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Summary

Zandranias stole King Garion's infant son, planning to use the child in a ritual that would make the Dark Destiny supreme. Garion and his friends followed, but now they were captives of Zakath, Emperor of Mallorea.
Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Malloreon series, which is the sequel to David Eddings' Belgariad series.
©1988 David Eddings (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.

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Quay is driving me to despair

As much as I love the series, and am now accustomed to the narrator, I do wish he knew that quay is pronounced ‘key’ not ‘kway’. I find myself shouting the correction every time he says it.

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Excellent

Excellent story well performed, easy to understand with clear pronunciation and a enjoyable reading style

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book 3

loved it, but not too fond of narration. some of the pronunciation was too american.

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great book

pity the narrator cant put any emotion into his reading and his pronunciation is much to be desired he really needs to learn how to pronounce his words not just say what he thinks they should sound like

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Unbelievable story telling

Absolutely loved it. Endings does it again. Excellent fantasy story leaves you desperate for the next installment.

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Excellent storyline

Really enjoying this series, read the books years ago, but revisiting through audiobooks is a real treat.

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One for the fans

I read both the Belgariad and Malloreon as a teenager. I still enjoy the story now, although some of the repetition between the two and the simplicity if some of Eddings' unidimensional characters grates a little. However, the main downside of these recordings is the narration. Cameron Beirle's voices detract from the story and while unlike some people I still find it listenable it is a shame that this is the only version. Can't help but wonder what a full cast version would be like.

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Demon Lord Of Karanda by David Eddings

Garion and his friends are captive, in the palace of Zakath, emporor of Maloria. They must escape, and fight the demon lord, terrorising the city of Karanda, and also intent on siezing prince Garan, to use him in a right, that would mean that the dark prophecy would reign supreme. More surprises and shocks are in store as Garion and his friends battle on, amidst the heartake of not knowing whether they will see the little prince again. An unforgetable read, as all of David Eddings' books are.

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  • Bryan J. Peterson
  • 16-10-11

Couldn't put it down.

The story continues and Cameron Beirle once again delivers a wortwhile performance. Having been captured at the end of King of the Murgos by a band of Mallorean soldiers, Belgarion and his friends are now on their way to an unanticipated meeting with Zakath, te enigmatic and unpredictable emperor of Mallorea, who has spent the last decade embroiled in a bloody campaign that seems designed to utterly exterminate the Murgos. Though no ally of Zandramas, Zakath seems determined not to allow Belgarion and company to reach Mallorea, though he treats them always with the utmost courtesy. Even later, when he finally agrees to personally take them back to his capital, he refuses to allow them to continue their journey on their own. Meanwhile Zandramas is getting farther away with Prince Geran. Things become more serious when, in the midst of a crisis in which Grolim priests all over the empire seem bent on raising demons, a deadly plague suddenly breaks out in the imperial capital. Will Belgarion manage to escape from Mal Zeth in time to complete the next task on the road o the final meeting? Will his companions survive the plague?

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  • Mark H. Rosengarten
  • 23-06-08

Excellent story, fair narration

The story is every bit as good as I remember it. The narrator has difficulty with pronunciation of many words, such as "horror", which has says as "hawrawuhr" The performance is inconsistent, though the accents do tend to follow the basic patterns set by Eddings as the analogues for the different races. All Sendarians tend to speak with exactly the same English accent, and the narrator's interpretation of Belgarath is a complete rip-off of Gandalf from the movie version of Lord Of The Rings. No matter how old Garion gets, he still talks like he did when he was a little boy.

I am still glad that this series came out in audio...it was always one of my favorites.

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  • Monika
  • 13-01-08

good book, fair narator

I love this book. It has been one of my favorites since I first discovered it as a teen. The naration is not the best. He reads slowly, almost painfully so for a well seasoned listener of audio books. the accent he gives the characters is quite different than I'd always imagined them as being. If you like Romance language accents, this is the naration for you. The Bottom line, don't buy this without listening to the sample. I don't regret the purchase, I've been begging for "Eddings" for a year now, but I wish they had produced a different audio version of this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-21

amazing!!

Definitely My favorite book of the Mallorean.
such a great series. you won't regret it!

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  • Rodney
  • 22-03-21

The Belgariad series is among the top series

David Eddings has most definitely created one of the top 5 storylines when it comes to the fantasy genre. This series is a must have for anyone's library.

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  • Dnaiel
  • 02-03-21

Great book!!!

I always enjoy David Eddings. It has been really nice to hear them again and Cameron.

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  • John Shoemaker
  • 10-02-21

Cameron Beierle is a legend!

His ability to create unique voices and dialects for so many characters is nothing less than amazing. I have thoroughly enjoyed every book he has performed.

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  • Eron Roberts
  • 08-11-20

narrated perfectly

another great story read very well by Cameron. I read these books in my teens and they're just as good as I remember.

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  • James M. Barber Jr.
  • 23-07-20

Fourth time through this series...

Anyone who is a fan of Tolkien or dungeons and dragons or just great relatable characters... well read on my friends.... the belgariad and the malleron are still some of my favorite books - even after more than 4 decades of reading... some of the best in the genre. Read and enjoy. RIP mr Eddings. And thanks to your wife for silently assisting for so many years.

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  • wengy
  • 06-04-20

Good listen

Good listen. But females all sound very similar. But it passes the time working out