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Enchanters' End Game

Belgariad, Book 5
Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
Series: Belgariad, Book 5
Length: 14 hrs
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Summary

The quest was over. The Orb of Aldur was restored. And once again, with the crowning of Garion, there was a descendant of Riva Iron-grip to rule as Overlord of the West. And yet the prophecy was unfulfilled. In the east, the evil god Torak was about to awaken and seek dominion. Somehow, Garion had to face the god, to kill or be killed. On the outcome of that dread duel rested the destiny of the world. Now, accompanied by his grandfather, the ancient sorcerer Belgarath, Garion heads toward the City of Endless Night, where Torak awaits him.

To the south, his young fiancée, the Imperial Princess Ce'Nedra, leads the armies of the West in a desperate effort to divert the forces of Torak's horde away from the man she loved. The prophecy drives Garion on, but it gives no answer to the question that haunts him. How does a man kill an immortal god? He must answer that question in this resolution of the epic war between men, kings and gods that has spanned 7,000 years.

Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Belgariad series, and its sequel, David Eddings' Malloreon series.
©2004 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated. (P)2004 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated.

Critic reviews

"Absorbing. Touches all the right Fantasy bases. Warring gods, political intrigues, supernatural creatures, and appealingly human magicians." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Fabulous! Eddings has a marvelous storyteller style. Exceedingly well portrayed." (Anne McCaffrey)

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Enchanter's End Game by David Eddings

Garion is nearing the end of his quest. Travelling with Mr Wolf and Silk to meet their desperate end, little does he know that his Fiance is leading the armies of the west, in hopes of distracting his enemies, in the hopes that it will help Garion get through. I adore fantasy and David Eddings is one of my favourite writers. This is the ending of a fantastic epic. Will Cenedra and the others escape after being kidnapped? Will Garion ever see them again? Will the evil god Torak survive? read the book and find out.

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worth a listen

great story well spoken looking forward to the next one hopefully as good as this

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great book

The Narrator keeps putting in silly accents in one part I thought I had accidentally switched book as it was now a wild western book with cowboys this person is not good enough to be doing this and he gets paid to do crappy reading with voices you can't understand he misspronunses loads of words and sometimes gos fast at saying others it's a joke they got this guy to do this he is the worsed I've ever heard

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Magnificent !!

Story telling at it's finest.... Truly brilliant performance . Breadth of characters and skill of narrator is a masterclass.

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Fantastic

The most FANTASTIC last part of this series. Having read all of the series, it was great hearing somebody else read the book. It made me appreciate the Author's work a lot more. I heard parts of the story I had not read.

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Magic fantasy

Great narration and it is a very Good to listen too. Good for the family.

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I wasn't sure but now I am

Would you listen to Enchanters' End Game again? Why?

I loved these books as a kid and after reading the reviews, I was hesitant to listen to them. However, I now love the narrator. He really brings the characters alive for me and I can tell who is talking, just from the character voice most of the time. I was unsure about him during the first book but I am so happy I stuck with them. Brilliant.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found it really touching at times. Listening to these books has really enriched my experience of them.

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David Eddings will always be top marks.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend it purely on the book. The narrator is awful.
Every character has some stupid put-on accent and with this, sometimes the words are unintelligible.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Enchanters' End Game?

Not relevant. I'm not going to give spoilers.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The Narrator was Terrible.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, off my seat, having to rewind it to listen again due to the narrators ridiculous accents. I'm Scottish. I have a broad accent, but everyone sounds like they're a mix of an indian Australian American man. Even the women sound like men - which is to be expected.

Any additional comments?

I can't say it enough, about how terrible this narrator was, and how its ruined such a great great book and story in an odd sort of way.

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Great

Loved the whole series couldn't stop listening from pawn of prophecy to enchanter's end game brilliant

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Great book

Amazing story one of the best book series ever written. The narrator takes a bit of getting used to but is good.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-12-11

My Favorite Fantasy Series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would absolutely recommend this entire series to a friend. I have actually done so. It is a perfect set for audio.

What did you like best about this story?

The best thing about The Belgariad is that it is the perfect combination of marvelous stories and great story telling.

Have you listened to any of Cameron Beierle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I own everything that the Eddings have written and Cameron Beierlie fits the voice that I have always imagined telling the stories. These are the first that I have heard him narrate but I will be looking for more from him.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A Sword and Sorcery adventure for the ages.

Any additional comments?

I waited until I had heard the entire series The Belgariad and The Malorrean before doing a review. I must say that, having read them in print, the audio versions are just as much fun and entirely engrossing. Very Well Done.

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  • Kevin
  • 05-07-10

Kevin

Bravo! Can't wait to start the next series.

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  • Bigcollegebear
  • 24-10-19

underwhelming.

finished the series, sorta anitclimatic as far as epic adventure series go. I'm not saying I could have done better I just wish the characters were the least bit dynamic. a story about foils that ends up predictable when it's not non sensical.

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  • Michael A Nelson
  • 04-09-19

great book

loved the book. The narrator kept losing and switching accents of characters though. Other than that it was an overall great expenditure of time.

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  • Brenna
  • 11-08-19

the finale

Mon Dieu! This book was soooo intense. The great escape from the women, of which I just about died laughing.

The final battle against Kal Torak and his sad demise.

There's still the Mallorean because the prophecy isn't quite finished.

oh boy.

I kind of think Belgarion would of rather fight Torak again and again than deal with the stress of getting married lolz.

I'm also kind of sad. The gang is broken up now and almost everyone is happy except Belgareth, Manndoralen and Silk.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-19

Amazing

Loved all the books, it had a great storyline. Can't wait to start the next series.

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  • neal
  • 01-07-19

my favorite

one of the best series of all time. David eddings best work. narrator was great.

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  • Chaz
  • 19-06-19

great book!

another great read from a great book! I do still wish for female accompaniment for the female characters but cameron does it well enough

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  • Alvin Lewis
  • 17-06-19

great story and the reading is done very well.

my wife and I have listened to these stories while we traveled. made travel a lot nicer

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  • Linda Mathes
  • 01-06-19

wonderful!

Incredibly written and performed! A must for any fantasy fan!! I can't wait to start the next series.