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Eragon

Written by: Christopher Paolini
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
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Publisher's Summary

Winner, Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2005

Winner, Colorado Children's Book Award, 2005

Winner, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2006

Winner, Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2005

New York Times Bestseller, 2004

Nominated, Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award, 2004

Winner, Tennessee Volunteer State Award, 2005

Winner, Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2004

Winner, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, 2004

Winner, Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2004

Don’t miss the eagerly anticipated epic new fantasy from Christopher Paolini—Murtagh, coming 11.7.23!

A new adventure hatches in Book One of the Inheritance Cycle, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings! This New York Times bestselling series has sold over 40 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

"Christopher Paolini is a true rarity."—The Washington Post

When fifteen-year-old Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. 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, gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.

©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)

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Engaging Read

Christopher Paolini's entry into the Inheritance series is a bright reminder of a favourite read of my youth. The detail is wonderful, and easy to watch the progressive personal growth of Eragon throughout this book --- and a stark difference between this first book and the last book of the series (when rereading).

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All my wonderful Audible books can not compare with Eragon. 😋🥳😊 As a young listener I appreciate that I can continue with it being a series

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We need Solembum

More Solembum please. Solembum absolutely f*cks. Wayyyy better than the movie?? Also VA is *chefs kiss*. Glad no stereotypical Scottish accent for dwarves.

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Great listen

This is one of my favourite books. Have listened to this many times. I love it.

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All titles I've enjoyed

My first and only review (I just want to enjoy the books. lol) hundreds of books I've enjoyed with Audible, later. I have completely enjoyed this book (both actually reading it and listening to it told) as I have with others I've fully 🌟 'd. The author birthed and gave life to this epic story. The narrator masterfully drew me in and helped me mentally see and emotionally experience the story. Who doesn't like a story read to them?

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love the book and decent narrator

good book, narrator is great except I didn't like Saphira and solembum's voice. there's also a really dorky moment when a character shouts "I AM DURZA!" except the shout was done under his throat. kinda a fake reaction scream while attempting to keep quiet while your GF watches her stories in the room next door lol.

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Yoda Saphira

Always loved the story. But the voice work seemed cheaply done. Should have had a female voice for saphira. Not this growly yoda voice that verges into full yoda. Once you hear it you can’t unhear it.

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Incredible

I always forget how well Gerard bring the characters to life and I love the story!

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good story, unique reading.

it was a struggle to get into the reading style, but doable and enjoyable once you do, however I freakin hate saphiras voice and almost quit multiple times because of it. It never gets better and ruins a huge part of the story.

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Wasn't a Fan of Saphiras voice

fantastic story/storytelling, but for how often I listen to Gerard speak as Saphira, it's just a bit raspy and not great listening to it. But... tolerable for the sake of the story.

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