I actually own all of the books of this series on CD, wanted them downloaded to my IPOD so purchased them again, and downloaded the books. I have listened to this book over 10 times. It is a great book. I am amazed that the author is so young. My young children have listened to whole series several times. I really place this series right up there with the Harry Potter series. Buy the book, and prepare for many hours of enjoyment. Plots only get better as the series progresses.
this book is very interesting and i love how its told like a story, keeps you wanting to come back to it...listing to it my 2nd time around , its like a great movie , you can listen to it over and over. the narrator also makes it interesting you can see things happing in your mind with a good imagination.
Elves, dwarves, and dragons fighting for freedom from an evil king and searching for an unlikely hero to save their world ... a fantasy lovers dream!
Gerard Doyle does an amazing job with the characters' voices. I love how each character has his/her own voice. Of course, Christopher Paolini did an awesome job creating them!
Although it is true there are a few parts that are a bit verbose and you find yourself rewinding because you dazed off or started daydreaming, the book is very interesting once you get into it and start to discover each of the characters. Besides alot of books have a few boring parts!
Fast forward if you must but if you love dragons and dwarves and elves, then don't miss this incredible book!
I have also seen the movie, Eragon, and although it is visually pleasing with its computer graphics and follows the main essence of the book closely, it is not as entertaining as the book itself. Happy Reading!
I'm a huge fan of Robert Stanek's "The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches" and I decided to pick this up to see how it would compare. I'm pleased to say "Eragon" met my expectations. It's a pretty good story and one I would recommend.
Open up your eyes young one
This book is already well known. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for some great fantasy tales. If you have seen the movie and liked it then you will love the book.
I found the story well told, the characters brought to life and the balance of detail with just enough left to your imagination. I would recommend this book to most everyone.
If you like books like "Lord of The Ring" and such then you will love this book. I absolutly love this book. I found to be fast paced, but with all the necessary details. Some of the questions the book raised were easily guessed, but not the journey to get there. The journey is what made this book wonderful. I have already ready the next book "Eldest" and hope there will be a 3rd book.
Great book, the narrator does do some great accents and voices, however every time he does the voice for the female dragon, I end up cracking up and laughing, because it sounds like cookie monster from sesame street. Funny yes, a female dragon, no. Otherwise a great and enjoyable book.