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Publisher's Summary

Legends tell of the evil god Torak coveting the power of the Orb of Aldur, until he was defeated in a final battle. Prophecy also speaks of a time when he will again awaken to seek dominance over all the world. Now the Orb has been stolen by a priest of Torak, and that time is at hand. Belgarath the Sorcerer and his daughter, Polgara the arch-Sorceress, are on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain it before the final disaster. With them goes Garion, a simple farm boy only months before, but now the focus of the struggle. He had never believed in sorcery, wanting no part of it. Yet with every league they travel, the power is growing within him, forcing him into acts of wizardry that he can't accept. His fate is inextricably woven into the fabric of an unfolding prophecy for glory or doom.
Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Belgariad series, and its sequel, David Eddings' Malloreon series.
(P)2003 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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3 out of 5 stars
By grik on 09-02-07

Love the Story Not the Reader

This is a wonderful fantasy series and I hope they get the first book Pawn of Prophecy eventually. However unlike the other reviewer, I thought the reader was rather mediocre. The accents were inconsistant and frankly I didnt find them well done. They are mixture of Arnold Schwartzenhager..( and Boris Badenov with fake Scotts and French thrown in. They annoyed me throughout the entire story and usually I am not all that concerned about narration. On the good side Cameron Beierle's narration is clear. He would have done better however to just give the book a straight read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Snodster on 03-08-15

Great way to spend a day doing chores.

Storyteller is great.. Read the books as a kid and needed company while doing chores around the house.. great way to spend several days being read to

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 02-07-11

The strange voice takes getting used to

The book is a 5 star the audio book only a 3 star and that is only because its a good story. I downloaded the first part to see if I could bare the strangness of the very intrestingly voiced narrator. Its not too bad after a while - its like your ears become 'normed' to strange americanised vowel elongations. I think having read this though I will be moving straight to polgara which all the reviews say is much much better and also has an advantage of being a synopsis of the entire series.

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4 out of 5 stars
By A. Brunton on 08-01-15

Awful narration continues...

Would you consider the audio edition of Queen of Sorcery to be better than the print version?

The Audio version is not better than the print version but any stretch of the imagination.

How could the performance have been better?

I think when the narrator starts calling a main character a temporary building structure we have to wonder. Polgara becomes Pergola. PERGOLA?!! Dear me. And is Mandorallan Scottish or French? Is Barack Russian or Austrian? Is Durnik French?

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

Yes - often annoyance at the Narrator!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-12-17

Very entertaining!

A great story with fantastic adventures and endearing characters.
Well written and vividly brought to life by the narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
By jasno5000 on 07-03-15

The narration is worth it

These books are certainly more about the journey, 2 books in and we are still on the road. I am assuming the narrator is doing all the character voices and that makes the trip worth it. He does makes all the voices different, with all their subtleties, and interesting. Exceptional job.

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