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King of the Murgos

The Malloreon, Book 2
Written by: David Eddings
Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
Series: Malloreon, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
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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.
©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.

What the critics say

"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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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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  • Charles
  • 2016-03-09

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
  • 2016-02-15

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
  • 2013-02-09

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
  • 2010-02-12

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
  • 2010-02-06

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
  • 2008-06-04

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
  • 2008-06-23

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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  • Warren Cartright
  • 2020-07-28

Great Story

I have read these books over and over, they never get old. there is just enough of a mix between action and life so that one never seems to get boring. its very descriptive one can almost see the lands they are in.

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  • Randy B. RN
  • 2020-04-28

Excellent

Amazing performance in an amazing book. So many characters voices kept it flowing! Excellent Adventure!!!

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  • Brenna
  • 2020-01-03

King of the Murgos

This was dark and twisty and oh so funny.

It's still so sad how many people have died already and might still.

Ce'nedra's delicate disposition. Its brutal. As and the Seers of Kell .... playing both sides. Who's really in charge of the prophesy? I somehow doubt the choice is theirs. I think it's going to be baby Garon's choice, not anyone else's. But I'm just guessing. And I love Zith, so cute.