Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Gerrard Shale's reading turns this magnificent adventure into a thrilling audiobook for fans of all ages.
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 realises 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....
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|Listening Length||16 hours and 22 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||13 April 2009|
|Publisher||Random House AudioBooks|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 406 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Reviewed in Australia on 8 August 2020
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By Greggorio! on 8 August 2020
The only downside to this book is that sometimes, the author completely fails to place the setting. I frequently felt like I didn't really know what environment the characters were in (especially parts surrounding Farthen Dur). It left a lot to the imagination, which can be seen as a good thing, but I found the vague descriptions quite annoying.
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Eragon was the book that got me into fantasy. I read it before reading Tolkien et al. Eragon is a grown-up children's tale and I know everybody talks about how bad the film was but you really do need to read the book to get the full flavour of the world Paolini has created and the magic and wonder of Sophia (and her wisdom). It has all the magic that lets you escape the real world and leave you disappointed when you return to it after finishing the book. Luckily there are three more books in the series to lose yourself in afterwards.
But, there are several passages of great writing here, and the characters are endearing, if a little flat and without interest.
It kind of reminds me of playing a D&D campaign that's very episodic. It kind of keeps you entertained, but you keep wishing it would evolve and become better.
I really hope the next few books are better.....here is hoping.
I won't spoil it. Very well written with good characters and few unexpected twists.
Dislikes, sometimes it does drag on for few pages, but that's not very often.
Finished this book and bought the set. I am halfway through the second book now which is just as good.