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  • Pawn of Prophecy

  • Belgariad, Book 1
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil god Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgrath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. That was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the man without a shadow had haunted him for years.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't agree more

  • By Hevpais on 23-11-07

Belgrade bk1

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-17

much better than I expected. I really enjoyed the reader as well. He made it come to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Belgarath the Sorcerer

  • By: David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
  • Narrated by: J. P. Linton
  • Length: 29 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

When the world was young and Gods still walked among their mortal children, a headstrong orphan boy set out to explore the world. Thus began the extraordinary adventures that would mold that youthful vagabond into a man, and the man into the finely honed instrument of Prophecy known to all the world as Belgarath the Sorcerer.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Sheila on 10-04-10

I struggled with this hoping it would get better.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-17

however it simply got worse. What a boring book and I bought another one, yuk.

  • Nightlord

  • Shadows
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 42 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

It's not easy being king. Especially when you've got an allergy to sunrise and sunset, a fire goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to cope with. Add to that his daughter, the fire priestess/princess; a couple of lightly deranged professional magicians; a whole city full of wizards; and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten argument. It's enough to make a man want to just go home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By glyn on 29-01-16

book 2

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-16

loved both the first and second books and I'm now looking forward to the thitf.

  • The First King of Shannara

  • The Shannara Series, Prequel
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

In this prequel to The Sword of Shannara, in which many details of the Four Lands' history are revealed, Druids, horrified by the misuse of magic, have eschewed it in favor of science. But Bremen the Druid studies magic, and becomes an outcast on its account. Bremen discovers that an invincible army of trolls are fast conquering all that lay to their south. Before them come the Nazgul-like Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who have fallen prey to the dark arts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book with really bad narration

  • By Michael on 21-12-16

first king of shannara

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-16

loved this book as I do all the others in the series. Didn't enjoy American reader but got used to him.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sword of Shannara

  • The Shannara Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long-dead Warlock Lord lives again. Shea must embark upon the elemental quest to find the only weapon powerful enough to keep the creatures of darkness at bay: the fabled Sword of Shannara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great listen

  • By Gem & Mike on 14-02-16

shannara series.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-16

I loved it. struggled with the narrator at first as he uses American pronunciation but I got over that.