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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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    Charles Howard City, MI, United States 02-08-13
    Charles Howard City, MI, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "fantastic series"
    If you could sum up Brisingr in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic, unique, well written


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    EROGON


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

    ALL


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    THIS SERIES IS A VERY GOOD LISTEN AND VERY WELL ACKTED OUT.

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    Fischhaber Rocester, NY, United States 01-22-13
    Fischhaber Rocester, NY, United States 01-22-13
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    "Sloooow,"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


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    jerry rochester, IN, United States 01-21-13
    jerry rochester, IN, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2013

    Clasic SCI-FI and fantasy is my thing

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    "Yet another good one!"

    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.

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    John Eagan, MN, United States 12-18-12
    John Eagan, MN, United States 12-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed it"
    Where does Brisingr rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank it at the top, the voice acting is very good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fantasy around the whole story.


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    The voices, I think he did a wonderful job.


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

    There were a couple moments were I was in shock but not to any extreme.


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    Sean United States 12-13-12
    Sean United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Not terrible, but not especially good."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Steven 12-11-12
    Steven 12-11-12

    Nothing like someone reading you a story, then having a nap. What a life.

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    "Great Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes without a second thought. this was an excellant story. The narration by Gerard Doyle brought the story to life


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brisingr?

    The way the dragons are presented


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

    There is nothing that beats a good story except maybe a nap. This being read beat the nap


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    Christopher El Paso, TX, United States 12-10-12
    Christopher El Paso, TX, United States 12-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great!"
    Where does Brisingr rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I rank books by the series. I'd have to put this series in my top ten.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Saphira the dragon. She is awesome.


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

    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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    Amazon Customer princes 11-01-12
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    "Utterly Fantastic Novel!"
    What made the experience of listening to Brisingr the most enjoyable?

    I still love the narrator! He really brings the characters to life. There is more character development - the author keeps giving you different sides about characters you are already in love with. The story picks up right where it left off with the last book and goes strong throughout all the parts so far.

    with this book, the author did try to catch people up on what's happened in the previous books a bit at the beginning - which is new. it's not bad at all and really doesn't take away from the book, but I was so looking forward to the next and the next and the next things that happen that it was like "yeah, yeah... i was there.. c'mon...". And sometimes he fixates on some small details for a little too long for my taste, but Patience is not one of my virtues! lol

    I liked that they used the same narrator, kept the flow of the characters the same, had the same tempo as the other books. etc. It was just like the first 2 books never left off really. This book is by far bigger, but so much happens and you really don't feel like the book drones at all or that the author is just adding pages for the sake of adding pages.

    I'm really torn. I want to know how everything wraps up, but don't want this series to end. I can definately see this turning into a franchise like the D&D books have - everyone has so much life and back story to tell!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really liked the wedding... Or maybe the fight in HellGrind... though I really like the trial of the 2 swords too...


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    John WALCOTT, IA, United States 09-27-12
    John WALCOTT, IA, United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Long, yes. Worth listening to, yes."

    After reading the negative reviews for Brisingr because it was too long and drawn out, I hesitated spending 2 credits to listen to it. Glad I did. Anyone who has listened to Tom Clancy knows what long and drawn out can be, but Christopher Paolini for the most part kept my interest the whole time. Gerald Doyle is a superb narrator which helps too. Many have also criticized Paolini for the extent he covers the politics of the different races. While he could have abbreviated it a little, I found it interesting and necessary to understand why the characters behave the way they do.

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    Lynne United States 09-03-12
    Lynne United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story, Lots of Listening!"

    I'm not a 'young adult' (except in my mind) and so not directly in the target audience for this series. And, it is most definitely directed at the younger reader - so don't expect to struggle with concepts, character motivations or figuring out who wins in the end. But, if you're looking for a light - very long- listen as for driving distances or quilting on a rainy Saturday afternoon, you can't go wrong.

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  • Miss P.
    12/1/15
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    "Great book"
    Would you listen to Brisingr again? Why?

    This is the second time I have listened to the series, it is very well read so I find I a joy to listen to it while out and about. As the story unfolds before you, you feel like you are along side the characters in the plights as you are transported in to their world by Christopher Paolini's words


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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.

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  • 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.

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  • glyn
    12/27/14
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    "brilliant
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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!


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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