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Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea. Yet now it is needed again to stop a malign force from spreading evil and destruction across the lands. Sparhawk, Queen's champion, sets out to retrieve the Stone. But others seek the gem for their own diabolical ends. Most fearsome of these are the Shining Ones, whose mere touch melts human flesh from bone. Now Sparhawk finds himself stalked by these creatures out of myth...whose touch is all too real.
©1993 David Eddings; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • Cliff
  • madison, MS, United States
  • 02-12-14

A good continuation of the series.

Here is the bottom line. If you like David Eddings and the previous series you will like this audiobook. If you did not then you won't. Mr. Eddings work is a fairly polarizing point amongst readers. You usually either love him or hate him. I think this is a good read although it gets 3 stars because it bogs down in unnecessary details at points.
Some others did not like the narraration of the series but I am not one of them and found it enjoyable. There is nothing groundbreaking hrer, but it is a good solid comfort story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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David has magic

With the knowledge of what god is a threat to the tamuli empire Sparhawk and his friends have to go out and get the one item that can fight the strength of a god. at the same time the queen starts to help the emperor overthrow his own government.

David here goes back to writing with two points of interest again. sparhawks adventure recovering the blue rose and his queens point of view as she helps uncover who is a undermining the government and how to overthrow it. this is where he excels I think. unlike his other books in the belgariad series where it was one persons story in each part here they are happening at the same time keeping things more linier.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I thought it was a good story

good book but the narator should listen to the other book to keep constant pronunciation

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A classic fantasy for me

If you could sum up The Shining Ones in three words, what would they be?

Surprising Great Characters

What other book might you compare The Shining Ones to and why?

Malloreon

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pariseau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Nope, performance is great

Any additional comments?

One of the best series I have read when I was young. David Eddings' books introduced me to fantasy and I have been hooked ever since. Although this is the middle book, there are a lot of surprises to be had here. It also shows how the characters like Aphrael, Sephrenia, and especially Elana have grown. Overall, a must buy for me :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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could have been much better

The book is great. The proformence was atrocious. And the musical interruptions are very erritating.

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Needs a different narrator.

I love David Eddings books. The narrator almost ruins this book for me. Thumbs down.

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As is all his books. FANTASTIC!

Great characters, greater plots, an, to say the least,narrator brings depth to story line....I dislike having to meet stupid automatic requirements...hoe re designed this system should be fire

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The Storylines Get Better!

If you could sum up The Shining Ones in three words, what would they be?

Fast, Entertaining & Developing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shining Ones?

The kidnapping.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pariseau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Only in this series.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

All the characters continue to grow, especially the trolls.

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Good old hero series!

Old simple fun. Not so dark as many of the newer series are. Fun characters and a relaxing listen! Worth one credit .

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love the book

love the book and the story. the narrator bugs me. he makes Ulath sound like a 25 year old tenor.

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  • Andrew Flashman
  • 10-18-16

What a let down.

Would you try another book written by David Eddings or narrated by Kevin Pariseau?

David Eddings is a great author and I have loved his books and read them all. but the narration is awful, I cannot recomend this to anyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Naboya
  • 08-23-17

Gets better.

I was sure when I first started listening to book one but it grew on me enough to move on directly to this book. It hasn't disappointed and I am eagerly waiting to download book three on completion of this review!

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  • Annabelle
  • 05-28-16

decent

some strange choices in the recording but some good ones too. balances out nicely enough :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful