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

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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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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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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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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My childhood

These series by David Eddings made up a good portion of my childhood, reading and rereading, now hearing them on Audible. This is a simple yet deep series that I love with all of my heart, and every time it ends, my heart breaks, because I won’t hear anything new from this writer again. Makes me a bit pensive and melancholy, but I’ll get over it. I hope to find other writers with decent, original thought again.

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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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overall good, but a little slow in spots

slower moving than other books I've read by this author. overall an entertaining story, though.

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love the story

The narrator is inconsistent with Ulath. I really enjoyed it very much. blah blah blah

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Sad it's all over...

I loved reading and listening to these books. The only bad part was Zalasta's accent. The narrator brings a lot of humour to the story, which is key for any book by David Eddings. I particularly loved Bhlokw - he steals every scene!

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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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  • Amazon 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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  • mrsvee
  • 09-03-18

Could have been better

The many mispronounced words and misplaced emphases spoiled the book to a large degree. Pity!

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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.