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Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 | [Christopher Paolini]

Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

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. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    David Turpin, OK, United States 02-16-12
    David Turpin, OK, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent book."

    Christopher Paolini is extremely articulate in his books. I never thought that he went overboard with his descriptions. Nor did he follow the standards for story writing, you know, as in boy defeats evil wizard and gets girl. Because of his original thinking, his entire series of four books deserves some of the highest praise that can be attributed to a Fantasy author. His books rank right up there with Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Now if they could just do the movies correctly.

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    David TURPIN, OKLAHOMA, United States 02-16-12
    David TURPIN, OKLAHOMA, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent book."

    Christopher Paolini is extremely articulate in his books. I never thought that he went overboard with his descriptions. Nor did he follow the standards for story writing, you know, as in boy defeats evil wizard and gets girl. Because of his original thinking, his entire series of four books deserves some of the highest praise that can be attributed to a Fantasy author. His books rank right up there with Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Now if they could just do the movies correctly.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. Dublin, OH, United States 02-14-12
    D. Dublin, OH, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Perfect Ending"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inheritance to be better than the print version?

    I could not wait for this book to be available. And it was not disappointing. Christopher Paolini writes beautifully and completes this story with a very moving ending that made tears flow. I will miss reading more but will go back and read all of these books again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to say just one.


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    Doyle was amazing. He made all the characters come to life.


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

    I cried with tears of joy.


    Any additional comments?

    Please bring us more.

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    Karen Casper, WY, United States 02-12-12
    Karen Casper, WY, United States 02-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Best yet for Paolini"

    I think this is the best of the series. Where the others seemed disjointed at times, Inheritance, was well planned and thought out. Gerald Doyle rocks.

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    Sandra 02-06-12
    Sandra 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Extraordinary final book"
    What did you love best about Inheritance?

    I love the way the characters have grown and yet remained true to themselves to the end, the way the books build upon the former stories and details of the character's experiences. Paolini's meticulous attention to accurate is evident in his descriptions, imagery, natural science (I like how he alludes to magic as a natural aspect of matter and manipulation of energy, and how he makes it seem scientifically feasible; his magic has natural and sensible limits, unlike most author's conceptions of


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    He has a warm and engaging voice, which suits Eragon perfectly. Yet he is able to capture various characters with different voices convincingly. I enjoyed listening to his voice as much as imagining the story in my head.


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    Drew 01-24-12
    Drew 01-24-12
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    "Forget the reviews and just enjoy A GREAT TALE!"

    At long last, the completion of the Inheritance Series. I was a little leary because of the reviews, but I realized that some people are fearless, self-empowered and cruel when anonymous. This fourth book was just what it needed to be. It kept my interest and finished up the storylines brilliantly. I repeatedly found my self wanting the story to never end. What an overall incredible piece of work. Well done. I hope everyone enjoys!

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    Amazon Customer 01-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book with a weak ending."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I am a fan of both the Narator and the author of the Inheritance Cycle. This is the climactic ending of the series (for now).


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have fixed the ending. I think that the author instead of letting the story flow to it's natural conclusions forced the ending to fit the forshadowing from the previous books. It felt very contrived instead of the natural flow the rest of the series has.


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

    I have both read and listened to the book and find that I enjoyed both experiences. Gerald Doyle is a master story teller that brings to life the characters and the setting of the book. He fits the emotions of the characters into his story telling beautifully that helps you care and imerse yourself into the characters wonderfully.


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

    There are scenes in the book that pull out strong emotion and people are put under extreme circumstances that must be addressed and delt with.


    Any additional comments?

    After finishing the book and talking to friends and family that have also read the story I find that most people are in agreement that 9/10 of the book is fantastic but that the end leaves the reader confused and a bit let down. I still recommend the book to all readers of Fantasy as it is a strong story line and good writing and story telling.

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    Madeleine New Westminster, BC 01-18-12
    Madeleine New Westminster, BC 01-18-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Bitter-sweet"

    Great ending to a great series!
    The narrator did have quite a chalenge: so many characters and so many dragons to give voices to.
    I was very happy with the way Paolini painted out the aftermath of the final battle...but I would have liked a different ending for the Nasuada/Mortag story line.

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    Angelique 01-17-12
    Angelique 01-17-12
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    "And so it has ended"

    One can tell that Mr. Paolini has matured a great deal as his imagination has waned a bit. However, it was a fitting ending to a long awaited book.

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    Paul 01-11-12
    Paul 01-11-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes if they read all of the books. However I was disappointed in this book. It was not as good as the earlier ones.


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