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  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight, his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to get through

  • By Anonymous User on 24-10-2017

Loved the books as a young person

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-2018

I recall falling in love with these books as a young fella!! The imagination runs wild with thoughts of flying on dragon back, of elves and swords and spells..
I can't understand how the author has allowed his books to be so utterly destroyed by sub par narration.. The choice of voice for a female dragon is horrendous.. These audiobooks would be amazing if the narration was done by someone like Nick Podehl or Jim Dale or even Stephen Fry.. Such a shame.. I'll only buy the next books because of sentimental value only.

  • Fool's Errand

  • Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 287

Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Performance for a great story

  • By Evan on 10-10-2018

Robin Hobb - Fantasy master

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-2018

Read the books many moons ago, loved them then and loved listening to the audiobooks.. Robin Hobb has the uncanny knack of sucking you deep into the worlds she creates.. The only fault I found was a few editing issues with the audiobook and that is all.. LOVED IT..

  • Lusam: The Dragon Mage Wars, Book 3

  • By: Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

After accidentally discovering the possible existence of a second Guardian book, Lusam and his party are remorselessly hunted high into the Elveen mountains by the Empire agents, who are intent on killing or capturing them. What they discover there may very well change the balance of power in their favor against the Thule Empire. But their discovery will count for nothing if they cannot reach Lamuria in time to try and stop the massive invasion force sent by Lord Zelroth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Yeah, nah.

  • By Anonymous User on 25-05-2018

Yeah, nah.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-2018

This could have been great.. The author constantly repeats himself over and over. The narrator compounds this with his atrocious use of tonal inflection the entire book, he sounds like a constipated goat bleating out complete gibberish..
The author could have made this into an epic, but with his completely amateurish writing style it is now an epic failure.

  • Lusam

  • The Dragon Mage Wars, Books 1-2
  • By: Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Lusam grew up in the relative safety of the Elveen mountains with his grandmother. She taught him the basics of magic and discovered, quite by accident, that he possessed a unique skill never seen before: the ability to hide his magical aura from the mage-sight of others. Dark secrets surround Lusam's origins, and the dark agents of the Empire will stop at nothing to kill Lusam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen highly recommend

  • By Nicola on 28-10-2017

Mehh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-2018

The narrator is absolutely horrid. His constant tonal inflections are incredibly hard to stomach, which make this audiobook almost unbearable to listen to.
The story line itself is great, the concept heads in the right direction.
However the actual story itself meanders needlessly and is extremely predictable.
At times it seems the author is doing a good job guiding the story and then it rapidly changes and seems as though it was written by a 10 year old..
Strange indeed..

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