This was a surprisingly good book - a little slow in the beginning but developed later very well. Loved all the characters and surprising twists. I can't wait for the next installment of this series.
This book is absolutely fantastic! Couldn't be any better. This book has no disappointments in it whatsoever. You better get this book. I especially liked the dragon Sephira and the witch Angela.
--Tess (age 7)
Eragon was a lot of fun to listen to. Good storytelling, both from the writer and narrator, transports you into a world of fun and adventure. The only downside is that it is book 1 of a series, which I didn't know going in, so with a couple hours left I knew I wasn't going the full closure of the story. But if you know that going in, you will enjoy the ending, as it both brings some closure plus gives a teaser for the next book.
It is unbelievable that this is written by a teenager. Gripping book! I couldn't stop listening. Great characters with amazing storyline.
An excellent start for a new writer. The story uses a number of characters that will be familiar to science fiction fantasy fans. He then melds them into something new and unique. When is the second book due???
I absolutely loved this book! I am amazed that this guy was only 15 when he wrote it. I can't wait for the second book to come out. I think he will be one of the great writers of our time. This book had my attention from the very begining, and kept it all the way to the end. I didn't want to stop listening, and didn't want it to end.
I listened to this book before reading any of the reviews or knowing the young age of the author. All I can say is that his age makes this an even more wonderous work.
I hope to see more from Paolini and am sure that his writing will mature as he does.
I couldn't stop listening. We usually listen on car rides, but I found myself listening whenever I had a spare moment. The plot is complex and fascinating, and the characters inspiring. I can't believe the next book is unavailable. I await it more eagerly than the next Harry Potter. It's a bit of a cross between Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Very very absorbing. I highly recommend it.
They managed to make a new fantasy story that contains many of the same elements we are so painfully aware of in other stories but without making it sound like a rip-off.
The audio is also uncharacteristically high quality too.
An easy 'listen', like most good audio books you don't have to give it more than a fraction of your attention to get the full detail. I really enjoyed it. A must for every fantasy appreciator's audio library.