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Zandranias stole King Garion's infant son, planning to use the child in a ritual that would make the Dark Destiny supreme. Garion and his friends followed, but now they were captives of Zakath, Emperor of Mallorea.
Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Malloreon series, which is the sequel to David Eddings' Belgariad series.
(P)2005 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated and David Eddings.

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Excellent story, fair narration

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" 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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  • Monika
  • Littleton, CO, USA
  • 01-13-08

good book, fair narator

I love this book. It has been one of my favorites since I first discovered it as a teen. The naration is not the best. He reads slowly, almost painfully so for a well seasoned listener of audio books. the accent he gives the characters is quite different than I'd always imagined them as being. If you like Romance language accents, this is the naration for you. The Bottom line, don't buy this without listening to the sample. I don't regret the purchase, I've been begging for "Eddings" for a year now, but I wish they had produced a different audio version of this book.

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Couldn't put it down.

The story continues and Cameron Beirle once again delivers a wortwhile performance. Having been captured at the end of King of the Murgos by a band of Mallorean soldiers, Belgarion and his friends are now on their way to an unanticipated meeting with Zakath, te enigmatic and unpredictable emperor of Mallorea, who has spent the last decade embroiled in a bloody campaign that seems designed to utterly exterminate the Murgos. Though no ally of Zandramas, Zakath seems determined not to allow Belgarion and company to reach Mallorea, though he treats them always with the utmost courtesy. Even later, when he finally agrees to personally take them back to his capital, he refuses to allow them to continue their journey on their own. Meanwhile Zandramas is getting farther away with Prince Geran. Things become more serious when, in the midst of a crisis in which Grolim priests all over the empire seem bent on raising demons, a deadly plague suddenly breaks out in the imperial capital. Will Belgarion manage to escape from Mal Zeth in time to complete the next task on the road o the final meeting? Will his companions survive the plague?

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captivating just awesome truly engrossing

so fast paced a real have to buy the next book kind of thing. amazing.

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best fucking books ever.

just get all the books. all of them they're that good.

But on a totally different subject, why the crap does a review on here have to have a minimum of 15 words? Are you too stupid to understand the point in just 11 words? do we really need people to spell things out for everybody else?

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A saga to enjoy.

The Eddings team have a gift for story telling. I had no idea how compelling this audio version could be. Listening raptly to the dearly held stories as Cameron performs them so beautifully , is a treasured adventure into a finely crafted world that defines swords and sorcery for me.

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Majestic!

Read the book many times and yet to listen to it being told was like hearing it anew .

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great


one of the best books I've ever read a must-read fantasy series I've ever read

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great book

absolutely awesome narrator he brought all the characters to life. have red this series many many times and I wasn't disappointed.

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Fantastic series!

This would make a great movie. Would have to be broken up into small movies, but this is one of the best books and series I have ever had the pleasure to read. A classic!

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  • Barnybear
  • 10-18-16

Unbelievable story telling

Absolutely loved it. Endings does it again. Excellent fantasy story leaves you desperate for the next installment.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-16

Excellent storyline

Really enjoying this series, read the books years ago, but revisiting through audiobooks is a real treat.

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  • Mr. P. Wilson
  • 12-23-12

One for the fans

I read both the Belgariad and Malloreon as a teenager. I still enjoy the story now, although some of the repetition between the two and the simplicity if some of Eddings' unidimensional characters grates a little. However, the main downside of these recordings is the narration. Cameron Beirle's voices detract from the story and while unlike some people I still find it listenable it is a shame that this is the only version. Can't help but wonder what a full cast version would be like.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-27-09

Demon Lord Of Karanda by David Eddings

Garion and his friends are captive, in the palace of Zakath, emporor of Maloria. They must escape, and fight the demon lord, terrorising the city of Karanda, and also intent on siezing prince Garan, to use him in a right, that would mean that the dark prophecy would reign supreme. More surprises and shocks are in store as Garion and his friends battle on, amidst the heartake of not knowing whether they will see the little prince again. An unforgetable read, as all of David Eddings' books are.

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  • lance
  • 11-07-08

part 2

Still very very good

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  • Alison James
  • 10-25-17

Cameron Beierle is awesome

Loved both series and have read them countless times over the years. Cameron really brings the characters to life. Love his work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-19-16

great

loved it I have read the books many times but love the vocal characters plus I can now hear my favourite books and knit at the same time win win!!!

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  • Jonathan
  • 07-08-16

lifetime favorite

i will always be able to re read this brilliant series will always be a book to turn to to forget my problems