Hey, I'm reading Brisingr. The third sequal to Eragon. Yes, the series has most of the weaknesses you would expect from a teenage author. But the author is now grown upish and I think Brisingr reflects that some. It still reminds me of something I would have written at age 15, but I'm liking it anyway. Simple hero/adventure story, good vs evil, refreshingly ungritty.
I also blazed through a couple things on tape in the meanwhile, notably an Agatha Christie. I'm new to her, but I am impressed.