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Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 Audiobook

Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

It began with Eragon.... It ends with Inheritance.

Not so very long ago, Eragon-Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider, was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

©2011 Christopher Paolini (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    teves09 11-28-11
    teves09 11-28-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Could Have Been Better"

    I loved book 1 & 3. Book 2 was OK. This book was also just OK. I felt like Chris just got bored with the story. He could have ended it in several places and just wrote another book which would have been preferable to what he did with this one. There are too many questions left unanswered and he could have done so much more with this story. The ending is just lazy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Penny ALDARA PARK, South Africa 11-18-11
    Penny ALDARA PARK, South Africa 11-18-11
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    "Incredulousness !?"

    The story is great, but the editing is awful. Since when does a *professional editor* overlook the use of the non-word "incredulousness" when the real word "incredulity" is simpler, well known and a lot less clumsy. The mind boggles!

    The narration is, as always, very good, and in many ways covers up the blunders made by the author and his publishing company. The story is pretty exciting, and I can't wait for the conclusion in part 2.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Brisbane, Australia 12-20-11
    Christopher Brisbane, Australia 12-20-11
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    "What a boring, predictable load of trollop"

    Paolini needs to learn how to write. Dialogue is stilted, plot is boring and full of tedious and predictable problems.

    If you want good fantasy, try Patrick Rothfuss or Russel Kirkpatrick.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Baker 11-28-11 Listener Since 2006
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    "Great except for"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. But there is a glitch in about the last 15-20 minutes, they repeat the segment after the dwarfs meet them, hope this can be fixed, it mucks up the flow of the ending.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nicolene Roodepoort, South Africa 08-30-12
    Nicolene Roodepoort, South Africa 08-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Totally spellbinding"
    What made the experience of listening to Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book Four, Part One the most enjoyable?

    The story is incredibly captivating, moving, exciting and exilerating. The plot is incredibly well thought out and planned so that every part of the story starting from Eragon (Book 1 Inheritance cycle) up to the last one makes perfect sense and keeps on flowing into each other.


    What other book might you compare Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book Four, Part One to and why?

    I cannot compare the Inheritance work to any other fantasy work, because it is so much better than anything else that I have read. Christopher Paolini has re-defined the magic fantasy category, and lifte the bar WAY high.


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    Kassandra Chinchilla, Australia 04-22-12
    Kassandra Chinchilla, Australia 04-22-12
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    "Literary marvel, similar to Lord of the Rings"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book Four, Part One to be better than the print version?

    As with Lord of the Rings and similar novels I find the audio edition to be a great companion to reading the novel. I listened and read at the same time. When I could not read I listened.


    What other book might you compare Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book Four, Part One to and why?

    I would compare The Inheritance Cycle to the Lord of the Rings. The imagery created by the description was vivid, the style of language suited the time of the novels and the creation of the setting was brilliant.


    Any additional comments?

    Regarding Gerrard Doyle's performance I can say that his voice suited the style of the novels. I was very disappointed with the voice of Saphira and found Glaedr's annoying for to long.

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    michael Western Australia 04-17-12
    michael Western Australia 04-17-12

    Young self made business man with plenty of time on the road to enjoy the world of audiobooks.

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    "perfect conclusion"

    christopher is pulling out all the right stuff and this is a great book to listen to
    the more i read the inheritance series I hope they re make the first movie, this whole series has the ability to rival that of "Lord of the Rings"

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  • Irina Chambers
    7/3/16
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    "BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!"

    This was the best book ever and I loved how it was so long it almost didn't end!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • hayley
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Well spoken"

    Paolini has brought us a magical world, and Doyle has brought it to life. He has a good speaking voice and gives each of the characters individuality and strength however small their part.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    1/4/15
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    "Brilliant Tail of Brilliant Scales"

    The penultimate part in the FOUR book Trilogy is as bright and shiny as well as as sharp as Safira's scales.

    Brilliantly performed and narrated.

