Written By: Christopher Paolini

Narrated By: Gerard Doyle

Date: August 2003

Duration: 16 hours 23 minutes


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 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


  • Patricia B.

    I saw the movie but I think audiobook is do much better than the movie.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  • Fouche S

    Great listening experience. Looking forward to the second book in the series. Enjoyed the narrators reading.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Loren G.

    Amazing app

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    It was really great

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • rowan mills

    fantastic awsome book read the book and enjoyed listend to it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Desmond

    I think I may have found my new series, it's something a dragon series that just loops you in; Dragons Temeraire Series, Dragons Misfits Series and now this. Bring on the next book! Awesome narrator as well!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Brandon Wickersham

    Great book, pulls you right into the story. Narrator does a wonderful job

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Britton M.

    really, good read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kerri R.

    The magic was cool

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • spencer hicks

    Yoda sounding dragon voice, book is amazing though

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Julia C.

    Always one of my favorite books, great to hear it narrated so well

  • Carter P.

    Amazing narration

  • Mandy Stephens

    I really enjoyed how the story is set up. the relationships among the characters are favorite. The voices the narrator gi es each character are fitting and do not change as the book develops

  • Shasta J.

    I liked this book and listened to it 15 times

  • Anonymous

    i greatly appreciated the narrators use of different voices for the characters although a few of them felt silly because of the differences in dialect and accent from my own

  • Red Diz 2

    I remember reading this when I was a kid and years later I still loved it. I'm going to read the whole series now as I never got a chance to finish as a kid.

  • Kilhea Jenesse

    narrative isn't so great when it comes to sapphirea but everything else is good.

  • Anonymous

    I listened to the sample and didn't hear it coming at all, but Gerard Doyle's dragon voice is simply unbearable. He does a great job with everything else, but unfortunately this one issue was significant enough to be a deal-breaker. If you can't tolerate anything more than moderate character voices, I wouldn't recommend this.

  • Master T.

    I've loved it's back since it came out. the only criticism I have, I don't like the choice the actor chose for saphira.

  • Phillip M.

    excellent! my 4th round of reading these books

  • Craig Allen

    This is my favorite book of all time. when I was in 7th grade this book ignited my passion for reading. I've read this book over 100 times.. no joke. the audio book is great allowed me to experience it in a new light. don't watch the movie... it's trash.

  • Anonymous

    The sample that they give you is a person with an American accent but then when you buy the book it's a different person with an English accent. Not that there's anything wrong with that but me being in America would prefer to hear an American accent because I'm distracted by the different words that are pronounced differently by somebody with an English accent and it distracts me from the story.

  • Elizabeth T.

    It took me a while to get used to the narration, but I ended up loving it.

  • Jorge F

    Great listen!

  • Anonymous

    i enjoyed the book. The narrator did an amazing job pulling me into the story.

  • Susan H.

    This is a fabulous series! Great storylines and excellent narration.

  • Skyler C.

    remember reading this series in high school. Remember spending hours reading these books and getting lost in them. I reading this book again after years is awesome, cant get enough. what a great read .

  • Cameron C.

    Boys love this book!

  • Ali Oosthuizen

    Love this book!!

  • Douglas A.

    I love this book so much

  • Ben Sloan

    great audiobook

  • Anonymous

    This is such an awesome series, and it has a lot of similarities to Lord of the Rings, which may bother some. But I love the characters, the story, and the ending is magic. Narrator might be the best of all (even with Yoda pretending to be Saphira.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome story! I enjoy listening to the narrator nice voices they keep you interested...

  • Steven C.

    loved the story! the narrator was pretty good, but he made sapphia sound like Yoda which annoyed me sometimes.

  • Patrick M.

    Great book, high school nostalgia for me. Great narration, I enjoyed the voices used and that everything (even weird words) were said clearly, corrected the pronunciation I used.

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic book, but good heavens Saphira sounds like the Cookie Monster. And he made Arya sound like an airhead.

  • James B.

