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Inheritance, Book 2
Narrated by: Kerry Shale
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)
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Summary

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Children's Book of the Year, 2006.

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)2006 Random House

Critic reviews

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Children's Book of the Year, 2006.

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This Audio skips entire parts of the book!

Don't buy this Audio. The accents for the characters are all over the place, they don't suit the characters and (the worst deal breaker) it skips entire parts of the book. I was reading my book copy along while listening to the audio and I realised the audio just jumps over entire sections of the book!!!! What the hell! This is not what I paid for and im furious. I waited a whole month for my credit and then wasted it on this. Don't do it. I would give it 0 stars if I could

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Horrible accents

Do not buy this version! I bought the unabridged version by accident. The accents are awful. The fake Indian accent is bordering on racist. I listened to 20 mins before checking and realising my mistake. I then bought the unabridged version which I will now listen to.

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Terrible storytelling

Awful version of the original book. Whole chapters missing, various parts omitted throughout the audiobook from the paperback which I can only fathom to make the audio cheaper to produce, utterly disappointed with the telling and characters voices not congruent throughout the book.

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Voices changes from previous book and bits missing

The voices have changed a lot like orick the dwarf goes from deep and powerful to like he has taken a load of helium . And bits was removed like the puzzle he was given by the dwarfs and the religious customs of the dwarfs ie how ereagon is now considered a dwarf that he must ensure that if a fellow dwarf dies that he makes sure he is returned to the catacombs or buried in stone ... All this and more was removed which explained a lot in the later books

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  • Sandra
  • redditch, worcestershire, United Kingdom
  • 10-05-08

The legend continues

I reviewed Eragon back in 2006 as Sanlan37 and looked forward to the next part of the story. A friend of mine had the Gerald Doyle version on cd but I prefer the narration of Kerry Shale after getting used to his character voices in Eragon so I downloaded the audio book from here instead. I was not dissapointed . You get a follow on from where the last book ended, and the story is progressed in such a way that it's possible to see a third book on the horizon without compromising the end of this story. A talented new writer without a doubt.

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seems to be a lot of content missing

I have a hard copy of the book and discovered this audio book is incomplete and this is disappointing seeing as when buying the book there was no indication that it wasn't the full book

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Why oh why

The first book was a pretty decent listen with the characters being given reasonably believable dialects. This book, however, the narration is awful and is making it hard to listen. Why change the narrator?

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still an enjoyable story

I have read all the books in hard back, the audio books are as enjoyable.

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Awesome book! I love it😎

This book is very exciting and I don't regret choosing it.😎 It is packed with magic and adventure. It is narrated perfectly. I can't wait to listen to the next book!

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shocking

loved it shocked angry happy and amusement all the way through it no one reads this series better then Kerry Shale

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  • Ripa sanghvi
  • 29-01-16

awesome book. clear audible books. will definitel

edhv gv 3xc excellent awesome thanks for the use of the this email and destroy

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  • 26-01-13

OK

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

the narrator was horrible, accents terrible, and overall poor performance.
Should never use an american accent for the audio book, it makes it feel cheap.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

plot was OK