This had many of the typical fantasy characters but I still really enjoyed it. While listening to it, I even enjoyed my long commute! I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
This book is the best book I?ve ever read. Every part of it is described very fascinating! I was crying because I loved it so much! I asked my dad if Christopher Paolini would write more. ?Definitely?, he said. ?Are you sure?? ?I promise.? I usually sit with this long book and read chapters by chapters with great love and endless joy. It?s like you?re in the story, imagining everything the author wrote: the dragons, elves, and dwarfs all the fantasy I just can?t stop reading. I?ve read this book 3 or 4 times and I?ve never got bored of it. This book is like treasure to me - the greatest treasure of all. If you haven?t read Eragon, this book is my best recommendation to you. Also, I can?t wait to read the continuation of Eragon!
I have listened to an awful lot of audiobooks, and, folks, this Reader is one of the worst ones. Notice how he continually uses the exact same inflections over and over again. It doesn't matter if an event is mundane or if it is life-threatening, the voice expressing it gives exactly the same amount of alarm. It brings the entire experience into a level of frustration.
The book itself however, I enjoyed very much. It is perfect for those just getting into fantasy, or those who enjoy a light fantasy without having to memorize too many places or names to understand the plot.
Bottom Line: you're better off reading this one in print
I decided to try this book on my sister's recommendation and I'm totally enjoying it. Not as complex as something like Wheel of Time, but it's refreshing to read a Fantasy story where you don't need a dictionary at the back to remember all the terms and details. A well written story that will totally encapture you if you love fantasy and dragons! The narrator is excellent as well. Looking forward to book 2.
This is the first fantasy book I've listened to and I think it's great. Definitely worth the credit. It's fast paced and written well enough. I guess it is kind of simple in plot but it's very enjoyable book. Didn't want to put it down. Don't listen to fantasy nerds out there.