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Publisher's Summary

The quest was over. The Orb of Aldur was restored. And once again, with the crowning of Garion, there was a descendant of Riva Iron-grip to rule as Overlord of the West. And yet the prophecy was unfulfilled. In the east, the evil god Torak was about to awaken and seek dominion. Somehow, Garion had to face the god, to kill or be killed. On the outcome of that dread duel rested the destiny of the world. Now, accompanied by his grandfather, the ancient sorcerer Belgarath, Garion heads toward the City of Endless Night, where Torak awaits him.

To the south, his young fiancée, the Imperial Princess Ce'Nedra, leads the armies of the West in a desperate effort to divert the forces of Torak's horde away from the man she loved. The prophecy drives Garion on, but it gives no answer to the question that haunts him. How does a man kill an immortal god? He must answer that question in this resolution of the epic war between men, kings and gods that has spanned 7,000 years.

Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Belgariad series, and its sequel, David Eddings' Malloreon series.
©2004 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated. (P)2004 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated.

Critic Reviews

"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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My Favorite Fantasy Series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would absolutely recommend this entire series to a friend. I have actually done so. It is a perfect set for audio.

What did you like best about this story?

The best thing about The Belgariad is that it is the perfect combination of marvelous stories and great story telling.

Have you listened to any of Cameron Beierle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I own everything that the Eddings have written and Cameron Beierlie fits the voice that I have always imagined telling the stories. These are the first that I have heard him narrate but I will be looking for more from him.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A Sword and Sorcery adventure for the ages.

Any additional comments?

I waited until I had heard the entire series The Belgariad and The Malorrean before doing a review. I must say that, having read them in print, the audio versions are just as much fun and entirely engrossing. Very Well Done.

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An outstanding conclusion!

What made the experience of listening to Enchanters' End Game the most enjoyable?

The narrator brings all the characters, and their emotions, to life!

What did you like best about this story?

It's exciting and engaging!

What about Cameron Beierle’s performance did you like?

He's great at narrating the prose as well as voicing the characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The nameless boy playing his flute on the battlefield...

Any additional comments?

The final volume of the Belgariad has begun. The dark god Torak stirs in the east and Garion travels with the sorcerer Belgarath and the thief Silk to confront him. But standing between him and the god lies the lands of his followers, the Agerzaks.

In the south, Garion's fiancee, acting in his name, leads the army she's raised to distract the Agerzaks. She will keep the world's attention on her to give her fiancee the chance to slip through and defeat the dark god once and for all.

Danger swells for everyone. War has come to the West while Garion and his small group has to dodge trackers, demons, and Grolim priests eager for new sacrifices for their altars. Two prophecies hurtle towards each other and their titanic conclusion.

Enchanters End Game brings all the story threads together. The book is epic, bouncing around most of the world, seeing the impact of the impending war. Last book was Garion's coming into adulthood and responsibility, and now Ce'Nedra has her own lessons to learn. War isn't a game. It's deadly and serious, and those she cares for will suffer for the decisions she makes.

Garion's arc is much... simpler. He has already reached the pinnacle of his character growth is nearly over. He's made his choice in the last book, now he's marching towards his fate, facing the fear and dread as he comes closer and closer. His final lesson is a profound one, though.

Compassion.

Eddings does a phenomenal job bringing this series to a close satisfactory. I particularly enjoy his epilogue and the efficiency of which he gives all the characters their codas without bogging the narrative down with scene after scene by using a dream as a framing device, allowing him to spend a few paragraphs sketching out the important details and flowing onto the next. The only complaint I have is how little Garion we get in this with half the novel devoted to the war. I also would have wished him to have a more active role in the decisions. Eddings had him grow up into a man, ruling Riva and making decisions only to have him surrender to Belgarath and Silk again. I can see why, but it would have been nice for him to be more in command as our hero.

There are a few loose threads which Eddings uses to take us into a second series. He must have been thinking about the Mallorean because there is enough seeds planted to make the second series mostly work without having to do any major retconning of the ending (this is billed as THE final battle, but there's an extra round still to come).

All in all, the Belgariad was an amazing experience. It's always a pleasure to revisit Eddings in his prime. Fans of Fantasy, especially boys, will enjoy this series.

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Great series!

The only complaint I would make is I feel the portrayal of the women's voices was a little hard to swallow and at times annoying. The men's were done well

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Kevin

Bravo! Can't wait to start the next series.

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One of the best series of books I have ever heard

Just what I said best series of books I have ever seen ever done

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My favorite series!

I love this series. It captures the heart and imagination. Garion's path to growing up, discovering his power and completing his destiny is captivating.

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One of my favorite book series

A favorite author and a wonderful narrator, what else could I ask for? These books helped shape my love of fantasy growing up, I really enjoyed the character's relarionships

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I love the entire series

such a great series I have listened to it multiple times will continue to listen to it every few years

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Book 5 of the Belgarad.

