No, this was a great series until the end. I wouldn't want anyone to feel the hurt and disappointment I did at the last book.
Not sure about that.
Honestly, I can say it had good content but it was not complete and the ending was just plain heartbreaking as in it broke my heart that Christopher Paolini fizzled out at the very end.
It is my opinion that Christopher Paolini was forced to meet a deadline and he was not happy about that so out of spite to the publishers, he created this work. Unfortunately his fans got caught in the crossfire.
I was overall pleased with the story line in spite of the predictability and reuse of other themes. The narrator did a very good job with memorable voices and inflections. But I was disappointed in what seemed like a continued attempt to look like a polished writer by someone that didn't know what they were doing.
Occasionally obscure words were thrown in just to show he has a dictionary and a thesaurus and knows how to use them. What he thought was a plot twist at the end of the novel (based on an interview he gave at the end) was telegraphed from very early on in the story, and you kept hoping he might find a different ending. But he didn't and he thought it was a surprise.
Gerard Doyle brings life to this story with believable voices for characters in many races.
A little disappointed.
That said, if he writes any more in this universe, I will probably check it out. Hopefully he will have improved as a writer by then.
As a very big fan of these books, I was really let down by this one. After reading the 1st, I couldn't wait for the 2nd and so on. So when finally Inheritance Book 4 came out, I jumped at the bit. With the others in the cycle, I hated getting out of the car, I wanted to keep listing and I just didn't want them to end. With this book, I WANT IT TO END. I found myself driving around, taking the long way to work in hopes that I would get to the end. I think that because this is the last in the cycle, the author can't let go. For those that love the series, don't bother with this book. Bummer
Paolini seemed to take true to each character, Loved the relationship between the cousin and his wife, amny loveable characters. Really enjoyed how the bad guy got his come-up-ins in the end
Lord of the Rings, both authors create a world you can dive into
Everything, made the book come alive
the return of the drangons, the inclussion of all races to be dragon riders
The parting of Eragon and the girl seemed alittle lame she is both the Queen and a dragon rider but cant ever be with Eragon as a friend or otherwise, the only thing that felt wrong.
What can I say? I loved EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. Gerard Doyle is one of the very best readers I've ever listened to, and Christopher Poalini is a genius! I am really looking forward to more of his work. Sad to see this series end, but life must go on!!
How could I pick? Every minute of it was spell binding! I couldn't stop listening until it was done!
Yes, and this series has been the best so far. Although, I love his voice, his ability to change for the different characters and make it all sound so perfectly real.
Just about! I had difficulty putting it down to even get some sleep. I carried my iPod around with me all day while I did my other work. I think it took me only 2 days to finish it.
My only disappointment was the end without Eragon & Aria getting together. But, alas, I am the extreme romantic!
Dad, Dentist, Adventurer. Well... at least 2 of those.
Its really unfortunate how badly done this book was. Everything seemed to contrived and none of it really flowed together well. The best part is the fight Roran has with a new bad guy, but once that part is over the rest is pretty weak.
The reader did a good enough job, but I find his voice a little whinny.
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.