Gerard Doyle (Reader)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); 1 edition (February 10, 2004)
My rating: 4 ♥
My husband borrowed the audio book form and I listened to this on a lark. I was hooked after the first CD. I was missing some fantasy book because Harry Potter is finished. Jim Dale is a fine reader. I fell in love with Harry Potter mainly because of him.
This book reminds me so much of Lord of the Rings. I am not a big fantasy fan, but I will listen or read this series because I enjoyed it. After Harry Potter, there's Eragon. I have the movie DVD, I hope the movie lives up to the book.
When Eragon finds a polished blue 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 realizes 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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