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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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    Frank 02-06-15
    Frank 02-06-15 Member Since 2011

    IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...

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    "Outstanding Story, Writing, and Naration."

    I have listened to the whole series and would recommend it to readers of all ages.
    So I add my voice to the thousands that have already proclaimed this series praises.

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    Gabe Jacobo 02-04-15
    Gabe Jacobo 02-04-15
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    "Absolutely Amazing"
    Where does Eragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is an amazing book that was well read.


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    I loved his ability to switch between voices for characters. The only one I didn't like was Saphira. I always heard it in my head a soft stern womanly voice.


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    andrew 02-04-15
    andrew 02-04-15
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    "great story and excellent story telling!"
    What made the experience of listening to Eragon the most enjoyable?

    i have read this book multiple times but listening to a story teller makes it a new experience that gives the story a new meaning.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the relationship between eragon and saphira.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    i liked gerard's voice and was a very good story teller although i did not like his voice for saphira at all, not his fault really but i would have liked a woman doing the voice to further the relationship between eragon and her.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    i cry during this book because i know what happens in the end :(


    Any additional comments?

    great book one of my favorites!

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    Cody 02-03-15
    Cody 02-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this story!"

    I don't know how Christopher Paolini does it. Maybe it was his young imagination that first sparked this narrative, idk. All I know is that this is one of my favorite book series. The way magic is defined and used in this book seems logical once understood. In my opinion, no other high fantasy author has ever given such a logical or believable source of magic. Although there are some "cheesy" moments, throughout the book this book remains dear to my heart.

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    Jeremy 02-01-15
    Jeremy 02-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent story and excellent reader. Just wish the dragon voice was more majestic and less 50 year old smoker sounding.

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    Bottesy 01-28-15
    Bottesy 01-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Eragon audiobook reviewed by a Dragon lover"

    This story is amazing. I just wish the audiobook had some music for best moments.

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    Jacob 01-28-15
    Jacob 01-28-15
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    "Brilliant"

    very well narrated, although Sapphira's voice in my opinion should have been a little different than it was

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    Jesse 01-23-15
    Jesse 01-23-15
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    "great reading but eh voice choices"

    loved the story but some of the narrator's voices for the characters are poor imo

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    Joseph Cape Girardeau, Mo. 01-22-15
    Joseph Cape Girardeau, Mo. 01-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent, I absolutely loved it."

    It took a little bit to get used to the style of the narrator, but once that happened I enjoyed how the tale unraveled. I found the story very intriguing. I am looking forward to the second book.

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    Adam 01-20-15
    Adam 01-20-15
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    "Good"

    Listening to this book was easy but the way the reader made Shaphira sound was kind of funky.

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