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Emily

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Overall what I expected

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

Reviewed: 22-04-2020

I typically have low expectation for books following a very successful series as they are often are fillers for unanswered questions and really just expanding our knowledge of what we already know from the previous 4 books. This was definitely worth the listen. Loved to hear how all the old characters where doing and I enjoyed learning about the Urgal race through their own story.

The only thing that stopped me from a 5/5 overall was due to some minor performance issues. None of them really worth mentioning but all of them together and one thing I couldn't get over resulted in a lowered star. I found it really distracting the way Murtagh's name was pronounced. Would have like to see some consistency in that area especially with him being one of the major characters in the series.

Fantastic!!!

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

Reviewed: 22-04-2020

Fantastic wee book consisting of 4 short stories and then a "review" by Albus Dumbledore immediately following each story. I am a huge Potter fan so was unsure whether my expectations were going to be too high but no, J.K Rowling proving yet again how much of a queen she is.

I enjoyed each story but I mostly enjoyed the reviews voice by Jude Law. It almost felt as if I was in a Hogwarts classroom listening to a lecture from Dumbledore. And I love Jude Law.

Awesome work by all the narrators. Keeps it interesting with each change of story.

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A great listen even with Spahiras voice

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

Reviewed: 29-09-2019

Similar to the majority of the reviews, I was not the biggest fan of Saphira's (dragon) voice having created my own outlook when reading the book as a child. I have however grown to tolerate it and have even enjoyed it at times whenever we came across one of Saphiras clever/cheeky remarks when conversing with Eragon though not a huge fan of the husky voice.

I think returning readers might have difficulty with this aspect as we all have created our own voice for these characters though if you are able to tolerate it the story is still as brilliant and engaging as I remember. New readers should not be put off by this as the story is fantastic and very enjoyable. Excited to listen to the rest of the series.