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Publisher's Summary

The infant son of Garion and Ce'Nedra had been foully kidnapped. And thus, they begin the great quest to rescue the child, with the immortal Belgarath the Sorcerer, his daughter Polgara the Sorceress, and,inevitably, the little Drasnian, Silk. Guided by the Orb of the god Aldur, their way leads through the foul swamps of Nyissa, then into the lands of the Murgos, where they must face a horrible danger to not only themselves, but to all of mankind. For the Dark Prophesy had not vanished when Garion slew the evil god Torak. Instead, it had fled to Zandramas, who planned to use the child in a rite that would insure that Dark would triumph over Light. Thus continues the epic quest, across new lands and among strange peoples.
Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Malloreon series, which is the sequel to David Eddings' Belgariad series.
(P)2004 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated and David Eddings.

Critic Reviews

"The flavorful interplay among Eddings's stubborn, resourceful characters keeps the narrative continually entertaining." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Eddings continues to provide solid fantasy entertainment featuring engaging characters and warm, wry humor." ( Library Journal)

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Please, don't say "horror" anymore...

The story is every bit as good as I remember it. The narrator has difficulty with pronunciation of many words, such as "horror", which has says as "hawrawuhr" I find myself making fun of it aloud whenever he says that word. Funny, he has no trouble with the word "terror". The performance is inconsistent, though the accents do tend to follow the basic patterns set by Eddings as the analogues for the different races. All Sendarians tend to speak with exactly the same English accent, and the narrator's interpretation of Belgarath is a complete rip-off of Gandalf from the movie version of Lord Of The Rings. No matter how old Garion gets, he still talks like he did when he was a little boy.

I am still glad that this series came out in audio...it was always one of my favorites.

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love these books

love these books my job puts me on the road a lot and it's nice to listen to something other than music.

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King of the Murgod

Eddings tells his LOTR type tale with humor and is still able to maintain a feeling of veracity and suspense in the tale.

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The next best thing to reading it yourself.

Would you listen to King of the Murgos again? Why?

Yes. It's a lot of fun. Beierle puts a lot of life into his voices and seems to catch most of the charm and humor that comes across in the book.

Any additional comments?

Beierle had his faults--he gets a little carried away with his accents (and I think he misses the mark significantly on a few), but his narrations are the best so far.

However, I seriously wish the narrators would put in the time to get the name pronunciations right. I really don't understand how they can mangle some of them so badly. Here's something "straight from the horse's mouth" I found after a 15 second Google search.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Vaughn
  • Wooster, OH, USA
  • 02-12-10

Nice reading

The book is well read in my opinion as well as the story. The King of Murgos himself is a hoot. The book moved well compared to the first one and had some good plot points. The King of Murgos himself is probably my favorite character. I felt the narrator did a good job. I would recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • Ely, NV, USA
  • 02-06-10

addiction

I first read the book "Belgerath the sorcerer" a few years a go and have loved the books ever since

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Maybe I'm Amazed

I find myself amazed over and over again regarding the flexibility of the voice. Cameron Beierle does not disappoint!

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David eddings at his best

the one thing about David eddings series is once you pick up the first book you have to read the whole series throughout the whole story in each story in itself goes into deep Bridge detail and more background so by the time you in this you're hungry for the next book

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The Mallorean series continues to be great

The infant son of Garion and Ce'Nedra has been kidnapped by Zandramas, the new Child of Dark, to be used as a sacrifce to awaken a new God of Angerak. With Polgara, Belgarath, Durnik, Silk, Errnd, and the mute Toth, Garion and his wife set off on a new quest at the behest of prophecy to stop Zandramas's plan and to rescue their son.

But the trail will take them far from their homes. They travel south to find it once more in the land of the snake people and from their, into the land of the Murgos. Out of all the four Angerak races, the Murgos were the most ferverant in their devotion to Torak and the most under the control of the Grolim priests. Steeped in barbarism and sacrifice, Garion and his companions find themselves in the court of the beseiged Murgo King.

They are in for one interesting revelation. Prejudices must be adjusted and old enmities put aside for Garion, Ce'Nedra, and their companions, including those new allies they pick up along their way south, to have any hompe of saving the infant Geran before it is too late. Can Garion and his companions escape the machinations of the Grolim priesthood, dark assassins, and petty grievances?

