It was good, followed the characters correctly, and the ending was as expected.(Which is a good thing in this case)
Dune meets Tolkein
I was a little perturbed at the ending. It did not give some answers that would be required if this is the last book of Algaesia.
Worth a read, you will have to trudge through some boring parts and do not get your heart set on having all questions answered and a clear future for all main characters.
not what I thought
He is a great reader
I was a little disappointed, not as good as the other books. Seemed like he was just trying to finish off the story. After all the build up about the final battle, it was rather short and he spent more time on the after story
Maybe but only the abridged version
Let any of the main characters be happy in the end. I realize this is a sci-fi but really no one could end up happliy together not even one couple. Eragon being twenty something has never even kissed a girl and couldn't even kiss Arya goodbye. Ending stunk.
magicians getting their heads cut off on the way to galbatorix chamber
Very wordy. You can tell it was written by a very talented young man. Enfaces on Young with no romantic Experience except between the dragons and then they were only mating.
I believe this was written more for boys who like history and fighting, no mushy stuff. lol
I honestly enjoy most fantasy series. Christopher Paolini's was no exception. While his age was fairly obvious to me at the beginning of this series, by this book, he had developed into his own style as a mature, thoughtful author who had some obvious influences but had embraced his own idea of fantasy and was comfortable running with it.
The one criticism I have of almost any fantasy book that followed Tolkien, is that practically by definition, they are formulaic. It is hard to break away from that. While Paolini didn't end this book completely without surprise, if you thought about where the story had to go, it was pretty straightforward.
All in all, I think it was a great book with fascinating characters and a unique take on classic fantasy. Paolini is a talented writer and I look forward to his future works.
I admit that I'm probably more than a little bias in this review. I have been with this series from the beginning. I loved the parts with Rorin. It really shows how the acts of normal people can make a difference in the world.
I will say up front that I didnt finish. This book was supposed to be about getting the last dragon and Eragon getting a partner and Carbajal village getting a home and stuff like that. That was what I wanted, and having read the rest of the story I think I had solid reasons for my expectations.
Well I listened until I couldnt stand the boredom any longer and then I started skipping around. We don't get to really meet the green dragon. Not really, its a cameo at best. In terms of the rest of the story there was nothing - literally nothing that held my interest.
The first book was good - the second book was better, the third book was bad, and this one is worse, imho.
I have listened to all of the Inheritance books, and held such high hopes for this book.... Sadly it did not deliver. Paolini has done such an amazing job is his other books, but in this one I think he fell short. It appears as though the editors in the other books said "sure put that in" to so many ideas, which left Paolini having to conclude them in this book. While saying, "While I hold a grudge against you, I decide not too take my vengance, because we have been building it up in 3 books, and I am just tired and lazy at this point.", is a conclusion, who really wants to read that? The editor should have said look, you have too many loose ends, do not create more, but what did Paolini do??? He created yet more! This book had the potential as did a continuing series, but this book left me uninterested in any continuation. To future listeners, by all means conclude the series, just do not hold high hopes.
Gerard Doyle is superb in his performance! You do not even need him to tell you which character is speaking, you can tell just by listening.
In this epic saga we finally get to meet the terrible Galbatorix. The culmination of a much speculated battle with all of the races involved. I loved this whole series, but I have to say my favorite book was Eldest when he changes and becomes more elf like. That is where I was a little disappointed in this last book because I wanted him to marry Arya. The ending was a surprise, but as he says in his interview afterwards, it leaves him open to a sequel.
The entire series is as good as the hunger games and almost as good as Harry Potter.
No I have not.
It made me laugh and cry and my stomach churn at some of the horrible scenes.
I highly recommend this series, one of my all time favorites.
A different narrator. Gerald Doyle has a high pitched voice which has little to recommend it for this type of story. His attempts to pantomime shouting is over done and reminiscent of a child telling a high energy story in a library, while the overbearing librarian is standing nearby, eagerly waiting to shush anyone who dared to raise their voice to audible levels. On top of all this, his voice and accent is similar enough to the Geico Gecko's voice that you can't help but visualize that this is, in fact, the character who is reading the story. Over all, Mr. Doyle's performance made this story a chore to listen to in spite of the quality of the writing.
I'm sure Mr. Doyle is an excellent narrator, just not for this type of story.
The writing of this story lives up to the, rather high, expectation that I had for it based on the previous books in this series.
The reading is great, but the story itself is so drawn out with fillers and the scenes of the final confrontation with Galbotorix are so mind bendingly cliche I wish I hadn't spent the money.