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Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Darkness falls.... Despair abounds.... Evil reigns….

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.

Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger.

Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life....

©2005 Christopher Paolini (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks

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Poor narrating

What disappointed you about Eldest - Part One?

The narrator. The story is brilliant!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Saphira, but the Narrator killed her voice. It is supposed to be nice and pleasant sounding voice yet he gives her a gravely throat cancer voice which made me cringe every time she had a vocal line.

Would you be willing to try another one of Gerrard Doyle’s performances?

No!!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Eldest - Part One?

N/a

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  • Neets
  • 07-16-18

Great but

This is a great title and story but I have one piece of criticism. I imagined that Saphira sound like a calm woman, not like a chainsmoker

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  • Magik
  • 08-16-16

Best book ever!!!!

This is the best book in the world and the guy who reads it is really good!!!

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  • Sam Lucas
  • 04-02-19

My favourite book of the series.

Loved both sides of the story but always preferred Roran's side. Plenty of dramatic irony which wants me to hear more and more. Can't wait to listen to the next one. I am downloading it straight after.

There was a moment where a sentence had been added or changed after the original recording which which was jarring but not so bad. Was a one off issue.

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  • Aidan
  • 02-24-19

Brilliant.

As good as book 1 I must do the next book right this second i'm buzzing

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  • Ashley G.
  • 02-05-19

Enjoyed

Always make sure you get the Gerrard Doyle readings as the other version is abridged xx

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  • Emanuele Ingrassia
  • 02-01-19

as alwaysù

very good indeed, read and reread times and times, always the same affect of amazement.

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  • Adam Walker
  • 01-25-19

Loving it!

I'm loving the story so far. I like how this story is focused more on the danger and adventute than the romance of the characters.

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  • #mrbump
  • 11-27-18

Amazing 😉

Truly brilliant
I listened to it 8 times and I still haven’t gotten bored of it yet

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-02-18

Fantastic

Loved it fantastic series to listen to would recommend to any that would listen to audio book's

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  • dragon_ryda
  • 09-08-18

OMG!!!!

Just love these books so far and the ending I bloody knew it 😊😊😊 I knew it

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  • Zoe
  • 08-28-18

Great story; terrible narration.

the books are good. please don't let this dissuade you from the books:
This narrator is a joke. his dragon is, as someone said, a cookie monster interpretation. he mispronounced so many words it jolts the listener out of the mood. like 'trebuchet' does not have a hard T at the end!
alas that there is no other narrator for these books on Audible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-29-18

poor voice choices with some characters.

poor voice choices for female characters and dragons/monsters.
overall great storytelling and well paced.

awesome series!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-28-19

Great story

So far the story is amazing. looking forward to picking up book 3. I just can't get my head around the voices for the dragons and demons. I'm not feeling it.
otherwise, very well done narration and story!

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  • Simon Curran
  • 02-23-18

Awesome book

I've always loved fanyasy fiction like this and this book can stand easily among some of the best (not that I've read or listened to many) but I do always compare to the epic that is Lord of the Rings. Would recommend this easily! I just wish a movie was made to the quality of the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-18

Too long

Much longer than the first book, I found a lot of chapter pointless to listening about.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-15-18

Gerrard Doyle is the perfect voice

Gerrard Doyle has picked the perfect voices for all the characters, I'm able to emerse myself into the story as if when I was physically reading the books myself.

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  • Karl
  • 09-18-16

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