I loved this book and became very attached to many of the characters. The author certainly did her homework. My only thought is that the ending seemed a bit contrived and almost too simple to fit the incredible plot sequence. Still, I very much recommend it and think it would be a great companion piece to "The Help" in a book discussion group.
This is probably my favorite audio book yet. The story is very moving and the narration is top notch. My only complaint is that I didn't want it to end...
This was one of the best books I've ever read/listened to. I have a whole new respect and curiosity for the people and culture of Afghanistan. The author did an outstanding job of narrating and I enjoyed hearing Afghan terms in their proper pronunciation. I can't wait to hear more from Mr. Hosseini.
This book was very enjoyable. The narrator was very good. Maybe the ending was a bit too neat, but a good listen all in all.
I loved this book. It has enough mystery and intrigue to keep the adult listenter interested, but is also suitable for the younger listener as well. Highly enjoyable.
I'm a new fan of both Cornelia Funke and Brendan Fraser. This is a really fun book, suitable for adults and kids alike, so it's great for family road trips.
Brendan Fraser is absolutely fabulous as narrator. He has a different voice and accent for each character, and they're all great!
My teenage son and I both enjoyed Eragon. Although fairly long (about 16 hours total), the storyline managed to keep our interest throughout. I was a bit confused for awhile as to exactly who the Varden were, but that may have just been me.
This entire book is obviously laying the groundwork for the next installment. The ending was not an ending at all, but rather an opening to the next book, which has not even been published yet.
Maybe not as "mature" a work as Tolkien or Brooks, but still an epic fantasy well worth your while.
We'll be downloading Eldest when it comes out!
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