I have enjoyed listening to all five books of the Belgerad. It has been as enjoyable as when I first read about Aunt Pol and Garion many years ago.

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this was amazing!

this was an awesome story i always enjoy theae stories i wish it didnt have to end. To all those with bad reviews i think they were not paying attention to the epicness this story had and they had already a negative opinion from the start because i thoroughly enjoyed all the books in this series and the reader was very enjoyable to listen to.

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  • 01-26-09

Enchanter's End Game by David Eddings

Garion is nearing the end of his quest. Travelling with Mr Wolf and Silk to meet their desperate end, little does he know that his Fiance is leading the armies of the west, in hopes of distracting his enemies, in the hopes that it will help Garion get through. I adore fantasy and David Eddings is one of my favourite writers. This is the ending of a fantastic epic. Will Cenedra and the others escape after being kidnapped? Will Garion ever see them again? Will the evil god Torak survive? read the book and find out.

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  • 06-22-21

still great!

having read this series when I was a teen, it has been lovely to hear it read, the voice actor is great and I enjoyed revisiting these old friends. Malloreon next!!

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  • J. Child
  • 03-22-21

Fantastic story well told

David Eddings is one of my favourite authors. The Belgariad is a fantastic 5 book fantasy adventure.

The book is well narrated and the author try’s and gives different voices and dialects to each character, not an easy task given the many characters in each book!

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  • Pauline A. Hayward
  • 10-17-20

The Belgariad

I love this story. Love love love it. Read it before and it's been fabulous to listen to it on audible.

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  • J. Clayton
  • 08-27-20

Childhood fave turned into a grind by narrator

This is such a wonderful, quite simple, piece of fantasy writing .

I first read the books when I was in my early teens and then proceeded to read them time and time again.

I was overjoyed when I saw them on Audible and horrified when I started listening.

The story is, of course, wonderful and has some lovely characters and beautifully crafted lands, if somewhat stereotypical races, but the narrator is abysmal.

I mean shocking. The worst.

I powered through the series as I love it so much, but there's no way on gods earth I'm getting into the Mallorean with this narrator. Pick up the book and enjoy this classic. Avoid this narrator like the plague.

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  • Claire G.
  • 03-26-20

Good but acting needs to be improved

The story is great and it is a very good book but the acting needs improvement

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  • mike seymour
  • 07-12-19

worth a listen

great story well spoken looking forward to the next one hopefully as good as this

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  • Catherine Caldwell
  • 05-09-19

great book

The Narrator keeps putting in silly accents in one part I thought I had accidentally switched book as it was now a wild western book with cowboys this person is not good enough to be doing this and he gets paid to do crappy reading with voices you can't understand he misspronunses loads of words and sometimes gos fast at saying others it's a joke they got this guy to do this he is the worsed I've ever heard

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  • Moi
  • 07-14-18

Magnificent !!

Story telling at it's finest.... Truly brilliant performance . Breadth of characters and skill of narrator is a masterclass.

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  • Tony Cherrington Rural Dorset UK
  • 07-13-18

Fantastic

The most FANTASTIC last part of this series. Having read all of the series, it was great hearing somebody else read the book. It made me appreciate the Author's work a lot more. I heard parts of the story I had not read.

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  • 09-18-21

great series

love this series recomend highly. Easy to resd good characters and a lot of fun

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-21

Epic, epic, epic - narrator lets it down

Like I have said previously, a fantastic story and adventure.

It is such a pity Cameron Beierle can not speak basic English: herb has a H... it is NOT pronounced 'erb just for an example.

Its just disappointing that a the producers do not pay attention to narrator quality.

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  • Average Joe
  • 06-13-21

A must read

A great novel written by even greater Author. Narrated excellently and you won't be disappointed at this purchase.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-18-20

Love!

I'm sad it's finished. I read the books when I was in my 20s but the audio book takes it to another level! The narrator was very good, made the book come alive. Full of so much adventure.

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  • Ali J
  • 09-16-20

A masterpiece of fantasy

This is one of my favourite stories of all time and I use to read the series every year. Now I listen to Cameron's masterful rendition of this wonderful story every year. Absolutely love it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-20

Fantastic

I have previously read this series a long time ago, and it was good then and is still great now. Cameron Beierle did a a fantastic job of bringing life to the characters through his narration.

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  • Linda Lyall
  • 08-16-20

Magical

Fabulous story, great narration. I throughly enjoyed the whole experience. One of the best sagas written.

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  • Ben
  • 03-26-19

Great Listen

Finished the first 5 books in a couple of months. it was a really good story to listen to. Onto the next series and Book 1 👍

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  • MB
  • 12-22-18

Good coming of age book

David Eddings has a relaxed positive style of writing that is easy to follow and enjoy. David was one of the earlier pioneers who helped develop the fantasy genre. The Belgariad is an enjoyable romp through an imaginary world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-31-18

Childhood revisited.

I own these books, and it absolutely awesome to get back to them in the audio version.