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Time was running out for Garion and his companions in their quest to recover Garion's infant son and heir. If they could not locate the Place Which Is No More, then Zandramas, the Child of Dark, would use Garion's son in a rite that would raise the Dark Prophecy to eternal domination over the universe. Only the Seeress of Kell could reveal the site of that mysterious place, and she could only do that once Garion and Polgara had fulfilled an ancient prophecy in the mountain fastness of the Seers.

Kell itself was closed to Zandramas, but her dark magic could force the knowledge she needed from one of Garion's party. She laid her traps and dispatched her foul minions, determined to claim the world for the Dark God. But Garion would let nothing stand between him and his son.

Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Malloreon series, which is a sequel to David Eddings' Belgariad series.
(P)2005 Books in Motion. This recording is produced by arrangement with the Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Incorporated and David Eddings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-03-2015

Great Read

Fully developed characters, easily flowing story and the narrator was excellent.The entire series is incredible

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  • Beverly Clairmont
  • 03-10-2015

Love this series excitement,

David Eddings has written a series with fear,droll humor,great companion characters,heroism, and triumph. I have read it numerous times and still enjoy it!!

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  • DBW
  • 30-07-2012

A Happy Ending

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd recommend this book, and the rest of the series, to anyone who likes "classic" questing fantasy. The plot is entertaining, if somewhat linear, but the characters are endearing and the dialogue snappy. Great series!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Zakath- he's the only character who really changes.

Have you listened to any of Cameron Beierle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to his work in the Belgariad and Mallorean, and his work is consistently solid.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I couldn't wait to see how it all ended, though it's much too long for a single sitting.

Any additional comments?

A cynic might say everything wraps up too neatly, but after ten books with these characters I didn't want a George RR Martin-type ending. Everything ends just right.

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  • John
  • 23-07-2015

Excellent book

Cameron Bierly is an exceptionally narrator. He effortlessly changes from one voice to another seamlessly weaving each character's unique personality into their voice.

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  • Krzykitty05
  • 01-03-2015

I am finding more books done by Cameron Beierle.

I love how well the different voices were done, it really makes the story come alive. I do not like readers who read flat with no changes.

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  • Carrol
  • 09-08-2018

a must-read for everyone

this is the fifth book in the malarians series and it finishes up but I would consider two parts of the series The belgariad and the Aryan if you love fantasy this is a book you can really sink your teeth into because the characters have deep rich backgrounds the story is continuous and any side stories or side plots are accidentally finished and you Hunger for More and when belgarath the sorcerer and Paul Guerra the Sorceress comes out it picks up right where this book leaves off it is a wonderful book which means to be read and reread many times over and passed on to Future Generations

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  • RJ Reviews
  • 17-07-2018

A great finale to this awesome fantasy series!

Garion and his companions have entered the final stage of their quest to rescue his son from the clutches of Zandramas and foil the Dark Prophecy's designs to keep the world in stasis. All they need to do is to find out where the High Places of Korim are. A location lost 5000 years ago when Torak cracked the world.

Only the Seeress of Kell, the enigmatic Cyradis, can guide them to the final pieces of their quest. Zandramas desperation only mounts. But she has her last weapons ready to delay Garion and Ce'Nedra from reuniting with their son.

Knights, dragons, curses, and demons await in the conclusion to the Mallorean series.

The philosophy that underpins Eddings's world comes to the forefront. What does it mean to live in a universe where everything should happen for a reason and then something doesn't. What are the consequences to causality being violated and how do you fix it. What is better for the world: stasis and order, or change and chaos?

In the finale, all of this comes out as Eddings builds on what the previous nine books (yes, I'm counting the Belgariad) have laid out before him. In the High Places of Korim, all choices are finale, including the fate of the universe.

Eddings ends his two series wonderfully. Everything flows from that confrontation then burst out into the denouement. He doesn't rush the conclusion to his series. He lets us have one last chance to say goodbye to all his characters while giving us one last chance to expound on the theme of this entire series.

