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Castle of Wizardry

The Belgariad, Book 4
Written by: David Eddings
Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
Series: Belgariad, Book 4
Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
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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.
©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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no talent at writing female characters

great narration but the writer is terrible at writing women. every female character is annoying at best. like every girl is a bee with an itch who likes to rule or toy with men.

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everything I love in a book

I like to feel good, laugh and be engaged by the author. all is accomplished in this series. great way to pass the work day

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Love these series

I could listen to these books all day long theses were the stories I grew up on #Audible1

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  • Albert
  • 2007-12-31

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
  • 2010-05-22

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
his imagining.

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  • michele
  • 2020-01-05

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
  • 2019-10-24

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
  • 2019-09-21

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
  • 2019-09-15

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
  • 2019-08-30

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
  • 2019-08-08

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
  • 2019-07-28

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
  • 2019-02-28

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.