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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

Tales from Alagaësia Volume 1: Eragon
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
Series: Tales from Alagaesia, Book 1, Inheritance Cycle, Book 4.5
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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Publisher's 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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An epilogue and a prologue

This book seems to act as a bridge between the inheritance cycle and what is to come. The story (well the three of them) are a bit to short to enjoyed as his other books are though they do leave you interested for what is to come with some suggestive hints here and there.

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enjoyable

Enjoyable !!! Not as good as Eragon,but OK, thanks for the effort it took to write.

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Overall what I expected

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.

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Short stories but worth it.

This book is basically short stories on a few of the characters from Inheritance Cycle and a new one.
Hopefully this is the start to follow on books.

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Nice

I love the inheritence series and I love Gerrard but this is very different than what I’m used too. I don’t like this as much but I still really like it. Also is this a different gerrard because this one is called Gerard and the other one is called gerrard

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Captivating and Continued Brilliance

What an absolute delight to read. Many of my favourite characters, some excellent new ones. The return of Eragon and Alagaësia is something we as readers have been waiting 10years for and it didn’t disappoint! Bring on the next volume!

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Much anticipated

Answering some questions and leaving you with more. Love it! Great narration and addition to my favourite book series.

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Some for all, but not enough!

was wonderful to hear about Eragon and a few of the old fav names pop up and new stories, found it enthralling but bittersweet as its too short for my liking.

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A bit short

I would have liked a bit more ,it was as if the story was a forced thing that he had to do without a lot of thought out into it. But as a story teller, he’s brilliant 😁

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Enjoyable

I wasn't particularly invested in the storyline compared to the inheritance cycle books but it was still enjoyable. I would have liked to hear more about Eragon amd the other key characters from the inheritance series.

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  • Seif
  • 03-01-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-2019

Good listen

It was fun to firther follow the story of Eragon, and the writing was a good listen

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  • Peet Steyn
  • 18-04-2019

What a disappointment after the long wait!

A horrible incoherent rambling. I only managed to get 3/4 through this book before my utter disappointment drove me to put it down and stop listening as to not continue to foul my mood. I'm an extremely big fan of the Inheritance cycle books and read the whole cycle through at least 5 times and enjoyed the story and quality of writing every time.
However, after the wait of 7 years to be presented with this... Rather keep quiet until another quality work kan be published than to do this, and loose the confidence and support of you fan-base.

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  • Mr Daniel Bodle
  • 02-01-2019

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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  • Samuel Kings
  • 13-01-2019

Enjoyable set of stories

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-2019

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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  • chris daltrey
  • 01-08-2019

disappointed

I love the inheritance series and picked this up to see what happened next. I was lost on the mini-stories and hoped it would tie off 1 or 2 main characters, not what felt like bits and pieces. it's a shame there is not a continuation of Eragon's next steps.

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  • Mike
  • 18-01-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-2019

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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  • sarainchissey
  • 19-07-2020

it was outstanding the best one ever I love it.

I loved it hopefully you all levelske it as well the best one yet it is. hoping you will be able to do some more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-07-2020

Meh

Overall I feel it was a let down, the first 2 stories were ok but the 3rd felt a bit long winded and boring. Im a big fan of The Inheritance Cycle so Im a bit disappointed that i didnt enjoy this installment.

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  • Ruth77
  • 09-03-2020

Amazing Book

I love this book and the series written before it I generally love this world and series please write more books I thoroughly enjoyed this and it was I great way to come back into the world thank you!😄

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  • steven donnison
  • 15-11-2019

Bring back kerry shale

I love the inheritance cycle but please please please bring back kerry shale as the narrator