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The Pandion Knight Sparhawk had bested the massed forces of the God Cyrgon upon the field of battle. But victory turned to ashes when the foul God's minions kidnapped Sparhawk's wife, the beautiful Queen Ehlana. Sparhawk must surrender Bhelliom, the awesome jewel of power - or Ehlana would die.But Cyrgon's lackeys had misjudged their foe. Sparhawk fought on, and none of his companions flinched from the awesome struggle, though each must vanquish forces of evil from Tamuli's dark past, and from fetid places beyond human ken.

Still, the full magnitude of their peril was yet to be revealed...Cyrgon had dared the unthinkable: He had called forth Kleal, Bhelliom's opposite, to rend the very world asunder. Thus, as it had ever been decreed, would Bhelliom and Kleal contend for the fate of this world--even as the man Sparhawk must finally face the God Cyrgon, in mortal combat and alone...

©1995 David Eddings (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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A good conclusion to the series.

This is a good story that ties up all lose ends from the series nicely. I enjoyed it and did not have any problems with the narrarator that a small but incredibly vocal minority seemed to have. The key is that out of 136 reviews the nararrator still averages 4.3 stars so you do the math. Once again , I advise listening to the sample and coming to your own conclusion on the quality of the narraration. Still, worth a credit in my opinion.

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Well done

David and Leigh Eddings wrote a wonderful series. Book three is engaging. I am going to miss these characters.

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Highly recommended

I really enjoyed listening to this. The story is captivating and very well thought out. The narration is great. Kevin Pariseau, the narrator, speaks clearly and is easy to listen too. He also does a fantastic job giving each character a unique voice so that they are easily distinguished when giving dialogue. All in all a wonderful experience and one that I look forward to reliving in the future.

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great read, great story, a very enjoyable experien

David Eddings is a great writer his stories grab you and take you with them

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Great Climax!

Where does The Hidden City rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Towards the top.

What did you like best about this story?

The Troll god's punishment.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Pariseau – was your favorite?

Sparhawk.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No, but there were many that came close.

Any additional comments?

Great end to the series.

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The bad guys folly

the bad guys kidnap the queen and her handmaid. Big mistake there. now the Troll gods, the child god, and worst of all the queens champion and husband Sparhawk, with his companions are not happy. Honestly I like how the troll gods think is a suitable form of punishment, but I'm a pyro. so where to they run and hide.

the thing I love the most about Shinning Ones is what I love here more. there is now points of view of eight different friends. each has there own tasks to do in order to save the queen and win the war of a forgotten god.

Also still loving the great team he did in secret with his wife Leah Eddings to make the characters more alive. this is a exciting conclusion to two trilogies that has a major twist that I enjoy greatly.

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Good Story - Bad Narrator

Would you try another book from David Eddings and/or Kevin Pariseau?

I love David Eddings but dont think i will purchase anymore books narrated by Kevin Pariseau

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hidden City?

When Sparhaw realized his destiny

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Pariseau?

Cameron Beierle, Jim Dale, Dick Hill

Was The Hidden City worth the listening time?

yes, if you overlooked the mispronunciation by the narrator

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Great Series!!

I reread these books years after reading them the first time. Completely enjoyed the story again. Definitely recommend this series to anyone who is into the fantasy worlds.

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fun

it was a great experience
would definitely buy the series again . will recommend it to everyone.

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Good story bad narration

Reader has good voice and intonation, clear defined and brings our the story. Trouble is he mispronounces so many words it destroys the overall story. I have the original audible on tape the narrator was not as good a story teller but he pronounced the words and names correctly. This guy should listen to those find out how to say the names then try again. If you had not heard the original audible story you may have thought this one was ok. If you had then you would be debating getting your money back

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  • Martin Johansen
  • 03-17-21

Captures the essence

i had read the books a couple of times in Danish. But needed to hear them. Glad I did. They fully gave an even brighter picture then I already had about the world and how Sparehawk moved around ind it.

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  • Ian
  • 06-13-20

Pronunciation at times lacking.

Should check pronunciation before committing to tape. Story fantastic. More Sparhawk, More Flute and certainly more Pandions

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  • S. M. Hunter
  • 05-09-19

hidden city

qfitting ending to this saga was well written and very enjoyable but do not wish to review these books every time
I reread them

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  • Ruthie
  • 01-28-19

Brilliant listening

Absolutely gripping. Even while wanting to know the end was sad when it finally finished. The narration took you in and didnt let go until the end. Yet another magical series by David Eddings

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  • Angus R.
  • 10-06-18

I love David Eddings

Every part of this is good. I wish David Eddings could come back and do more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-18

Heaven and Hell...

... are everywhere. And punishment for wickedness can last forever.

Brilliant conclusion to the 2nd series. 😀

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  • Naboya
  • 09-21-17

I'm ready for the next book!

As with book two, I eagerly await starting the next book. The storylines remains fascinating.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-01-15

Wonderful.

Read the books many times, Audible did not disappoint me. Huge cast , handled well by performer. Will listen again!

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  • Ian Warrender
  • 04-24-18

Sad to be at the end of this great adventure

I won't reiterate the same praise that's in my other reviews but I need to mention that Kevin Pariseau really excelled with some of the characters adding an extra dimension to an already excellent story.
Sometimes Eddings generates excellent characters in generic good / bad world, however by the end of this adventure the world is much more realised and not just the world but the universe as we touch on Science Fiction in parts.
A must read but only after reading the previous 5 books!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-21

Another great story undermined by bad narration

Like I said about book 1 and 2 - I'm an Eddings fan. Read the books as they were released. Was excited to revisit via audio release. The story was as good as I remembered but the narrator and the music was all very disappointing in the extreme. The narrator mispronouncing the English language (and not being corrected by production staff) is ridiculous.

Have a listen but be prepared for these anomalies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-16-21

love!

I read these when I was in my early 20s so I wanted to see if I still loved them now that I'm in my 50s. I do!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-21

great story. not bad narration

have loved this story gor ages and its great to be able to listen to it. well worth it

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  • mrsvee
  • 09-03-18

It’s sad when an excellent story is marred by a sub standard reader.

Yes, so it is, sad when a poor reader spoils an authors story by poor reading, mis-pronounced words, bad pausing in sentences, and lousy characterisations. Sorry David Eddings, but whoever chose Kevin Pariseau as reader for your book did you no favours.

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  • Janice
  • 02-18-18

Great story but!

loved the book but the performance was poor. Mispronuncination was very off putting all through the story.