Inheritance Cycle
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  • 1

    Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7983)
    Performance
    (3146)
    Story
    (3204)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Sandra says: "Utterly Awesome!"
    Utterly Awesome!

    This was one of the rare books that so fully absorbed me that I forgot to worry or think of anything else. No "rewind because I've lost track" through..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 07 2003 by Sandra (Monroe, NC, USA)
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    Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 - Part 1: Inheritance, Book 1 - Part One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight, his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance.

    Bradley says: "Inspired by those who came before."
    Inspired by those who came before.

    I quite enjoyed the story and loved the narration by Gerrard Doyle.

    Reviewed on March 12 2012 by Bradley (Australia)
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    Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 - Part 2: Inheritance, Book 1 - Part Two

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance.

    Joyann Waithe says: "like the book"
    like the book

    yes but not with this narrator

    Reviewed on April 30 2013 by Joyann Waithe (barbados)
  • 2

    Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4031)
    Performance
    (2025)
    Story
    (2071)

    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

    Teddy says: "You see growth in the Author"
    You see growth in the Author

    I found myself enjoying this title the more the title progressed. It was one of those books that tends to build so smoothly up to those points of shee..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2013 by Teddy (Bronx, NY, United States)
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    Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 - Part 1: Inheritance, Book 2 - Part One

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.

    Megs says: "Poor narrating"
    Poor narrating

    The narrator. The story is brilliant!

    Reviewed on December 12 2012 by Megs (WANDI, Australia)
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    Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 - Part 2: Inheritance, Book 2 - Part Two

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.

    Bradley says: "Disappointing follow-up"
    Disappointing follow-up

    There were some very interesting elements and explorations of life with Elves, but that's about it.

    Reviewed on May 10 2012 by Bradley (Australia)
  • 3

    Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (4836)
    Performance
    (2424)
    Story
    (2489)

    Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

    A User says: "Good but not complete."
    Good but not complete.

    I was expecting the final book of the series only to find that there will be another book. This book although, was very good. Just what you would exp..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2008 by A User ()
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    Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 - Part 1: Inheritance, Book 3 - Part One

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

    michael says: "Love it love it"
    Love it love it

    the more i read the inheritance series I hope they re make the first movie, this whole series has the ability to rival that of "Lord of the Rings"

    Reviewed on April 17 2012 by michael (Western Australia)
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    Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 - Part 2: Inheritance, Book 3 - Part Two

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

    michael says: "not to long"
    not to long

    even thought the book is about 30hrs long its worth it .
    the more i read the inheritance series I hope they re make the first movie, this whole se..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2012 by michael (Western Australia)
  • 4

    Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4420)
    Performance
    (3861)
    Story
    (3916)

    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.

    Robert says: "All the reviews had me worried for nothing!"
    All the reviews had me worried for nothing!

    Seriously! after reading the reviews of this last book I almost decided not to read it. It was just as good as the previous three.

    However,..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 10 2012 by Robert (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
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    Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 - Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    Not so very long ago, Eragon-Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider,l 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.

    teves09 says: "Could Have Been Better"
    Could Have Been Better

    I loved book 1 & 3. Book 2 was OK. This book was also just OK. I felt like Chris just got bored with the story. He could have ended it in several ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 28 2011 by teves09 ()
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    Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 - Part 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    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.

    Penny says: "Production error spoilt the end"
    Production error spoilt the end

    Why is it necessary to repeat 12 minutes of the final part of the book? Did the audio engineer fall asleep?

    I found the climax of the battle ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2011 by Penny (ALDARA PARK, South Africa)