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)
The epic style of the Belgeriad story lends itself to be read aloud. Stories are meant to be told.
It is a great saga in the old style, like Lord of the Rings.
He has a great vocal range and apparently researches the characters to determine their vocal style. He moves seamlessly between styles when reading dialog. His insight into the characters brings them to life, like a great actor would in a film.
I can work and listen
when Polgara and Barak break into the queens castle
more emotion and pronounce the names correctly
these are fun books and I have read them many times when especially down and out. It improves my moods.
Happy go lucky book worm :o)
I'll be perfectly honest, I would only buy the next book in line because I LOVE the story line so much. I grew up reading these books and have a great fondness for the characters. Cameron Beierle's narration leaves a lot to be desired. The accents he gives the characters are very thick and change frequently. I think he tried to make things too complicated and lost track of who was who. Belgarath sounds like some buffoon. I do have a hard time listening to the narration at first and have to concentrate on the story line in order to get past the "voice."
I do wonder if Cameron was given any direction from the author. I know when we read, unfamiliar names are said how we'd imagine them to be. Almost all the names and places are pronounced differently than I have said them. Who knows which is correct, but that is another issue that grates on my nerves.
I could not listen to the narrator for that long.
Fantastic story line, the characters are well formed and believable.... the narrator however, over did it.
Yes there great. a little expencive but if you dont like to read there the way to go.
Any of David Eddings is a great storie teller
I read them years back
I read these books in High School and really enjoyed them even did a book report on a few of them. Now its been many years since and when i saw them on here i had to get them. I really enjoy David Eddings writeing. How he puts in so many different Characters from so many different places. It really makes the imagination go for a ride.
The Narratetor so for on all three books has done an awsome job on doing vocies and keeping them the same on all three books. He hasn't changed them which i find awsome and GREAT.
This is a great series of books to listen to i highly recommend that you try it.
This was my first foray into the world of Audible books. I found the narrator to be decent (although he gets a little carried away with his accents at times, which makes it a little hard to understand). The books are ones I enjoy, and this was a very easy listen.
I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.
I agree with some who say that Cameron Beirle perhaps wasn't the best choice for a narrator. At first I wasn't sure I'd be able to listen all the way through Pawn of Prophecy, but I managed it and I don't regret the purchase. Beirle's narration is very clear and crisp, although he does sometimes have difficulty with pronunciation. Part of it I think is his own accent, which suggests that English wasn't his first language. I'll give him this much though. More often than not I can understand him and he doesn't read in a monotone as some narrators I've heard do. He is, however, more than a little inconsistent with his pronunciations of character and place names. This is a bit easier to understand however since these are difficult names to read let alone say out loud. He makes a decent effort however. Sometimes he does slip up, pronouncing Cherek as Cherek once and Kerek the next time. Other names that give him trouble are Barak, which he sometimes pronounces Brak and others Brok. But I think he's beginning to find his footing, so to speak, with the second book in the series. I like him enough to have purchased all five Belgariad novels and the first three of the Malloreon. The final two I'll purchase next month whenI have two more credits.
One thing that I always liked about much of Eddings' writing is the humor found throughout each book. I was apprehensive about whether Cameron Beirle would be able to project that but he pulls it off quite nicely. Though his accent wavers between French and a few others, Silk sounds about like what I would imagine, sort of shifty and definitely unreliable. I picture his portrayal of Belgarath as less like Ian McKellan from Lord of the Rings as another reviewer commented, but more like Jeremy Irons. All in all I am very impressed so far.
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