I finish this in less than two days it's a something that I will remember always me being dyslexic have never really been able to read books and enjoying this audiobook was truly amazing
If you're looking for an original story line, Eragon simply isn't for you. While I enjoyed the story overall, it was a shameless rip off of Star Wars. It fills every role, just about, from Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the Empire, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leigha, lightsabers, the force, the Rebellion. It's just too obvious. The story is Star Wars with dragons and very slight differences.
Regardless, it was an exciting and enjoyable experience that has me looking forward to book 2. The characters are exciting and well-written, the story, despite having heard it before, is interesting with the addition of dragons, it's nice and detailed and not too long.
One final minor complaint is the narrator. He's fine most of the time, but he seems to have problems voicing loud moments. If a character screams, he almost does it in a whisper. It's very odd. Also; some of the voices he gives are just annoying to hear, but that could be just me.
Not a bad premise or writing but the narration, particularly the voice of the dragon, is grating and obnoxious. Doyle sounds more like a Dad reading a bedtime story to his kid and playing the part of a scary monster than a professional narrator. Very overdone.
This is an awesome fantasy book that brought me back to the days of my playing Dungeons & Dragons with my friends rolling a 20 sided dice! It is a grand adventure I must read for everybody that likes fantasy!
I listen to a lot of audiobooks.
Derivative of many sagas with a semi predictable plot, but well told with a good pace. A light read with characters I care about.
The reader, Gerard Doyle, could have worked a little harder to come up with the voice of the dragon. His voice characterization sounds like a mixture of cookie monster and fat albert, not really appropriate for a female dragon. Otherwise, the voice characters are good and not distracting, like they often can be in fantasy novels.
I think they already made this into a film.
The author started writing this book in highschool. Knowing that, I enjoyed it all the more. I am interested in following the author to see how his work matures. Great first set of books.
I'm just not the right target audience. I suspect there isn't anything wrong with the book, It simply wasn't written for me.
I couldn't force my way to the ending.
The performance was good, but it seems like the drama was forced. Likely a choice by the director and that choice may have been made for a much younger target audience. The protagonist came across as a whiner.
I've thought of buying the book a number of time, but turn away as it was written for younger readers. I decided to give it a shot, but it was a mistake. Everything about the book is solid, but simple. The story line, the characters, the world - it's just too linear. I suspect it would be a good intro to fantasy for younger readers. The story is interesting, but how can the lead be confused as to why there is interest in him ..... a dragon rider?