Eragon was an entertaining read... BUT... it was definitely aimed at a younger (teen) audience. The plot was simple and had some holes in it, which made the story less plausible at times. Still worth listening to, just remember the audience that the author wrote it for and you'll enjoy it! The narrator was decent but I didn't care for the voice he used for Sephira. I think the narrator tried to make her voice sound reptilian, (which he succeeded in) but I still think the "voice" Gerard Doyle gave her sounded too masculine.
Its a perfect compliment. I like to listen in the car or while doing yard work then pickup in the book when I can. For a Busy father of 3 its the perfect way to read and I feel I get a richer experience.
I did the same thing thru the entire Wheel of Time series and love reading it straight thru.
Rich characters - does not get bogged down at any point. the relationship that develops between Eragon and Saphira
His voice is perfectly appropriate for the tale.
Its perfect - it is a fast tale but you feel like you experience a wonderful journey making you wnat more.
A number of folks on the forums complain that it parrallels Star Wars too much. I have to laugh because I remember when I first saw Star Wars, the Nay Sayers complained about how much it took from Arabian Nights and others. Its just a Great Books with some some familar touches but its its own story.
Brilliant, Thrilling, Dragons!
Eragon, I can relate to him and his story becomes mine as he grows and becomes stronger and learns about himself
This is a great book start to finish. I hope the series holds up to this book. Was sad how much the movie for this book failed.
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
Wow'ness Awesomeness and OMG!
Seriously by far the best Narrator I have heard.
I seen the film and I am not sure why they changed the ending like they did. I definitely like the book's version better.
I was lost in the book almost non-stop. Listening while I drive, while I work. It was one of the most entertaining books I have listened to yet. I can't say enough about it. I want a dragon!!! :)
Christopher Paolini wrote the first Eragon book when he was very young. So it is understandable that the does not quite stack up to other great fiction fantasy writers like Robert Jordan and others. I would try another book written by him.However, Gerard Doyle was horrid. Some of the voices he did literally had me cringing. Don't download a book with him as the Narrator.
THE MAD KING
everyone will enjoy
a boy and his dragon
An all around good book that everyone in the family can enjoy.
I love to get lost in the world's of writers, but don't have much time to read. I discovered Audible and now can listen whenever I want!
Absolutely! I got so into the story I would actually yell,
This isn't really a
It is his performance that
The death of Braum nearly brought me to tears. It is very telling of the relationship that developed between him and Eragon and the importance of that relationship, not only to Eragon, but to the development of the plot.
Absolutely wonderful story! I am definitely finishing the series. The adventure is a great story, plus I always enjoy a good dragon story. In addition, having Gerard Doyle read the story, made it seem almost real. Can't wait for the next one!
If like me, you saw the (rather disappointing) movie of the same name first, do yourself a favor... Listen to this title! The detail about the early relationship between Eragon and Saphira is amazing, and sucks you into their world deeper than any movie could ever hope to. Gerrard Doyle reads the book so well it's disappointing when the book ends simply because hearing him read is such fun. Eragon is book 1 of the 4 book Inherritence Cycle. I suggest getting all 4 at once. Trust me, you don't want to have to wait for the next book!
This story was well read and my children and I could listen to it together. It was a great family book. I highly recommend it for long car-rides with the kids. For us, we just listened to the entire Inheritance Cycle together after dinner. I knit and my 11 year old did a little homework (the simple stuff) and my 8 year old drew while we listened together. I found that at dinner we were eating quickly and excitedly talking about what would happen next. It was a fantastic family reading experience.
Eragon is not a particularly
Saphira was my favorite character and I loved it when she met Brom and decided he was okay after he complimented her profusely.
I don't want to give it away, but yes. Eragon lost someone at the beginning and I found that to be particularly moving.
I think I've said it all!
As I said in the title well, narrated. Not James Marsters but well done. The story is good but gets better with each book.