The narration and writing make Eragon an outstanding listen. The details in the story show depth, insight, and planning.The narrator's voices are excellent (although it did take me awhile to adjust to such a masculine female Dragon voice!)
Eragon and Sopheria of course. Eragon is a wonderfully typical young man and Sopheria is a wise playful kitten.
His voice for all the different characters was excellent. Listening allows me to spend more time creating each scene in my head, with more detail, than just reading does.
An enchanting tale of dwarfs, dragons, elves and men.
Yes, I would probably listen to the rest of the Inheritance Cycle via audio book.
I love the story. I've read all of the series and started rereading the books. I've been sick and was too sick to hold up the book anymore so I thought I would give listening a try.
I don't mind the narrator nor most of the character voices. However, I HATE Saphira's voice and pretty much every animal character so far that has come into the story. I feel like I am listening to Yoda. It is just so mis-placed. Saphira is such an elegant character and the voice that is given to her is just so off. Eragon sometimes also comes across as a very whiny little boy. I don't like that either.
I did see the movie. I wish they would reboot this series and make the story into the vision that it so richly deserves.
As this is my first audio book, I wish there a way to pick and choose the voices that I wanted to listen to. With all the technology out there, this doesn't seem so far fetched.
I love the way Doyle reads and how he emphasizes the punctuation. Although the sound of Saphira sound like Yoda with bronchitis.
I love when Brom is telling Eragon about the dragons. I also like the Ra'Zac a lot.
I like his voice and how he changes ever ones voices in the book.
Favorite Book Series, I would say that if you enjoy Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings/Hobbit, the Halo Series and maybe the Heroes Of Olympus, then you will love this series.
Although this story steals mightily from LoTR in its villains and places it is nevertheless an excellent story and very well read. The voices were just right and this book leaves you wanting more
Yes. Good narration. Nice to hear names and places in book pronounced out loud.
boy loses family gets dragon
Sure. It is an enjoyable listen. It does not require much brain work and you can listen to it while driving, doing mindless tasks or relaxing. It kept my attention (for the most part).
Not a very deep or complicated story. Your basic orphan boy grows up poor, finds great power, is trained by disguised great/famous person, comes into his power, picks the side of good and wins the day.
They don't have a climax--even after 3 books--no climax. Yet, I've read them 2xs and yearned for them again. I love the adventure, characters, the story. Truly gifted writer--just want an ending!! Perfect narrator.
I am the owner of a Kids Play Café in Upstate NY and Mother to two teens, love my books, but work too hard to read - so audio is my life!
If you have seen the movie - The book is a whole different story! This is a great tale but so different from the movie and my kids and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Lord of the Rings as it handles more of the trolls and magic realm.
When Eragon first hatches Saphira it is an amazing description, and it tells you an amazing tale that carries you through the entire book.
I laughed through most of the book until Bram dies and then I cried. His passing was expected but it was still sad. There was a great amount of funny gabs at one another in this tale and it excited my teens to complete the whole series!
I am excited that even though the series is different than the movie, my children love it none the less and have proceeded to read the entire series and love each book even more!
While I really enjoy the story, even though it's a little generic, the audiobook is just terrible. Gerard Doyle narrates some of the older characters well (like Brom), but his Eragon sounds ridiculous and his Saphira voice sounds like a bad Yoda impression! Seriously drove me nuts! I had to stop listening after awhile, which is a waste of my credit. I definitely recommend the book over the audiobook.