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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.
(P)2004 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated.
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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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By Darryl on 12-24-11

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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By Kevin on 07-05-10

Kevin

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

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By CeNedra Red on 10-01-16

Spoiled By Narrator.

If you could sum up Enchanters' End Game in three words, what would they be?

For the audio version, Ruined, By, Narrator. For the printed version, Simply, Enjoyable, Fun.

Who was your favorite character and why?

In the Printed version its between Silk, Barak and Mandorallen. In this audio version they were all so badly performed its impossible to say.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cameron Beierle’s performances?

NO!

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

I could almost have cried at how how totally this book was ruined by Cameron Beierle's dreadful narration. His mispronunciation of words, the names of characters and places was infuriating. When I first read the printed version of this series it made me laugh and cry, as it was so beautifully written, and the various scenes were so well described.

Any additional comments?

I can understand that narrators want to give the characters in books, accents and dialects, to make them seem more individual. Mr Beierle's attempts at this however, were painful to listen to. Half the time he seemed to forget which accent he had assigned to which character and sometimes the accent was so thick that it made his speech unintelligible. His interpretation of the character of Sir Mandorallen was utterly ridiculous. He sounded like a bad caricature of a cartoon pirate, instead of a noble knight. And that was only one of the many, many faults in this narration. His mispronunciation of names and places was cringe worthy and extremely annoying. This was one of the very first fantasy series I ever read, when they were first published, along with Anne McCaffrey's brilliant Pern series. When I saw they were available as audio books I was delighted. I feel very let down however, as they have been totally ruined by an awful narrator. Perhaps if someone like Derek Perkins had narrated this series it might have been less painful to listen to.

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By RedFred on 03-06-13

Never go back

I read this years ago along with the rest of them and thought they were great,BUT, on this revisit I was so disappointed. This felt like mechanical writing, the story was poor and I just did not enjoy it. May be me getting older but I do not think so.

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By James on 12-05-17

A solid ending

What did you like best about this story?

This is a solid finish to a great series, it is not a heavy read/listen, but it does cover a well written coming of age story. I listened to this after enjoying the book as a teenager and it was like returning to long lost friends.

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By luke on 10-21-16

:-)

When I first read this series at 13yrs old, I couldn't bare to read the last book, as I could not bring myself to say good bye to the friends I had made here in. That is how good this is... Then my step farther informed me of the existence of a second series and several other spinoffs. This is my forth time now catching up with my ' friends '...

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