Review: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, read by Gerard Doyle (Audiobook)


Written by Christopher Paolini

Read by Gerard Doyle

Listening Library, 2008

Paolini’s first novel Eragon was the book that brought me back to world of audiobooks and while I skipped the audio version of Eldest I decided to give Brisingr a try.  In the first two volumes I found myself equally entralled and frustrated by Paolini’s characterization of the main hero Eragon.  My frustration wasn’t helped by Doyle’s frequently whiny vocalization of Ergaon either and both those elements continue here.  Thankfully, however, the majority of that is relegated to the first portion of the novel and the stronger second half seems to me a stronger more cohesive whole than the first.

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