Yes, Gerard Doyle does a fantastic job narrating!
Saphira because she's a dragon and Angela because she comical, mysterious and more powerful than expected.
Fantastic job of acting out each character.
Several - when Saphira was young, when Eragon began to learn the discipline of the elves and when Eragon made Brisingr.
Another epic, bound to be a classic like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter. Am astonished at how such a young man could develop such an in depth world.
I recommend this entire series to all my friends....and strangers if they stand still long enough. Throughout the series and within each book, the characters develop; there is nothing static about it. The detail is extraordinary, which is why the book has the size it does, but I wouldn't give up a single paragraph. There are certain observations by the characters, and little side stories that don't seem to mean anything at the time, but watch out for Paolini, he weaves these back in......and when you listen to the interview at the end you realize that those "threads" might pick up in another book. The 6th star goes to Gerard Doyle who in my opinion is the only master who could come up with different voices for DIFFERENT dragons. In the entire book, there wasn't a single time when I couldn't figure out who was talking before the author attributed the dialog with a ', "said Angela...,said Roran...,said Arya....,said Orrin" ' Truly an astounding range. You do need to start with the first book to get full measure from the story though. And do listen to the interview, it leaves the window open.
I would say that Inheritance ranks in the top 2 of all the audiobooks I have listened to so far. I am a new comer to the world of audiobooks and this ranks up there with the Harry Potter series for me. The storyteller Plays a huge part in drawing in the listeners to a book. I have read a book and not been into the book but hearing it from a storyteller such as Gerard Doyle made me put it in a different perspective. Gerard Doyle made me want to read the book after hearing him put the characters to life. I looked at the books for over a year and even saw the movie Eragon, but hearing the story told by Gerard made me go out and by the books and I wasn't disappointed in Christopher Paolini.
There were several memorable moments, Murtagh and Nesuada, The green egg hatching for Arya, Eragon realizing that he has to leave Alegasia for good.
He brings the characters to life. It's almost as if you were there witnessing the whole thing.
Yes, I wanted to listen to it in one setting but I was able to contain myself and spread it out over my travels when driving. I knew if I listened to it in one sitting then the series would be over and I wanted to prolong it for as long as I could
All time great book.I wish he would have taken the story out a little further but that is because I didn't want the story to end
Fun book but obviously made for young readers. The characters are a bit wooden, no sex enters any of the characters heads, and the characters speak like they are in a 50's comic book. Also this book is way to long as has all the series except the first. However I had fun with the stories.
The narrator, Gerard Doyle, once again did a wonderful job of delivering the story. He is a true professional.
I've only listened to the Eregon series. Mr. Doyle is, without question, one of the finest narrators I've ever listened to. I've been an Audible subscriber for almost 10 years now.
The escape from chain bondage.
The author's mastery of the English language is a joy to listen to. He skillfully uses a wide range of English words, which simply enhance the story and make it richer. I am looking forward to his future efforts. This four book series was well worth the cost, and paid off in many hours of
IN MUSICAL TERMS THE CRESCENDO PEAKED TOO EARLY. THE FINALE LASTED FOR HOURS AND HOURS OF FLAT DIALOGUE OF ENCOUNTERS OF THE UNDERWHELMING, UNSLICK, TELEGRAPH-HIS- TRICKERY EMPEROR . THIS DULL WITTED GALBATORIX WAS NO A MATCH FOR HIS PRESS.
Yes I'd recommend this book. If you started down this book's path, you'll want to know how it ends.
While Paolini does a nice job of tying up the story lines, it lacks the momentum and drama that I felt at the beginning of this tale.
On the other hand, I am glad that this story has concluded well like this, instead of rambling on for 15 books over the next 20 years.
To be completely fair:
Because I always multitask with audio books, I just couldn't get as entranced as used to with these characters. I hope to give this book another shake on a long car ride.
Gerard makes a multitude of characters easy to follow and enjoyable to listen to. A true dedication to understanding the characters which he breaths life into makes this entire series an enjoyable one.
I think Paolini has a down right crazy talent for Horror writing.
There is a point in the first 1/3rd of the book that really unsettles you and makes you start to really pay attention. However I never felt the same after that scene (you'll know it when you get to it). Even the scenes of torture later on don't have the same kind of drama or sense of fear.
I look forward to Paolini's development and refinement as a story teller.
I really enjoyed the book up to the climax of the story.
Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson will probably be my next read to wash the failure of this book out of my mind.
I like gerard doyle almost as much as I like michael cramer. I know this is high praise, but you really feel the characters as gerard reads.
This book was barely good enough to read, and since filmmakers always mess up any book they touch... NO. I would not go to see a movie based on this book.
If Chris would just go to school to learn to write a better formed story, he could be one of the great fantasy writers of his age. There is so much potential there, he just does not know what to do with it.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
I've been waiting for this book to come out for ages. I was disappointed with book 3 as it went on a bit, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A couple of my friends were disappointed with the ending but you realised why he did the ending as he did. It's definitely a worthwhile listen. I also like the narrator
The was that Christopher Paolini wove the story to its FIRST (hint) conclusion. All of the loose ends were tied up. (Even if some of them were not story book ending) The conclusions made sense. In listening to the reasons WHY the events happened like they did... I had to agree.
This installment is the end piece of a Masterpiece started many years ago... Congratulations!
Enders Game... Logical development... entertaining...
Eragon... this character made me MAD...Happy...sad and all of this knowing he is one-of-a-kind.
Join the adventure with characters in the same stature as AVATAR... A must see...