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Castle of Wizardry

The Belgariad, Book 4
Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
Series: Belgariad, Book 4
Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
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Publisher's Summary

It all began with the theft of the Orb that protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered he's a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb has been regained and the quest nears its end. Of course, the questors must still escape from a crumbling enemy fortress, flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers, and avoid the Grolim Hierarchs seeking to destroy them with dark magic. After that, Garion feels assured his part will be finished. But the prophecy still holds several surprises for Garion, and for the Imperial Princess Ce'Nedra.
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©2003 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. (P)2003 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Excellent!

The saga continues with the story building. Can't wait to listen to the final one in this series!!

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Great Tale.

Another rich tapestry of characters, engaging story and great narration. A very enjoyable story, well told.

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me likey

words them selves can't begin to describe the intrigue that incredulously embroiders into ones imagination.

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great fun adventurous

loved it! I read the first book in high school then picked it up again a month ago now I'm here smashing through them.

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Extended Epic

Great performance by the narrator, but a very long drawn out epic story. I think Polgara is a lot less likeable now then when we first met her. Her compassion comes in very rare bursts, but every other character I find totally likeable and work well together in the story as a whole.

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  • Albert
  • 31-12-2007

excelent

read these books as a teenager and listening to them 20 or so years later there still awesome

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  • Bryan J. Peterson
  • 22-05-2010

One step closer...

As I said before I think Cameron Beirle consolidates his footing better and better with each novel. This is no exception. I noticed fewer and fewer inconsistencies with his narration, particularly in this installment.
Having regained the Orb of Aldur from Ctuchik, the now-vanquished disciple of Torak, Belgarion and his companions must escape from the crumbling city of Rak Cthol, pursued by the soldiers of the maniacal king of Cthol Murgos as well as by the sinister arts of the now-leaderless Grolim priests. Only then can they return the Orb to the Hall of the Rivan King, which Polgara reveals must be accomplished by Erastide. From there Belgarion must set out to meet a destiny beyond
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  • Nathan
  • 21-09-2019

Chesspieces Moving as Required

This book is serviceable as a way to exposit where the chesspieces are for the last book, but entirely predictable.

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  • Oliver
  • 15-09-2019

Classic Fantasy Series & Good Narration

Yet another fine addition to a classic fantasy series. Highly recommend! Additionally the narrator does a good job with voices and illustrating the story though pitch and voice inflection.

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  • Irene
  • 30-08-2019

I love this seris!

series! love listening to the narrator and the different voices. It always captures my imagination and the use of different voices makes it morefun.

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  • Brenna
  • 08-08-2019

Castle of Wizardry

ahhhhhh. so much happening in this book.

Belgarion becomes King of Riva and Ce'Nedra leads his army so that he can go and fight Torak. They both grow up so much in these books.

Belgarion may have saved many lives by giving his future wife equal power to rule. I just about died laughing when all the Alorn men started freaking out. hehe.

Lots of good laughs.

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  • joking in NC
  • 28-07-2019

Great Listen

While the story moves along my playfull mind extends myself into the action. This helps me to achieve the emotional need I have found myself in. Thanks much for enriching my life. I would like to see movies made of this series.

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  • Susan
  • 28-02-2019

Slower than the previous three, but well under way

I love this series and I am enjoying the reread very much. This is a true epic journey. With that said, I find this book a bit slower than the previous three.It is mostly a setting up of the Rivan King and his betrothed. The journey is put on hold as they come to claim the crown. After all is said and done, Belgarion, Belgarath and Silk steal away to begin another journey.

After the trio leaves you follow them for a bit. Then you are back with the others as they begin to gather an army. You follow Ce'Nedra as she gives her speeches and gathers her huge army for Belgarion. They are on one journey as the trio is on another. It is not full of mystery and adventure as much as the other three, but the story is well under way and you need to reach here to continue.

Don't get me wrong, it is still an amazing story, just not as full on as the other three. But hold on, the adventure continues.

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  • D William C
  • 01-01-2019

One more !

...And now the finale of the BEST Fantasy series of all time. Oh kily, Mr. Week vs didn't stop writing.

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  • W. Greenway
  • 02-12-2018

Sooo good!

Impressively good story! The performance is incredible. I have a feeling I will be listening to this over and over again.

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  • P. J. Coffey
  • 27-02-2017

A tale of family

Why do I keep coming back to the Belgariad? because it has women who actually act like people. because it has emotional depth which always surprises me.

There are very few books in the genre where family is important, but this is one of them.

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  • Chiaracuddle
  • 12-01-2015

Come on, Cameron!

I'm beginning to wonder if the voice actor on this just wasn't given enough time with the scripts. Fiddle penyang.

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  • Paul
  • 27-09-2019

Captivating

I can listen to these stories again and again. Captivating. I didn't want to leave the story.

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  • OlderGamer
  • 08-08-2019

and it continues...

One of my favourites series from school days... You know what you're going to get with this series... Classic light vs dark, good vs evil plot, likable characters and a solid performance.. Worth the time 👍

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  • Catherine Caldwell
  • 07-05-2019

Great set of books Eddings books come alive

Eddings takes to to an other world full of caricatures that you can picture and go on an amazing journey with Just a pitty the Narrator uses silly voices and accents he growls a lot of the voices puts no emotion into them it's just dead pan reading it drones on and on they should use someone that can put emotion and feelings into the books as they were written you have French Spanish Cornwall and north of England accents some of the caricatures sound stupid the way he has there voices

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  • A. Woods
  • 06-05-2019

Great story, lousy narrator.

Honestly I don't understand why this man was allowed to continue to read these books. His narrative skills are abysmal and he should have been replaced after the first book!
However you can get past that as Eddings has painted such a lush and powerful story, it is impossible not to become lost in it.

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  • Bel Te Pre
  • 06-03-2019

Great story!

Great book but none of the chapter line up!?

Love the series, really enjoying it.

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  • Pete
  • 20-08-2018

A brilliant book

a wonderful book, well read with great voices. some slightly strange pronunciations But I suppose actors are meant to be a little odd!

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  • A Scott
  • 17-07-2018

Hate the strange accents being used.

I've loved these books since I was 13. would have preferred someone like Steven Fry. His voices in Harry Potter were believable. The ones in this series seem to wonder all over the place, including a very bad Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.

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  • Mathew Wise
  • 10-07-2018

fourth of five

if you read this far you know the score. these are a well written fantasy, fun and light. aimed more at older teens, but still enjoyable.