Eragon: Inheritance, Book I Audiobook, by Christopher Paolini Play Audiobook Sample

Eragon: Inheritance, Book I Audiobook

Eragon: Inheritance, Book I Audiobook, by Christopher Paolini Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Inheritance Cycle Release Date: August 2003 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780807219645

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

141

Longest Chapter Length:

11:03 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:58 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

7

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Plot Summary

In the same vein as such great fantasy writers as C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, Christopher Paolini creates an enticing and captivating world full of wonder and excitement in the audiobook of his debut novel Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1, narrated by Gerard Doyle. The story, set in a magical realm, follows a young boy named Eragon. Living in a rural farm with his uncle and cousin, fifteen year old Eragon leads a nondescript life. One day while hunting in a nearby mountain range, however, he stumbles upon a magic blue stone that, unbeknownst to him, will change his life forever.

This stone, Eragon later discovers, is in fact the egg of a Dragon. He witnesses its hatching and immediately grows attached, naming the dragon Saphira. The dragon, however, is keenly sought by the corrupt King Galbatorix, and soon his servants have raided the farm in search of the egg, killing Eragon's uncle in the process.

This grave injustice begins Eragon's journey away from home, ultimately searching for a way to take vengeance on those responsible for his uncle's death. Along the way, he encounters much magic, adventure, and danger, and learns new things about his dragon and himself. For the fantasy fans of all ages, this is a modern day classic not to be missed.

Chris Paolini was born in Montana, the mountainous landscape of which he credits for the inspiration to write the Inheritance Cycle series. This novel, his first, was published in 2002 when Paolini was only 18. It has gone on to sell more than 33 million copies. He is considered by many to be one of the great contemporary fantasy writers.

"To all whom might see this comment as a waving red flag; let me remind you that it's within my right to give my opinion. I understand that the inheritance cycle as well as the author have raised some heated debates and hatefull reviews, so please, keep spitefull comments to yourself. Whilst Paolini's writing style is simplistic if somewhat devoid of enthusiasm in places, I found it a great pleasure to read. Although, his chapters written from Saphira's perspective fell short of my expectations as he failed to envelop me within the mind of a dragon, he merely scratched the surface of the pool of possibilities he could have indulged in within that area of the story but I'm loth to accept that this was Christopher Paolini at his best as some twists, turns and plots were astounding and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Paolini published his first book Eragon in 2002 through his parents company, which I think I'm right in saying he started writing when he was 15. Many people are probably right, Paolini might not have published his book if his parents hadn't owned a publishing company. But Eragon was published and I think Its within me to ignore any hiccups he had whilst writing it. So as my passion for reading sits largely with fantasy books, I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy books. It's an invigorating tale that had me bound to the books for hours on end."

— Adam (4 out of 5 stars)

Publisher Summary

Don’t miss the latest book from the author of EragonThe Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia!  Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that 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 Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Book Sense Bestseller

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Awards

  • Winner of the 2006 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award
  • Winner of Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2005
  • Winner of Colorado Children's Book Award, 2005
  • Winner of Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2006
  • Winner of Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2005
  • Winner of New York Times Bestseller, 2004
  • Nominated for Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award, 2004
  • Winner of Tennessee Volunteer State Award, 2005
  • Winner of Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2004
  • Winner of Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, 2004
  • Winner of Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2004

Eragon Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.93333333333333 out of 53.93333333333333 out of 53.93333333333333 out of 53.93333333333333 out of 53.93333333333333 out of 5 (3.93)
5 Stars: 15
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3 Stars: 5
2 Stars: 3
1 Stars: 2
Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Griffin Bassula, 1/6/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is the best book i have ever read i would rate this book a five and suggest this to other student or adults in the world this book is about a teenager named Eragon who fines a polished blue egg but doesnt know it and it turns out to be a dragon named Saphira i would suggest this tho those all over the world. "

    — Austinruehle, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book! It took me out of the real world and engulfed me into a world of magic and mystery. "

    — Abe, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I don't know why everyone is rating this series so poorly. Is it a tremendous life-changing work of literary genius? Well no. But although being a touch juvenile, it is vastly entertaining and lovable and it takes you on a journey. The characters are all very well written and though you're pretty sure how its all gonna end it keeps you guessing as to how exactly they will get there. I loved the whole series and I'm sad it's over. "

    — Veronica, 1/27/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Today seems to be my book finishing day.. well I didn't start them all today. "

    — Zuzana, 1/27/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A little predictable, but gotta love magic, dragons, elves and dwarves... "

    — Kolbein, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked this book, but again it fits into my category where only the first book was good. In Inheritence he ended up taking a lot of his ideas from a less well-known author, and I was not impressed. Also the next books were very slow reads "

    — Allison, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " God this book was disappointing. Pretty good idea, but so poorly written. "

    — Marieke, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This book is a badly written ripoff of the plot of Star Wars in a badly designed copy of the world of Middle Earth with dull characters that all have the same voice as the narrator. "

    — Max, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I think it was totally amazing! There was so much detail to it! Very adventurous and exiting! One of my favorite books! "

    — Emily, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " In my opinion: this book made me so bored. There're too much unnecessary things which makes the flow of the story is so slow.. Well, maybe I'll re-read this book sometime. Probably I'm not in my good mood on that day I read Eragon. "

    — Gita, 11/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book and it has inspired me to write my own book. "

    — Sofia, 11/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Slow start, but stick with it. "

    — Jill, 8/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " i think the dragon was a worrior "

    — Paul, 4/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Was very well written, I couldn't put the book down. "

    — Sierra, 12/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The book was amazing i cannot wait to Move on to Eldest. "

    — Heleshia, 10/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book was given to me as a gift and I'm not entirely sure I would have brought it otherwise. Although a good read, I was never gripped by the story and felt that it was trying to be like similar books that had come before it. "

    — Rebecca, 9/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent book, better than the film but then theynormally are. Jeremy Irons will always be Brom though, excellent choice. "

    — Dids, 8/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved the first book in the series. It dragged a bit in the middle but it ends well. "

    — Lindsey, 5/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An ok book But not one to read after George R.R. Martin A Song of Ice and Fire series. More for a teen mind i hope the next one a bit better "

    — Tim, 3/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " No es un Tolkien pero se defiende. "

    — Dalba, 2/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " After a while it kind of gets a little boring but I hope the next book will be good. "

    — Meghan, 7/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love Eragon!!! I am really excited for the final installment of the Inheritance Series! "

    — Ashley, 6/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Go Eragon!! One of my very personal favorites!! "

    — Georgia, 6/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a good book if you like Lord of the Rings. I enjoyed it, but it went on and on forever with so much detail it was overwhelming. It's amazing for Paolini's age to produce such a work, but it was wordy. I enjoy the story it weaved though. "

    — Theresa, 6/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I TRIED to read this book, but it bored me. Maybe I shouldn't have watched the movie first? "

    — Sara, 6/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing book, full of aventure and suspense :D "

    — Fi*, 6/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A fantastic fantasy tale that kept me occupied until I finished it. "

    — Jairin, 6/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A fun enough book - this novel was famous for it's author being basically a kid when he wrote it. Unfortunately, you can tell. Still, an uncomplicated summer read. Sometimes that's all you need! "

    — Chris, 6/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved Eragon, it was thrilling and fun to read. I would recomend it to anyone i know! "

    — Sabrina, 6/23/2011

About Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of nineteen and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle—Eragon and its three sequels—have sold nearly forty million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, his first adult novel, was a New York Times bestseller.

About Gerard Doyle

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.