Best-selling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome fans back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series....
Garion has slain the evil God Torak and been crowned King of Riva. The Prophecy has been fulfilled - or so it seems....
Sparhawk, the Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returns from a long spell of exile to find his native land overrun with evil and intrigue....
Six years had passed since the redoubtable knight Sparhawk had triumphed over the evil God Azash and returned to Elenia with Queen Ehlana, his bride....
It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend....
In a war that makes no sense, ten armies fight separately against a single foe....
On the technological, decadent world of Proton, someone was trying to destroy Stile, serf and master Gamesman....
The first novel of the best-selling Incarnations of Immortality series combines a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death with a gripping story of romance and loyalty....
Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval....
In this prequel to The Sword of Shannara, in which many details of the Four Lands' history are revealed, Druids, horrified by the misuse of magic, have eschewed it in favor of science....
Start at the beginning, in Another Fine Myth, as Skeeve, an apprentice wizard, meets the demon Aahz....
The journey through the Serpent Spire won't be easy, but Corin won't stop until he gets his brother back....
i have nothing personally against the narrator. however, everyone in the story seems to either have a slow speach impediment or they are closely related to pepe' la' pewe. i have read all of Eddings books as far as i know. and this particular series is by far my favorite. i just was not happy with the narration. the only voice in the whole series that really seems to fit the character would be Beldin. he was done to perfection. i personnally feel as though this would be a great story to have done "dramatized" with an all star cast..
lol, feel free to contact me for voice recommendations. please do not misunderstand me, the narrator would was fine whenever he was reading the "narration", it is only the voices that ruined it for me.
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read these books as a teenager and listening to them 20 or so years later there still awesome
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I love these books and re-read them often. I decided to purchase an audio copy so that I could multi-task. The narrator however, is very disappointing. He is decent for the narration, but his accents & pronunciations are inconsistent, he mispronounces words and his vowels (git instead of get, for example) are awful. With a better narrator I would give it 5 stars.
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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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this series was incredibly disappointing. I expected the characters to grow; they didn't. I expected some plot twists; there were none. I mean, the main character didn't mature in any meaningful way. He was as clueless at the end, as he was at the beginning; mostly just a shell for the phrophecy in his head. Repetitive use of annoying and infrequently used language ("vagrant winds", "sardonic"). The conflict was contrived, and there was never any fear of failure. I tried really hard to finish it. Made it to the very end and it was so simplistic and predictable, I rage quit.
This whole series is great, but this one has always been my favorite book of them all. I was a little annoyed that some of the voices are too high pitched, but most are good.
The beautiful epic fantasy is brought to vivid life by an outstanding narrator who captures the essence of each character delightfully.
CeNedra is always been my favorite character in this story and this really focus on her towards the end.
This series shaped my opinions on what good fantasy should be. I read these books 25 years ago and have re-read it often. The narrator did an excellent job that kept me happily entertained hour by hour.
love all of David eddings books have went through several copies of each book over 15 years
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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I am quite honestly running out of praise for David Eddings and his masterful storytelling.
Worth every second of your time!
enjoying the different voices, though some slightly comical , monty python like, thoroughly enjoying listening to it though
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.
you can get past the narrator it's a good story and the guy does his best. worth it
pronunciation spoils the overall five stars. The story is brilliant and one I listen constantly
Garion is sure his part in the mysterious quest that took him away from Faldor's farm is over. But he is wrong! In this book, he must flee a crumbling fortress, fight dark magic and fulfill parts of an ancient prophecy even he does not know about. Armies, princesses and matters of the heart are set to beseege Garion and the imperial princess Xenedra in this penultimate part. Join them as they near the end of their unexplained quest ...
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Another rich tapestry of characters, engaging story and great narration. A very enjoyable story, well told.
words them selves can't begin to describe the intrigue that incredulously embroiders into ones imagination.
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.
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.