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Publisher's Summary

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)2006 Random House

Critic Reviews

  • Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Children's Book of the Year, 2006.

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awesome book. clear audible books. will definitel

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  • bowden, SA, Australia
  • 01-26-13

OK

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

the narrator was horrible, accents terrible, and overall poor performance.
Should never use an american accent for the audio book, it makes it feel cheap.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

plot was OK

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-18

This Audio skips entire parts of the book!

Don't buy this Audio. The accents for the characters are all over the place, they don't suit the characters and (the worst deal breaker) it skips entire parts of the book. I was reading my book copy along while listening to the audio and I realised the audio just jumps over entire sections of the book!!!! What the hell! This is not what I paid for and im furious. I waited a whole month for my credit and then wasted it on this. Don't do it. I would give it 0 stars if I could

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  • RAJ
  • 05-31-18

Horrible accents

Do not buy this version! I bought the unabridged version by accident. The accents are awful. The fake Indian accent is bordering on racist. I listened to 20 mins before checking and realising my mistake. I then bought the unabridged version which I will now listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-24-17

Terrible storytelling

Awful version of the original book. Whole chapters missing, various parts omitted throughout the audiobook from the paperback which I can only fathom to make the audio cheaper to produce, utterly disappointed with the telling and characters voices not congruent throughout the book.

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  • james mahoney
  • 05-17-16

Voices changes from previous book and bits missing

The voices have changed a lot like orick the dwarf goes from deep and powerful to like he has taken a load of helium . And bits was removed like the puzzle he was given by the dwarfs and the religious customs of the dwarfs ie how ereagon is now considered a dwarf that he must ensure that if a fellow dwarf dies that he makes sure he is returned to the catacombs or buried in stone ... All this and more was removed which explained a lot in the later books

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  • Sandra
  • 05-10-08

The legend continues

I reviewed Eragon back in 2006 as Sanlan37 and looked forward to the next part of the story. A friend of mine had the Gerald Doyle version on cd but I prefer the narration of Kerry Shale after getting used to his character voices in Eragon so I downloaded the audio book from here instead. I was not dissapointed . You get a follow on from where the last book ended, and the story is progressed in such a way that it's possible to see a third book on the horizon without compromising the end of this story. A talented new writer without a doubt.

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  • david dulson
  • 09-10-17

still an enjoyable story

I have read all the books in hard back, the audio books are as enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-15-17

Awesome book! I love it😎

This book is very exciting and I don't regret choosing it.😎 It is packed with magic and adventure. It is narrated perfectly. I can't wait to listen to the next book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-18-17

shocking

loved it shocked angry happy and amusement all the way through it no one reads this series better then Kerry Shale

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  • Dan
  • 09-08-16

Epic tale

What did you like most about Eldest?

The story stayed true and solid to the first book and slowly introduced you to new concepts and ideas that fitted the storyline.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love orrik and all the dwarves, they are amusing

What does Kerry Shale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His storyteller tone and accents were incredible. The different accents help differentiate between characters upbringing and geography

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  • Wrdaws
  • 12-24-12

Eldest just a fantastic listen

When I first heard about the inheritance cycle I thought it would be a set of book designed for kids but I was completely wrong, if I hadn't have found it then I don't what I would have done for the last few months, Christopher Paolini has a great style of writing which reaches all ages.