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Publisher's Summary

Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

Conflict, action, adventure and one devastating death await listeners as Eragon battles on behalf of the Varden while Galbatorix ruthlessly attempts to crush and twist him to his own purposes. Can he become a leader who can unite the rebel forces and defeat the King?

©2008 Christopher Paolini (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks

What listeners say about Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

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Love it love it

the more i read the inheritance series I hope they re make the first movie, this whole series has the ability to rival that of "Lord of the Rings"

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Brilliance

Brilliant author, a great reader and a fanatic narrative. Definitely worth a buy, and purchase.

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  • Delia
  • 04-25-09

the best book ever read (after the 1 and 2)

It was brilliant you just want him to continue writing and to think that he wrote the first book when he was 16 it's incredible. If you've read or seen lord of the rings eragon is about the same but with more magic in the story and bit less wars.

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  • Just_Me
  • 05-11-21

Amazing but read the first two first

Read the first two first or you will have no idea what is going on.
Gerrald Doyle is brilliant at voicing all the characters making them consistent in pitch and tone to his voices from the other two books.
=D
Loved it!

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  • G M Morris
  • 04-09-17

Good attempt

As with the others, the reader is treated as a little simple, and all the dragons sound like Daleks. Love the way the more slow characters have West Country accents...

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  • Katie
  • 05-09-22

Three down, one to go.

Brisingr is the third book in the inheritance cycle. These books need to be read in order to understand the storyline.

The story itself is really quite good. The pace is faster than Eldest, which I’m grateful for. The book follows Eragon as he gains more responsibility, it also follows his cousin Roran in his new role in the Varden army. I love that we finally have a little of Saphira’s viewpoint as well - her names for everything make you chuckle and keep a little light in what could be a very serious book.

The performance of Gerard is as good as the last books. I really do like him as a voice actor for this series, though I still don’t think Saphira‘s voice isn’t quite right. The music is still there and annoying as the others but thankfully it is only a little at the start and end.

The final chapter in the audiobook is a question and answer between Christopher Paolini and his editor, but to be honest I wasn’t interested in that so am moving on to Inheritance.

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This story begins a few days after Eldest ends. Eragon and Roran head to Helgrind to save Katrina from the Ra’zac. After the skirmish, Eragon has to decide what to do with Sloan so stays and sends the others back to the Varden.

Arya meets up with Eragon as he makes his way back to the Varden. Once there, Murtagh attacks with about three hundred of almost impossible to kill soldiers.

After the battle, Eragon is sent to the dwarves election in the Beor mountains. All Nasuada wants Eragon to do is ensure that the new King or Queen is sympathetic to the Varden - she doesn’t care who they are, though she would prefer Eragon’s foster brother, Orik. Saphira stays with the Varden to make the Empire believe Eragon is there.

After the coronation, and Saphira’s fixing of the Isidar Mithrim, Eragon and Saphira travel to Ellesméra to ask their burning questions of Oromis and Glaedr - they also are bolstered by the truth of Eragons father.

Again Eragon and Saphira try to find the weapon Solembum told them they’d find under the Menoa tree…. Saphira attacks it and after a discussion, they are given the ore neede to create a riders weapon in exchange for Eragon vowing to do something for her….

Rhunön agrees to help Eragon make his sword. Eragon allows Rhunön into his mind so he can be her hands as she vowed never to craft another weapon after what Galbatorix did. So through Eragon, the sword is created. Eragon names it Brisingr, and every time he says Brisingr the blade sets on fire.


Eragon goes to Oromis and Glaedr before he leaves and finds them ready for battle. He is shocked that they are going to join the Varden and the elves on the battlefield. Oromis and Glaedr have chosen to join Islanzadí at Gil’ead while Eragon continues to the Varden at Feinster.


In between all of Eragons tale we hear how Roran gains his command in the Varden, and just how far he will go to protect his fellow soldiers. Though his parts in this book are small in comparison to Eragon, his view of the war and the skirmishes he’s involved in are insightful.

