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Brisingr Audiobook

Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

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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    David L 08-02-14
    David L 08-02-14 Listener Since 2008
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    "Whispersync?"
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    This comment is solely about Amazon/Audible's Whispersync feature, or the lack thereof on this title (Brisingr) - ie. the sync of your place in the book between the audiobook and ebook (kindle). Why is there no whispersync for this book, when there is for the other three in this series?I get that some books/series don't have it, and was told that it is up to the author and publisher to allow the feature --- yet, Eragon, Eldest, and Inheritance all have the feature, so what's the deal with just this title (Brisingr) not having it?I'm to the point where I make a book purchase in large part if this whispersync feature is available because I like switching back and forth from Kindle to Audiobook.So to not have it half way into a series I've started is kind of annoying.

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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 07-23-14
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 07-23-14 Member Since 2015

    Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

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    "Still keeping a great series up"
    What did you love best about Brisingr?

    The forging and making of Brisingr was a great part


    What did you like best about this story?

    It really show Eragon understanding who he is a growing as well a Rorin


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    Kris 05-30-14
    Kris 05-30-14
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    "I may be 50 but I do so love a good dragon story!"
    What did you love best about Brisingr?

    This is the pivotal book of the series setting up the eventual final battle. This book has much more character development, which makes it more interesting and makes the battles more poignant.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mentor storyline.


    Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

    I still like the portrayal of innocence and struggle in Eragon.


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

    No, but it did keep me company on many a long drive.


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    Judy 04-13-14
    Judy 04-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Spellbounding"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Brisingr to be better than the print version?

    I can't compare the two, I only have the audio version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brisingr?

    Eragon learning about his parents.


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

    I've only heard Doyle's performances in the Eragon series, but I thought this book was his best performance ever!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    All is fair in love and war.


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    Nathan AURORA, CO, United States 03-26-14
    Nathan AURORA, CO, United States 03-26-14
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    "Narrator completely destroyed ALL dragon dialogue"
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    I read physical copies of the first two books and I loved them. (Haters gunna hate...) Prior to a long solitary road trip, I thought I might download the third and continue the story while I was driving. After a few hours I couldn't take it anymore. Gerard Doyle was a fantastic narrator... until ANY of the dragon voices came in. If you have read the other books, you know that the dragons are an incredibly intelligent and advanced race, meeting or surpassing the human race in many ways. WHY then, do they (especially Saphira) sound like Yoda and Christian Bale's Batman got together and birthed some freakish spawn from hell?!? Gerard Doyle makes them sound like dumb animals who can barely put their thoughts together before trying to speak and vomit simultaneously. I would have been completely happy to finish the series via audiobook, but the dragon's voices completely ruined it for me. Guess I'll be picking up the last two and physically reading them anyways...

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    Tim Jasper, GA, United States 03-25-14
    Tim Jasper, GA, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2009

    A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.

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    "Tedious, Tedious, Tedious - get the picture?"

    Had to stop listening about half-way through. Just got too tedious to continue. With a good editor, this could have been an amazing story.

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    Shannon 01-21-14
    Shannon 01-21-14
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    "Paolini is an incredible talent"
    Would you listen to Brisingr again? Why?

    Yes - I own hard copies of all of these novels and have read them all 2 times. I love this story so much. Paolini is one of a handful of authors who can create a believable fantasy world using standard archetype characters yet give the reader something new and fresh.

    Doyle's characterization takes the story to the next level by bringing the characters to life through his narration. If you love a good story, great characters and adventure, this is (along with all the books in the series) a MUST read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brisingr?

    Too many things to share and don't want to offer spoilers to those who haven't listened to or read the books before.


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

    Yes. I've listened to all four books in the Inheritance Cycle. He is true to the original telling of the first book. Many times narrators who are reading books in a series will forget how they crafted the voices of the characters which breaks the spell of the narration. Doyle consistently tells a beautiful tale.


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

    Yes. I nearly did! It was no easy feat as the story is very long, but well worth it. I listened on my commute, and at home in lieu of television. It was totally worth it. I will probably listen again soon.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to these books. They are fantastic! Now if they would only reboot this movie series!!

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    Adam Franklin, Ky, United States 11-30-13
    Adam Franklin, Ky, United States 11-30-13 Member Since 2016

    I am new to audio books, however I am enjoying the experience. Due to a learning disability I have not read much. Now I just want more.

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    "Great fantasy"
    What made the experience of listening to Brisingr the most enjoyable?

    I have seen the movie and now disappointed that the movie missed so much. The detail is much better in written form. I love the pace of the narration, it kept the story going and me engaged in the story.


    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice acting was wonderful. Gerard Doyle has a great pace with wonderful inflection. With his voice narrating the story, I found it much easier to mentally picture the story as it progressed.


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    Tyler Phoenix city, alabama, United States 09-28-13
    Tyler Phoenix city, alabama, United States 09-28-13

    I love science fiction and using one's imagination to go places

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    "Great story for the imagination"
    Would you listen to Brisingr again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again cause it has a great storyline and it is exciting and full of action


    What other book might you compare Brisingr to and why?

    This book can be compared to no other book. This book is one of a kind.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When dragon makes his new sword


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    Pauline Edmonton, AB, Canada 05-04-13
    Pauline Edmonton, AB, Canada 05-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "This is better than The Lord of the Rings series"

    I read the first two books in this series, and as delightful an experience as that was, this is even better. Gerard Doyle expresses the characters so well! At first I found the voice of Saphira, the dragon, disconcerting, but I got used to it quickly. After all, how is a dragon supposed to sound?

    I know it is heresy to say this is better than The Lord of the Rings, but I think it is. This world has women in it, for a start. Also, there is no "race" of creatures who are demonized as irredeemably sub-human. And I love the character Lady Nasuada, a young woman of colour who ably and courageously uses statecraft to lead the multi-racial rebel forces against the tyranny of Galbatorix.

    My adult son added that he enjoys the detailed explanations of how magic works.

    So, if you haven't read the first two books, start at the beginning with Eragon. You won't be disappointed. Gerard Doyle narrates the whole series.

    Who we are:

    - A white woman in my 50s who read The Lord of the Rings out loud to my sons when they were young. (Yes, all three books. No, I am not exaggerating or lying. I love literature and it was a special feeling to share this with them. Plus, one of them had difficulty reading.)

    - A white male in his 20s who is a big Star Wars fan and loves gaming.

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