I'm surprised by the overall rating of this book, but I know everyone has different tastes. This book got my attention from the very beginning (usually it take 1 or 2 CD's before the story gets going) and has continued to add new twists and turns with each chapter. I recommend it and am going to request more content by this author.
This book was a good listen, however, just like "Snow Crash," Mr. Stephenson ends his otherwise in-depth, detailed novel as if he ran out of paper (or disk space). All the hours of the story and it ends in about 15 seconds. Still, it's a good book. Just be prepared to be dropped off at the end.
What happened at the end of this book? Up until the last 10 or 15 minutes there was lots of great story, but at the end it just died a sudden death! Still, it was entertaining and worth a listen, just expect to be left hanging at the end.
I got this audiobook for my 12-year-old for Christmas. He raved about it and keeps asking when Eragon 2 will be available!
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