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.
©1996 David Eddings and Leigh Eddings (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
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.
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.
It's one of my favorites.
The fall of Vo Wacune: it made my cry when I first read the book years ago, and hearing it again I still teared up. It's heartbreaking.
Pearlman's acting is just right, it draws you in and it utilizes a consistent set of voices within an impressive range for the different characters. She can pull of a low, raspy brogue as well as a lilting soprano. The characters had diverse voices that kept it easy to follow who was speaking.
I certainly never got bored. It was something like 30 hours long though, and eventually you do feel the need to do something else.
I listen to audiobooks at work, and I've found it's important for them to be performed well for me to be able to follow when a small portion of my attention has to actually be on whatever boring task I'm doing. Pearlman's acting was superb, and I was never forced to jump back 30 seconds to figure out who was speaking or what was being said. It was very well performed.
3 in 1 (mom,Tesl,avid reader) looking for cashflow
This was the first book I read. It was a wonderful introduction to the series because it is an overview of the begining. Highly recomended
a good solid story a must read for polgara fans I intend on reading again
Tell us about yourself! I am a school psychologist working with all special Ed. disabilities. I am also active in CIVIL AIR PATROL an all volunteer auxiliary of the U. S. Air Force. My favorite reading genre is fantasy-fairies, elves, good vs evil, you know… I have six adult children, a husband, two cats, three dogs and I am a "birder"
Probably the best of Eddings I Have yet read. The tale is well told and fills in gaps left by other of his books. I enjoyed it greatly.
When reading Eddings' books, I find myself skipping over long descriptions to get to the next dialog. However, in audio form, the descriptions work masterfully.
There are a few words that are not pronounced correctly and a few emphasise on the wrong part of the sentence (in my opinion), but other than that, the performance is quite good.
"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.
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