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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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    Gayle 01-20-15
    Gayle 01-20-15
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    "Over and Over again."

    I have listened to this story many times. I love the details of the story and the animation of the voice. I get lost in the story.

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    Robert 01-20-15
    Robert 01-20-15
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    "My favorite!"

    I own all the Eragon books both hard back and audible. and every time I listen to them and read them I pick out new things. I enjoyed all they had to offer and look forward to book 5.

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    Angela Willis 01-19-15
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    "Great entertainment!"

    Great story, awesome narration, and I have already ordered book 2. Need I say more?

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    Jonathan 01-18-15
    Jonathan 01-18-15
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    "favorite book!"

    I love this book. I have listen to all 4 several times. Can't help it.

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    zach 01-17-15
    zach 01-17-15 Member Since 2010
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    "i love this series "

    I have listened to this Book multiple times and i enjoy it every time. A must read

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    Sean 01-15-15
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    "A good read and fun to listen to!!!"

    It's an excellent book.
    The author is certainly young but competent.
    Not a fan of the author's dragon voice, however.

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    Jessica 01-06-15
    Jessica 01-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of my favorites!"

    Love love love it. It is an amazing story. Have read and listened to it repeatedly. It just grabs your attention.

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    Jake 01-06-15
    Jake 01-06-15
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    "loved it"

    loved everything about this beautiful masterpiece. Christopher is a genius. this is my 4th time reading this story.

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    Tom Hiltbrunn 01-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Simply Amazing!"
    If you could sum up Eragon in three words, what would they be?

    Love this story!


    What other book might you compare Eragon to and why?

    It has elements of so many other books but i feel like it stands alone very well. It is hard to compare.


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

    Ya know, I have heard him read other books and i have loved his narrations. This one was great minus the voice he used for Saphira. It was so rough and completely not what i would have preferred especially since she was a girl dragon. That should have been the voice for all of the Urgals. I am sure he had his reasons but it was very frustrating to me and i ended up reading the book more than i listened to it because it bothered me that much.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The final moment with Brom was very touching for me. I felt his pain.


    Any additional comments?

    Five stars on everything but the narrators voice for Saphira. That was the only thing that bothered me.

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    Karen 01-04-15
    Karen 01-04-15
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    "Great story"

    Wonderful story. Can't wait to hear book two. Don't want to stop listening. Can't put it down. And amazing narrator.






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