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Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

Narrated by: Gerrard Doyle
Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
5 out of 5 stars (262 ratings)
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Publisher's 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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  • Zoe
  • 28-08-2018

Great story; terrible narration.

the books are good. please don't let this dissuade you from the books:
This narrator is a joke. his dragon is, as someone said, a cookie monster interpretation. he mispronounced so many words it jolts the listener out of the mood. like 'trebuchet' does not have a hard T at the end!
alas that there is no other narrator for these books on Audible.

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poor voice choices with some characters.

poor voice choices for female characters and dragons/monsters.
overall great storytelling and well paced.

awesome series!

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Awesome book

I've always loved fanyasy fiction like this and this book can stand easily among some of the best (not that I've read or listened to many) but I do always compare to the epic that is Lord of the Rings. Would recommend this easily! I just wish a movie was made to the quality of the book.

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Too long

Much longer than the first book, I found a lot of chapter pointless to listening about.

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Gerrard Doyle is the perfect voice

Gerrard Doyle has picked the perfect voices for all the characters, I'm able to emerse myself into the story as if when I was physically reading the books myself.

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  • Megs
  • 12-12-2012

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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  • Neets
  • 16-07-2018

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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  • Magik
  • 16-08-2016

Best book ever!!!!

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

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  • #mrbump
  • 27-11-2018

Amazing 😉

Truly brilliant
I listened to it 8 times and I still haven’t gotten bored of it yet

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-10-2018

Fantastic

Loved it fantastic series to listen to would recommend to any that would listen to audio book's

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  • dragon_ryda
  • 08-09-2018

OMG!!!!

Just love these books so far and the ending I bloody knew it 😊😊😊 I knew it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-2018

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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  • mark
  • 04-09-2018

Loved this

I must admit I had the abridged version Eragon so this was a a change of readers but boy was it so worth it took a little getting use to but is well worth it

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  • Ben
  • 22-08-2018

Amazing book

I only found one issue with this audiobook which happens during when eragon was in the elves forest during the blood moon festival were in a conversation the audio seemed to glitch and falter, this could have been on my end but no matter what I did it persisted apart from that this was amazing perfect story and compelling to boot although the voice of saphira was startling at first it began to grow on me and the twist at the end was amazing so defiantly worth the listen and purchase.

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  • 匿名
  • 15-08-2018

Amazing!!!!!

It's so enjoyable and relatable I loved it. the best book I've ever listened to.

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  • Hudson
  • 06-08-2018

Brilliant

Great story - very gripping. Read very well with a good variety of voices and accents.