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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

Tales from Alagaësia Volume 1: Eragon
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (89 ratings)
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm by Christopher Paolini.

A wanderer and a cursed child.
Spells and magic.
And dragons, of course.
Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.

It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective. 

This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist, penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself!

Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle.

©2019 Christopher Paolini, John Jude Palencar (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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Great

This book is fantastic.it's great to return to this series. Gerard Doyle is a great narrator and Paolini a superb author

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Enjoyable set of stories

I really enjoyed listening to this, and I have been inspired to reread the original stories.

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Good but shallow

As always Gerard Doyle is an excellent narrator and it was great to listen to the tales of the amazing characters created by Christopher in the Inheritance cycle. However, the story lacked depth and seemed to skim along the surface of events. I look forward to future stories.

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  • Mike
  • Stourbridge, United Kingdom
  • 18-01-19

Over all really good and long awaited

Really enjoyed it, it’s different from the usual and I can’t wait for number two.

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Not as good

I really want another book! I really do like it but it was so short! Please make another one

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Disappointing

I listened to the inheritance cycle and thoroughly enjoyed the books. When this came out I thought great. Unfortunately the story bored me to tears and I was annoyed several times with the narrator. The characters such as Eragon spoke differently and Saphira's voice changed to that of a human voice along with the voices of several of the Dragons. Even Blodgarm's voice was different than it was in the inheritance cycle. The inconsistency grated on me massively.

This book, in my opinion was wrote differently to how the inheritance cycle was and for me not in a good way. I generally don't enjoy books where there is little dialogue and this book has very little dialogue.

Pardon the pun but I am now at a fork myself on whether I would listen to another book wrote by Christopher Paolini.

To go from something as epic as the Inheritance Cycle to this is not good.

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Disappointingly short

I was very excited ehen I found out a new book was coming out. To find out it was less than 5 hours was disappointing. The stories lacked depth and I was expexting to hear more about the new dragon land. The urgal story which was the last part of the book I enjoyed though

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Mixed Feelings

Having read all of the inheritance series when I was younger and being totally immersed I was thrilled to find the story extended!

I immediately pre ordered this download and enjoyed the story, but was woefully disappointed with the short length of the book.

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Terrible ramblings

I live the inheritance cycle but this book is mostly about a stupid story with a dragon and a Urgal.

one good chapter on Dragon and Sophie's, and a good one about Murtagh.

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Why change narrator!?

struggled to enjoy after Kerry Shale doing such a good job with the inheritance cycle

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  • Seif
  • 03-01-19

A very good hold over until another book is made

This book is extremely entertaining and filled with amazing new tales. If you enjoy the Inheritance Cycle you'll enjoy this. My only complaint is after getting use to the way the reader voices characters in the main series to have him suddenly change it in this is slightly offputting. But even so still a great story!

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