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
Gerard Doyle's performance was well done as always, however there were a couple places where he used the wrong voice for a character-something that has not happened before in this series. This only happened once though!
As for the story: this was not my favorite book of the series but I still enjoyed it immensely. I really appreciated that Paolini went on to say what happened after the resolution of the story. The ending was incredibly bittersweet, just as I expected it would be.
Inheritance was my favorite book of the series. I hope it is not too long before you return us to this world! I want to know more about the trials facing Eragon and Sapphira as they bring dragons back from the brink of extinction. Thank you so much for this awesome audio rendition--the narrator did a fabulous job with the various characters!
I agree, end the book sooner and you would get my rating of 4 stars. With this ending, I should rate it 2 stars. So I stuck with the middle ground.
The ending is not as depressing to me as most people felt. I guess I see more reality in it. Most of it was foreshadowed throughout the series and not just by Angela. It just didn't belong in this book, I felt it was a beginning to a new story, one that will bring more adventure and a better world. And with a story to follow it, I would not find it so useless.
But to leave such a series on this note makes me believe that the editor was more interested in not hurting the writer's feelings or the writer was too stubborn to listen and in the end everything in his head had to be in the book... Too Much Information!
I loved this series. it was very enjoyable experience though I would have prefered a slightly different ending, it still leaves room for a continuation or a spin off. keep up the good work christopher paolini. and the narrator was enjoy, pleasant to the ear, and fluent in reading this book, especially with a newly invented language and his pronunciation of the words. though the first time I heard a dragons voice I was a bit thrown off, in time it felt fitting and it was a great choice. I suggest this to all fantasy fans.
I love how the series ended. I think it was a perfect way to wrap things up based on the direction the 3rd book took the story. I got a little thrown off by how the Dragon voices where performed but early into the 2nd book I was totally used to it.
I would recommend this series to anyone who likes Lord of the Rings or just Dragons and Magic in General.
Sometimes a bit frustrating when things aren't going well and it looks as if there is no hope which should tell you that if you've come this far in the series, you are already emotionally involved.
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