• Castle of Wizardry

  • The Belgariad, Book 4
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (4,191 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
Fantasy fan? Listen to more titles in the Belgariad series.
©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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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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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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favorite series of all time

MUST READ! I READ THIS SERIES AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. IT IS THE BEAT STORY.

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A good book masterfully read

The Belgerad series is a very good series of books to read, but the person reading this is doing a fantastic job. My wife and I love listening to him

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Epic....

Excellent, excellent, excellent. Absolutely love this book and the series. A must read for sure!

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Another Great Read

envisioning the great host following the Ted haired Queen of Riva causes my imagination to soar! What a great read.

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Epic adventure! Fantastic series!!

Narrator does an outstanding job of bringing the characters to life! The series is a must read for any liver of fantasy books!

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Building to a fever pitch

This story gets better and better with every book, and better and better with every listen. Every time I revisit this story, I find something new and special to cherish about it.

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Incredible Story

David Eddingsis a master storyteller. I have read these books numerous times, and find that the audible reading of it is just as good. Cameron Beirle's pacing and distinguishable voices for characters is perfect. I look forward to book 5 and the conclusion.

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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Aidan Francis
  • 04-25-22

Great book and narration, choppy audio

Book is amazing. Story is told with wonderful narration but there are moments where the audio cuts and words are skipped or chapter markers don’t align with the audio. A few sentences of one chapter will be found at the start of the next chapter. Needs some touching up if possible.

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  • Anna
  • 07-08-21

Great book, poor narrator

One of my favourite series of books, which I read over and over in the past. In the last 10 years I've not been able to hold books and annoyingly this series isn't in kindle format. The narration for the series was annoying with the mispronounced words and names plus the voices. Fortunately for my sanity the story came through as well and as enjoyable as when I read the books.

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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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  • Lisa
  • 05-16-22

Love this series

Narrator struggled with remembering who had what accent, apart from that story line awesome

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-28-22

Amazing story and well spoken

Fantastic book and series. Love David Eddings novels. Will need to download the next series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-21

great series

book 4 is really good moves the story very well. Looking forward to book 5

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-21

Great story but not so great the narrator

Eddings is a master story teller. Epic story, great characters and compelling adventure.

Cameron Beierle does not do it any justice with his vocal characterisations. Nor his mispronunciation of basic English words.

For the story and adventure it is worth the listen.

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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.