With them goes Garion, a simple farm boy only months before, but now the focus of the struggle. He had never believed in sorcery, wanting no part of it. Yet with every league they travel, the power is growing within him, forcing him into acts of wizardry that he can't accept. His fate is inextricably woven into the fabric of an unfolding prophecy for glory or doom.
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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've enjoyed the book and series on the whole but was quite annoyed with the narration. Aside from minor items (always saying "secession" when in context the word must have clearly been "succession", for example), the narrator had very little consistency in intonation or even in pronouncing characters' names. While I realize that there are rather a lot of people introduced over the course of the series, and many countries, a single character sometimes sounds Russian, Swedish, Irish, or American. Given the structure of the series, it would make sense for each country to have a designated accent and stick with that. But at a minimum, I would like consistent accent and intonation for individuals we spend a lot of time with!
The narrator's male character voices usually sound pretentious and flamboyant. Garion's Voice they randomly picks up a English or Australian accent. Overall this narrator gets very very annoying the more you listen to him.
No, not really. I'm not too fond of the narrator. I'd recommend the story though.
The story is fun, classic fantasy. Reminds me a bit of knightly romances, with magic thrown in.
Just as book one, this book is open-ended. You probably have to read the entire series to get to the solution of the adventure.
I love most of Eddings books. But the attempt at so many different accents for all the characters was...a distraction for me.
Fine voice, but the books stand on their own. They should have just been read and not performed.
I love the Belgariad. It's my favourite series. I've read them over and over again. Finally when I saw that they were available in audiobook, I was very excited.
The narrator is awful! I know that that is not the nicest thing to say, but there are a number of points that lead me to this conclusion. First, his accents for characters change more that performers at awards shows; there is no consistency. Second, and most frustrating, is that he cannot pronounce names the same way consistently. This extends to numerous times within paragraphs. While I realize that the trouble with books of this nature are that they may not pronounce names as we may have, he can't even remember how he's doing it. At last count, there are four different pronunciations of Ce'Nedra.
"The narrator is sooo funny. "
And he's not supposed to be but there you go great story from you childhood and he does get better in book 3 and 4 so it's still worth the points.
"Queen Of Sorcery by David Eddings"
After the breathtaking events of \"Pawn Of Prophecy\", the reader is dying to know what happens next. Here, Eddings continues to show us his genius, plunging Garion in to a world in to which he is not prepared to go. Full of wit and wisdom, this continuation of the epic adventure sees Garion being kidnapped, comming to terms with the fact that sorcery is in his family, and meeting more people on the quest, about which, he still knows little, but upon which he has embarked ... a must read for all Eddings fans.
Can't wait to continue. The epic story; excellently told in this audiobook!
If you never.read another book, A&E sure you read this one!
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