The book ends after the battle for Feinster. Eragon is given permission to tell everyone of Oromis and Glaedr and begins with telling Nasuada all…

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  • Nicholas Pursey
  • 03-16-22

another great book

I really enjoyed the story and second time. First time when I read it and this being the second time hearing it although I could anticipate the up coming events in the book before Gerrard said them but it still made me listen with awed wonder as the story unfolded.

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  • Mr S R Cox
  • 02-02-22

Family favourite

Great story and listening experience with my son on many many car journeys to sports events.

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  • Laura B.
  • 01-31-22

Weakest link of the series

Out of the four books in the series this is definitely a bit of a placeholder. Nevertheless the story is enjoyable and the narration on point as before (although Saphira’s voice is still not my favourite)

The main problem with this book is the chapter division. The audio book chapters do not in any way align with the book chapters which is frustrating! I often set timers to listen to the end of a chapter which doesn’t work with this book at all. Minor inconvenience but one that could easily be fixed by editors.

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  • Mosco Moon
  • 11-19-21

Ita a thing...

I've committed myself now. Honestly this book would have gotten 3 stars if not for a joke that had me laughing so hard it will forever be my favourite moment in the series. It's early in the book, about Arya while the 3 characters speak. I won't say anymore for fear of spoiling it.
The jarring husky male voices of the dragons is less noticible to me now, and overall the story is okay. A bit boring, a bit long for what it actually covers. Feels like a fan fiction where the author is determined to hit an impressive word count rather than the words holding substance.
Lord of the rings is much shorter and holds so much more charm, its quality not quantity, but alas... Onto the final book then I can be done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-21

Brilliant 👏

Was very interesting book and narrated very well with great voices. Will be carrying on with the next straight away!

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  • Z. Gott
  • 09-17-21

awesome

amazing as always, listening over and again. a family of heart felt characters and an inspiration to us all that dream

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  • Sarah
  • 04-28-20

Chapter breaks are off

Great story and Gerard Doyle does really well with his reading but the chapter breaks for the audio book tracks occur mid sentence rather than using the actual chapters. It is very off putting and means you can’t actually set it to snooze at end of chapter. :(

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-20

Loved it

Amazing story, great narration! Gerrard did well matching the voices to the characters, i cant hear them any other way now!

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  • Amy
  • 01-14-16

Love

I have read these books multiple times, and the reader is just so perfect for the characters and theme of the books

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  • cameron
  • 05-17-15

great

loved it easy to listen to will listen to again. great book rekomend to all

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  • Georgina
  • 03-02-22

just for the story I continue.

The dragon voices (specifically Saphira) are absolutely horrible. when I listened to the first book it took all my might not to rip my earphones out. By the second book I got a little more used to it and by now. I'm just used to how they sound which is actually very, very sad. I want to enjoy the book more but I'm not because of the voices for the dragons. If Saphira was different and the other dragon voices were the same. I would be okay with that.

There are scenes in the book I really like and how certain plot points are written. I'm not good at writing reviews for books as I have trouble recalling all the points that I would like to highlight.

My favourite dragon series is Songs of Chaos by Micheal R Miller. If you like this series definitely check it out! The narrator first the audiobook, Peter Kenny, does an absolutely beautiful job.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-21

Gerrard did an amazing job 👏

Books just keep getting better and way more interesting! Excited to start book 4. I absolutely love the voices Gerrard did for the dwarves! And many other characters. So good!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-23-20

Brisingr

I loved this book I have listened to it for hours and enjoyed every minute

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-20

The Best

This story, and the whole series is outstanding and draws you in so much. Highly recommend.
Wish there was more than 4 books, I never get sick of hearing about the world of Alagaesia.

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  • Mr Adam J Shaw
  • 03-07-19

good.

overall really good..
horrible voice for the dragons tho. it took away from what saphiras character was supposed to be.