The story was mostly empty filler that had no relevance to the plot, every part was filled with extreme amounts lengthy description, and could not fathom a guess to how many times he said the word "but". The book was more than twice as long as it should have been, and the climax was 5 hours before the end of the book!!! The conclusion should have taken an hour maybe two to finish, but he kept droning on and on about nothing. Also just about every character was a whiny little baby that had the same inner dialogue. Every major character was virtually the same person. I am very disappointed with the way this series ended up.
Prior to listening to Inheritance, I re-listened to the first 3 books. Not only did I find the continuation to be seamless, the book does have the ability to stand alone if the first books weren't read. I was a bit disappointed with the ending. But it was very enjoyable to watch the maturing of the characters I had come to love as well as to really enlarge upon Rowan (sp?) and the people of Carver Hall.
This was the best of the series.
The beginning was slow and I was wondering why the things were happening that were happening but it all made sense and came together with a bang.
The experieace was a good one.
I can't beleive he ended it the way he did he wen't into detale's on some of the people that he really didn't need to.He left out some of the detales for more of the important ones.
He slaughtered the dragons voices ....she is a girl dragon !!!!!
I enjoyed the book very much, but it got kind of wordy at the end.
Its a good book, But I really didnt like the way it ended at all i think there was way more he could have done with it.
Doyle is one of my favorite's. He does a great job and I instantly connected with him in the first book.
ugh, never been so disappointed in an ending! Very long and drawn out book and I couldn't believe that it needed 3 hours to wrap everything up and then it was done horrible wrong in my opinion. I really don't know how you could spend a decade writing a series and then end it like that and be happy with yourself. Anyway, I actually liked the way Eragon won the climatic battle, I literally laughed out loud because I thought it was brilliant.
As heartbreaking as the end was, I still love the whole series. I would have changed the ending, but then I am the eternal romantic. I hope Christopher Paolini writes more about Alagasia, although i would read pretty much anything he writes.
This was a very long and in the end disappointing book. There were many places in the book that just seemed to drag on for no reason. The ending was just plain odd and didn't seem to fit with the characters. While there was some excitement during the climatic part of the story, it fell short of truly delivering. I mean the big bad bully is brought down by being made to feel bad for what he has done... really? That's like a Political Correctness wet dream and not even in the realm of realistic... Guess that's why they call it fiction.
As much as I liked the first 3 books, this one just seemed "thrown together" with a lot of filler to make it as long as the other books.
Part time art teacher, full time mother and wife.
I would listen to the book again, but only to see what I missed.
I was frustrated things were not all put into the order I wanted it. I believe I have been spoiled by fiction that wraps everything up in a neat little package that they often call an ending. So when a novel leaves things still unsettled it is disappointing. Although more accurate to real life.
The book it worth reading if you have read the others.
Had to be hard for Christopher Paolini to start this series as a teenager (writing and thinking as one), and then to have to maintain the story line and continuity as he grew up. Overall, given that limitation, i think he pulled it off pretty well. Still a lot of "young love" situations that don't necessarily parallel adult relationships, but I can appreciate that the author needed to preserve continuity.
Liked the performance, as well. Not stellar, but better than average.
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.