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Polgara the Sorceress Audiobook

Polgara the Sorceress

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome readers back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series. Join them as they chronicle that fateful conflict between two mortally opposed Destinies, in a monumental war of men and kings and Gods.

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.

Then came the dark day when the Dark God Torak split the world asunder, and the God Aldur and his disciples began their monumental labor to set Destiny aright. Foremost among their number was Belgarath. His ceaseless devotion was foredoomed to cost him that which he held most dear - even as his loyal service would extend through echoing centuries of loss, of struggle, and of ultimate triumph.

Fantasy fan? Listen to titles in the Malloreon series, which is a sequel to David Eddings' Belgariad series.

©1996 David Eddings and Leigh Eddings (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Robert Romeoville, IL, United States 10-16-12
    Robert Romeoville, IL, United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Another horrible narration"

    As with Belgarath the Sorcerer, this book's narration was an abomination. My absolute favorite set of books, and listening to Cameron read the Belgariad and the Mallorean, I was absolutely astounded at the poor choice of narrators for these later two books. Once you got past Cameron's introduction (he has a funny way of saying spokane washington) he did great. These later two were awful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda El Paso, TX, United States 07-04-11
    Amanda El Paso, TX, United States 07-04-11 Member Since 2016

    Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.

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    "Polgera is unforgettable"

    This is one of those stories that shouldn't be read without first reading David Eddings other books. I love Polgera and all the other characters from the Belgariad. I am glad to finally learn more about her she was such a mystery that needed solving. David and Leigh are a great team. Dina Pearlman is a perfect pick for the voice of Polgera.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    EDDIE LANCASTER, CA, United States 09-04-12
    EDDIE LANCASTER, CA, United States 09-04-12
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    "Slightly dissapointed"
    Would you try another book from David Eddings and Leigh Eddings and/or Dina Pearlman?

    possibly


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    familiar characters


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I had recently listened to "Belgarath the Sorcerer" really enjoyed it. My problem is, Dina Pearlmen's pronunciation on place and character names was so far off from the other book that it took me a while to realize whom or where she was speaking of. If you are going to be an audio book narator. You should have at least a passing aquaintance with the story and charactors.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    tom United States 08-19-16
    tom United States 08-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good story not so good story teller"

    this is the 12th book in the series and I was extremely disappointed that so many names of peoples and places where pronounced wrong. other than that it is what I expected and was a good book.

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    Kristin 08-11-16
    Kristin 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this book"

    I Love this book. Of course, you have to have gone through the previous books before you start on this one, but this book both fills inn some questions and give answers to Things you didn't know you were wondering about, and to top it of you get a facinating and exiting story as well. You may know how the story ends, but the Eddings know how to keep you interested despite that. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dee Janssen 07-06-16
    Dee Janssen 07-06-16

    Dee

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    "Great series!"

    I've read and re-read this entire series several times and love it. Only complaint with the narrator for this book is she changes the pronunciation of some of the names from what the other narrators have used in the other books.

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    Nasse 07-03-16
    Nasse 07-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A fitting end"

    A good ending to a childhood favorite of mine.
    Reader is far better than the one in belgarath who seemed to rush trough the book.

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    Sean 05-24-16
    Sean 05-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, the lady version of Belgaraths book"

    The book is probably slight better than Belgaraths but not too much new is introduced. It is well narrated.

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    Kindle Customer 05-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love the series"

    The only issue I had was that the narrator didnot pronounce some of the names correctly. I think it would have benefited her to listen to the narrations of the other books in the series to keep the pronunciation consistent. She has a pleasant voice although she didn't have much variation in her character portrayals, Beldin and the twins were almost identical and she tended to give the woman characters all high squeaky voices except for Polgara and her mother. Still all in all I enjoyed the reading. I am a big fan of the Belgariad and I am looking forward to listening to the sequel series the Mallorian next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John R. Featherstone 05-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story! Listening to this one brings the"

    story clear. Enjoy hearing Polgara tell her version of this epic tale. Laugh and cry.

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    1/11/14
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    "story telling"
    If you could sum up Polgara the Sorceress in three words, what would they be?

    Pratical, wise and clever


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Polgara the Sorceress?

    building the house and surrounding it with roses as a hide away


    Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favourite?

    Her father


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh


    Any additional comments?

    The story told of someone telling a story is very good and the bits of humor are great. You even try imaging you are at the places discribed well. good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Belfast, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "Great story, inconsistent narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely recommended. A great story especially if you have read the Belgariad and the other stories in this series.


    What other book might you compare Polgara the Sorceress to, and why?

    Similar to Belgarath the Sorceror in that it wraps up neatly the history behind the cracking of the world and the events that transpired before Garion was born.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was poor and inconsistent in places. Often the same names would be pronounced in different ways which made it hard to listen to at times.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are several sad sections where Polgara loses close family which will make you feel very upset.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can get past the poor reading of the book it is well worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonny
    Coleraine, United Kingdom
    6/14/11
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    "Very poor version"

    The narrator Dina Pearlman has carried out little or no research prior to narrating this book.
    The voices don't suit the characters and the pronunciations are not how they are supposed to be as detailed by the Authors.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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