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Demon Lord of Karanda

Malloreon, Book 3
Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
Series: Malloreon, Book 3
Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
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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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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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part 2

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • wengy
  • 06-04-20

Good listen

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

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  • Brenna
  • 10-01-20

The chase goes on

The chase goes on. Zandramas is still ahead and the light side group are trying to catch up. Between hidden prophesies, traps and constant cheating (by Zandramas). oh boy.

But I loved how Poledra came to save the day at the end. It was awesome.

Poor Belgarion. Still confused about it being Seeress choice and not Belgarions or anyone else's.

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  • PePeLePuu
  • 20-04-19

Loved it!!!!

really loved it as usual!!!!! one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen

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  • new user
  • 29-03-19

Love Cameron Beierle!

He really brings the stories to life through his voices and reading! I'd definitely recommend this audible.

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  • Raivyn
  • 06-10-18

Really enjoying this series but...

I was introduced to David Eddings and his series The Belgariad and The Mallorean when I was growing up, so these books hold some important meaning to me. I'm thoroughly enjoying listening to them but there is just one thing; the narrator mispronounces a few words. It's very jarring to be enjoying these stories and then have the atmosphere ruined because the person relaying them gets a word wrong. Every time I hear him say quay as "kway" instead of the proper "key" it makes me groan and wonder why, why that one word, in particular, is wrong. Was there no one on hand to review this performance to catch this mistake? Setting this one, minor, complaint aside these books are very entertaining and I'd recommend them to anyone who enjoys fantasy adventure.

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  • RJ Reviews
  • 03-06-18

The Mallorean continues to excite and enthrall!

The third book of the Mallorean sees Garion, Ce'Nedra, and their companions captured by the forces of Zakath, the emperor of Mallorea. Instead of continuing their pursuit of Zandramas, who stole Garion and Ce'Nedra's infant son months ago, they find themselves embroiled in the politics of the emperor's court.

In a part of Mallorea known as Karanda, demons are once again being seen. One more threat to the world grows while Garion suffers the frustration of being a “guest” to the Emperor of Mallorea. Despite the strange relationship growing between the two monarchs, Garion needs to get back in pursuit of his son and stop the growing threat of the demons.

But how can convince the atheistic Zakath that the demons are more than just a fantasy, and that the threat to the Empire is a true one and not just political maneuvering on Garion's part to escape? Will Garion and his diverse, and skilled, companions have to employ other means to escape?

Demon Lord of Karanda dives deeper into the growing schism among the Grolims as the various factions vie for control over both the mysterious Sardion and Garion's own son, the sacrifice to bring about their Dark God's rebirth. Zakath, a minor, though interesting, character from the final book of the Belgariad is back and fleshed out even more. What's clear is that Eddings had a solid backstory for Zakath and his enmity in place for the Murgos in the last series but never could organically explain it. Until know. It is rich world-building at its best.

Even better, we finally get to see this Boundless Mallorea as the characters travel to the largest city in the world, its capital, and then venture into the dispirited lands that make it up, united through fear of the imperial throne and the glue of the Melcene bureaucracy. All of our characters get to shine. Unlike with the Belgariad where some of the prophesied companions (Taiba and Lelldorin especially) get little to do, Eddings has roles for all the characters to play in the political machinations of the Mallorean court.

This book brims with danger, political machinations, and adventure. Fans of the Belgariad and the first two books of the Mallorean series will be delighted by what they read here!

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  • Johnny
  • 30-04-18

Unexpected Bonus


The writers wit and bold irreverence leads the tiny group on their way. The conclusion was a bit unexpected.