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Castle of Wizardry: The Belgariad, Book 4 | [David Eddings]

Castle of Wizardry: The Belgariad, Book 4

It all began with the theft of the Orb that protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered he's a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb has been regained and the quest nears its end. Of course, the questors must still escape from a crumbling enemy fortress, flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers, and avoid the Grolim Hierarchs seeking to destroy them with dark magic.
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It all began with the theft of the Orb that protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered he's a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb has been regained and the quest nears its end. Of course, the questors must still escape from a crumbling enemy fortress, flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers, and avoid the Grolim Hierarchs seeking to destroy them with dark magic. After that, Garion feels assured his part will be finished. But the prophecy still holds several surprises for Garion, and for the Imperial Princess Ce'Nedra.

Fantasy fan? Listen to more titles in the Belgariad series.

© and (P)2003 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-22-10
    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-22-10 Listener Since 2006

    I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.

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    "One step closer..."

    As I said before I think Cameron Beirle consolidates his footing better and better with each novel. This is no exception. I noticed fewer and fewer inconsistencies with his narration, particularly in this installment.
    Having regained the Orb of Aldur from Ctuchik, the now-vanquished disciple of Torak, Belgarion and his companions must escape from the crumbling city of Rak Cthol, pursued by the soldiers of the maniacal king of Cthol Murgos as well as by the sinister arts of the now-leaderless Grolim priests. Only then can they return the Orb to the Hall of the Rivan King, which Polgara reveals must be accomplished by Erastide. From there Belgarion must set out to meet a destiny beyond
    his imagining.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Willaimsport, PA, United States 06-17-11
    Christopher Willaimsport, PA, United States 06-17-11
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    "Not the Narrator I would like."

    i have nothing personally against the narrator. however, everyone in the story seems to either have a slow speach impediment or they are closely related to pepe' la' pewe. i have read all of Eddings books as far as i know. and this particular series is by far my favorite. i just was not happy with the narration. the only voice in the whole series that really seems to fit the character would be Beldin. he was done to perfection. i personnally feel as though this would be a great story to have done "dramatized" with an all star cast..
    lol, feel free to contact me for voice recommendations. please do not misunderstand me, the narrator would was fine whenever he was reading the "narration", it is only the voices that ruined it for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Winter Apex, NC USA 04-02-10
    Gina Winter Apex, NC USA 04-02-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Great books, not so great narrator"

    I love these books and re-read them often. I decided to purchase an audio copy so that I could multi-task. The narrator however, is very disappointing. He is decent for the narration, but his accents & pronunciations are inconsistent, he mispronounces words and his vowels (git instead of get, for example) are awful. With a better narrator I would give it 5 stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Albert rock springs, WY, USA 12-31-07
    Albert rock springs, WY, USA 12-31-07
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    "excelent"

    read these books as a teenager and listening to them 20 or so years later there still awesome

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    eliza 07-25-15
    eliza 07-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fabulous characters"

    This book lets you truly escape into a world filled with complex and witty characters. I love the interactions, relationships and personalities that inhabit this fantasy land. The book on tape really brings the excitement to life.

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    Angela LEWISTON, ID, United States 07-07-15
    Angela LEWISTON, ID, United States 07-07-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great series"
    Would you listen to Castle of Wizardry again? Why?

    Absolutely. This is a great series that really captures your interest.


    Which character ā€“ as performed by Cameron Beierle ā€“ was your favorite?

    My favorite character was Silk. That said all were performed excellently.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Seemingly peasant boy rises to greatness in fulfillment of a prophecy


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    bobby 05-31-15
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    "loved the books"

    grow up with these story's . the story tell try to put a accents on the people that just seams wrong

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    Katherine Snow 02-07-15
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    "Pretty good"

    This series of books tells a solid story. Predictable, slightly unremarkable, but pretty entertaining all the same.

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    Paula 01-10-15
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    "Great series and the reader is a pleasure"

    Great series and the reader is a pleasure to listen too, smooth with interesting accents to define characters, very sad there is only one book left

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    "Classic Eddings (reasonably) well delivered"
    What did you love best about Castle of Wizardry?

    The five book Belgariad canon has been one of my regular pleasures, with the books re-read any number of times. This audible version is reasonably well done, difficult due to the number of different characters and races, but I find the narrator's mispronunciation of some words a little distracting.


    What other book might you compare Castle of Wizardry to and why?

    In some respects similar in tone and type to Tolkien, although the underlying mythos isn't nearly as deep or complex.


    What aspect of Cameron Beierleā€™s performance would you have changed?

    Needs to be more careful of pronunciation of some common words. otherwise, a very solid performance


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    1/12/15
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    "Come on, Cameron!"

    I'm beginning to wonder if the voice actor on this just wasn't given enough time with the scripts. Fiddle penyang.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lance
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    "again"

    still holding my attaention
    excellent

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  • Ayesha
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    1/26/09
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    "Castle Of Wizardry by David Eddings"

    Garion is sure his part in the mysterious quest that took him away from Faldor's farm is over. But he is wrong! In this book, he must flee a crumbling fortress, fight dark magic and fulfill parts of an ancient prophecy even he does not know about. Armies, princesses and matters of the heart are set to beseege Garion and the imperial princess Xenedra in this penultimate part. Join them as they near the end of their unexplained quest ...

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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