After spending the last series characterizing the Murgos as this despicable race, Eddings peels back the onions to reveal that, in fact, they are just people. Flawed and varied as any other only suffering beneath terrible despotism of mad kings and power-hungry priests. Loosing a war, King Urgit is desperate for any aid, and Garion might prove his salvation or his undoing.

The second book is a great read, building on the first book. It covers most of the original book 2's contents (traveling through Arendia, Tol Nedra, and Nyissa) within the first third, meeting old characters, encountering new threats, and exposing the existence of the three powers all vying to awaken the new Agerak God. New characters join the party to add a nice counterbalance to the core ones (it's no coincidence that the group with the most screen time from the last series made it into the party in this one). Velvet, in particular, is a great addition.

Eddings is clearly having fun writing this series, and it shows in the fun diologue, exciting situations, and tense showdowns. He has an entire world to play in and is mixing and matching the threats, combining old foes with new while foreshadowing things to come. Garion and Ce'Nedra are the most changed from the last quest, both grown up and both dealing with the kidnapping of their son in different ways. The vibrant and even aggressive Ce'Nedra is shrunken and withdrawn, verging on depression, while the normally friendly Garion has an anger brewing inside of him that explodes out of him, fueled by frustration and fear.

All in all, the Mallorean continues to be excellent and leaves you wanting to find out what happens next! Luckilly, these books came out in the 80s, so you don't have to wait long at all!

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The Story Continues... or Repeats

I love the characters. And love the world David has created. I love the narrator. There would be no need to even say who’s talking because his voices are so unique and on point. I was very disappointed that he didn’t narrate Belgarath the prequel. The twist with the king of Murgos was brilliant and unexpected.

I do not like the repetition. I get what the grand scheme of things is but it is blatantly written over and over. I get it. It is also obvious that facts in the first book were changed or poorly justified because the sequel was not planned. And C’Nedra’s character changed too much. I get she is a mother now but she was strong and willful in the first series. It was just too much of a 180.


Regardless of the flaws, it is a world you can walk into. My fellow fantasy lovers, this is for
you. Read the Belgariad first of course. Maybe read Polgara the sorceress before as well. DO NOT read Belgarath the Scorcer before. That book butchered everything Eddings created.

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  • phae
  • 01-22-17

My favourite stories butchered.

I love this series. With all my heart. I've read the books more times than I can count and loved each and every read.

I was delighted to find them on Audible. Aaannnndddd then I started listening.

The narrator obviously pronounces the names differently to me and that's fine.

BUT!!!
For pity's sake!! Quay is pronounced key!! And there past tense of light is lit not lighted!!! Every time I hear his pronunciation gaffs it makes me cringe.

His timing and pacing is often off too. He breaks sentences in such a way as to change their meaning or make their meaning less clear

I'd pay for these books again JUST to have them read by someone else.

I rarely take the time to write full reviews but I can't keep my peace any longer.

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  • Chiaracuddle
  • 01-21-15

King of Murgos

This is a very badly recorded and produced book. All the ones recorded in Spokane, Washington, are. It's a shame.

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  • VNHSUMMERS
  • 12-19-17

King of the Murgos

A well read piece, only marred, somewhat, by one or two mispronunciation, most particularly of the word “quay” which the reader pronounces as “kway”. It should, of course be pronounced like the word “key”.

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  • diva bubble
  • 07-20-17

Enjoyable

Another book in this enjoyable series. Well worth either reading or
Iistening to. Great fun.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-16

Amazing!!

Fantastic story and narration yet again in this wonderful set of books, a must for any eddings fans

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  • saira
  • 04-09-16

brilliant

brilliant story as always from David. always keeps the mind hungry for the next then next chapter. read all the Eddiings books, you won't be sorry

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  • Susan
  • 04-26-11

king of the murgos book 2

excellent

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-27-09

King Of The Murgos by David Eddings

now Garion and his friends set out on their quest to rescue the infant prince Garan who has been kidnapped. Surprises are encounted and unexpected revilations as they pass through Niessa and go on to the country of the Murgos. They must destroy more evil and rid the world of a foul priestess, who is in league with the dark prophecy which wants to claim the world. Gripping as ever, the Malorean is a series that you couldn't put down.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-18

audio quality was distorted at times

the audio quality broke up at times and was distorted like bad radio reception but still enjoyed the book.