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Josh

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  • Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (4560)
    Performance
    (2178)
    Story
    (2228)

    Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

    A User says: "Good but not complete."
    "Get on with it!"
    Overall

    Ok, so I'm actually really impressed with with the author. Sure it's obviously that he borrowed a little too much from LOTR and Star Wars but I can forgive that for a good story, which it is.

    That being said. The major problem with this series is that instead of going into detail about the things that are very important to the story, the author seems to talk about everything forever just to prove that he can make this place real for you.

    The major events of the book are great but they are interrupted by very long, seemingly unimportant plot lines that make the story drag on. In this book's case, it was forced into two books when it clearly should have been one. This is the first book I would ever say that I think I would have enjoyed an abridged version more. However, it is worth the read if you can take it.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Inkheart

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Cornelia Funke
    • Narrated By Lynn Redgrave
    Overall
    (1790)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (629)

    Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom...but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world. Then imagine if those characters brought their world into ours.

    Cynthia says: "EXCELLENT!!"
    "Not what I expected :("
    Overall

    I got this book because of the movie trailer I saw of the same name coming out in January 09. It showed Tornadoes from Wizard of Oz and a bunch of magical things happening. NOTHING HAPPENS IN THIS BOOK. They talk about a lot of magical things and some small things happen but it's pretty lame and disappointing.

    The narrator was great and the writing itself was ok... I had high hopes for this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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