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Queen of Sorcery Audiobook

Queen of Sorcery: The Belgariad, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Legends tell of the evil god Torak coveting the power of the Orb of Aldur, until he was defeated in a final battle. Prophecy also speaks of a time when he will again awaken to seek dominance over all the world. Now the Orb has been stolen by a priest of Torak, and that time is at hand. Belgarath the Sorcerer and his daughter, Polgara the arch-Sorceress, are on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain it before the final disaster.

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.

Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Belgariad series, and its sequel, David Eddings' Malloreon series.

© and (P)2003 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Katherine Davis Orlando, Florida United States 06-11-16
    Katherine Davis Orlando, Florida United States 06-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    "queen of sorcery"

    I bought this book in the 90's . The audio book is twice as good So the book.

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    joe grandt 05-26-16
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    "the best"

    the best series I've ever read a must for all Scifi lovers it really pulls you in and doesn't let you go

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    Tessa 05-20-16
    Tessa 05-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good plot and dialogue, irritating narrator"

    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!

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    John R. Featherstone 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The continued saga of Beldarian and Polgara. "

    laugh and cry, fear and feel relief as they go to retrieve the orb of Aldur.

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    AFRY 03-22-16
    AFRY 03-22-16
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    "What a wonderful story"

    I read this series when it first came out. I absolutely love the story. outstanding.

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    Juliana 03-17-16
    Juliana 03-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Terrible narration"

    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.

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    Ahriman 03-01-16
    Ahriman 03-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Funny, Fantasy Filled Adventure"

    The story picks up shortly after where part one ended. The magical feats are more extravagant, the comedy slowly builds in maturity.

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    Hostilia 11-25-15
    Hostilia 11-25-15
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    "I'll read the rest of the series."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, not really. I'm not too fond of the narrator. I'd recommend the story though.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is fun, classic fantasy. Reminds me a bit of knightly romances, with magic thrown in.


    What three words best describe Cameron Beierle’s performance?

    He tried.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Don South Carolina 11-18-15
    Don South Carolina 11-18-15
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    "A straight read would have been better."
    Would you try another book from David Eddings and/or Cameron Beierle?

    I love most of Eddings books. But the attempt at so many different accents for all the characters was...a distraction for me.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cameron Beierle?

    Fine voice, but the books stand on their own. They should have just been read and not performed.


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    Scott 08-29-15
    Scott 08-29-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Very disappointing performace; great story."
    What made the experience of listening to Queen of Sorcery the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    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.


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  • Mr. J. Bury
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    "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.

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  • Ayesha
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    1/26/09
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    "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.

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  • paul daniel
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    "Enthral long."

    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!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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