To the south, his young fiancée, the Imperial Princess Ce'Nedra, leads the armies of the West in a desperate effort to divert the forces of Torak's horde away from the man she loved. The prophecy drives Garion on, but it gives no answer to the question that haunts him. How does a man kill an immortal god? He must answer that question in this resolution of the epic war between men, kings and gods that has spanned 7,000 years.
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"Absorbing. Touches all the right Fantasy bases. Warring gods, political intrigues, supernatural creatures, and appealingly human magicians." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fabulous! Eddings has a marvelous storyteller style. Exceedingly well portrayed." (Anne McCaffrey)
I would absolutely recommend this entire series to a friend. I have actually done so. It is a perfect set for audio.
The best thing about The Belgariad is that it is the perfect combination of marvelous stories and great story telling.
I own everything that the Eddings have written and Cameron Beierlie fits the voice that I have always imagined telling the stories. These are the first that I have heard him narrate but I will be looking for more from him.
A Sword and Sorcery adventure for the ages.
I waited until I had heard the entire series The Belgariad and The Malorrean before doing a review. I must say that, having read them in print, the audio versions are just as much fun and entirely engrossing. Very Well Done.
the entire series is great. starting the Mallorian next! My husband said this series is what turned him to fantasy years ago.
As always, David Eddings gives us a wonderfully written story, a great way to end this series. The narrator adds so much to the story by his use of voices. Love it!
This is one of my favorite series of all time. I have great memories of my father reading this series every year or so to my two siblings and I. It holds great memories for me and it's one of the best reads of my life.
All you could want and more to wrap up the Belgariad.
He has a wide range of voices and accents. Some of his accents missed the mark, or weren't right for the characters, I think, but overall he was fun to listen to.
Beierle had his faults--he gets a little carried away with his accents (and I think he misses the mark significantly on a few), but his narrations are the best so far.
However, I seriously wish the narrators would put in the time to get the name pronunciations right. I really don't understand how they can mangle some of them so badly. Here's something "straight from the horse's mouth" I found after a 15 second Google search.
"Never go back"
I read this years ago along with the rest of them and thought they were great,BUT, on this revisit I was so disappointed. This felt like mechanical writing, the story was poor and I just did not enjoy it. May be me getting older but I do not think so.
"Enchanter's End Game by David Eddings"
Garion is nearing the end of his quest. Travelling with Mr Wolf and Silk to meet their desperate end, little does he know that his Fiance is leading the armies of the west, in hopes of distracting his enemies, in the hopes that it will help Garion get through. I adore fantasy and David Eddings is one of my favourite writers. This is the ending of a fantastic epic. Will Cenedra and the others escape after being kidnapped? Will Garion ever see them again? Will the evil god Torak survive? read the book and find out.
"Brilliant as usual"
David Eddings does it again. Fantastic story, brilliant characters, the man is a genius.
"Great story, awful narrator"
The Belgariad is a fantastic story that pushes all the right buttons. The problem is the narrator. He wanders between accents almost at random and there is a distinct whiff of Dickensian van Dyke in "Mary Poppins" about some of them. Bad guys growl with suspiciously foreign accents too. Could have been so much better.
"The Grand Finale"
The final confrontation between Belgarion, King of Riva, and Torak, maimed God of the Angaraks approaches at breakneck speed as the agents of the two prophecies are drawn to the ruins of the City of Night to settle once and for all the fate of the Universe
Loved the story, excellent narration throughout the entire series.
"Just keeps giving"
Gripping exciting great
The story is ageless, the characters are easy to identifiy with, the story is easy to follow but difficult to put down/stop.
To kill a God
First read this about 15 years ago, loved it then and have kept coming back to it over the years. Wether i read the or listern to it, i always enjoy it. Its not as heavy going as tolkien but i feel has the same depth of charcters.
I would recomend this to all ages. Great for new comers to fantasy or veteren readers alike.
really love this series of books and would recommend them to everyone who likes to read tales of fiction! The characters are well thought out, the description given of places and events take you on an exciting journey into a fantastic world full of wonder.
Wonderful end to the Belgariad series. This book can be a standalone but you get more out of it if you read the earlier books first. Parts of the book were a bit tough going but overall a very interesting listen. The narrator is very good too.
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