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Summary

It all began with the theft of the Orb that protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered he's a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb has been regained and the quest nears its end. Of course, the questors must still escape from a crumbling enemy fortress, flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers, and avoid the Grolim Hierarchs seeking to destroy them with dark magic. After that, Garion feels assured his part will be finished. But the prophecy still holds several surprises for Garion, and for the Imperial Princess Ce'Nedra.
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©2003 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. (P)2003 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

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A tale of family

Why do I keep coming back to the Belgariad? because it has women who actually act like people. because it has emotional depth which always surprises me.

There are very few books in the genre where family is important, but this is one of them.

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Fabulous books, horrific narrator

I am continuing to buy this series simply because it’s a trip down memory lane with some beloved books, but I do so in spite of the narrator not because of him. I said this on book one and I will keep saying it - where did you find this guy?! His accents are appalling, characters accents veer wildly across the world often mid sentence and he can’t even pronounce basic normal words, never mind the names of places in the book that are fiction. I can appreciate that fantasy place names are open to interpretation but one that really bugs me is his pronunciation of the capital of Nyissa - St-is-thiss Tor, he makes the pronunciation hard and spitting but surely considering they’re snake people it should be SssssThisssssas like a snakes rasp? His narration is just awful. Please re-release these books with a different narrator and I’d buy them all over again just to listen to them without cringing!

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Come on, Cameron!

I'm beginning to wonder if the voice actor on this just wasn't given enough time with the scripts. Fiddle penyang.

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Great book, poor narrator

One of my favourite series of books, which I read over and over in the past. In the last 10 years I've not been able to hold books and annoyingly this series isn't in kindle format. The narration for the series was annoying with the mispronounced words and names plus the voices. Fortunately for my sanity the story came through as well and as enjoyable as when I read the books.

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shame about the pronunciation

don't know if the a.erican version has different spellings for some names or if the narrator is using his own suggestions.

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Brilliant Series

Love this series and all the books in it. My favourite Author is David and Leigh eddings

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wizard

love this series
read them years ago and have enjoyed them again as audio books

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Great narration, of a much loved book series

The Belgariad and Malloreon series is timeless. Cameron Brierley is one of my favorite narrator's.

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fantastic read

Everything starts to unravel, all the mysteries begin to come to light and belgarion begins to become of age, great read and fantastic book !

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Coincididdle!!? lol

ok complaints aside for the narrator, he has actually done a good job. But. Coincididdle!?! lmao.....

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  • 31-12-07

excelent

read these books as a teenager and listening to them 20 or so years later there still awesome

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  • 18-09-20

super

love these books and the narrator is great! cameron is an awesome narrator. wish I read Polgara the sorceress too!

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  • Bryan J. Peterson
  • 22-05-10

One step closer...

As I said before I think Cameron Beirle consolidates his footing better and better with each novel. This is no exception. I noticed fewer and fewer inconsistencies with his narration, particularly in this installment.
Having regained the Orb of Aldur from Ctuchik, the now-vanquished disciple of Torak, Belgarion and his companions must escape from the crumbling city of Rak Cthol, pursued by the soldiers of the maniacal king of Cthol Murgos as well as by the sinister arts of the now-leaderless Grolim priests. Only then can they return the Orb to the Hall of the Rivan King, which Polgara reveals must be accomplished by Erastide. From there Belgarion must set out to meet a destiny beyond
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  • Clayton Pelton
  • 28-09-21

Incredible Story

David Eddingsis a master storyteller. I have read these books numerous times, and find that the audible reading of it is just as good. Cameron Beirle's pacing and distinguishable voices for characters is perfect. I look forward to book 5 and the conclusion.

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  • Jack L. Sharp
  • 16-09-21

Another great book!

I greatly enjoyed this book+ And, I'm loving this book series! David Eddings has crafted a wonderfully captivating story!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-21

Best story ever

I love the Belgariad and the Mallorean, so does my mum and sister. I've been reading the series since I was a child. I've read the series 10+ times I own two copies of all ten books in the series and now the audible series aswell. You won't regret the time spent listening or reading these books, in fact they're some of my dearest memories in my life.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-08-21

best fantasy series ever written

the five books in this series start with a prologue of ancient myth. ignore those, as I do, and go straight to the engaging personal story of Garion. on your subsequent reads of the series you can read the mythological prologues. I have read this series upwards of 30 times and it never gets old!

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  • Misty Brown
  • 28-06-21

Good Story, Decent Narration

The story overall is good. I’ve read the entire series before, and I enjoyed it. You can be a bit repetitive at times, and there are some minor holes in the plot. The narrator does a fantastic job with the majority of the main characters, but some of the secondary characters all sound very similar. Sometimes he would get his accents mixed up and use the voice of one character when it was another character speaking. Otherwise, it’s a good listen.

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  • Damiante Fierro
  • 09-05-21

lit

an epic of Epic proportions, so glad i started listening to this series and i would highly recommend to young adults and anyone who enjoys fantasy novels

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  • Dcampbell
  • 04-04-21

war, war never changes

This book delves into the beginnings of the endgame we have been waiting to see.