    The characters live even as some of them perish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • alleyeagle
    12/5/11
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    "Overlong and overpriced."

    The author has dragged the story out excruciatingly, and audible has exploited the fact that this is a long- awaited conclusion by charging 2 credits for it instead of the 1 it deserves, are we to start paying credits for half a book?

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    Haverhill, United Kingdom
    11/26/11
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    "Inheritance Book 4 - onlty half the story :("

    The audio quality is good, pleased to have 'Saphira's' voice back to the lovely growly sound it was in book one . I was enjoying the story keeping me awake whilst driving on a long journey - when the story just cut off mid book, with message saying thank you and hoped I enjoyed audible ..... on contacting the customer services I was told I had only purchased half the book and ti hear the rest of the story I will have to buy part two! - What a swiz ! I have bought many many audio books for my children over the years, on CD and from I tunes- including v long books such as all of the 'Harry Potter ' - bur NEVER Before have I been sold just HALF A BOOK ! ..So Just a warning... lovely story- but if you want too hear both the beginning and end of the story that is written as a single book, you have to buy TWO different audiobooks to get just one book . It would have 5 stars if it wasn't for this issue

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Apollon
    Caterham, United Kingdom
    12/12/11
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    "Too long and a disappointing end (Spoilers)"

    To start, the book is written well and the narration is good…but if you read this series you will be disappointed at the end. I got this book to get closure to the other three books I read. But the closure I got, makes you feel hollow, unsatisfied, frustrated and just annoyed! After four books, where the boy and girl are as close and two people can be, the boy does not get the girl and it makes no sense. I can only conclude that Elves do not care for relationships, the way humans do.
    Still, so damm annoying the big baddie gets killed the land is safe and nobody hooks up to live happily after. They all just go to sleep alone with their pet dragons! Lame lame lame.
    Also the book is too long for the story told and the audacity of splitting the book in two for the sake of getting more money just makes this series reek of corporate filthy greed.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • starwarssteve
    9/22/16
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    "Wow just Wow!!"

    Its been a rollercoaster of a ride going through the exciting Inheritance Cycle. what an absolute joy to listen to a fantastic series of books. Christopher Paolini is to be praise for his creativity in creating Alegasia, Eragon, Saphira, Arya and all the characters and creatures in this incredible story. my only sorry is the ride has finally come to an end.
    Also Gerrard Doyle is fantastic at not only reading the books but also bringing each character to life. The way he changed his voice wit each character really helps you to understand who is speaking and what kind of man, elf, dwarf or even dragon is speaking. absolute talented man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robin300378
    9/14/16
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    "A good ending to a decent series"

    After the 3rd book in this series, I approached this with some reluctance. At 30 hours it is a fairly hefty listen and given the trudge through Brisingr, I thought that I may not be able to stick it out.

    I was pleasantly surprised. the book was faster paced, more akin to the 2nd book and had a great deal more plot to keep the book marching along.

    Eragon is less annoying in this book - perhaps the purpose of his irritating character is to show the growth of the character into a "man"

    The real shortfall in this book is Galbatorix. For 4 books, we have heard about his evil nature etc etc yet he lacks the real menace of a villain. He is like Arnold Shwarzenegger as a villain in the Batman and Robin movie when what you really want is a Tom Hiddlestone0 in the Avengers movie

    The book ended well. Like Lord of the Rings, it had a long outroduction (new word) and I like this in a book. I like to see what happens to everyone

    A satisfying ending to a good series marred only by a poor 3rd book and a less than menacing "tyrranical" villain

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Leyden
    7/12/16
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    "fantastic story"

    What an epic story, I enjoyed it from the very first minute to the last.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dee
    7/20/15
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    "Good story with lots of interesting characters"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 - Part 1 to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the printed version but if a good narrator books can come to life in audio version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Saphirah like the witty humour and one liners


    Which character – as performed by Gerrard Doyle – was your favourite?

    As above


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A bit of both


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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