Audie Award Nominee, Best Teens Category, 2013
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?
This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.
©2011 Christopher Paolini (P)2011 Listening Library
What can I say? I loved EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. Gerard Doyle is one of the very best readers I've ever listened to, and Christopher Poalini is a genius! I am really looking forward to more of his work. Sad to see this series end, but life must go on!!
How could I pick? Every minute of it was spell binding! I couldn't stop listening until it was done!
Yes, and this series has been the best so far. Although, I love his voice, his ability to change for the different characters and make it all sound so perfectly real.
Just about! I had difficulty putting it down to even get some sleep. I carried my iPod around with me all day while I did my other work. I think it took me only 2 days to finish it.
My only disappointment was the end without Eragon & Aria getting together. But, alas, I am the extreme romantic!
Dad, Dentist, Adventurer. Well... at least 2 of those.
Its really unfortunate how badly done this book was. Everything seemed to contrived and none of it really flowed together well. The best part is the fight Roran has with a new bad guy, but once that part is over the rest is pretty weak.
The reader did a good enough job, but I find his voice a little whinny.
It was good, followed the characters correctly, and the ending was as expected.(Which is a good thing in this case)
Dune meets Tolkein
I was a little perturbed at the ending. It did not give some answers that would be required if this is the last book of Algaesia.
Worth a read, you will have to trudge through some boring parts and do not get your heart set on having all questions answered and a clear future for all main characters.
not what I thought
He is a great reader
I was a little disappointed, not as good as the other books. Seemed like he was just trying to finish off the story. After all the build up about the final battle, it was rather short and he spent more time on the after story
Maybe but only the abridged version
Let any of the main characters be happy in the end. I realize this is a sci-fi but really no one could end up happliy together not even one couple. Eragon being twenty something has never even kissed a girl and couldn't even kiss Arya goodbye. Ending stunk.
magicians getting their heads cut off on the way to galbatorix chamber
Very wordy. You can tell it was written by a very talented young man. Enfaces on Young with no romantic Experience except between the dragons and then they were only mating.
I believe this was written more for boys who like history and fighting, no mushy stuff. lol
I honestly enjoy most fantasy series. Christopher Paolini's was no exception. While his age was fairly obvious to me at the beginning of this series, by this book, he had developed into his own style as a mature, thoughtful author who had some obvious influences but had embraced his own idea of fantasy and was comfortable running with it.
The one criticism I have of almost any fantasy book that followed Tolkien, is that practically by definition, they are formulaic. It is hard to break away from that. While Paolini didn't end this book completely without surprise, if you thought about where the story had to go, it was pretty straightforward.
All in all, I think it was a great book with fascinating characters and a unique take on classic fantasy. Paolini is a talented writer and I look forward to his future works.
I admit that I'm probably more than a little bias in this review. I have been with this series from the beginning. I loved the parts with Rorin. It really shows how the acts of normal people can make a difference in the world.
I will say up front that I didnt finish. This book was supposed to be about getting the last dragon and Eragon getting a partner and Carbajal village getting a home and stuff like that. That was what I wanted, and having read the rest of the story I think I had solid reasons for my expectations.
Well I listened until I couldnt stand the boredom any longer and then I started skipping around. We don't get to really meet the green dragon. Not really, its a cameo at best. In terms of the rest of the story there was nothing - literally nothing that held my interest.
The first book was good - the second book was better, the third book was bad, and this one is worse, imho.
I have listened to all of the Inheritance books, and held such high hopes for this book.... Sadly it did not deliver. Paolini has done such an amazing job is his other books, but in this one I think he fell short. It appears as though the editors in the other books said "sure put that in" to so many ideas, which left Paolini having to conclude them in this book. While saying, "While I hold a grudge against you, I decide not too take my vengance, because we have been building it up in 3 books, and I am just tired and lazy at this point.", is a conclusion, who really wants to read that? The editor should have said look, you have too many loose ends, do not create more, but what did Paolini do??? He created yet more! This book had the potential as did a continuing series, but this book left me uninterested in any continuation. To future listeners, by all means conclude the series, just do not hold high hopes.
Gerard Doyle is superb in his performance! You do not even need him to tell you which character is speaking, you can tell just by listening.
In this epic saga we finally get to meet the terrible Galbatorix. The culmination of a much speculated battle with all of the races involved. I loved this whole series, but I have to say my favorite book was Eldest when he changes and becomes more elf like. That is where I was a little disappointed in this last book because I wanted him to marry Arya. The ending was a surprise, but as he says in his interview afterwards, it leaves him open to a sequel.
The entire series is as good as the hunger games and almost as good as Harry Potter.
No I have not.
It made me laugh and cry and my stomach churn at some of the horrible scenes.
I highly recommend this series, one of my all time favorites.
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