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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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    John 07-01-12
    John 07-01-12 Member Since 2011

    Stephen King fanatic, but I also like all Horror writing. Big fan of Fantasy writing too

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    "Loved it."
    Where does Eragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I honestly cant say it is the best set of books I've listened to, however it ranks up there in the top 20%. (since I have over 200 books in my audible library that is a pretty high percentile).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eragon?

    I loved his first flight on Sapphira into the mountains.


    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I can't really say what he added to the experience other than I do like the way he reads.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I'm too late on that. There is already a Major Motion file of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book on a whim, since I like the Dragon (Fantasy) books. I'm very glad I did.

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    Charles Chandler, IN, USA 06-26-12
    Charles Chandler, IN, USA 06-26-12
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    "Don't trust the Movie"
    Would you listen to Eragon again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again because the story is riveting and the narration is great. This is a major funfilled start to a what I hope is a great series.


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    jessica mathis Atlanta, GA, United States 06-10-12
    jessica mathis Atlanta, GA, United States 06-10-12 Member Since 2016

    i loove great books especially mystery and suspense and gregg hurwitz

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    "my new favorite series"

    i love this book and i cant wait to read the next 3 you will not be disappointed. this storyline is put together very well, and now im looking forward to my long commutes just to find out what happens next. A+++

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    John D 05-29-12
    John D 05-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Better then the movie!"

    Eragon is a must read for anybody who enjoys dragons. The author does a great job of bringing out the superior attitude that a creature as majestic as a dragon is entitled to have. Each book in the series leaves you craving the next book.

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    Donna 05-22-12
    Donna 05-22-12
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    "Loved this book"
    What made the experience of listening to Eragon the most enjoyable?

    The story was great. I really enjoyed the narrator. He made it very easy to follow the story.


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    tray United States 05-21-12
    tray United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2013

    I am a visually impaired Game of visually impaired photographer and possibly visually impaired entrepreneur I also love technology

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    "Stunning"
    Where does Eragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top books I halve ever read. The detail is amazing.


    Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

    Brom. He was a pretty cool guy


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I believe I finished this book in 16 hours, or one day


    Any additional comments?

    WHole series is good

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    Diana Albuquerque, NM, United States 05-18-12
    Diana Albuquerque, NM, United States 05-18-12

    Saphira

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    "I am hooked!"
    What made the experience of listening to Eragon the most enjoyable?

    The book is exceptionally read by the narrator. The books content is fun and exciting and kept my interest all throughout the story. I absolutely am enchanted by this book and plan on reading the entire series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Saphira the dragon! But I also love Eragon and the relationship they have started in Book 1.


    Have you listened to any of Gerard Doyle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. But I will!


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

    It kept me from making dinner more than once as I was engrossed in the story!


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended for all ages from teens to the elderly!

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    Bradley Medicine Hat, AB, Canada 05-17-12
    Bradley Medicine Hat, AB, Canada 05-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Intense intensity"
    What did you love best about Eragon?

    The fast paced action and the slow paced drama


    What did you like best about this story?

    Long but short


    Have you listened to any of Gerard Doyle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any of his work before


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes very action pack


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    Reese 05-15-12
    Reese 05-15-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining but simple plot..."
    Where does Eragon rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Eragon was an entertaining read... BUT... it was definitely aimed at a younger (teen) audience. The plot was simple and had some holes in it, which made the story less plausible at times. Still worth listening to, just remember the audience that the author wrote it for and you'll enjoy it! The narrator was decent but I didn't care for the voice he used for Sephira. I think the narrator tried to make her voice sound reptilian, (which he succeeded in) but I still think the "voice" Gerard Doyle gave her sounded too masculine.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Gerard Doyle?

    Yes


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    Muris R Boshell Jr. Haleyville, AL United States 05-14-12
    Muris R Boshell Jr. Haleyville, AL United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Simply Wonderful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Eragon to be better than the print version?

    Its a perfect compliment. I like to listen in the car or while doing yard work then pickup in the book when I can. For a Busy father of 3 its the perfect way to read and I feel I get a richer experience.

    I did the same thing thru the entire Wheel of Time series and love reading it straight thru.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Rich characters - does not get bogged down at any point. the relationship that develops between Eragon and Saphira


    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice is perfectly appropriate for the tale.


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

    Its perfect - it is a fast tale but you feel like you experience a wonderful journey making you wnat more.


    Any additional comments?

    A number of folks on the forums complain that it parrallels Star Wars too much. I have to laugh because I remember when I first saw Star Wars, the Nay Sayers complained about how much it took from Arabian Nights and others. Its just a Great Books with some some familar touches but its its own story.

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  • Johan
    Falkenberg, Sweden
    3/18/13
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    "An epic journey"

    As I've read the Eragon book a couple of years ago I thought that it would be fun to re- listen to it as I travel a lot. Just as I remember it, although the characters suddenly had voices!

    The worst complaint I can come up with is that there is some void holes when Eragon is traveling, they can travel for over a couple of days without neither Eragon or his companions will say/ do anything but travel, and travel only. They do not speak, they do not chit- chat, they do not rest or anything as far as I'm concerned.

    Although the narrator wasn't the best I think that he still tells the story very well and I'm looking forward to the release of the second book!



    I still recommend this audiobook very strongly as it is a very intersting universe and story. The magic is very complicated and many characters are myseries and interesting. The enviorment description is sometimes rather thin and short, but that makes it up to you to imagine how the enviorment looks.

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  • Ysera
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    2/27/13
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    "Very good series"

    I read the first two books of the series 6 years ago and liked them, but since the series was not complete then and I don't like reading a volume every 2-3 years, when I no longer remember the details, I waited for the last two to be out and then started again with the first volume. I'm just about to finish the last one and... no matter how it will end, I already know I love this series and I will read it again several times in years to come.

    I love the way the dragons are portrayed, I love the world the author created, I wish I could visit and meet all the characters... Someone mentioned their child loved it. Well... I'm 35 and I loved it :) I would venture to say they are not for children, though. Teens, yes, but they are scenes of cruelty and torture and... that's not for children.

    These are serious books, very well written. Wisely written, I would say, since they really contain lots of wisdom, in nuggets and... spread throughout. Buy and enjoy, they are well worth your credits!

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  • Eleanor
    godalming, United Kingdom
    6/20/11
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    "An very exciting book!"

    Bought for my 9 yr old who has been glued to my iPod most evenings listening to it. Thoroughly engaging and brilliantly read. Doyle really brings the book to life and has a great feel for the characters. For this series the monthly credits just don't come around quickly enough. Highly recommended

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