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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.
©2004 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated and David Eddings. (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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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Amazing Book 3 of an even more tantalizing series.

Book 3 of the series sees us meeting Emperor Kal Zakath and finalizing the party to be met in THE PLACE WHICH IS NO MORE by the child of dark ending this 10 book series. DOMT MISS ANY OF THEM if your a fan of David and Leigh Weddings...work of art..

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Always a great listen

David, and Leigh, Eddings are always wonderful to read and Cameron Beierle reading them is just a joy.

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A great story by David Eddings

This truly is a great story by David Eddings and a series that I believe is a must have for anyone's library

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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.

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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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  • Icewraithuk
  • 09-25-19

An excellent book, strange narration

Love listening to these, it’s just a shame someone didn’t correct some of the narrators pronunciation earlier in the series - quite a few “Kways” and “Lighted corridors” in this one!

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  • Catherine Caldwell
  • 04-14-19

great book

pitty about the person reading the story he is miss pronouncing names and places uses all kinds of accents and spoils some of the story by doing this David Eddings is a great writer I have been reading these books from when the he first published book one and I eagerly wanted for every book after that to be published This Cameron person should give up reading books he is spoiling then for lots of fans

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  • J. Child
  • 05-07-21

Great story and well read

I really enjoyed this. David Eddings is one of my favourite authors and was unsure what to expect from the audible version versus the written book.

The narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters to life, no easy task with so many of them. At times he drops in to the wrong accent but then corrects later on but I still really enjoyed listening.

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  • Tshop
  • 04-29-21

Great story, shame about the narration

Quay is read as kweigh, not key. SO MANY TIMES! Other pronunciations are also irksome.

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  • Sir Bazile
  • 04-09-20

That one little hiccup!!! lol

Book in Motion ARE IDIOTS lol
oh my God's HOW could they miss it......

Apart from that I am Loving the books and yes knowing about Cameron's fault he does it well.

moving onto the next..........

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-01-19

Garion is back and the family or going to war

someone has taken his son and they are going to pay even if he has to go to ends of the world to find him

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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
  • 12-02-19

Good story, mediocre narration.

Jarring mispronuncuations marred the narration, in particular the narrator needs to learn that the word "quay" is pronounced "kee" not "kway".

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  • mrsvee
  • 07-06-21

Bad reading? He is absolutely terrible.

I am amazed that this man was given the task of reading such a successful author. His pronunciations are abysmal. His emphasis is so often misplaced that you lose the trend of the story. As for any direction to the reader .. it must have been done on the cheap because there is no direction, no production tp speak of.

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  • Darryl Miller
  • 05-15-21

Stands the test of time.

Still a great series. Narrator does a good job with distinctive voices that are consistant.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-20

love this book

love the characters, the different plots, settings etc. the narrator is so good... can't remember his name

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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.