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Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
Series: Inheritance Cycle, Book 2
Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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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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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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Best book ever!!!!

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

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Child hood

The Inheritance cycle is where my love of the fantasy genre comes from and each book when I read them I could not put down. I have listened to them all probably 5 times on top of this as well, Gerrard Doyle’s voice is one from my childhood.

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My god the narrator is bad at dragon voices

More dragons = more awful accents. It’s just too gravelly to listen to comfortably. It’s a shame because his other accents are okay, but he’s overcommitted to an awful idea here

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Again the Saphira's voice

As with the first book it is great! But again the voice for Saphira just doesn't fit.

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Alright, will listen again

Well, i can say its all well read apart from the voices of the dragons and the werecats, in my opinion they are jarring and ugly where they should be powerful and impressive, it's akin to a tiger trying to roar but instead grunting like a pig. Once one gets used to that its perfectly brilliant!

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a great listen

it's just a fun good easy to consume book. the narrator pronounces things wrong but it's funny and works some how. the only bit I truly didn't like was when they said "bangs" instead of fringe. but all is forgiven. good good good

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Gripping read

This book and the whole series narrated by Gerrard Doyle is beautifully written and narrated. These books are rich with detail and twisting turning plot. I almost didn’t read them because of people commenting about the annoying dragons voices, I found them appropriate myself. Definitely the sort of books that I will love to read again to absorb more and more detail. Superb work thank you!! What great value for money too!

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Epic

Loved it however it does have a technical fault. Reader is fabulous his different voices fit and immersed you into the story.

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Amazing 😉

This is a very good book 📚 and I love it 🥰 it is so Amazing 😉 from listener

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  • Megs
  • 12-12-12

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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  • Virginia
  • 24-06-19

Dragon voices

Why does he make the dragon characters sound like they’re big, unintelligent, chain smoking bruts? Really distracting