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Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 | [Christopher Paolini]

Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

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.
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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.

First is Eragon's oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Roran's beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix's clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too.

The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength - as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices - choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?

©2008 Christopher Paolini; (P)2008 Listening Library

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    Chris Georgetown, TX, United States 04-26-10
    Chris Georgetown, TX, United States 04-26-10 Member Since 2010
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    "big let down"

    Ok, I have made it to book 3. I'll be honest, I am only downloading this book to finish this series. I hate stopping in the middle so I'm going to choke down the rest of it just so I know what happens.

    In my opinion the writer doesn't allow for the realistic development of the characters skills enough. Am I to believe that at the end of a few months of travel this farm kid can master a sword better than one of the greatest hero's? Then there is the way magic works in this story. If Eragon can summon back an arrow shot into a lake, why not the weapons from his enemies? If he can pull the life force from living things around him, why not land in the center of the enemy's camp in the middle of the night and just suck the life from them? Too many holes in this writers ideas and not well thought out.

    Also, Eragon is hands down the most whiny complaining hero I have ever come across in my life. Half the time I want the bad guys to kill him so I can feel vindicated for having to listen to him complain all the time.

    All in all I would urge people to pass on this series and try something else. Maybe is I had not read stories like the Wheel of Time series first, I may have liked this a bit more. But now... it can't even hold a candle.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Schroeder N.E. Wisconsin 11-30-09
    Keith Schroeder N.E. Wisconsin 11-30-09 Listener Since 2005

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    "Awesome Series"

    This is one of the best narrated series. I love Gerard Doyle's narration and Christopher Paolini's writing is awesome! I think it's better than the Harry Potter series. I highly recommend you listen to the entire series.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 07-20-09
    Michael 07-20-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Holy long stories, Batman!"

    Well it is obvious that this book was written to satisfy the public who wanted another book in the series and make someone a lot of money. I was stunned, no almost angered to have sat through 29 and a half hours of book to find out the whole story was about a sword? You gotta be kidding me. There is no real progression to the story line of our hero, Eragon. This is a filler book until the author decides to wrap up the series. And hopefully, that will be in the next book because I do not intend to waste my money or time on another book in the series like this one.

    One could wait for the next book in the series to come out and be up to speed with Eragon in about a chapter or two, because not really that much happens in this book.

    I would highly recommend the abridged version IF you must read this one. It's just not worth sitting through 30 hours of unabridged reading.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Chameleon Consultant Arizona, USA 06-20-09
    Chameleon Consultant Arizona, USA 06-20-09 Listener Since 2007
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    "Brisingr"

    This is my favorite in the series so far. My twist & turns along with some answers to the unknown. Now I want another one to see where he characters are going. Very enjoyable book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua USA 05-29-09
    Joshua USA 05-29-09
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    "Fairly Good"

    I was excited to read this book, but it seemed to be overladen with adjectives and redundancy. The romantic parts are fleeting. The mindset of Eragon is still childish. But the story is still interesting. The author has introduced some new aspects in the dragon lore that were interesting. The next book should be promising.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie San Jose, CA, USA 04-08-09
    Julie San Jose, CA, USA 04-08-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Battle - Battle - Battle"

    I loved Eragon and Eldest, but this book was awful. This is only the second time in my life that I walked away from a book before finishing it. I got so tired of the battle after battle with no story to go with it that I just had to stop. I don't care about the characters anymore.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Don 02-15-09
    Don 02-15-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Good story, not up to the standard of the others"

    I really thought this was supposed to be a trilogy, but now he is milking it for more.
    The story is dragging on, and it is really hurting the story line, in my opinion.
    The characters are all still very good, but when you drag a story out, it hurts the telling.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Eric San bernardino, CA, United States 02-11-09
    Eric San bernardino, CA, United States 02-11-09 Member Since 2003
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    "Going down hill"

    I enjoyed the first book and thought the second was okay, but htis one really had a hard time keeping my attention. I found the characters actions to be confused and inconsistant, often taking actions that were not in their character and the plot seemed to wander around not really accomplishing anything nor developing the characters to any great depth. I accepted the blatent Tolkein Clones for the first book since the author was so young, but it is wearing thin.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Meyers 02-01-09 Listener Since 2008
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    "Young Writer"

    Christopher's verbiage and the rest of his writing skills are astounding for one so young.
    As one 'so old' I thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
    Keep up the good work Christopher I can't wait 'til you're 40 or so!!! God Bless you and good luck with you career. Kathy Meyers <><

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Marie Pilot Rock, OR, USA 01-04-09
    Ann Marie Pilot Rock, OR, USA 01-04-09
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    "Nicely done"

    Not as predictable as I had thought it might be. I enjoyed the story and the narration. I had difficulty sticking with it when I tried to read the paper version of these books, but found the audio version to be very enjoyable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Emily
    7/23/15
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    "My review"

    My favourite book in the inheritance cycle. It is just as good as I remember. I well worth listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G. Seabrook
    5/31/15
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    "Faster please"

    You should listen to it at a faster speed than is set, Paolini writes a lot, some of which is a passing pleasure, and Doyle reads at a very slow pace, so you will get very bored very quickly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • glyn
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    its the best story every I want they to hurry up and make the films

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  • Kimberly
    Stirling, United Kingdom
    4/29/14
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    "Paolini- A Born Storyteller"
    Where does Brisingr rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high! I found the story to be so captivating!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Safera. Easily! You can't beat a dragon.


    Have you listened to any of Gerard Doyle’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    He is a very good narrator. Would recommend him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I would have yes, but it's obviously very long!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. Crawford
    Maidstone, UK
    10/9/13
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    "Another long and detailed book"

    Yet again I slogged through an Inheritance book, wishing I'd downloaded an abridged version. In places I just wanted to move the story along a bit faster. But overall still good, just be patient when listening to it.

    0 of 0 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ysera
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    2/27/13
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    "Very good series"

    I read the first two books of the series 6 years ago and liked them, but since the series was not complete then and I don't like reading a volume every 2-3 years, when I no longer remember the details, I waited for the last two to be out and then started again with the first volume. I'm just about to finish the last one and... no matter how it will end, I already know I love this series and I will read it again several times in years to come.



    I love the way the dragons are portrayed, I love the world the author created, I wish I could visit and meet all the characters... Someone mentioned their child loved it. Well... I'm 35 and I loved it :) I would venture to say they are not for children, though. Teens, yes, but they are scenes of cruelty and torture and... that's not for children.



    These are serious books, very well written. Wisely written, I would say, since they really contain lots of wisdom, in nuggets and... spread throughout. Buy and enjoy, they are well worth your credits!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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