Kell itself was closed to Zandramas, but her dark magic could force the knowledge she needed from one of Garion's party. She laid her traps and dispatched her foul minions, determined to claim the world for the Dark God. But Garion would let nothing stand between him and his son.
© and (P)2005 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated and David Eddings.
Superb finale to the series which, to me, was totally ruined by a boring monotonous reading. I read somewhere that Mr Eddings had based his lands on standard types eg Sendar as English Arends as French etc. The reader seems to have done the reading in variations of whining American. Sorry but it totally grated on me and ruined a favourite book.
Loved it. Found the Narrator very well in tuned with the characters. Absolute Gem of series of books.
Fantasy and Crime Fan
I must love this series as I've re-read it several times over the years. However, the humour is so bad in "Altheus" that it finally stopped my re-readings any of Eddings books.
Recently, I needed comfort whilst recovering from a feverish cold and ordered this audio book. Of course, one cannot skim-read an audio-book quite so easily and so I chose the last book in the series where everyone and everything is sorted out.
The narration made me laugh out loud in places - Belgarion as Sean Connery!? - Durnick as Michael Caine?! Hysterically funny.
The Seeress of Kell is like all other Eddings books. Lots of repetition e.g. "she lifted her flawless face" and "that's one to her".
The narration was a surprise, as mentioned above. Also, some of the names were pronounced with different emphasis to those I had in my head. However, that could be my mistake.
As commented before, I have a love/hate relationship with the Eddings books. On the one hand they have interesting characters and are very easy to read. On the other hand, Eddings had so much potential as a writer, it is a pity that he (or "they" if you include his wife) gave so much emphasis on nauseous humour.
This is the culmination to an absolutely captivating series. The last book didn't disapoint and the characters will be sadly missed. Thank you David Endings.
On occasion this series could be faulted for timing issues, the apparent dragging out of the 'b' story and sudden rush of the 'a' story. This the final book demonstrates that the preconception of the main and sub-story can be flipped. This book suffers no timing issues using its now detailed history to really expand the story and add to the suspense and the conclusions are just perfect, rounding the whole series.
I love books.
As always Cameron Beierle performed the amazing words of David Eddings to perfection. However this book is my favourite and most poignant of his works as it hails the ending of two of my favourite fantasy series ever. The Belgariad and The Malloreon are extremely under-rated since they are so powerful!!
The slow change in the characters as they crept closer to the final meeting between the child of light and the child of dark.
Perfect performance as always. When I read any of David Eddings work, I hear it read in his voice inside my head.
"This Should Be a TV Series Not a Film"
Having listened to the other 4 books in the series I did wonder how this one would end, and Eddings didn't dissapoint. I loved the narrators distinct voices for each of the characters, in particular Zakath. When I read the novels originally, Zakath came over two dimensional, but Cameron Beierle brings a depth and warmth to him that I had not seen before. If you have listened to the others, then please get this one as well, you wont be dissapointed.
This is the final installment in David Eddings' the "Malorean" comparable, with the "Belgariad" to Tolkien's "The Lord Of The Rings" in its breathtaking epic reaches, humour and pathos. Here, the band of travellers must reach their final goal, and the two prophecies, must at last decide who will reign supreme over the world. But Garion must choose one of his friends to become a god, and one must die ... but who? Read on and find out, unstopable and magical.
"Love this series excitement,"
David Eddings has written a series with fear,droll humor,great companion characters,heroism, and triumph. I have read it numerous times and still enjoy it!!
Fully developed characters, easily flowing story and the narrator was excellent.The entire series is incredible
"A Happy Ending"
I'd recommend this book, and the rest of the series, to anyone who likes "classic" questing fantasy. The plot is entertaining, if somewhat linear, but the characters are endearing and the dialogue snappy. Great series!
Zakath- he's the only character who really changes.
I've listened to his work in the Belgariad and Mallorean, and his work is consistently solid.
Yes. I couldn't wait to see how it all ended, though it's much too long for a single sitting.
A cynic might say everything wraps up too neatly, but after ten books with these characters I didn't want a George RR Martin-type ending. Everything ends just right.
Cameron Bierly is an exceptionally narrator. He effortlessly changes from one voice to another seamlessly weaving each character's unique personality into their voice.
"I am finding more books done by Cameron Beierle."
I love how well the different voices were done, it really makes the story come alive. I do not like readers who read flat with no changes.
read both series a great many years ago. a few decades later, like a brand new tale. I am an OTR truck driver and the miles melted away as I listened. the multiple voices gave the tale a lot of depth. narrator done a great job I thought.
I have re-read the Belgariad en Mallorean every year for the last decade or so. The story just flows so easily and sort of sooths my sole. However, from now on I will probably listen to it every year instead. The narator is brilliant. His ability to create distinctive and appropriate voices brings a new dimension to this much lived story. It raises it from brilliant to sublime
"I first read the series back in the early 1980's."
I first read the series back in the early 1980's. I have read it twice and listened to the audio books twice. Each time I read or listen it was like going home to visit an old friend. And each time that visit ends I long to return.
it takes a special author to write this kind series these two are very good at drawing you into the world they have created.
I have all the books ,which I have read several times over the years. but hearing the story made it more alive.
wish there we're more books comming
reader 's voice had little change in the characters . was confusiing at times.
"Love the series"
I love the series I have listened to it a bit 7 times now.
Cameron Brierly does a villainy job.
The letter from Zacath towards the end is masterfully told. I listen to all my he rest of the books just to hear that bit told.
It's a shame Cameron doesn't read Balgarath and Polgara.
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