Eragon: Inheritance, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Don’t miss the latest book from the author of Eragon: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia!
Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times best-selling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold more than 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.
Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. 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.
“An authentic work of great talent.” (The New York Times Book Review)
“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.” (People)
“Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.” (Booklist, starred)
“An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” (Publishers Weekly)
A New York Times best seller.
A USA Today best seller.
A Wall Street Journal best seller.
A Book Sense best seller.
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|Listening Length||16 hours and 22 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||October 16, 2003|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #4 in Study Guides (Books) |
#43 in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy
Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2019
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There is a review on here stating that the book is only decent for a 17 year old to have written but not an adult, and that is nonsense. You would not know it was written by a 17 year old unless you were told and it is criticized unfairly because of his age. He does not "borrow" fantasy elements from more widely known authors any more than those widely known authors borrowed from ancient fairy tails. Tolkien and Le Guinn were not any more creative, many fantasy elements in their stories go back to before their stories as well. But this author is judged much more harshly and unjustly because he is young by people who are unable to form their own opinions and blindly judge the worth of a book by its acclaim. And the fact that this book is not a cult classic such as Tolkein's should not affect its merit.
It is a very good book and is only insulted by those jealous of the young author's success.
Though they've been out for quite awhile now, I have to be honest and say I bought them years ago, and only got them off the shelf a few months ago. Having been grown up as an avid fan of Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings, and the usual fantasy fare, I was pretty excited to re-enter that universe.
These have been reviewed ad infinitum; so I think I can really only add to the discussion my own experience with the four book as a 47-year-old reader. I was a bit concerned that they might be written a bit too much for kids, as I'd heard they were. But, I have to say, I was definitely misinformed. These are as applicable to adults as the Harry Potter or Hunger Games books or any other well-written fantasy tales that were initially marketed to the teen reader market, but obviously found runaway success with readers from all age brackets.
In short, each of the four books was a very fun read, and I would absolutely recommend the series to anyone with an interest in the fantasy genre.
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2019
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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.