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    Garion has slain the evil God Torak and been crowned King of Riva. The Prophecy has been fulfilled - or so it seems.
    Fantasy fan? Listen to more in the Malloreon series, which is the sequel to David Eddings' Belgariad series.
    ©1987 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.

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    • Jeff Xilon
    • 21/06/2012

    A good beginning to the Second Half of the Story

    Would you consider the audio edition of Guardians of the West to be better than the print version?

    It's been a long time since I've read the Guardians of the West but I think I'd say yes to this. It's an easy read and it makes for an easy listen as well. Having the various characters' dialogue come alive is quite nice. The dialogue is probably the best part of Eddings' writing so it really works well as an audio experience.

    What other book might you compare Guardians of the West to and why?

    Well let's be honest - The thing about David Eddings is that one book is pretty much like another. If you've read or listened to the Belgariad well then, here's more of the same. If you've read or listened to his Sparhawk books then here's more of the same - only more young adult than adult (not that that's a bad thing) and more side stuff going on (because the series is 5 books instead of 3).

    What about Cameron Beierle’s performance did you like?

    There comes a point in a book like this where you realize - wow there are a huge number of characters in this book and the reader is doing all of them by himself. He also does a good job of defining accents for each of the various peoples of the world. It's not perfect - in particular the voices of Belgarion and Errand often sound the same to the point of confusion - but it's not a huge problem.

    Any additional comments?

    Eddings' fantasy series are, above all else, fun. This is his second seriers with these characters and could more rightly be considered book 6 of 10 instead of 1 of 5, though you could start here if you wanted to. On problem for some could be that at this point in the story some old characters you may love have to fade into the background and some new ones step forward to take their place. I personally miss some of the old characters who are relegated to bit parts, but the new characters Eddings gives us do tend to be far more interesting than what we had in the Belgariad and add a lot in diversity to the cast.

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    • Robert Eric Koch
    • 27/06/2012

    Fantastic First Rate Fantasy

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    Picked this one up on sale - big fan of all things fantasy from Tolkien to Patrick Rothfuss and I'm not sure how David Eddings slipped under my radar for so long. Thoroughly enjoyed this novel beginning to end. Also the first Cameron Beierle narrated audiobook I've listened too - impressive narration.

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    • Anna
    • 29/02/2008

    Equalize Please

    The story and the reading were both excellent. My only complaint is that the recording seemed to put a lot of emphasis on the higher pitched sounds (particularly when the reader read the letter 's'). The contrast was so great that I had to turn the volume up and the treble all the way down in my car not to have my ears hurt a bit by the end of my commute.

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    • Nick D.
    • 04/06/2019

    Great story, narration is odd.

    I love this series, as well as the one before it. The only issue that I have with the audio book is that the narrator gives all the characters accents, and in many cases the accent doesn't match the character.

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    • BlueCatLady
    • 15/08/2012

    And the fun begings

    What did you love best about Guardians of the West?

    The story started slowly but I fell in love with all of the people who inhabit the pages. With each new book you learn more about everyone. By the end of the series you know everyone and they are like old friends. The print version lives happily on my bookshelf.

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    • Vaughn
    • 12/02/2010

    Good but starts slow

    Good book. I felt the narration was good. The first half of the book was a bit slow but got pretty good as it ended. I understand this was the setup book. If you can make it past the first half you will enjoy the rest of this book and most certainly the series. I like how he puts accents on the different characters depending what country they were from. I would recommend this but give it a chance.

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    • wildmon
    • 01/07/2008

    slow start but worth it

    This was a slow starter, but the rest of the series makes it worth it, even though it is a long series, and probably could have been shortened by a book, it is a great series. The reader is a good story teller and brings the characters to life. In short, even though some sections get a bit tiresome, the whole is worth it.

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    • PSTForce6
    • 11/01/2021

    Always love this series.

    My favorite series with Cameron reading doing the voices. Any other narrator is just annoying.

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    • Bananas
    • 25/09/2020

    WORTH LISTENING AGAIN AND AGAIN

    I so enjoy listening to David Eddings because I know that there will be no foul words in any of the books in this series.
    I first read this series of books while I was in highschool go for a book report in english class.

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    • Christine Pierce
    • 19/09/2020

    The worst audio fantasy book ever

    Honestly, the actor's voices for the women in this story are seriously bad, whereas a couple of his voices for the men, those with Nordic accents, were good. Unfortunately, the writing is unimaginative and the story progresses slowly from one trite plot point to the next. Predictable, cheesy, and super cringe.

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    • Johanna Huber
    • 01/04/2011

    empfehlenswerte Saga

    Alle Bücher aus dieser Saga von Eddings sind wunderbar gesprochen, die Figuren wurden wirklich zum Leben erweckt. Die Sprache ist gut verständlich und die Stimme sehr angenehm.

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