This book ranks up there with "Game of Thrones" I actually like it better because it's better at character building.
The author allows the main character to have believable faults and shortcomings which are apparent in all of us.
When Eragon's cousin emerges into his own strong character.
Yes. This was an easy book to listen to with a fast past that kept me interested. Some books take too long to "get to the point," but I found this one to move along nicely.
It's a less complex book than most of the fantasy books I usually listen to, but I still enjoyed it. I would compare it to The Hobbit.
I haven't - but he did a great job for the most part.
I really like to get into a series and this one has me hooked.
This truly is a great companion for work. I listened to this as I work and I retained so much. This is a pleasure worth sharing.
I love the solid texture of his voice in various roles. He did a superb job especially in expressing intense scenes in the book.
Buy it. Listen to it. And buy the next.
One of the best
The rules about magic and the way it works.
When Eragon beat Brom in sword play.
When Eragon laid Brom to rest.
Eragon was an amazing book! It had a lot of action and suspense, which kept me hooked.
The ending was a bit predictable, probably because I saw the movie first, but was still very detailed and exciting!
I really liked all of the accents Gerard Doyle performed, his voice molded perfectly to the different characters and personalities.
It made me laugh a lot, and also cringe at the times of staggering suspense. And there was a certain........ I guess I can't find the right words to compliment it rightfully.
By far the best book I've read, ever! I look forward to reading the next ones!!
It's pretty obvious early on in this book that the author is young and inexperienced. At times the story lags and the prose can be disjointed. There is an annoying habit of having the main character foreshadow and spell out the meaning of every scene by thinking to himself. Some people also dislike the way the narrator does the dragon voice. Despite all these criticisms, it's a pretty great story. Sure, it borrows from other fantasy series and there's nothing particularly new and groundbreaking here, but spend enough time looking and you'll find that most fictional worlds borrow from others that are already established.
The series starts a bit slow but it builds fast. The second book shows a marked improvement in pacing and storytelling, and the third and fourth books are breathtaking, edge-of-your-seat reads (listens).
The narrator does an excellent job, giving each character a unique and recognizable voice. The experience is smooth and keeps you listening.
This audiobook was great. Doyle does a wonderful job with the narration, never sounding as if he is reading from a script. It is hard to believe this story was written by someone so young.
No. I almost never "read" a book more than once. Not in any way a reflection of the book.
So many. The story was not predictable. I think the part that sticks out in my head is the underground battle.
Saphira - hands down.
I will admit that I did shed a couple tears. I also laughed.
We listened to this in the car on a road trip. Two adults & a 12 year old. We were all entertained. The 12 year old boy was asking for us to hit play as soon as the car was on. When we got home we still had a couple hours left so we would listen in the evening instead of watching tv - so much more engaging!
Eragon is not new fantasy, it is just good fantasy. Considering that Paolini wrote this book as early as he did, it is fun with good character development. Gerard Doyle is an excellent reader and really brings the emotions of the scene to life.