Darkness falls...despair abounds...evil reigns....
Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn't know whom he can trust.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle, one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.
Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life.
©2005 Christopher Paolini (P)2005 Listening Library, a division of Random House, Inc.
The story is without a doubt, one of the best I've ever been exposed to. It is simple to follow, yet full of enough adventure to thrill any reader.
If the book doesn't keep your attention, the reader, Mr Doyle will keep you interested. His voice inflections, various voices, etc are the very best I've heard since becoming an Audible member.
Everyone with the remotest interest needs to download/ buy this book!
Richard Allen, RN
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!
None to compare as of yet.
Gerand Doyle was amazing all the way through.
For some reason they didn't save my first review of this book. I am sorry I didn't feel like typing it all over again. It was a good book and worth the money..
All books are flawed in some way - we can always find something to nit pick about, but this series is remarkable since no one wanted to publish the first book, somewhat like Harry Potter books. It's nice to know that we readers can make a difference - hopefully it will send a message to publishers. BTW, a GR8 read!!!!!! Or listen ...............
Christopher Paoli continues to grow in skill as an author. This book is filled with very profound thinking and ideas. It proceeds at a measured pace, and keeps the reader enthralled. I am eagerly awaiting the final book of The Inheritance Trilogy, though will be sad to see the end. These stories keep me coming back to listen over and over again. The author's writing transcends the ages of readers. Early teens through adults will enjoy reading Eldest and Eragon. It's a shame the movie industry gave the first installment such a poor treatment. I hope another studio gives The Inheritance Trilogy another chance with a a director such as Peter Jackson. The story has the potential for success to rival Lord of the Rings.
What an amazing first novel. While critics of this novel say that it is to similar to JRR Tolkiens lord of the rings trilogy. Yes there are some similarities, but there are far more significant differences. With a very drawing story and in depth characters this is one of my favorite novels of the year.
After his first book, I was excited to download and listen to this second book in his triology. However, I was somewhat disappointed. This book seemed to be full of philisophical ramblings that really didn't help get the story anywhere. I anticipate the third book to be better but recommend reading this one only so you know what's going on in the third.
This is a wonderful story. I loved listening to it and I was very disappointed when it was over. I can't wait till the next book in the series comes out!
Like the book- hate the voice used for all the Dragons. Saphira is a female dragon but for some reason Doyle believes her voice should sound just like Cookie Monster from Sesame Street.
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