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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome readers back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series. Join them as they chronicle that fateful conflict between two mortally opposed Destinies, in a monumental war of men and kings and Gods.

When the world was young and Gods still walked among their mortal children, a headstrong orphan boy set out to explore the world. Thus began the extraordinary adventures that would mold that youthful vagabond into a man, and the man into the finely honed instrument of Prophecy known to all the world as Belgarath the Sorcerer.

Then came the dark day when the Dark God Torak split the world asunder, and the God Aldur and his disciples began their monumental labor to set Destiny aright. Foremost among their number was Belgarath. His ceaseless devotion was foredoomed to cost him that which he held most dear - even as his loyal service would extend through echoing centuries of loss, of struggle, and of ultimate triumph.

Fantasy fan? Listen to titles in the Malloreon series, which is a sequel to David Eddings' Belgariad series.
©1996 David Eddings and Leigh Eddings (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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good complement



a nice addition to david eddings word. Not the best book of the serie but still entertaining.

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I love David Eddings!

One of my favorite authors. Definitely in my top five books! The Belgariad Mallorean and Belgarath the Sorcerer are amazing!

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Best fantasy series!

I have been reading it since 1989. With twelve books in the series David and Leigh were really able to develop the characters. The audio series is a whole new way to experience them too.

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Excellent performance of an excellent novel

Where does Polgara the Sorceress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's one of my favorites.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Polgara the Sorceress?

The fall of Vo Wacune: it made my cry when I first read the book years ago, and hearing it again I still teared up. It's heartbreaking.

What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

Pearlman's acting is just right, it draws you in and it utilizes a consistent set of voices within an impressive range for the different characters. She can pull of a low, raspy brogue as well as a lilting soprano. The characters had diverse voices that kept it easy to follow who was speaking.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I certainly never got bored. It was something like 30 hours long though, and eventually you do feel the need to do something else.

Any additional comments?

I listen to audiobooks at work, and I've found it's important for them to be performed well for me to be able to follow when a small portion of my attention has to actually be on whatever boring task I'm doing. Pearlman's acting was superb, and I was never forced to jump back 30 seconds to figure out who was speaking or what was being said. It was very well performed.

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Perfect starter

This was the first book I read. It was a wonderful introduction to the series because it is an overview of the begining. Highly recomended

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Polgara wonderful read

a good solid story a must read for polgara fans I intend on reading again

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& the story continues

Probably the best of Eddings I Have yet read. The tale is well told and fills in gaps left by other of his books. I enjoyed it greatly.

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Quite good.

When reading Eddings' books, I find myself skipping over long descriptions to get to the next dialog. However, in audio form, the descriptions work masterfully.

There are a few words that are not pronounced correctly and a few emphasise on the wrong part of the sentence (in my opinion), but other than that, the performance is quite good.

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Another fantastic story!

David and Leah Eddings are consummate professionals in their chosen field. Pick up a book today!

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awesome!

I love this story. love the world that the Eddings family created. I want to emulate them in my own writing. I wish I could just add a 6th star to my review.