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  • Inheritance

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 31 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,490

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All the reviews had me worried for nothing!

  • By Robert on 05-10-12

An absolutely awesome conclusion

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-15

Inheritance is an absolute awesome conclusion to an incredible series. Narrated by Gerard Doyle, the story takes us all the way Galbatorix's castle where Eragon, Saphira, Fantastic, Shruikan, Murtagh and Thorn have an incredible confrontation which will leave the world of Alagaesia spellbound.

  • Brisingr

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,373

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira sounds like Grover after puberty

  • By John on 07-18-10

A marvellous, fantastical story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-15

Brisingr is a marvellous fantastical story, full of sacrifice, love, hope and plenty of fighting, politics, magic and an awesome scene about forging a sword. Above all it is a great story, great listen and even more dragons then the previous two novels. Well worth reading and listening to.

  • Eldest

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,441

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You see growth in the Author

  • By Theodore on 01-09-13

The rebellion begins

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-15

The rebellion begins, Dragon joins the elves for his training, Roran becomes Stronghammer and Murtagh returns. Eldest is pure brilliance.

  • Eragon

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,612

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira's voice sounds like Yoda!

  • By Kari on 04-27-14

Paolini's first novel is a brilliiant debut

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Eragon, Christopher Paolini's first novel is a brilliant debut. I love dragon stories and this is one of the best. Not quite as good as George R R Martin, but a worthy read. Eragon is a young teenager growing up with his Uncle and Cousin when all of a sudden he finds a Bright blue rock in the forest. The rock soon hatches and a dragon is born. Eragon's world is suddenly turned upside down and he is cast into an adventure where he and his dragon Saphira must grow up quickly in order to survive and save the world from a great evil. Gerard Doyle's performance as narrator is brilliant as well.

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

  • The Millennium Series, Book 3
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,727

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect.

  • By B.J. on 06-15-10

I am in absolute awe.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-15

I am in absloute awe of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest. The story is the stunning conclusion to the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Whilst Lisbeth is recovering in Hospital SAPO is gathering its forces to destroy Lisbeth, Millennium and anyone who is in a position to expose their secrets. Meanwhile Mikael Blomkvist and Millennium and their allies are rushing to Lisbeth defence, working to reveal the truth about Zalachenko and SAPO. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series which is written by David Lagercrantz and will be released in August 2015.

  • The Girl Who Played With Fire

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023

Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium magazine's legendary star reporter, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander's innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Joe on 10-12-09

Shocking and brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-15

A shocking and brilliant story, The Girl Who Played With Fire sees Lisbeth Salander's past come to haunt her, when she is sudddenly on the run from police for a double murder. The journalist Mikael Blomkvist is determined to help unravel the mystery and to prove Lisbeth's innocence. This story takes so many twists and turns, it ends on a cliffhanger and is absolutely brilliant.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,541

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

  • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

A truly brilliant masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-15

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a truly brilliant masterpiece, which focuses mostly on an investigation into the disappearance in 1966 of Harriet Vranger. What the investigation uncovers is at once shockingly disturbing. A great read with an excellent side plot dealing with an investigation of a corrupt businessman and his company the Wennerstrom corporation. One of the best listens anyone could ever treat themselves to.

  • Inkdeath

  • By: Cornelia Funke
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591

The Adderhead has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay - Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrenders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My most liked fiction book series ever!

  • By Derek B. on 02-09-09

Great conclusion

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-15

A great conclusion to one the best children's trilogies I have ever listened to, and read. In Inkdeath Orpheus has made it into the story and is reeking havoc in the lives of the people and animals of Inkworld. Mo becomes becomes more like the Bluejay than ever before, and Dustfinger is returned to the world of the living at huge personal cost to Mo. Can Meggie, Mo and Dustfinger save Inkworld from the Adderhead before it is too late? Have a listen to this brilliant conclusion to the Inkheart trilogy, read by Allan Corduner to find out.

  • Inkspell

  • By: Cornelia Funke
  • Narrated by: Brendan Fraser
  • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806

Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inkspell indeed

  • By Vanessa on 01-21-06

Brendan Fraser's reading is brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-15

Brendan Fraser's reading of Inkspell by Cornelia Funke is absolutely brilliant. This time instead of the characters coming out of the book of Inkheart, we are taken into the world of Inkworld, where the story takes place. We are introduced to the Megalomaniac Orpheus who is able to read people in and out of books but is unable to read himself into Inkworld which is his greatest desire. Reggie, Mo, Farid and Dustfinger meet new allies, new enemies as well as old, namely Basta and Capricorns mother Mortola. A brilliant sequel which is better than Inkheart and Fraser's performance as narrator brings the story to life.

  • Inkheart

  • By: Cornelia Funke
  • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780

Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom...but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world. Then imagine if those characters brought their world into ours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For ALL ages

  • By A on 11-24-04

Characters come alive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-15

The characters come alive when reading Inkheart out loud. Forefinger is a fire eating performer who tricks with fire are brilliant. Maggie and Mo read the characters to life, and Dustfingers Marten Gwin. Lynn Redgrave delivered a brilliant performance of Inkheart. The book is absolutely brilliant. Cornelia Funke is one of the better children's authors around. The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis was absolutely pathetic compared to the Inkheart trilogy.