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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
4.8 out of 5 stars (209 ratings)

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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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Love this series

This series in my opinion is far better than Lord of the Rings. For one thing it's written when the writer is not off his head, and for another it's more entertaining.

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  • Ben
  • 13-03-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-10-2020

My favourite series

This is my absolutely most favourite book series and Cameron Beierle just brings it to life. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  • Eron Roberts
  • 18-09-2020

super

love these books and the narrator is great! cameron is an awesome narrator. wish I read Polgara the sorceress too!

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  • Amie Conant
  • 04-08-2020

A wonderful time

This book is mainly about Ce'Nedra and her raising an army. The reason she is so feisty is because her feistiness is needed for this task-- and more of course.

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  • Chris
  • 11-06-2020

Amazing as always

I was impressed at how well the narrarator stirred my emotions when Ce'Nedra gave her impassioned speeches. I've loved these books over 30 years.

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  • carla smith
  • 13-05-2020

Love the series but dislike the audio

The person narrating sometimes couldn’t remember which accent for which character. Sometimes it was either Scottish, Irish, English or Indian. Not sure if I will get the next book in audio format.

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  • michele
  • 05-01-2020

Excellent

This is a series which has with stood through the years. Each book builds upon each other and each is an fantastic. I hardly recommend it

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  • Robert Isaacson
  • 24-10-2019

I never get tired of this series.

I reread this series every few years ever since it first was published. it is like visiting with old friends.

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-08-2020

fantastic read

Everything starts to unravel, all the mysteries begin to come to light and belgarion begins to become of age, great read and fantastic book !

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  • Charlotte
  • 28-07-2020

Fabulous books, horrific narrator

I am continuing to buy this series simply because it’s a trip down memory lane with some beloved books, but I do so in spite of the narrator not because of him. I said this on book one and I will keep saying it - where did you find this guy?! His accents are appalling, characters accents veer wildly across the world often mid sentence and he can’t even pronounce basic normal words, never mind the names of places in the book that are fiction. I can appreciate that fantasy place names are open to interpretation but one that really bugs me is his pronunciation of the capital of Nyissa - St-is-thiss Tor, he makes the pronunciation hard and spitting but surely considering they’re snake people it should be SssssThisssssas like a snakes rasp? His narration is just awful. Please re-release these books with a different narrator and I’d buy them all over again just to listen to them without cringing!

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  • Sir Bazile
  • 03-04-2020

Coincididdle!!? lol

ok complaints aside for the narrator, he has actually done a good job. But. Coincididdle!?! lmao.....

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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.