Version: Unabridged
Author: Christopher Paolini
Narrator: Gerard Doyle
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library
Published In: November 2011
# of Units: 24 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 20 minutes
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Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.

Reviews (18)

Written by Codi W. on June 3rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A good book, still feel a little un resolved in some ways but good!

Written by Nick H. on May 19th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Epic conclusion to this series

Written by Antonio N. on August 19th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

great book awesome story

Written by Robert H. on June 30th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

There isnt enough of this book series to ever quinch my thirst for the land of Alagaƫsia, or its inhabitants! This is by far one of the best book series and most definitely my favorite! I will always want to know what is going on in this book series and I hope to God Christopher Paolini continues these writings one day!

Written by Keturah s on March 15th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

great love the ending


Written by Douglas A on February 15th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent quality good book

Written by Joseph S on February 3rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I can not get enough of this book.

Written by Jacob Swenson on March 8th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love the characters and the Doyle's ability to bring them alive! Love the entire series and I hope Doyle reads book 5 when it comes out!

Written by Lance Smith on September 27th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great story. Sometimes Eragon argues points like a child and it becomes frustrating as a reader/listener. But in the grand scheme it disappears and the whole of the story is well worth it.

Written by Christopher King on June 14th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Dewey Stevens is an idiot. This book was everything I waited for in a 4th and final chapter in this story. Left me wanting more and my imagination running wild!!!

Author Details

Author Details

Paolini, Christopher

Christopher Paolini was raised in the Paradise Valley, Montana area. His family members include his parents, Kenneth Paolini and Talita Hodgkinson, and his sister, Angela Paolini.[1] Home schooled for the duration of his education, Paolini graduated from high school at the age of 15 through a set of accredited correspondence courses from American School of Correspondence in Lansing, Illinois. Following graduation, he started his work on what would become the novel Eragon and its sequel Eldest, both set in the kingdom of Alagaƫsia.

In 2002, Eragon was published by Paolini International LLC, Paolini's parents' company. To promote the book, Paolini toured over 135 schools and libraries, discussing reading and writing, all the while dressed in "a medieval costume of red shirt, billowy black pants, lace-up boots, and a jaunty black cap."[1] Paolini created the cover art for the first edition of Eragon, which featured Saphira's eye. He also drew the maps on the inside covers of his books.[2]

In Summer 2002, the stepson of author Carl Hiaasen found Eragon in a bookstore and loved it, and Hiaasen brought it to the attention of his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.[3][4] Knopf subsequently made an offer to publish Eragon and the rest of the Inheritance cycle. The second edition of Eragon was published by Knopf in August 2003. At the age of nineteen, Paolini became a New York Times bestselling author.[5] Eragon has since been adapted into a film of the same name.

Paolini's essay "It All Began with Books" was included in the April 2005 anthology Guys Write for Guys Read.

Eldest, the sequel to Eragon, was released August 23, 2005. The third book in the cycle, Brisingr, was released on September 20, 2008.[6] Although the Inheritance cycle was planned as a trilogy, the details for the Brisingr had to be expanded to include a fourth book.[7]