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Publisher's Summary

Legends tell of the evil god Torak coveting the power of the Orb of Aldur, until he was defeated in a final battle. Prophecy also speaks of a time when he will again awaken to seek dominance over all the world. Now the Orb has been stolen by a priest of Torak, and that time is at hand. Belgarath the Sorcerer and his daughter, Polgara the arch-Sorceress, are on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain it before the final disaster.

With them goes Garion, a simple farm boy only months before, but now the focus of the struggle. He had never believed in sorcery, wanting no part of it. Yet with every league they travel, the power is growing within him, forcing him into acts of wizardry that he can't accept. His fate is inextricably woven into the fabric of an unfolding prophecy for glory or doom.

Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Belgariad series, and its sequel, David Eddings' Malloreon series.
© and (P)2003 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated.

Critic Reviews

"Absorbing. Touches all the right Fantasy bases. Warring gods, political intrigues, supernatural creatures, and appealingly human magicians." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fabulous! Eddings has a marvelous storyteller style. Exceedingly well portrayed." (Anne McCaffrey)

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My favorite series

Ever since my mother introduced me to the Belgariad and Mallorian series, it has become my favorite. While the narrator didn't get some of the accents of some of the characters quite the way I had envisioned them, I was able to let it slide, as his overall reading was excellent.

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Continues well what he starts in the first book.

I enjoyed this book, although the first was better. Looking forward to what is to come.

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Great story, ok narration

Where does Queen of Sorcery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've read this book before and it was wonderful to hear it come to life via audio performance. My only complaint is that the narration was occasionally awkward and accents were sometimes muddled.

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I don't recommend

Bland 2 dimensional characters. No stakes. Plot focused on not telling anyone anything. Narration Good

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Light & Entertaining

Have read this as a kid & still love it now even as an adult. I come back to it after many years have passed when I have forgotten the story already. It feels like reading it again for the first time.

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Narrator does really bad accents

The accents the narrator does are really hard to listen to. They are like horrible interpretations of racial stereotypes and used without any particular regards to the locals in the story. It's not comic, it's just bad. The producers should have told the guy to just read normally. I can't continue with the series because of the accents making me crazy.

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a little much on the narration

I originally read these books when I was younger and naturally when I saw them on audible I felt the need to revisit this wonderful story

The story is as great as it was but the narration seems lacking ......it seems like all the characters accents change from chapter to chapter and even from sentence to sentence sometimes

less embellishment would serve better

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Great Book

I have read these books before and I always love them. I think that the story is well told and the characters are not one-dimensional. The only thing that I don't like about the audiobook is that the narrator is inconsistent. The accents that he uses for the characters change frequently and he flips back-and-forth. What sentence a character could sound French and the next German or Russian. This could be so good if he would apply the same accent to the same character throughout the book.

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queen of sorcery

I bought this book in the 90's . The audio book is twice as good So the book.

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the best

the best series I've ever read a must for all Scifi lovers it really pulls you in and doesn't let you go