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Darkness falls.... Despair abounds.... Evil reigns….

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.

Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger.

Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life....

©2005 Christopher Paolini (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks

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Poor narrating

What disappointed you about Eldest - Part One?

The narrator. The story is brilliant!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Saphira, but the Narrator killed her voice. It is supposed to be nice and pleasant sounding voice yet he gives her a gravely throat cancer voice which made me cringe every time she had a vocal line.

Would you be willing to try another one of Gerrard Doyle’s performances?

No!!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Eldest - Part One?

N/a

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  • mistic
  • 10-07-17

You can't ask for much else

The follow up is always the hardest but despite the slow middle the story rolls on and the story teller does a good enough job to keep you from turning off.

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  • Christian
  • 08-03-17

General opinion

An interesting introduction to fantasy, good for first timers like myself, series has me on edge.

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  • shilpa patel
  • 07-31-17

Would definitely reccommend

An addictive story that has been excellently narrated. The plot makes this audiobook a must and its tone and characters are perfectly captured by Doyle's narration.

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  • Zedzano
  • 07-06-17

Alright, will listen again

Well, i can say its all well read apart from the voices of the dragons and the werecats, in my opinion they are jarring and ugly where they should be powerful and impressive, it's akin to a tiger trying to roar but instead grunting like a pig. Once one gets used to that its perfectly brilliant!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-17

Absolutely amazing :)

I've read all the books a number of times and I fell in love when I first read them but having them read to me has made me fall in love all over again. overall, the series is amazing and as an audiobook it's like your actually there. 5 stars all day long :)

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  • james i tharby
  • 05-25-17

Loved it

Great voices
Great Story
Nice Built up for the climax
Great characters and expansion into the universe

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  • G M Morris
  • 03-10-17

Worth a listen

Not the most sophisticated of its genre but worth a go

Not to sure about the narration - some strange use of uk dialects and for some reason the Dragons all sound like Daleks from Dr Who...

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  • andrew
  • 02-16-17

brilliant

always wanted to read this book but could never get my hands on it so happy it was made audio and it was just as good as i expected

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  • stephen fulcher
  • 11-05-16

amazing, so exciting I couldn't stop listening.

without any spoilers, it has a very good ending and I'm about to listen to part 3.

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  • Magik
  • 08-16-16

Best book ever!!!!

This is the best book in the world and the guy who reads it is really good!!!

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  • saverio
  • 09-18-16

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