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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.

Conflict, action, adventure and one devastating death await listeners as Eragon battles on behalf of the Varden while Galbatorix ruthlessly attempts to crush and twist him to his own purposes. Can he become a leader who can unite the rebel forces and defeat the King?

©2008 Christopher Paolini (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks

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  • michael
  • Western Australia
  • 04-17-12

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"

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  • Delia
  • 04-25-09

the best book ever read (after the 1 and 2)

It was brilliant you just want him to continue writing and to think that he wrote the first book when he was 16 it's incredible. If you've read or seen lord of the rings eragon is about the same but with more magic in the story and bit less wars.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • helen castle
  • 12-08-17

BRISINGR !!!!!

The BEST book out of the howl siries, amazing , full of darkness ana light, noomenus , every chapter full of adventure

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  • david dulson
  • 10-17-17

love it

loved the books. and now I love listening to them all over again. wonderful true escapeism
all the images that were formed in my mind were spectacular. I just sit back and let the reader take my mind on a journey. into Christopher's imagination.

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  • dragonryan13
  • 08-05-17

great book

Narrator was amazing! love his voices and you can feel the emotion of the characters

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  • G M Morris
  • 04-09-17

Good attempt

As with the others, the reader is treated as a little simple, and all the dragons sound like Daleks. Love the way the more slow characters have West Country accents...

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  • andrew
  • 03-11-17

epic<br />

cant fault these books they have been a real pleasure to listen too. brilliantly told in parts the suspense was killing me

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  • Robin300378
  • 09-14-16

Possibly a lot of filler here

I like Paolini's books. They tick a lot of boxes for the type of fantasy writing that I enjoy. However, like many middle books, this felt like filler.

Lets face it, Eragon is annoying. His dragon seems impetuous and they get themselves needlessly into a lot of trouble. There seemed to be a lot of it in this book, so much so that I can't remember the plot 4 weeks after having listened to it

Narration was at best OK - voice of Murtag is irritating

Relistened to this before the final book. Had to be done but was a bit of a struggle

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  • Christopher
  • 09-17-14

Still entertaining, but dipped in quality a bit


Story – 3/5

I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first two, but was still good enough to get a 3/5. Once again Roran’s story arc was more entertaining than Eragon’s, but even then it wasn’t very believable. I realise this is YA fantasy fiction, but it just isn’t feasible for a human to accomplish what Roran does in this book without training or practice. Something a bit more "real" from his character would have been even better.

Eragon manages to finish his training and become stronger, and we learn more about Dwarven politics – which I quite enjoyed. There was quite a lot of action, which Paolini describes very well. He is also very good at creating likeable characters.

I think the biggest weakness in Paolini’s writing is in the romance – It seems a bit too childish (maybe due to an intended younger target audience than me) and I had no interest in it as a consequence.


Performance – 4/5

As with the first 2 novels, Gerrard Doyle did a great job; each character’s voice was distinctive, and the tone of the story was portrayed very well, but Roran and Eragon did come off a little whiney at times.

He suits this type of story nicely, but I can not see him narrating a gritty, more adult novel like Game of Thrones very well at all, so if I find him narrating a novel I am considering, I will be careful about the type of story it is before purchasing.


Overall – 3.5/5

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  • Kerry
  • 12-23-12

Brisingr inheritance, book 3 part 1

Very good, easy to listen too, dragons voice can however be a bit distracting, very deep

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  • David
  • 11-02-10

Fantastic

FANTASTIC BRING ON BOOK FOUR!!!!!!

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  • Amy
  • 01-14-16

Love

I have read these books multiple times, and the reader is just so perfect for the characters and theme of the books

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  • cameron
  • 05-17-15

great

loved it easy to listen to will listen to again. great book rekomend to all