I would absolutely recommend the book to a friend, however, I wouldn't recommend the audio book. The book itself and the writing is one of my favorites, but the narrator absolutely ruined it for me.
The narrator uses similar voices for all of the characters. Some of them didn't fit the description at all.
Eragon sounded like a 10 year old girl, Murtag sounded like a Scottish old man, and Saphira sounded like the cookie monster.
Read the book, don't listen to the audiobook.
I truly enjoyed the audio version of Eragon.
The descriptive history of races, geography and relationships made the story accessible and the familiarity of many of the fantasy creatures enhanced the story. Fantasy books with Dwarves, Elves and Dragons are tired and usually predictable but Eragon was refreshing and rather deep.
The voice acting from Gerard Doyle was exceptional. He did not merely read the text but delivered it with a definable set of voices and consistency in tone for each. Well done.
“Bound by Destiny. Compelled by Friendship. Doomed by Fate.”
Worth the time, energy and attention.
Eragon, son of a dragon rider is secretly taken to a small town and given to and raised by his uncle and aunt as their own son for his safety. Eragon's father disguised himself as a storyteller and moved to Carvahal to be near his son and secretly watch his son grow and inspire him with possibilities through stories.
While hunting Eragon found a beautiful rock, which turned out to be a dragon egg that hatched a couple of days later. Eragon names the hatchling Saphira and the adventure begins.
This is a fantastic story and one that can be enjoyed by all. There are no explicit sex scenes that really have nothing to do with the story or plot.
Yes because it was just a thrilling story
There where to many to list
Yes he was easy to listen to
It was a great book I have listened to it twice now
The Story is fantastic, the narrator does alright but some parts are done too rough to be a female. Still everything is done fine. Thanks for an awesome story.
The dragon and the action.
Sapphira taking Eragon for their first flight.
Some scenes made be cry, partly for joy, happiness, touching, and or sadness.
Yes I would recommend this book. It is an awesome adventure and a way to escape the daily grind.
I enjoy eragon, because he is very inquisitive, and fun.
No I have not.
to many to review.
Not regurgitating a mix of fantasy writers? I know what would have made my experience better, if I hadn't known of anystories by Tolkein, Ursula Le Guin, Raymond Feist...
Even if this were totally original, how does some bumpkin become a master swordsman in just 6 months? Over that time he also becomes proficient at reading, magic and riding a horse all while busy running for his life.
I'd be willing to suspend my disbelief if Eragon were an interesting protagonist, but he's just a self centered dumbass that thoughtlessly uses his friends as tools to pursue women he's interested in.
"Worst book franchise in modern history" is a slight overstatement, I've qualified it with "Worst dragon book franchise in modern history"
No!! Well, he is only 16, maybe in a decade.
He made the dragon (a girl dragon) sound like a mix of Yoda and Fat Albert. Otherwise it was a good show.
Incredulity with some laughter (like when you laugh at the campy dialogue in a B movie)
How is this so popular? I understand he was 16 and his parents published it for him initially, but why did a major publisher pick it up?
This book had me wondering if I would enjoy it because of the movie. But someone told me the book was different from the movie and the are more and even better battle scenes in it I went ahead and got it. This book was far more entertaining than the movie and not as much a children stary as the movie lets on to be.
I enjoy fantasy books. This book was extremely shallow in terms of depth of character development. Furthermore, the story is just uninteresting & slow. I have never written a negative book review before, but I was so disappointed by this book, I felt I must warn others.
The narrator was not believable as any of the characters in this book. In fact, he sounded like Cookie Monster from Sesame Street whenever he talked like the dragon in the book. His narration was so poor, I ended up not finishing the book. I ALWAYS finish books that I start to read - except this one!
I would not recommend it, because the writing is clumsy.
I enjoyed the narration, it was the writing that I did not enjoy as much as most. It felt a bit overworked, like the person writing it was not confident in they're story. The dialog lacked a feeling of true-ness. It was more like listening to a D&D dungeon master describing the steps of a game than a story. I'm not mad at the story, and if I was on a long road trip and was given the next books in the series, I'd listen to them. But I will not buy the other books, I don't care enough to find out what happens to put up with the writing.
I think the reader does a good job acting out the characters and trying to breath life into the dialog. I don't think I would have read past the second chapter if I was reading the book.
That's a tough one, I listen during my commute so my "yes" might not be worth as much. It was better than most morning radio shows :-)