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Polgara the Sorceress Audiobook
Polgara the Sorceress
Written by: 
David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
Narrated by: 
Dina Pearlman
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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    John 01-23-15
    John 01-23-15
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    "Another fantastic story!"

    David and Leah Eddings are consummate professionals in their chosen field. Pick up a book today!

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    Joshua Kimball Author Arizona 01-22-15
    Joshua Kimball Author Arizona 01-22-15 Member Since 2015

    Joshua

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    "awesome!"

    I love this story. love the world that the Eddings family created. I want to emulate them in my own writing. I wish I could just add a 6th star to my review.

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    Jonathan 01-19-15
    Jonathan 01-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Book is well Fantastic!"

    There is no peer group to compare this book with it's like trying to define 'good' it can only be defined in terms of itself in a never ending recursive loop. You could try comparing it with other books of David and Leigh's series but what would be the point? Good is good because it's not bad and bad can't be good because it's not etc etc etc.

    My only concern is that with Cameron Bierle's reading of the entire Belgariad and Malorion series you'd think the Narrator could have listened to at least a few of them to get coaching on pronunciation. ctutcick is pronounced K'tuchik not chewtik. And in Guardians of the west Ce'Nedra literally explains to her husband why her name is pronounced the way it is: 'SayNaydra'. That's just two examples, but I think you get the point. Not that Cameron never got it wrong they just weren't glaring repetitive and therefore.... Irritating. Ok ok one example from 'The Seeress of Kell' was when they started calling Great Chaldan ((pronounced Kaldan) Bull God of Arendia) Chamdar. Which was a one time Sick-o-fant (Pun intended) to Ctutchick.
    Anyhow... Performance not withstanding.; You've got the best Fantasy the entire Genre has to offer.
    Literally. I've tried to read others and the only time they do me any good is when I can't sleep.

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    Rory 08-31-14
    Rory 08-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great end to a series"
    What did you love best about Polgara the Sorceress?

    The fleshing out of the history of the two main series


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

    Pol's Mocking of Zedar in "sally's" throne room


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dina Pearlman?

    Lorelei King


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

    No Ive read the book so i bought this more as a way of listening to the books i enjoy when driving.


    Any additional comments?

    the company that did the production on this book should have done a better job of editing. I noticed at least three instances when audio just skipped part of the book, if i had not read it i would probably not have noticed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miguel 08-14-14
    Miguel 08-14-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Absolutely Painful"
    What would have made Polgara the Sorceress better?

    It would have been better if it had been read by someone who had listened to the original series of books


    Any additional comments?

    I love the story and the entire series of books; but it was so painful to listen to the reader mispronounce so many of the names and places of the story and the way she made CeNedra and Poledra sound like old women. In a series, a new narrator should always be made to listen to previous books so they don't butcher the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Graham Smith 06-03-14

    SFC Smith, US Army Ret.

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    "Words Have Meaning..."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It is painfully clear that the narrator had never read the books nor listened to the other audio books. She so mangled the pronunciations of names and places that she made it impossible to listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    isaac Billerica, MA, United States 02-11-14
    isaac Billerica, MA, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Needs to be reread, excellent story"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The change in enunciation is painful. The parallel story to the Belgariad and the Mallorean was a refreshing way to see a good story in another way.


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

    The other place i've seen parallel story execution is ender's game & ender's shadow and this is a little more extreme because Polgara's expeiences aren't as closely tied as those in Ender's universe. Edding's books aren't as intense as Cards. Edding's books are like lord of the rings, light while well crafted..


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dina Pearlman?

    Cameron Beierle, who read the previous 10 books.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Polgara the Sorceress?

    The enunciation after over 100 hours of the other books is just too extreme.


    Any additional comments?

    Have it reread and do some DoD wiping of this reader's version.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    smokeyjunk@comcast.net Seattle, WA 02-09-13
    smokeyjunk@comcast.net Seattle, WA 02-09-13 Member Since 2011

    smokeyjunk

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    "Good, entertaining fun."
    Would you listen to Polgara the Sorceress again? Why?

    Probably. Dina Pearlman has a very nice voice, but her narration for male characters seems a little odd to me.


    What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

    She has a VERY nice voice. Not quite exactly what I wanted for Polgara, but pretty close. She seemed to to get into character nicely.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a little hard shifting gears from the previous books all read by Cameron Beierle to this narrator. Beierle had his faults, but his narrations are the best so far. But all in all, the reading and character voices were well done. She kept it fun, the way it should be.

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Collingwood Corner, NS, Canada 11-05-12
    Jennifer Collingwood Corner, NS, Canada 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great voice, poor pronounciation"

    First of all, the story is great. I actually prefer this to Belgareth, but then, Polgara was always a favoured character of mine. And I have to say, the narrator did a perfect job with her, did a great job of adding some emotions to her voice (especially the dry and sardonic aspects) and got some great accents, especially the Wacite peasant brogue.

    That being said, there are two gripes. One big, one small. As others have said, she constantly mispronounced place names. It wasn't enough to ruin the book, but I did cringe every time she said "Mallorea".

    The second is what she did to Ce'nedra. If she'd had a bigger part in the book, I'm not sure I could have kept going. It was the kind of voice I might have been alright with for, say, Queen Leila... but not our favourite tiny dryad.

    For me, though, those were minor and unlike most, I really liked her voice. But those mistakes did lower my rating to a 3, instead of a 4.

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    Taura 10-13-12
    Taura 10-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Love the Story, NOT the narroating"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I loved the books when I read them 10 years ago, I was so excited to see them here I purchased them with out reading the reviews. I so regret that move, I agree with the others that the narrator is not able to capture the personality of the characters. Please review before you buy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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