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King of the Murgos

The Malloreon, Book 2
Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
Series: Malloreon, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
5 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The infant son of Garion and Ce'Nedra had been foully kidnapped. And thus, they begin the great quest to rescue the child, with the immortal Belgarath the Sorcerer, his daughter Polgara the Sorceress, and,inevitably, the little Drasnian, Silk. Guided by the Orb of the god Aldur, their way leads through the foul swamps of Nyissa, then into the lands of the Murgos, where they must face a horrible danger to not only themselves, but to all of mankind. For the Dark Prophesy had not vanished when Garion slew the evil god Torak. Instead, it had fled to Zandramas, who planned to use the child in a rite that would insure that Dark would triumph over Light. Thus continues the epic quest, across new lands and among strange peoples.
Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Malloreon series, which is the sequel to David Eddings' Belgariad series.
©2004 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated and David Eddings. (P)2004 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated and David Eddings.

Critic Reviews

"The flavorful interplay among Eddings's stubborn, resourceful characters keeps the narrative continually entertaining." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Eddings continues to provide solid fantasy entertainment featuring engaging characters and warm, wry humor." ( Library Journal)

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audio quality was distorted at times

the audio quality broke up at times and was distorted like bad radio reception but still enjoyed the book.

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  • Charles
  • 09-03-2016

love these books

love these books my job puts me on the road a lot and it's nice to listen to something other than music.

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  • John Thurston
  • 15-02-2016

King of the Murgod

Eddings tells his LOTR type tale with humor and is still able to maintain a feeling of veracity and suspense in the tale.

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  • smokeyjunk@comcast.net
  • 09-02-2013

The next best thing to reading it yourself.

Would you listen to King of the Murgos again? Why?

Yes. It's a lot of fun. Beierle puts a lot of life into his voices and seems to catch most of the charm and humor that comes across in the book.

Any additional comments?

Beierle had his faults--he gets a little carried away with his accents (and I think he misses the mark significantly on a few), but his narrations are the best so far.

However, I seriously wish the narrators would put in the time to get the name pronunciations right. I really don't understand how they can mangle some of them so badly. Here's something "straight from the horse's mouth" I found after a 15 second Google search.

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  • Vaughn
  • 12-02-2010

Nice reading

The book is well read in my opinion as well as the story. The King of Murgos himself is a hoot. The book moved well compared to the first one and had some good plot points. The King of Murgos himself is probably my favorite character. I felt the narrator did a good job. I would recommend this book.

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  • John
  • 06-02-2010

addiction

I first read the book "Belgerath the sorcerer" a few years a go and have loved the books ever since

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  • Darla A. Middlebrook
  • 04-06-2008

Maybe I'm Amazed

I find myself amazed over and over again regarding the flexibility of the voice. Cameron Beierle does not disappoint!

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  • Mark H. Rosengarten
  • 23-06-2008

Please, don't say "horror" anymore...

The story is every bit as good as I remember it. The narrator has difficulty with pronunciation of many words, such as "horror", which has says as "hawrawuhr" I find myself making fun of it aloud whenever he says that word. Funny, he has no trouble with the word "terror". The performance is inconsistent, though the accents do tend to follow the basic patterns set by Eddings as the analogues for the different races. All Sendarians tend to speak with exactly the same English accent, and the narrator's interpretation of Belgarath is a complete rip-off of Gandalf from the movie version of Lord Of The Rings. No matter how old Garion gets, he still talks like he did when he was a little boy.

I am still glad that this series came out in audio...it was always one of my favorites.

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  • Jeremy
  • 09-09-2019

Missing a portion of the book

Right at around 5:45 in the book it jumps, not too much but it definitely is missing a portion of the story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-2019

I like this story . . .

but the narrator needs to study how words are pronounced. Quay is pronounced "key" !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-02-2019

good job

he did a good job for one guy ....spend one of my dollars and hire a woman to do the female caricatures. ....polgara should never be done by a man

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  • phae
  • 22-01-2017

My favourite stories butchered.

I love this series. With all my heart. I've read the books more times than I can count and loved each and every read.

I was delighted to find them on Audible. Aaannnndddd then I started listening.

The narrator obviously pronounces the names differently to me and that's fine.

BUT!!!
For pity's sake!! Quay is pronounced key!! And there past tense of light is lit not lighted!!! Every time I hear his pronunciation gaffs it makes me cringe.

His timing and pacing is often off too. He breaks sentences in such a way as to change their meaning or make their meaning less clear

I'd pay for these books again JUST to have them read by someone else.

I rarely take the time to write full reviews but I can't keep my peace any longer.

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  • Chiaracuddle
  • 21-01-2015

King of Murgos

This is a very badly recorded and produced book. All the ones recorded in Spokane, Washington, are. It's a shame.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-05-2019

Garion is back and the family or going to war

someone has taken his son and they are going to pay even if he has to go to ends of the world to find him

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  • Catherine Caldwell
  • 14-04-2019

great book

pitty about the person reading the story he is miss pronouncing names and places uses all kinds of accents and spoils some of the story by doing this David Eddings is a great writer I have been reading these books from when the he first published book one and I eagerly wanted for every book after that to be published This Cameron person should give up reading books he is spoiling then for lots of fans

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  • VNHSUMMERS
  • 19-12-2017

King of the Murgos

A well read piece, only marred, somewhat, by one or two mispronunciation, most particularly of the word “quay” which the reader pronounces as “kway”. It should, of course be pronounced like the word “key”.

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  • diva bubble
  • 20-07-2017

Enjoyable

Another book in this enjoyable series. Well worth either reading or
Iistening to. Great fun.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-2016

Amazing!!

Fantastic story and narration yet again in this wonderful set of books, a must for any eddings fans

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  • saira
  • 09-04-2016

brilliant

brilliant story as always from David. always keeps the mind hungry for the next then next chapter. read all the Eddiings books, you won't be sorry

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  • Susan
  • 26-04-2011

king of the murgos book 2

excellent

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-01-2009

King Of The Murgos by David Eddings

now Garion and his friends set out on their quest to rescue the infant prince Garan who has been kidnapped. Surprises are encounted and unexpected revilations as they pass through Niessa and go on to the country of the Murgos. They must destroy more evil and rid the world of a foul priestess, who is in league with the dark prophecy which wants to claim the world. Gripping as ever, the Malorean is a series that you couldn't put down.