Change is good. We can't grow if we don't change. Getting stuck in a loop, repeating bad decisions again and again, doesn't do the world any good. We need to look to history and learn from the mistakes of those who came before us instead of allowing stasis to hold us in place while the world passes us by. It is a great theme for a fantasy series and a satisfying conclusion to this epic series.

If you've never read these two series, then you need to go and buy Pawn of Prophecy. This series has great characters, fun adventure, and even interesting philosophy. From the witty one lines to the exciting action, you will find something to love in Eddings work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-2018

wineluver

loved these books . Will be listening again to them . great story line with humor, and family love.

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  • Johnny
  • 03-05-2018

Eddings Finish

This final book of the Mallorean Brings to a close with good news for our traveling band of heroes. Marriages, births, and a final appearence by the new god with his brothers and father.

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  • Gayleen
  • 06-03-2018

wonderful. but there should be more to the ending

everything was good but there is an extra endimg in another edition of the book.

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  • Susan
  • 05-07-2010

Excellent story ruined

Superb finale to the series which, to me, was totally ruined by a boring monotonous reading. I read somewhere that Mr Eddings had based his lands on standard types eg Sendar as English Arends as French etc. The reader seems to have done the reading in variations of whining American. Sorry but it totally grated on me and ruined a favourite book.

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  • Catherine kelly
  • 11-06-2018

End of a great saga

Love it but I have to admit, it is just a little sexist and a little dated.
Well worth listening to.
I love Cameron Beierle - thought his voices were fantastic

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-2018

Things repeat ...

I had almost forgotten this series of books which I read thirty years ago when I was a similar age to Garion.
re discovering them has for me been an incredible journey back into my youth, seeing how these things almost shaped the man I was to become. the story is one of loyalty, love and family. of belonging on a cosmic level.
if you haven't read these books do so. and fill your life with love

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  • John c
  • 28-02-2018

Note to narrator

Mr Beierle, would you pronounce the word moon mewn? or the word soon sewn? so why oh why do you insist on pronouncing the word noon as newn?? is it some sort aversion you have to speaking the word as it should be spoken?? Other than that excellent performance, 😏👍

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  • justjanielou
  • 02-01-2018

Triumphant Conclusion

I’ve loved the Malloreon since I was a child and this book fills my heart to hear! The narrator takes a little getting used to but having heard them all by Cameron now, I’d struggle to hear them in the voice of any other.

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  • Blue Raven
  • 20-09-2017

The seeress of Kell

Absolutely brilliant series. Cameron Beierle at his best. So sad it is finished. Like losing a family and friends

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-08-2017

magnificent

Can't quite believe that's the end such an amazing author. Just wish the tales of belgarian would go on for ever.

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  • 17-04-2017

awesome book

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  • Bishnu
  • 25-01-2017

absolutely enjoyed the whole series. Im big fan.

Loved it. Found the Narrator very well in tuned with the characters. Absolute Gem of series of books.

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  • Hanrattyblack
  • 24-01-2017

Love-hate

What disappointed you about The Seeress of Kell?

I must love this series as I've re-read it several times over the years. However, the humour is so bad in "Altheus" that it finally stopped my re-readings any of Eddings books.

Recently, I needed comfort whilst recovering from a feverish cold and ordered this audio book. Of course, one cannot skim-read an audio-book quite so easily and so I chose the last book in the series where everyone and everything is sorted out.

The narration made me laugh out loud in places - Belgarion as Sean Connery!? - Durnick as Michael Caine?! Hysterically funny.

What other book might you compare The Seeress of Kell to, and why?

The Seeress of Kell is like all other Eddings books. Lots of repetition e.g. "she lifted her flawless face" and "that's one to her".

What didn’t you like about Cameron Beierle’s performance?

The narration was a surprise, as mentioned above. Also, some of the names were pronounced with different emphasis to those I had in my head. However, that could be my mistake.

Any additional comments?

As commented before, I have a love/hate relationship with the Eddings books. On the one hand they have interesting characters and are very easy to read. On the other hand, Eddings had so much potential as a writer, it is a pity that he (or "they" if you include his wife) gave so much emphasis on nauseous humour.