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Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 Audiobook

Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

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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 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. Before long, Eragon doesn't know whom he can trust.

Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle, one that might put 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)2005 Listening Library, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    Tom 09-21-16
    Tom 09-21-16
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    "Magnificent tale full of wonder, hardship & heart."

    Paolini's insights into the struggles of youth & the hard-won wisdom of age are masterful. He creates nuanced characters and interwoven adventures that ignited my imagination and, along with Doyle's narration, drew me in and carried me along as if I were virtually sharing all of the experiences of love and loss, fear, determination and transformation.

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    tony 09-03-16
    tony 09-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "the best experience I have had in a long time
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    loved it, and the move. hope to finish all of the books in the set.

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    Kevin Atwell Titusville, FL 09-02-16
    Kevin Atwell Titusville, FL 09-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Eldest! amazing."

    Loved it. and the narrator mande it even better. recommended! the story is a MUST READ!

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    Steffi 08-29-16
    Steffi 08-29-16

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    "im off to book3"

    listened to book1? then listen to this too. dont worry it is good as well.

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    Sofia 08-28-16
    Sofia 08-28-16
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    "Love the story, had trouble with the voices"

    I've read this book a few times and decided to listen to it on audible during my work commute. When I heard Saphira's and Eragon's voices I almost stopped since they differ so much from what I had imagined. The narration on itself is great and I like the narrators tone and accent, however the voices were hard to get used to.

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    Hayden 08-24-16
    Hayden 08-24-16
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    "Great Series!!"

    Love the series and performance was excellent! Dragon and saphira are such a good team and the story is always exciting.

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    William 08-18-16
    William 08-18-16
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    "Great book. Enjoyed every word."

    looking forward to the rest of the series. It threw me off, with the twists in the plot.

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    Shanan 08-14-16
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    "Amazing"

    Awesome that was so so so so so so so so good I loved it.

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    Dorothy V Sawyer 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Playback terrible"

    The playback was terrible. Kept having errors forcing me to have to redownload several times. Not a good experience

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    Amazon Customer 08-11-16
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    "Average fantasy story delivered ever so slowly."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It served its purpose as background noise. Were I reading this, I wouldn't be able to complete it. It is your average fantasy story where a couple heroes face impossible odds but continue trudging along all the same just to fall into the next issue. I feel this book was wasted pages that could have easily been one chapter in the next book. The whole thing just seems to be a set up for the third book rather than serving the story itself.


    What was most disappointing about Christopher Paolini’s story?

    Lack of story development. The first book opened the doors for Paolini's world. This book just seemed like a filler book to pad his series. I'm all for explaining why things are how they are or the history behind events taking place but a whole book of it just drags and drags.


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    I like Gerard Doyle's performance. A lot of people give him grief over his dragon voices but how would you expect them to sound? The felt his voices made the dragons sound ancient and powerful, which dragons are. I found his voices far better then that of the dragon in the movie which made her sound like any other female voice. I also feel Doyle does a good job distinguishing the characters through voices.


    Do you think Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Absolutely. It seems like the only purpose for this book was to stall for the next one.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are interested in hearing explanations as to how Paolini viewed things were created or long explanations as to why a small gesture that has no meaning to the story is done, read/listen to this book. If you are more interested in continuing the tale, I'd save your money, read the cliff notes, and start listening to the third book.

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