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.
"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)
all of them
yes it was a decent story, and I enjoyed it the whole time
I like the idea of the dragon riders and the world he builds is interesting but it feels like not much happens throughout this book and feels like its just getting started at the end
The first part got me hooked, but by the end I just felt like it was dragging. I wanted to finish, of course, but it was a little bit of a chore to listen to the end.
Male from Pittsburgh, PA.
I had a hard time reading this book. I just don't like the author's style. I ordered this book at the same time that I was reading it and I almost didn't listen to it because I didn't like reading it. I gave it a try and am glad I did. It is a wonderful story and Gerard Doyle did a great job with his performance.
Although it is extremely long, I would definately listen again. It's story is hooking and keeps you guessing. I think it will be great to re-listen to hear some of the foreshadowing I didn't get the first time around.
When Brahm FINALLY revealed his secret.
Yes! During the action scenes, my breath would stop at the quick, stacatto tones of the narrator. And I could've easily fall asleep during the relaxing sections.
I was thankful I listened to this book. Some of the words I would not have pronounced correctly if I had just read it. And the way the narrator said the words! I repeated so much of what he said just because of the sound of it. It's been nearly a week and I still find myself repeating "Brisinger!"
An excellent listen.
Stephen King fanatic, but I also like all Horror writing. Big fan of Fantasy writing too
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).
I loved his first flight on Sapphira into the mountains.
I can't really say what he added to the experience other than I do like the way he reads.
I'm too late on that. There is already a Major Motion file of it.
I got this book on a whim, since I like the Dragon (Fantasy) books. I'm very glad I did.
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.
i loove great books especially mystery and suspense and gregg hurwitz
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+++
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.
I am a visually impaired Game of visually impaired photographer and possibly visually impaired entrepreneur I also love technology
One of the top books I halve ever read. The detail is amazing.
Brom. He was a pretty cool guy
I believe I finished this book in 16 hours, or one day
WHole series is good
"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.
"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!
"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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