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When Eragon finds a polished 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 soon 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….

©2004 Christopher Paolini (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Justincase
  • 05-06-17

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incredible I loved it so much congrats to the whole crew and will defiantly read on

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  • Aine
  • 04-29-17

Just the Saphira voice

This is my favourite book series and the reader does an excellent job of capturing the characters. All except for Sahara. Her voice is terrible though he gets her character. It gets easier to listen to after a while but it put me right off the first time I listened. It's a shame the Kerry Shale version is abridged otherwise I'd recommend that one over this one as his voice acting is very well done.

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  • Kate
  • 04-21-17

Paolini is a Genius - An All Time Favourite

I've loved the Inheritance books since my teens and have re-read them many times. The audiobook is amazing and Gerard Doyle is fantastic. So glad he stayed with the series for the other three.

Eragon is an amazing book, full of thoroughly absorbing characters, a rich universe and an edge-of-your-seat story. If you were at all put off by the film, rest assured it is a terrible representation and should not even be compared to the book of the same name. Completely different and the series is so much better. In fact, the 'movie' is an absolute embarrassment to fans and the author.

Give it a go and guaranteed you will fall in love!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-14-17

Amazing. Absolutely loved it.

Loved everything about it, can't wait to read the next one.

A regular farm boy becomes a legendary dragon rider! Filled with magic and adventure. I would love to see this on the big screen !

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  • Romance Book Reader
  • 03-03-17

what a marvellous book

my 12 year old son and I can't wait to start book two, we thought this such a great book,

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  • Lucy
  • 02-04-17

Saphira's voice is laughable

The narration really ruined it for me, Eragon is made to sound about twelve and Saphira makes me want to cry. Love the story though, one of my old favourites.

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  • blaid
  • 02-04-17

it is a great book powerful in its own rite<br />

the book was incredible it's my all time favorite ever I love it I have read the full cycle now several times it is so good I fight tears when I read the last page off inheritance as it over

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  • Annaik M
  • 02-01-17

Fantasy at its finest!

Where does Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty high I'd say. It has a great story, strong characters and allows you to easily follow what's happening and enter a new, exciting and adventurous world.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really like Eragon, he is so well described and the listener can easily follow what he is thinking or feeling and experiencing. But Saphira is a great character as well, being a bit of a counter part to the young and adventurous Eragon. Both form an incredible friendship.

Any additional comments?

Absolutely loved this audiobook. The only thing I did not like was Gerrard Doyle's way of speaking as Saphira, the tone of voice he used did not necessarily fit her character very well, but it's easy to get used to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-28-17

Great story, poor narration

It's a good book with a good plot etc, but the narration lets it down. His generic 'narrator voice' is fine and good, but eragon's voice is irritatingly whiny, murtagh's Scottish accent is just dreadful and cringeworthy, and the dragon! Oh the dragon... It's like someone with a really bad chesty cough and a smoking problem attempting a Louis Armstrong impression. Still, it's a good book...

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  • andrew
  • 01-24-17

brilliant

i loved it epic story brilliantly told couldnt have been better full marks from me