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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 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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    stephen fulcher 05/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing, so exciting I couldn't stop listening."

    without any spoilers, it has a very good ending and I'm about to listen to part 3.

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    Magik UK 16/08/2016
    Magik UK 16/08/2016 Member Since 2015

    Magik

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    "Best book ever!!!!"

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

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    sandra skinner 11/08/2016
    sandra skinner 11/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Eldsest"

    Very good book real like it as book 2of the set see what the next book like

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    Amazon Customer 21/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"

    Loved every minute, will definitely listen to again and again. Would recommend it to everyone

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    Norman 20/07/2015
    Norman 20/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    I enjoyed the first book (Eragon) and wasn't disappointed by this continuation of the story. The narration is good.

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    Lynette R. 20/07/2015
    Lynette R. 20/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book and narration"

    I find the narration engaging and the story line is gripping enough to keep me entertained!

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    Dr. A. Thompson Staffs UK 05/06/2015
    Dr. A. Thompson Staffs UK 05/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Why in two parts?"

    Bigger books are sold in one go so why does this have to be in two separate parts?

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    Christopher Telford, United Kingdom 03/12/2013
    Christopher Telford, United Kingdom 03/12/2013 Member Since 2015

    I am a 28 year old man who likes to make use of a long commute by listening to sci-fi and fantasy audiobooks

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    "As good as the first"

    As good as the first book, but I found myself more interested in Eragon’s cousin Roran, than Eragon himself.

    Story – 4/5

    Christopher Paolini has expanded nicely on the first story by having two separate story arc’s, Eragon and his cousin Roran. Personally, I thought Roran’s arc was more enjoyable. Eragon’s part, up until the final battle at the end was a tad boring in my opinion, but was probably necessary in order to develop his character ready for the remaining 2 novels

    I can’t help but think CP was a bit over indulgent in his fascination with the way the Elves live, utilising a lot of historical writings on Elven mythology, and adding some of his own elements to give the reader a very detailed view of their way of life. I am sure a lot of readers would find this part more enjoyable than I did though.

    Once again, the whole book lifted in quality towards the end, where there was yet again another well written battle, even larger and more exciting that the one in the first novel.

    Performance – 4/5

    As with the first novel, Gerrard Doyle did a great job; each character’s voice was distinctive, and the tone of the story was portrayed very well.

    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 – 4/5

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    A. Crawford Maidstone, UK 28/06/2013
    A. Crawford Maidstone, UK 28/06/2013 Member Since 2012

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    "Not my favourite, but still enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 - Part 1 the most enjoyable?

    It's a long book so being able to listen to it in the car in installments made it more manageable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The setting - elves, dwarves, dragons....


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I couldn't stand the voice he used for Saphira the dragon. She is a "she" but he gave her a horrible deep growly voice. Not good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it's too long.


    Any additional comments?

    The level of detail and description is huge. I confess I got a little bored at times and wanted the story to move on. Maybe I should have chosen an abridged version.

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    hayley Plymouth, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    hayley Plymouth, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
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    "Well spoken"

    Paolini has brought us a magical world, and Doyle has brought it to life. He has a good speaking voice and gives each of the characters individuality and strength however small their part.

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  • Megs
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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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