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  • Published: 7 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9781407041537
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 9 hr 19 min
  • Narrator: Kerry Shale
  • RRP: $24.99


Book Two

  • Christopher Paolini

The fantastic sequel to the UK and US number one bestseller and publishing phenomenon, ERAGON.

Darkness falls . . . Despair abounds . . . Evil reigns . . .

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 Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.

Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall - one that puts Eragon in even graver danger.

Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life . . .

  • Published: 7 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9781407041537
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 9 hr 19 min
  • Narrator: Kerry Shale
  • RRP: $24.99

Praise for Eldest

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

Bound for the bestsellers.

Publishing News

Article about how Eldest made an impression ahead of publication date and sales were 80% higher then Eragon in the first week.

The Bookseller

Exciting and full of adventure.

The Daily Ireland

Filled with darkness and evil, excitment and awe, this is a must for lovers of fantasy.

The Good Book Guide

Eldest is absolutely stunning and proves Paolini is still burning bright. He has a real talent for brining his imaginary world to life and creating the most wonderful characters that walk out of the pages and into your mind.

Wandsworth Guardian

Back page article about Paolini's success

Publishing News

Paolini's dragon epic shows he's a breath of hot air.

Daily Echo

Mentions promotional event at the Cheltenham Festival

Publishing News

Article about the success of the book which is number 1 in the US charts

The Bookseller

Short review

South Wales Evening Post

Included in Cheltenham Festival round-up of the first week: "author of the much-loved fantasy adventure Eragon

The Times

Eragon dabbles in magic - as does the author, as this book is wonderful...a real page-turner, the best adventure tale you'll ever read.

Scottish Sunday Herald

Interview with Christopher Paolini

The Times

Sophisticated...a plot following Eragon's cousin is compelling.


Paolini writes beautifully of another world full of magic. This second of a trilogy is a must for fantasy fans.

Aberdeen Evening Express

With Eldest [Paolini's] writing is far more assured...there's no denying Paolini knows how to tell a story.

Manx Independent

If you want a book filled to the brim with adventures, magic, fighting and a fiendishly twisty story, pick Eragon and Eldest and I guarantee it will be hard to resist the lure of these titles.

Books for Keeps

Puts its teenage author firmly on the best-seller lists.

Lowestoft Journal

The scenes and characters were described so well I could create a picture in my head of everything - reader review (aged 12).

Irish Examiner

A most stunning piece of literature.


Fluent and action-filled.


Paolini has matured as a writer, but lost none of the imagination that makes this series such compulsive reading.

Cambridge Evening News

Better than the Harry Potter books... I can't wait for the next one.

Carlisle News & Star

Older neophytes of the genre will devour this with relish

Inis magazine

An impressive achivement by such a young writer.

School Librarian

I strongly recommend this book to anyone, young or old, who appreciates loyalty, love, friendship and bravery. Uncommonly brilliant.

Cork Evening Echo

This is a fantastic book

Joseph Wilde, Arnold School, Teen Titles Issue 39

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