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Castle of Wizardry Audiobook

Castle of Wizardry: The Belgariad, Book 4

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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.

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© and (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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    Christopher Willaimsport, PA, United States 06-17-11
    Christopher Willaimsport, PA, United States 06-17-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Not the Narrator I would like."

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Albert rock springs, WY, USA 12-31-07
    Albert rock springs, WY, USA 12-31-07
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    "excelent"

    read these books as a teenager and listening to them 20 or so years later there still awesome

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Winter Apex, NC USA 04-02-10
    Gina Winter Apex, NC USA 04-02-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Great books, not so great narrator"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-22-10
    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-22-10 Listener Since 2006

    I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.

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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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    John Remington 09-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent!"

    The beautiful epic fantasy is brought to vivid life by an outstanding narrator who captures the essence of each character delightfully.

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    "The end of the story is at hand"

    CeNedra is always been my favorite character in this story and this really focus on her towards the end.

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    Kyndall Yukon, Oklahoma United States 07-26-17
    Kyndall Yukon, Oklahoma United States 07-26-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Epic fantasy"

    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.

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    joe grandt 07-20-17
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    "one of the best I ever read"

    love all of David eddings books have went through several copies of each book over 15 years

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    J. Smith 04-03-17
    J. Smith 04-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A classic Eddings book. Pretty well Narrated."

    Well Narrated, have read then books many times and the audio is a pleasant way to revisit when doing things or traveling. If you have e never read Eddings, start at the beginning.

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    Kim Myers Apopka, FL United States 09-22-16
    Kim Myers Apopka, FL United States 09-22-16
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    "my all time favorite series by my favorite author"

    amazing story, David Eddings puts you in the moment , and in the scene. you are living the story with the characters.

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  • Chiaracuddle
    1/12/15
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberly
    Stirling, United Kingdom
    4/6/17
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    "I'm running out of good things to say!"

    I am quite honestly running out of praise for David Eddings and his masterful storytelling.
    Worth every second of your time!

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  • Amazon Customer
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    3/20/17
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    "entertaining"

    enjoying the different voices, though some slightly comical , monty python like, thoroughly enjoying listening to it though

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  • P. J. Coffey
    2/27/17
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    "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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  • STARSKYDOG
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    "good book"

    you can get past the narrator it's a good story and the guy does his best. worth it

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  • Mrs. J. waite
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    "castle of wizardry "

    pronunciation spoils the overall five stars. The story is brilliant and one I listen constantly

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  • lance
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    "again"

    still holding my attaention
    excellent

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  • Ayesha
    London, United Kingdom
    1/26/09
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    "Castle Of Wizardry by David Eddings"

    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 ...

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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