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Joseph

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  • Belgarath the Sorcerer

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
    • Narrated By J. P. Linton
    Overall
    (617)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (444)

    When the world was young and Gods still walked among their mortal children, a headstrong orphan boy set out to explore the world. Thus began the extraordinary adventures that would mold that youthful vagabond into a man, and the man into the finely honed instrument of Prophecy known to all the world as Belgarath the Sorcerer.

    Seth H. Wilson says: "Great book; dreadful narration"
    "Worst narrator ever"
    Overall

    I love this story and have read the book many times. I picked this up because the other Edding's books were so well done. This one is not. The narrator puts emphasis in the wrong places, consistently pronounces names incorrectly, and on top of that it feels like he is talking to fast. He has no ability to separate voices when the characters are speaking so you often find yourself wondering who just said what. I was listening to this on a long trip and after about an hour I turned it off and drove in silence. If the only way you can get this wonderful story is to listen to it hear, then I guess it is better than nothing but not by much.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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