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"A good continuation of the series."
Here is the bottom line. If you like David Eddings and the previous series you will like this audiobook. If you did not then you won't. Mr. Eddings work is a fairly polarizing point amongst readers. You usually either love him or hate him. I think this is a good read although it gets 3 stars because it bogs down in unnecessary details at points.
Some others did not like the narraration of the series but I am not one of them and found it enjoyable. There is nothing groundbreaking hrer, but it is a good solid comfort story.
"David has magic"
With the knowledge of what god is a threat to the tamuli empire Sparhawk and his friends have to go out and get the one item that can fight the strength of a god. at the same time the queen starts to help the emperor overthrow his own government.
David here goes back to writing with two points of interest again. sparhawks adventure recovering the blue rose and his queens point of view as she helps uncover who is a undermining the government and how to overthrow it. this is where he excels I think. unlike his other books in the belgariad series where it was one persons story in each part here they are happening at the same time keeping things more linier.
"I thought it was a good story"
good book but the narator should listen to the other book to keep constant pronunciation
"Needs a different narrator."
I love David Eddings books. The narrator almost ruins this book for me. Thumbs down.
"A classic fantasy for me"
Surprising Great Characters
Nope, performance is great
One of the best series I have read when I was young. David Eddings' books introduced me to fantasy and I have been hooked ever since. Although this is the middle book, there are a lot of surprises to be had here. It also shows how the characters like Aphrael, Sephrenia, and especially Elana have grown. Overall, a must buy for me :)
"As is all his books. FANTASTIC!"
Great characters, greater plots, an, to say the least,narrator brings depth to story line....I dislike having to meet stupid automatic requirements...hoe re designed this system should be fire
"The Storylines Get Better!"
Fast, Entertaining & Developing.
Only in this series.
All the characters continue to grow, especially the trolls.
"Good old hero series!"
Old simple fun. Not so dark as many of the newer series are. Fun characters and a relaxing listen! Worth one credit .
"love the book"
love the book and the story. the narrator bugs me. he makes Ulath sound like a 25 year old tenor.
"The Shining Ones"
Following the events of Domes of Fire, Pandion Knight Sir Sparhawk persuades a reluctant Aphrael to help him to retreive the Bellhiom, the mysterious jewel with which he destroyed the evil god Azash. Unfortunately the trip doesn't go quite as planned. Following the successful recovery of Bhelliom, the party are captured by the enigmatic Delphae, also known as the Shining Ones, who have an unusual request for Sparhawk and an offer of assistance. To that end they send their "princess" Xanetia who, like all Delphae, can sense the thoughts of those around her. But what are the true motives of the Delphae? And what of the ages-old feud between the Delphae and Styricum?
All in all this was an excellent story. The narrator's pronuncations of some of te names is a little off-putting but he at least reads with feeling. David Eddings' characteristic humor does come through in the reading. All in all this was a very interesting listen.
"What a let down."
David Eddings is a great author and I have loved his books and read them all. but the narration is awful, I cannot recomend this to anyone.
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