Christopher Paolini, Gerard Doyle
(Listening Library (Audio), Sept. 20, 2008)
Gerard Doyle vividly re-creates the world within Christopher Paolini’s bestselling Inheritance Cycle in this superbly narrated set of audiobooks. The 3-story Inheritance Cycle prepack includes Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr for more than 67 hours of listening pleasure.Eragon (14 CDs):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.Eldest (20 CDs):Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust.Brisingr (23 CDs):Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep. Can this once simple farm boy rise to become the leader he must be in order to unite the rebel forces and defeat the King?BRISINGR EXCLUSIVE: The audio edition of Brisingr features a revealing Q & A between best-selling author Christopher Paolini and editor Michelle Frey.