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The Redemption of Althalus

Lu par : Dennis Holland
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Mythmakers and world builders of the first order, the Eddingses spin tales that make imaginations soar. Listeners have thrilled to The Belgariad and The Malloreon, magic-filled masterworks chronicling the timeless conflict between good and evil. But with those sagas brought to their triumphant conclusions, fans were left hungry for more. Now at last the wait is over. With The Redemption of Althalus, the Eddingses have created their first-ever stand-alone epic fantasy....

It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of honor.

Yet of all the men in the world, it is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who will become the champion of humanity in its desperate struggle against the forces of an ancient god determined to return the universe to nothingness. On his way to steal The Book from the House at the End of the World, Althalus is confronted by a cat - a cat with eyes like emeralds, the voice of a woman, and the powers of a goddess. She is Dweia, sister to The Gods and a greater thief even than Althalus. She must be: for in no time at all, she has stolen his heart. And more. She has stolen time itself. For when Althalus leaves the House at the End of the World, much wiser but not a day older than when he'd first entered it, thousands of years have gone by.

But Dweia is not the only one able to manipulate time. Her evil brother shares the power, and while Dweia has been teaching Althalus the secrets of The Book, the ancient God has been using the dark magic of his own Book to rewrite history. Yet all is not lost. But only if Althalus, still a thief at heart, can bring together a ragtag group of men, women, and children with no reason to trust him or each other. Boldly written and brilliantly imagined, The Redemption of Althalus is an epic fantasy to be savored in the listening and returned to again and again for the wisdom, excitement, and humor that only the Eddingses can provide.

©2000 David Eddings and Leigh Eddings (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • kimberly
  • 30/11/2018

Decent story m, poor narration

It was a decent enough story albeit a bit long winded in places but the narration was painful to listen to...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15/11/2018

Great book, terrible preformance

I have been a fan of the Eddings for many years and read the actual book version of this many times. The story is great, even on rereading it has a lot of good parts. Listening to the audiobook version of this was painful. Painful is the best word I have for this experience. Dennis Holland felt the need to give the cast of characters accents. Now this would not be a bad thing, if he had managed to keep them straight or managed to hold those accents through an entire sentence. Nothing like hearing the male main character switch to one of the female character's accents mid-sentence! He also felt the need to change the pronunciation of character and place names halfway through. I'm still not sure if that was the result of the accents or some kind direction from the producers. I was thoroughly disappointed by this performance of a book I love so much. #tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • Uber
  • 02/11/2018

annoying

the most annoying Italian? accent i have ever heard... made me cringe everytimr that voice was used.

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  • Ken
  • 03/12/2013

The story is amazing

Althalus is a thief, but in the end he is a hero. how does this happen, easy when the gods use you as the champion.

Althalus has the greatest luck being a theif, that is until he decides to look at civilization and his luck sours, we all have off days after all. but when he comes home his luck stays bad. after visiting his friends and relaxing a stranger comes in and offers him a easy job. or so we though.

the Eddings team does it again but this time writing it all in one book. the growth, challenges and dilemmas come together

I did not like the performance of Dennis Holland, he does not have the range of vocal talent needed. all you can do to tell the difference between the ladies is the horrible accent and the cadence of there speech. the men where not much better. It made it hard to enjoy a great piece of work

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  • Clara Willock
  • 14/06/2020

I love this book the more I listen

The humor is great. Some parts had me laughing so hard. I'd get 'Are you ok?' looks at work.

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  • Jared Fullmer
  • 14/05/2020

wonderful book, terrible voice

Omg this narration is some of the worst ever. During the funny parts he phones it in, his timing is wooden at best, and worst of all one of my favorite female characters he somehow interpreted to sound like a cliche adolescent male vampire. I vant to suck yor blud. Please don't judge the book by the reader. The book itself is a great story full of fantasy, unique magic, gods, battles, comedy and a few real heartwarming parts.

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  • jamderson
  • 19/03/2020

it's ok .

can't say this was anything more then ok . this narrator had a few voices that really got on my nerves . the story wasn't bad . pretty standard stuff every predictable . I did like the main character Althalus . there wasn't much direct involvement from the main bad guy . there were spots I really liked but not enough for me .

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  • PSTForce6
  • 15/03/2020

Unbearable for this Eddings fan

Between the enormous amount of exposition and the overly sophisticated voicing of the main character I can no longer listen to this. I am a huge fan of the Belgariad and Mallorean series, but what made those series great was a cast of characters. Cameron Buriele, who voiced those characters put some effort into creating personas behind the voices. The difference between Silk and Durnick is miles apart. This performance, so far after 5 chapters is Athalus is still flat and unlikable. I actually cant stand him, and I cant stand the voice for him. Here is a character who can't read, murderer, conman, and thief, but sounds like a pompous prince. Maybe it gets better, but I am drifting off thinking too much of other things because I get bored.

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  • Tepcat
  • 01/03/2020

A thief for the win

Fabulous plot and characters with lots of depth and emotion. You easily become invested in the story and are eager to know what happens next. The narrator brings alive the character of Althalus and the others with believable voices for each of them. I highly recommend and I have listened to this over and over. Bottom line: A fabulous book to listen to

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  • J. Stogsdill
  • 29/08/2019

meh

struggled to finish. one of the names were pronounced wrong. over all decent but not the greatest

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  • Anna Ravenclaw
  • 04/11/2013

Unvergleichlich und unvergesslich

Ein Freund hat über das Buch gesagt, dass es eines von denen ist, die man nie vollkommen vergisst. Und weil es viele Jahre her ist, dass ich das Buch gelesen habe kann ich sagen: Es stimmt!

Der Sprecher ist einfach super, durch Akzente und verschiedene Stimmlagen kann man die unterschiedlichen Hauptcharaktere alle sofort erkennen und alles ist sehr überzeugend. Ich würde gerne mehr gute Fantasy von ihm gelesen hören.

Kurzfassung zur Story: (könnte ein wenig spoilern, aber nur ein wenig.)
Der Dieb Althalus rühmt sich damit, noch nie einer ehrlichen Arbeit nachgegangen zu sein und andere sagen über ihn, dass er die Berge zum lachen bringen könne, wenn er nur will. Bis er nach einer Pechsträhne ans Ende der Welt geschickt wird, um dort ein Buch zu stehlen...
Dort trifft er auf die mächtige Katze, die er Emerald nennt, und arbeitet von da an für sie.
Und dann geht die wundervolle lange Story erst richtig los. :)

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