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
I've lost count of how many times I've read this series, I love the story-line. This the second time I've listened through it and definitely will not be the last! Gerard Doyle does a fantastic job reading it, I love his voice. Easy listen!
I read the first two, and when I tried listening to this one I couldn't help but notice that the voice of the dragon was narrated by a man who spends his spare time eating glass. The dragon voices are the most annoying, overplayed, obnoxious, embarrassingly ridiculous nonsense I've ever heard. Aside from that, it was great =)
A different narrator, just couldn't get past the voices that the narrator used.
Roran, hes a very strong character.
The story is great and I like the writing style of Christopher Paolini.
Fantastic, unique, well written
THIS SERIES IS A VERY GOOD LISTEN AND VERY WELL ACKTED OUT.
Disappointing read, it seemed to lack direction, and cohesion. What little action that there was came as a refreshing counter point to the rest of the plodding story line. The voice of the dragon, Saphira was a bit childishly done and got more annoying as the book dragged on. Over all it was not as good as the last two books.
Clasic SCI-FI and fantasy is my thing
I know they consider it a kids book.......who cares! This is a good series for anyone who wants a different approach to the world of magic and dragons. The story of a boy striding to be the best he can be against unbearable odds.The flow of the novels is smooth from one to the next, a great read for kids and adults.
I would rank it at the top, the voice acting is very good.
The fantasy around the whole story.
The voices, I think he did a wonderful job.
There were a couple moments were I was in shock but not to any extreme.
The Inheritance cycle is a little too full of cliche for my liking. It's not a terrible story, but there are so many other fantasy stories that are so much better. The reader does a good job, though, and is the primary reason I made it through these books. I know the fourth one has come out, but I really doubt I'll be reading it.
Nothing like someone reading you a story, then having a nap. What a life.
Yes without a second thought. this was an excellant story. The narration by Gerard Doyle brought the story to life
The way the dragons are presented
There is nothing that beats a good story except maybe a nap. This being read beat the nap
I rank books by the series. I'd have to put this series in my top ten.
Saphira the dragon. She is awesome.
It got me excited. So glad there is finally a series where dragons are actually cool. Unlike anything from Anne McCaffrey.
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