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Inheritance Audiobook

Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

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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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    bob 12-16-14
    bob 12-16-14
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    "The book ended halfway through"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book just seems like there should be another book after it. The grand battle happened about halfway through the book and it wasn't that grand. That being said the story really good but there's so much you try to cram into the last book should've just wrote another one.


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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 10-24-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 10-24-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "More than the sum of it's parts."

    I love this series. Let me start by saying that right up front. I know that there are better writers out there, and that there are more involved and well thought out fantasy series, but I have to say that I really do love the world that Paolini created in these books. Furthermore, in my humble opinion, this capstone novel is the best of the lot, with the possible exception of the first.

    The author fully came into his voice in this book, and had the characters so well defined and fleshed-out that this novel really rang true with me. I am not going to spoil anything for those of you who have not read this book by giving away any details, but suffice it to say that the way that Paolini wrapped everything up was quite masterful. There were some things that had to be cleared up in certain ways, and they were. But there were also some great plot twists and surprises that added to the enjoyment of this book. I found myself, about halfway through this book, not wanting it to end, and cherishing every page.

    There are many detractors out there for this series, and there are those who did not like the way that the author chose to end the story, but I am neither of those. I felt that the finale was eloquent, intelligent, and highly satisfactory. I loved Doyle's narration as well, other than the way he chose to voice the dragons...especially Saphira. I have no idea how he could have done them better, but it seems as if there could have been a way.

    I would love to hear that the author was planning to revisit Alagaesia, and check in on some of the characters in this series. I would be the first in line to had him my money.

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    R 09-18-14
    R 09-18-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book for some. Worst performance in memory."
    Would you try another book from Christopher Paolini and/or Gerard Doyle?

    I have read the Christopher Paolini's inheritance series. I would rate the overall series higher than this final book. I'm partial to the story for sentimental reasons. It's the kind of series that reminds me what it was like to be young, and to fantasize about adventures, long journeys and the coming-of-age.


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

    I would have required the voice actor to deliver his performance to a test audience before moving to production. I cannot imagine any audience would approve of his performance of some of the characters in the book.


    What didn’t you like about Gerard Doyle’s performance?

    The audio performance was the worst experience I've ever had with audio fiction. This is hard for me to say. I don't know Gerard Doyle, and I don't prefer to attack another persons work. The fact is, I laughed--out loud, the first time I heard Gerard Doyle's voice for Dragons. I should have stopped listening. But I tried to push through it. I like this book for sentimental reasons.

    Unfortunately, I never stopped laughing when he'd do a dragon voice. I don't dare listen where anyone else can hear. And I find myself turning the volume down on the car when I'm at a stop light. It is embarrassing.

    This was just plain awful. I wish I could say this nicely; I cannot. I know Gerard Doyle's name now. I'll not by a single book that he performs. I don't dare to risk this experience again.


    Was Inheritance worth the listening time?

    The content is worth it. The performance nearly killed me to listen to.


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    Harold 09-02-14
    Harold 09-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved the series just wish there was another book."
    What did you love best about Inheritance?

    Character development was amazing you really go to know and like the characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inheritance?

    The opening of the vault of souls.


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

    Gerard is a treasure to listen to he always does an amazing job getting the feeling of the book across that other narrators seem to miss.


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

    When Roran is buried in rubble and Eragon races through the castle trying to find him. I like most scenes with those 2 in them.


    Any additional comments?

    I really wish we could see what happens to these characters as the new riders grow and how they develop. I would love to see who the mother and daughter are that help Roran and how they play into the story.

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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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    "The Battle you've been waiting for"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Of course I would I mean is dragon, and battle, and torture, and so much more


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inheritance?

    The battle, Rorin, the end, so many moments it is to hard to narrow it down.


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

    The Ending was not your typical happy ending but I could see no other way to end it.


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    dale AMBLER, PA, United States 05-28-14
    dale AMBLER, PA, United States 05-28-14
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    "Good read"
    Any additional comments?

    As a commuter, I want a good story and entertaining experience. Can be found here

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    Paul Anway 05-18-14
    Paul Anway 05-18-14
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    "Great Series by a new author"
    If you could sum up Inheritance in three words, what would they be?

    Epic, intriguing, exciting


    What did you like best about this story?

    great attention to detail and consistency, excellent character development across the whole series. Plot doesn't always go the way you expect it. Great characters


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

    How does he do the voices of the dragons???? Amazing.


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

    Ending of the series was well done


    Any additional comments?

    I got hooked at the first book and read all the way through. Looking forward to more by this author.

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    RianT 05-17-14
    RianT 05-17-14
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    "Waaaay too long"
    Would you listen to Inheritance again? Why?

    No. I didn't finish it the first time. It is just way too long. There's too much minute detail.


    If you’ve listened to books by Christopher Paolini before, how does this one compare?

    The part I listened to was more boring than the other books by him.


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

    Saphira


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

    No


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    Butterfly 04-20-14
    Butterfly 04-20-14
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    "Good book, horrible voice"
    Would you try another book from Christopher Paolini and/or Gerard Doyle?

    i would read books from Paolini


    How could the performance have been better?

    stop making Saphira's voice sound like an old guy who smokes too much. Saphira is a girl dragon.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


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    virus2395 04-15-14
    virus2395 04-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "His voices"
    What did you like best about Inheritance? What did you like least?

    The narrators lives for the dragons was horrible sounded more like some one had a cold the. A dragon. Other then that his normal speaking voice isn't bad


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator


    Was Inheritance worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Don't get me wrong well worth the lisson if you can like I did get past the guys voices

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