edit a novel and how to keep a writer focused. Me thinks he envisioned himself a modern day Tolkien in his efforts. In this he is wrong.
great and long awaited end to a series. Gerard Doyle is the perfect narrator for this series and style of writing. I cannot put my finger on what has changed, probably just a more mature author, but it just didn't drum up the same excitement in me. It is still well written, and I still enjoyed it. It may have been better if it was edited down a bit more. Thank you Mr. Paolini for a great ride. I look forward to reading your next project.
The last book pretty much ruined it for me. It felt like he was trying too hard to tie things up and didn't do the story justice.