    Loved this book series growing up, and hearing it on an audiobook is even better. The narrator does a great job. Highly recommend!

  • Lane T.

    An amazing book, and Doyle is an amazing reader, each character he voices is so vastly different, it's quite incredible

  • Anonymous

    Great story line and lots of action

  • Anonymous

    Gerard does a wonderful job of varying character voices. I could listen to him all day!

  • Joshua V.

    amazing book and series.

  • Eric A.

    God I love this book series other then a few plot holes, but for the love of God I cant stand oricks voice in this book he sounds autistic with the speech setting set to half!

  • Codi W.

    Great book! The Narrator is great!!!

  • Yari M.

    Only complaint I can think of is the voice of Saphira and Arya oh and the pronounciation of some names

  • robin h

    It is a great book to listen to you in the narrator is a great narrator he does a good job explaining everything and tell him the story

  • Stephen P

    Second time enjoying this book. First ever audio book. I love listening to stories when Im on the go. Easy to use app to boot. The narrator wasnt my favorite for every voice but still overall great.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing its description is great it’s very interesting

  • elliott f

    not a fan of the voice he used to represent Saphirra and Solumbum. otherwise very well done!

  • robert h

    One of my absolute favorite book series! This novel kicks off an incredible journey of a boy thrust into a world beautifully portrayed by Christopher Paolini as well as the narrorater Gerard Doyle. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great story!

  • Genita R

    Great book. My son and I listened to the first book every chance we got. We couldn't wait to see what adventures were up next. My son is excited to download and listen to book two. The narrator did an amazing job with the voices of each character.

  • Kris O

    Amazing book I wish they had more in the series. The narration voice did make me laugh at times.

  • nate hill

    Good read but sapphire sounds like yoda

  • Kathryn Beck

    Just read Lord of the Rings. This just has an added dragon.

  • Amie Hadder

    Very good for a my first audio book, his voice for Siphira was a little off putting though,, otherwise fantastic

  • Mathew Rossiter

    The narrator's voices for some of the characters was comical at times. However it was a fantastic book and read rather well. I highly recommend it.

  • Edward Reynolds

    This is a fantastic series and the narrator gave an interesting spin on Saphira's voice that I would not have done myself.

  • Jayson Westberry

    great book, but guy made saphira sound like a 60 yr ol heavy smoker transgender.

  • Brenda Nordgren

    I've been stressed with not enough time to read & a lot of miles of commuting so I bought this audio version and honestly wasn't disappointed. Yes, Saffira's voice is way weird. And it was totally obvious soon into the narration that it is all the same reader, but it didn't really affect the quality of the writing, in my opinion. Would I like to listen to the second in the series with the same narrator? Not so much. Y'all can afford a few more character readers, do it, please! I've done it as a volunteer for years, hire me! :)

  • Bryan Clough

    A very good book that everyone should read or listen to.

  • Megan Silver

    Absolutely loved this series and the narrator was amazing!

  • Kyle Williams

    Great series!! I have read the inheritance cycle four times and it blows my mind every time. I can't wait for book 5

  • Aaron carter

    love this book! can't wait to read all the others. love the narrator in the book. the only issue I had was the dragon wasn't what I expected for her voice.

  • Stephen Brunk

    Eragon: Inheritance, Book 1 is a fantastic beginning to an adventure in the world of Alagaësia through the experience of a long needed new dragon rider, Eragon. Every chapter leaves you wanting more. Every character that is introduced it full of life and unique personalities. It's interesting finding out Eragon interacts with each conflict that he is thrown into in order to survive and to protect the people he cares about. If you have any interest in fantasy, this is a must read. The audio is done well, though sometimes a little awkward when the characters are yelling. But other than that it is enjoyable, I couldn't stop listening. So excited to go on to the remaining books and see how this all unfolds.

  • Jeremy High

    The voice for the dragon was done a little strange being a girl dragon i figured it would be a sweeter softer voice not a low gravely voice. Otherwise the book was very good

  • John Crain

    Loved this A everything about it was greatly done!

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