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  • Published: 7 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9781407041544
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 9 hr 7 min


(Inheritance Book 1)

A thrilling and evocative fantasy from a new master of the genre, Christopher Paolini.

Brought to you by Penguin.

Gerrard Shale's reading turns this magnificent adventure into a thrilling audiobook for fans of all ages.

When Eragon finds a polished 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 soon 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...

  • Published: 7 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9781407041544
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 9 hr 7 min

About the author

Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini’s love of fantasy and the natural beauty that surrounds his home in Montana inspired him to begin writing the Inheritance Cycle at fifteen. He became a number one bestselling author at nineteen and spent the next decade immersed in the world of Alagaësia. Also an accomplished artist, Christopher drew the interior art for the books. In his spare time he enjoys sharpening knives, playing video games, lifting heavy things and searching for the perfect leather-bound notebook.

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Praise for Eragon

'A compelling and action-filled adventure . . . a galloping good example of its genre'

Daily Telegraph

'This book is an achievement. Readers . . . will be transported'

Sunday Times

'A portrayal of true affection between boy and dragon - Paolini writes like someone gripped by his own story'


'A stirring fantasy of epic proportions'

The Bookseller

Eragon is a wonderful book if you like the work of authors such as JR Tolkien...a truly supernatural novel.

Basingstoke & North Hants Gazette

It's a story of mystery, excitement and magic...a riproaring story (also featured in Haverhill Echo).

Bury Free Press

This is an action-packed fantasy adventure that will appeal to both adults and younger readers.

Colchester Evening Gazette

Exciting tale.

Junior News and Mail

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