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It all began with the theft of the Orb that protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered he's a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb has been regained and the quest nears its end. Of course, the questors must still escape from a crumbling enemy fortress, flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers, and avoid the Grolim Hierarchs seeking to destroy them with dark magic. After that, Garion feels assured his part will be finished. But the prophecy still holds several surprises for Garion, and for the Imperial Princess Ce'Nedra.
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©2003 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. (P)2003 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

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excelent

read these books as a teenager and listening to them 20 or so years later there still awesome

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One step closer...

As I said before I think Cameron Beirle consolidates his footing better and better with each novel. This is no exception. I noticed fewer and fewer inconsistencies with his narration, particularly in this installment.
Having regained the Orb of Aldur from Ctuchik, the now-vanquished disciple of Torak, Belgarion and his companions must escape from the crumbling city of Rak Cthol, pursued by the soldiers of the maniacal king of Cthol Murgos as well as by the sinister arts of the now-leaderless Grolim priests. Only then can they return the Orb to the Hall of the Rivan King, which Polgara reveals must be accomplished by Erastide. From there Belgarion must set out to meet a destiny beyond
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an epic of Epic proportions, so glad i started listening to this series and i would highly recommend to young adults and anyone who enjoys fantasy novels

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war, war never changes

This book delves into the beginnings of the endgame we have been waiting to see.

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An awesome continuation of an awesome storyline

David Eddings truly created a Masterful story. I believe this series is a must have for any library.

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As usual, fantastic story!

Another classic by Eddings. I judge the greatness of a series by how many times I want to read/hear it and Belgarad is one of those

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My favourite series

This is my absolutely most favourite book series and Cameron Beierle just brings it to life. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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super

love these books and the narrator is great! cameron is an awesome narrator. wish I read Polgara the sorceress too!

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A wonderful time

This book is mainly about Ce'Nedra and her raising an army. The reason she is so feisty is because her feistiness is needed for this task-- and more of course.

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Amazing as always

I was impressed at how well the narrarator stirred my emotions when Ce'Nedra gave her impassioned speeches. I've loved these books over 30 years.

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  • P. J. Coffey
  • 02-27-17

A tale of family

Why do I keep coming back to the Belgariad? because it has women who actually act like people. because it has emotional depth which always surprises me.

There are very few books in the genre where family is important, but this is one of them.

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  • Charlotte
  • 07-28-20

Fabulous books, horrific narrator

I am continuing to buy this series simply because it’s a trip down memory lane with some beloved books, but I do so in spite of the narrator not because of him. I said this on book one and I will keep saying it - where did you find this guy?! His accents are appalling, characters accents veer wildly across the world often mid sentence and he can’t even pronounce basic normal words, never mind the names of places in the book that are fiction. I can appreciate that fantasy place names are open to interpretation but one that really bugs me is his pronunciation of the capital of Nyissa - St-is-thiss Tor, he makes the pronunciation hard and spitting but surely considering they’re snake people it should be SssssThisssssas like a snakes rasp? His narration is just awful. Please re-release these books with a different narrator and I’d buy them all over again just to listen to them without cringing!

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  • Chiaracuddle
  • 01-12-15

Come on, Cameron!

I'm beginning to wonder if the voice actor on this just wasn't given enough time with the scripts. Fiddle penyang.

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  • Amazon Custome
  • 05-15-21

shame about the pronunciation

don't know if the a.erican version has different spellings for some names or if the narrator is using his own suggestions.

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  • A. Griffiths
  • 04-19-21

Brilliant Series

Love this series and all the books in it. My favourite Author is David and Leigh eddings

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  • S Hurley
  • 04-11-21

wizard

love this series
read them years ago and have enjoyed them again as audio books

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  • Mr Steven Jehu
  • 12-04-20

Great narration, of a much loved book series

The Belgariad and Malloreon series is timeless. Cameron Brierley is one of my favorite narrator's.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-14-20

fantastic read

Everything starts to unravel, all the mysteries begin to come to light and belgarion begins to become of age, great read and fantastic book !

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  • Sir Bazile
  • 04-03-20

Coincididdle!!? lol

ok complaints aside for the narrator, he has actually done a good job. But. Coincididdle!?! lmao.....

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  • Paul
  • 09-27-19

Captivating

I can listen to these stories again and again. Captivating. I didn't want to leave the story.

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  • Average Joe
  • 06-05-21

A must read for fellow fiction enthusiast

You won't be disappointed by David Eddings novel, it's a must read. you won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-11-21

Great series of books

First set of narrative books I’ve listened too, Cameron I felt did a fantastic job and had been precise and each voice suited the characters.
I was so enthralled in the books that I had been doing a road trip from Broome to Halls creek and took a wrong turn after travelling 250kms the wrong way!!
Anyway got to finish the book on that trip.
Well done love The Belgariad

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  • Linda Lyall
  • 08-11-20

Love this series

This series in my opinion is far better than Lord of the Rings. For one thing it's written when the writer is not off his head, and for another it's more entertaining.

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  • Ben
  • 03-13-19

Excellent!

The saga continues with the story building. Can't wait to listen to the final one in this series!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-25-17

Great Tale.

Another rich tapestry of characters, engaging story and great narration. A very enjoyable story, well told.

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  • luke
  • 10-16-16

me likey

words them selves can't begin to describe the intrigue that incredulously embroiders into ones imagination.

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  • Luke
  • 04-15-16

great fun adventurous

loved it! I read the first book in high school then picked it up again a month ago now I'm here smashing through them.

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  • jasno5000
  • 07-13-15

Extended Epic

Great performance by the narrator, but a very long drawn out epic story. I think Polgara is a lot less likeable now then when we first met her. Her compassion comes in very rare bursts, but every other character I find totally likeable and work well together in the story as a whole.