Google+ Reading Teen: Audiobook Review: Eragon by Christopher Paolini, Narrated by Gerard Doyle

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Audiobook Review: Eragon by Christopher Paolini, Narrated by Gerard Doyle

Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Audio CD Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition (February 10, 2004)
Language: English
Buy the book: Amazon
Buy the audio: Audible

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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.

My Review

Eragon, like most say, is an incredible book. I've had much time for audio books before, but after getting a CD player for Christmas, I've been spending lots of my free time listening. I've read Eragon before but it is a completely different book on audio. Gerard Doyle brings the story to life in such ways that I have very rarely heard. Anyone ever played the original Fable game? I'm pretty sure Mr. Doyle voiced pretty much everyone in that game. Okay, maybe not, but it sure sounds like it. (Freaking Angela's voice) (Ending Nerdism here)

Many people have their complaints about the Inheritance cycle. Some of these complaints are well founded, I admit. But every book, every series, has flaws. This does not change my opinion that Eragon, along with the following books in this cycle, is very well-written and is a book that will have any fantasy lovers wanting more.

Listen to a sample here!


  1. That's funny, I absolutely HATED Gerard Doyle reading this book. He make me want to poke out my eardrums! Not even lying. Then I got The Looking Glass Wars, and he read that too, and I seriously almost screamed. But, just goes to show that everyone likes different things! I'm glad you liked it!

  2. I'll admit I did enjoy Eragon, flaws and all. There's a reason fantasy tropes are cliche, and that's because people continue to enjoy them. I only "broke up" with the series in Brisngr when Eragon spent twenty pages moaning how bored he was. It's pretty much a given that if the MC is bored for an extended period of time, the reader will be, too.



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