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Inheritance Audiobook
Inheritance
Written by: 
Christopher Paolini
Narrated by: 
Gerard Doyle
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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    Amy Manhattan, KS, United States 01-15-14
    Amy Manhattan, KS, United States 01-15-14

    I am a vet student, and I graduate in 2014.

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    "Great way to end the series"
    What did you love best about Inheritance?

    The relationships that were developed throughout the series.


    What other book might you compare Inheritance to and why?

    Maybe lord of the rings because there is a long quest and a struggle between good and evil.


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

    All the dragons. He made their voices so unique and whimsical.


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    Reuben Atmore, AL, United States 01-01-14
    Reuben Atmore, AL, United States 01-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The Ending destroyed the series for me."
    What disappointed you about Inheritance?

    This book did not live up to its potential in my mind nor did it have to end like it did. My disappointment is largely directed to the state of the relationships between several main characters at the end. It could have been handled a lot better. I'm stuck with a bad taste in my mouth, similar to that of Mass Effect 3.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Christopher Paolini again?

    Doubtful


    What three words best describe Gerard Doyle’s voice?

    I'm falling asleep.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, sadness, anger. I do not appreciate investing this kind of time in a series to be left with an ending that makes me want to forget ever hearing about it.


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    James 09-15-13
    James 09-15-13

    Jim Henderson

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    "Pretty good conclusion"
    Would you listen to Inheritance again? Why?

    I might. In fact, I just listened to it for the second time, in part because I initially forgot I had listened to it before.


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    He did a pretty good job, even considering the range of voices to do


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

    No, it was good, but neither great nor poor.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't feel the book was as bad as some reviewers suggest. Yes, he could use an editor that forced him to "tighten things up" a bit, but he's FAR, FAR better (in that sense) than, say, Robert Jordan. He occasionally dwelled on things of little relevance, but it wasn't for entire books at a time.

    The only thing I thought was a bit crazy was the whole maudlin "farewell tour" in the epilogue. I like a good epilogue (I had to write my own because the one at the end of Harry Potter 7 was unsatisfactory), but this was just silly.

    Also, the whole "where do the dragons" go decision seemed a bit odd -- certainly there are other solutions.

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    Andrew Hunter USA 06-12-13
    Andrew Hunter USA 06-12-13 Listener Since 2004
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    "I want my credit back"
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    I have listened to the other books in this series with diminishing enjoyment of each successive book but because I wanted to finish the series and get some closure I finally picked up this book when it dropped from 2 credits down to 1. I shouldn't have bothered. I LOATHE THIS BOOK. I'm barely two hours in and every paragraph is agony. I'd have stopped listening after only one hour but I paid a month's credit for this blasted thing and I have to get my money's worth. I have listened to a lot of books via Audible, some great, some not so great and some were bad but never have I wanted a refund. Until Now!

    Please Audible can I have my credit back and erase this book from my library? I know I've already invested 70 hours in Eragon's story but frankly I don't care. Screw closure. Eragon can rot in unresolved plot hell I just want my credit back so I can put it towards another book, ANY other book.

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    Anthony PARLIN, NJ, United States 05-07-13
    Anthony PARLIN, NJ, United States 05-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Weak Opening, but Paolini won me over. *spoilers"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inheritance?

    When Eragon was friend zoned at the end, cracked me up.


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

    Gerard did a great job reading this book, though I had trouble adjusting to the way he did the Dragon's voices. I had to stop thinking "Cookie Monster". After a while my mind just accepted it. Other then that, the story was told very well.


    Any additional comments?

    The first 5 chapters of this book need to be burned and rewritten, other then that, this book was great.

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    Leah 04-09-13
    Leah 04-09-13 Member Since 2014
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    "LOVE this Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Inheritance the most enjoyable?

    Gerard Doyal has an amazing way of Narrating and bringing all of the characters to life. You forgot it was one person reading all of the voices.


    What other book might you compare Inheritance to and why?

    I would rank this Series up there with Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. You are pulled into the world of imagination, become enthrawled with the story and learn to care about so many of the characters while hating others.


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

    laughed, cryed and empathized.


    Any additional comments?

    Now that I have completed the series I will miss the characters. I look forward to the next adventure with Christopher Paolini.

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    Amazon Customer 03-29-13
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I didn't really like that the book ended with a depressing note. Eragon should have been left happy that they won the war and would be able to see his friends and family.


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    Jennifer 03-25-13
    Jennifer 03-25-13
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    "Fantastic!"

    I've lost count of how many times I've read this series, I love the story-line. This the second time I've listened through it and definitely will not be the last! Gerard Doyle does a fantastic job reading it, I love his voice. Easy listen!

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    Maria M Loera Tampa, FL 03-19-13
    Maria M Loera Tampa, FL 03-19-13
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    "Very entertaining book!"
    Where does Inheritance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I truly enjoyed this book.


    What other book might you compare Inheritance to and why?

    The Harry Potter Books. The performance of the reader was great.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Saphira and Eragon find out that they are more dragon eggs.


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

    No, it did not make me cry or laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked and disliked the fact that the book did not have a "Hollywood" ending. It was not really a happy ending but it was a more "human" ending.

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    Lois 03-12-13
    Lois 03-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I want another one"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inheritance to be better than the print version?

    I am not able to read at this time so the audio was such a gift


    What other book might you compare Inheritance to and why?

    Anne Mcaffrey's Pern series started a world of working dragons, Christopher Paolini's world opens up the old longings for harnessing the power of the feared with companionship and a quest.
    Heady stuff


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    I love Gerard Doyle's performance
    He became the voices of alagacia to me
    So glad there was no changes


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

    I laughed and I cried


    Any additional comments?

    I want to know what it was like for Eragon to train the new riders, how they were found and chosen. Who the new dragons were
    I want another book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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