The Redemption of Althalus

  • by David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
  • Narrated by Dennis Holland
  • 27 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mythmakers and world builders of the first order, the Eddingses spin tales that make imaginations soar. Listeners have thrilled to The Belgariad and The Malloreon, magic-filled masterworks chronicling the timeless conflict between good and evil. But with those sagas brought to their triumphant conclusions, fans were left hungry for more. Now at last the wait is over. With The Redemption of Althalus, the Eddingses have created their first-ever stand-alone epic fantasy....
It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of honor.
Yet of all the men in the world, it is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who will become the champion of humanity in its desperate struggle against the forces of an ancient god determined to return the universe to nothingness. On his way to steal The Book from the House at the End of the World, Althalus is confronted by a cat - a cat with eyes like emeralds, the voice of a woman, and the powers of a goddess. She is Dweia, sister to The Gods and a greater thief even than Althalus. She must be: for in no time at all, she has stolen his heart. And more. She has stolen time itself. For when Althalus leaves the House at the End of the World, much wiser but not a day older than when he'd first entered it, thousands of years have gone by.
But Dweia is not the only one able to manipulate time. Her evil brother shares the power, and while Dweia has been teaching Althalus the secrets of The Book, the ancient God has been using the dark magic of his own Book to rewrite history. Yet all is not lost. But only if Althalus, still a thief at heart, can bring together a ragtag group of men, women, and children with no reason to trust him or each other. Boldly written and brilliantly imagined, The Redemption of Althalus is an epic fantasy to be savored in the listening and returned to again and again for the wisdom, excitement, and humor that only the Eddingses can provide.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Painful....Stay clear!!!!

I’m not sure if this was a bad book or bad reading making a decent book bad. Whatever the case I could only manage 5 chapters then deleted it of my IPhone. Horrible Horrible narration, I forced myself to push thru the 5 chapter but couldn’t take anymore. How can this be rated so high??????????????

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- Claudia

Worst ever

Would you try another book from David Eddings and Leigh Eddings and/or Dennis Holland?

No, no and no! As a former David Eddings fan I was hugely disappointed with this.

What could David Eddings and Leigh Eddings have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Shorten the book by half. Do you really have to retell the story to every new character introduced?

Would you be willing to try another one of Dennis Holland’s performances?

Not if I can help it. The accents were terrible.

Any additional comments?

I almost cried at the end of part 3 when I realized there was still 4 plus hours to go.

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- D. Ames

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios