Paolini shows amazing skill for one so young. Eragon is a great adventure with plot twists and turns, interesting, 3 dimensional characters that you love or hate and an amazing attention to details that blurs the lines of reality and fantasy. Eragon reads as a story told, not an invention from Paolini's imagination. Paolini proves himself a master storyteller!
Considering the age to the author, I found this book to be masterfully done. Christopher seems to have an in-depth understanding to human nature. I enjoyed the clear challenge of the difficulty of becoming honorable in the face of adversity, while avoiding the traps of selling yourself (prostituting) your ideas and beliefs along the way. The adventure is incredible and nonstop. I recommend Eragon to those who love adventure and the never ending struggle of valor.
With well developed characters and vividly described landscapes which will transport you to a time that you'll almost believe happened! I've read the book and listened to this audio twice and have found that the worlds time just slips away while reading or listening. While you don’t need to read the next book to enjoy this, the first of 3, you’ll be itching to continue your journey as a Dragon Rider..
I found Eragon a bit slow at the start, but then the story quickly becomes fast paced and very engrossing. I had to sit in my driveway a couple of times unable to turn off my truck until i got to a breathing spot. I cant wait to start the second book. I hope this series goes for swhile. This is high fantsy and very enjoyable.
Really enjoyed "Eragon". Wonderfully detailed plot and rich characters. Christopher Paolini delivers a great story with the first of what I'm sure will be a great series. I'll definitely be downloading the next book in this series.
Excellent! It's unbelievable to think that at just 15 years of age, Christopher Paolini could write a novel of this depth and expansive visualization. Gerard Doyle does a wonderful job of reading the book and bringing all of the characters to life. The voice of Saphira the dragon will stay with you long after the book is done. A great fantasy set is a timeless place with dragons, elves, dwarfs, magic, and of course very evil characters.
A great read for young and young at heart alike. I can't wait to get to the 2nd book!
I am an avid bood reader - but Eragon on audiobook was amazing. The theater created by the reader trasported me to a far away land and captured my heart, mind and soul. This book is a must read (or better yet must listen)for anybody that has ever dreamed of finding your true self.
The sequel "Eldest" continues the journey and further advances the characters that you have grown to love.
I was struck all the way through Eragon with the influences from other fantasy writers from Tolkien to Ursula K. LeGuin. However, although this book does have strong influences from other sources, the characters are compelling and it is, as you might say, a good yarn.
I found the first several chapters of the book to be rather slow... and was bothered initally by the writing itself, but after the story got going I greatly enjoyed it. I agree with other reviews - the dragon's voice wasn't how I imagined it!
Liked this book a lot. Only thing I didn't like from the audio portion was saphira's voice. People picked it apart because it's a repeated tale, and it's predictable, but it's still a great story. (written by a teenager). I kept thinking of Starwars while I read it. A lot of parallels. Good book, you'll enjoy it.