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Eragon Audiobook

Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

One boy. One dragon. A world of adventure.

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.

Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.

Be sure to listen to Eldest, the sequel to Eragon.

©2003 Christopher Paolini; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"It's an impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish." (Booklist)
"Doyle's range of accents is perfect for the multiple characters of this epic....On paper Eragon is a sprawling fantasy, filled with obvious nods to Tolkien and too many convenient plot devices. But on audio, it fills the ears with vivid characters, witty dialogue, and nail-biting battle scenes set in a magical world where a beautiful blue dragon and her rider are at the noble center of it all." (AudioFile)
"An impressive epic fantasy." (Publishers Weekly)
"An authentic work of great talent. The story is gripping;...it moves with force." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    David rockvale, TN, USA 12-02-03
    David rockvale, TN, USA 12-02-03
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    "A Winner. Captivating from beginning to end."

    I downloaded this book mainly for my almost teenage son because it was written by a young man not much older than he is. I decided to go ahead and "screen" it first on my 2 hour daily commute and absolutely enjoyed it immensely. It is written in a simple, straightforward way and is filled with plenty of action and adventure. Besides "Envy", this is the other of my 2 favorite audiobooks I have listened to on audible so far. I can't wait for the next one in the trilogy.

    Download this book. It is masterful storytelling. You won't be disappointed!

    71 of 86 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin P Central florida 06-11-09
    Kevin P Central florida 06-11-09 Member Since 2017

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    "Imaginative and enjoyable"

    Well structured and intersting story. Nothing like the movie and thats a good thing. The accidental hero plot is getting a little worn for me even though this is well done. Narration is good except for the dragons voice. Happy with the purchase.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 11-02-06
    Michael 11-02-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible Experience"

    This was not only an audio book, but an experience for the listener. The story is awesome and Doyle does a fantastic job of telling the story. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone, any age. It is very entertaining and hooks you from the beginning. My children from age 6 and up loved it too. I have listened to it several times now and it gets better every time.

    A must read for Fantasy Fiction fans. Dont forget book 2, Eldest, after reading this one. It was just as good!!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 06-23-05
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 06-23-05 Member Since 2016

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    "Entertaining Story"

    This is really a fun book. It is full of adventure and keeps the listener riveted. The reader is also quite good.

    The story was more related to magic spells akin to Dungeons and Dragons or Harry Potter as opposed to what I'll term "sorcery", as in Lord of the Rings. The only negative of the story was the whiney, mamby-pamby nature of the main character, Eragon. His character is definitely not the making of a traditional hero. You continue to hope he evolves in this regard, but never does.

    Again, overall, I really enjoyed the story and the reader. I will DEFINITELY be waiting for the sequel due out in August!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Hammond, IN , USA 01-17-04
    Paula Hammond, IN , USA 01-17-04
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    "Fun fantasy but ending leaves you hanging"

    This is a nice book to read/listen to for its adventure and fantasy. It has all the elements - potential love, fighting, mystical creatures and a coming of age. However, when coming to the end of the book, the reader/listener finds that there are many unanswered questsions, i.e. it is book one in a series (if the writer continues it) and so one is left hanging on some basic questions that have been posed since the beginning of the book. My personal feeling is that this was a great deal of time spent listening to a book that is not completed but only hints at a possible book to come. The ending is something like a teaser for a new movie...stayed tuned to what happens next. I find myself feeling a bit cheated. It is worth the read/listen as long as you know there that this is a serial story that is not concluded with this book.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sally jersey city, NJ, USA 12-08-03
    Sally jersey city, NJ, USA 12-08-03
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    "Thoroughly entertaining"

    Though not a regular fantasy reader, I found this book very enjoyable. The narrator was a big part of the pleasure-he gave the characters clearly defined personalities and voices without being too corny about it. The plot is engaging, and the writing is quite good. Eragon, the Dragon, and the other principal characters are well-drawn and complex. I will certainly buy the next book in the series when it comes out.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    R. Skarie ND 11-06-03
    R. Skarie ND 11-06-03 Member Since 2017

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    "Very Captivating Book"

    Being a fan of fantasy, I very much enjoyed this Book, it was great. It had all the details that hold your interest. i never wanted to put it down! This Book doesn't have alot of in depth surprises around the corner, however the book is not lacking for it. The Charachters are easy to identify with and the story flows well.For readers like myself who simply want to enjoy a well told story, this one is a definate jewel and i can't wait for the next installment!

    77 of 96 people found this review helpful
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    JLH 12-17-03
    JLH 12-17-03 Member Since 2003
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    "Captivating!"

    I loved this book! It drew me into the lives of Eragon and Saphira. I've listened to it twice now, back to back. Gerard Doyle was the perfect one to read this book. It's impossible to put down, and keeps listeners on the edge of their seats waiting to find out what will happen next. This is definitely one of my favorite books. I intend to share it with my children, who are huge Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fans. If you enjoy HP or LOR, you need to try it! You won't be disappointed!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    David Tucumcari, NM, United States 01-22-09
    David Tucumcari, NM, United States 01-22-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Outstanding!!!!"

    Captivating and mesmerizing! My eight year old son and I look for any and every opportunity to turn on this audiobook. Gerard Doyle's narration adds so much to the story! (even the "male" Saphira voice is more convincing for a dragon than the voice used in the movie). I tried several times to read the novel and could never quite stay interested long enough to get past the first chapter. I thought on a whim that I would listen, instead. I'm so glad that Audible made this series available. My only concern is that book three will complete the adventure... Fortunately, each book is longer than the last. (I've already purchased the other two and have begun ELDEST!) Without question, Christopher Paolini has created a triumphant masterpiece...a MUST LISTEN for SCI FI/FANTASY fans!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Mount Juliet, TN, USA 11-03-05
    Michael Mount Juliet, TN, USA 11-03-05
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    "A great listen"

    I enjoyed every minute of this book. If you like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter, you will like this.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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