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.
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.
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.
Fantastic ending to the series. Yes there's some issues in the pronunciation of a few words but on the whole it aligns with the books. At least she can pronounce Ce'Nedra correctly. Unlike the terrible narrator of "Belgarth," she acts well and is a masterful Polgara. This might be my favorite reading of any of the audiobooks.
Pratical, wise and clever
building the house and surrounding it with roses as a hide away
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.
"Great story, inconsistent narration"
Definitely recommended. A great story especially if you have read the Belgariad and the other stories in this series.
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.
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.
There are several sad sections where Polgara loses close family which will make you feel very upset.
If you can get past the poor reading of the book it is well worth a listen.
"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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