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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (19,535 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Eddings Narrator: Cameron Beierle Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781596072374
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zaira | 2/20/2014

    " Pretty good, so far I like Belgariad better, a little slow but still interesting. It was kind of dirty as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arlene Allen | 2/15/2014

    " Didn't love it the way I loved the first series. In fact I never read any more in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Starfish | 2/6/2014

    " Sorry Mr Eddings, but this one was Hard work!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Russ | 2/4/2014

    " zzzzzzzzzz...compared to the Belgariad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sammet | 1/31/2014

    " I haven't read the Malloreon series in the last 10 years. I remember I loved them back then, but this past decade has made me forget most of the books. Making a note for myself to re-read the series, and see if I still like it as much. After all, taste matures. I do hope it will enthrall me just as much, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 christy | 1/26/2014

    " The Mallorean is a series sequel to The Belgariad series. It was a great continuation of the characters as they are now adults and taking them on another journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 1/24/2014

    " Most of the book was petty banter between the characters with very little movement of the plot. If you are in the mood for it some of the chit-chat can be entertaining, but very little happens. This is a 5 book series so a fair amount of build-up is expected, however so far I have found the story simple and rather lackluster. Nevertheless, it is enjoyable to be following the familiar characters from the Belgariad so I'll probably continue and hope for some better twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristie | 1/20/2014

    " I've read the Belgariad series a few times, and finally just started the Malloreon. I like seeing all the familiar characters, and that they're off on another quest again. However, I've seen some reviews about how this series ends up being remarkably similar to the Belgariad, and I already get that sense from the first book, so it will be interesting to see if the series can hold my interest. I'm also starting to get a little annoyed at how every woman is considered in need of protection (including Polgara!), and not supposed to be on the frontlines anywhere, and that Ce'Nedra goes all hysterical, even after the events in the Belgariad where she showed she could hold her own and make big contributions. Eddings has powerful women in his books (especially Polgara and Porenn), but somehow it still seems like they're given short shrift. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Karas | 1/19/2014

    " Love these older fantasy books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Morgan | 1/17/2014

    " Essentially a re-hash of The Belgariad but they did allude to the fact that everything would be repeated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 1/5/2014

    " Just like all the others, wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 1/3/2014

    " It took a lot of pages (the entire book) to set up the plot for this series. Got a little tidious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan T. | 12/23/2013

    " Ahhhh.... seventh grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alvin | 12/11/2013

    " book 1 of the Mallorean - this series is amazing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 9/3/2013

    " A good series .. follow up to the Belgariad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carina | 5/8/2013

    " This was a very good book to follow up on the Belgariad series. It hooked me when I was about eight, and I still enjoy reading it. However, I do like this series better than the Belgariad. It doesn't require as much exposition, and that is what kinda made the Belgariad drag by. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/27/2013

    " It's just a continuation of the previous series. No surprises there; just the same old, same old. But sometimes, I like reading it for that reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devi | 1/31/2013

    " I re- read this volume before I joined good reads so the short review is that it is a fun read. I recommend that you read The Belgariad series before reading The Malloreou series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 1/15/2013

    " I finished the Belgariad last summer and enjoyed it but this first book of the Mallorean was better than any book in the Belgariad. It started off a bit slow but picked up pace quickly and halfway though I couldn't stop listening. Very much looking forward to the rest of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/5/2013

    " Read it as a teenager about 15 years ago for the first time and loved it then, so I decided to give it a go as an adult as well. It wasn't as brilliant as I thought back in the 90's but very readable for sure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bert | 10/24/2012

    " This book would have been a great book if I was 16 again . When I didn't care about a Plot that flowed, or some clever dialog, or characters that resembled real people. When all I cared about was monsters and swordfights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Houchin | 10/22/2012

    " I read the Mallorean many years ago, and although I recall at least the gist of most books I've read, I draw a blank for this series. I think it's the equivalent of a popcorn action-adventure flick. Fun if you've read the Belgariad, but forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 10/20/2012

    " David Eddings really does know how to write a good fantasy book. We get the magic and the battles, the travels and the prophecy, but unlike so many other more pedestrian fantasy writers, there is also a lightness about the text. The text just flows and is fun. I'm so happy to have found him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 7/3/2012

    " After devouring The Belgariad, I remember being pretty disappointed by this. I liked it, but just never got around to reading the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 5/20/2012

    " Fun to read but I didn't like how all the female romantic interests were tiny wispy women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pixie Barrett | 2/13/2012

    " I love long series as I really get to know the characters. I will have to quickly re-read this one when I finally get the rest of the books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Iida | 12/10/2011

    " And exactly so were the rest of the hundreds books in this long logy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Logan | 12/2/2011

    " A gorgeous follow up to The Belgariad with everything you'd ever expect, need or want in a fantasy tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 9/29/2011

    " This book is an after series to the Belgariad. King Belgarion helped the other kings of the region lay siege to the bear cult. A strange religion that is prejudice aginst the other races. Rhis book has a nice mix of action and romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody | 2/23/2011

    " A sequel series to The Belgariad. Not quite as good as The Belgariad, but almost. Still a very enjoyable read and I'm sure I'll also read this again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Spazfungus | 12/22/2010

    " Sequel to the best farm-boy-saves-the-world series. Said boy has grown up, unfortunately his wife's character hasn't and remains an annoyance for much of the series. Luckily my favorite oily efficacious eunuch plays a much larger role and is a constant source of amusement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 8/15/2010

    " While openly written as a formulaic fantasy, the author(s) [David later credited his wife, Leigh, as being a co-writer for the series] still manage to make a compelling tale filled with vivacious characters who are interesting to follow wherever they will take you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 6/4/2010

    " This was an enjoyable read, but it does drag some. Not quite a good as his later novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russell | 5/4/2010

    " Better than the Belgariad so far, but also more uneven, so I can see people disagreeing. On an almost entirely irrelevant note, it is perhaps a bit funnier than it should be seeing how Eddings deals with the, ah, physical aspects of romance among the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lola | 2/9/2010

    " This series is a continuation of the characters in the Belgariad. It is still very endearing like the Belgariad, but did not hold my interest as much as the first series. A great set of books to read when you find that the Belgariad just wasn't enough of your favorite, lovable friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/12/2008

    " The continuing saga of Garion and his life. While not my favorite, THE MALLOREON is a fantastic series that if you've read THE BELGARIAD, you finish the series up by reading THE MALLOREON. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/28/2008

    " Loved this sequel to the Belgariad. Great fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fumphwoog, Lady of all Sorrows | 9/10/2008

    " Really good series, really entertaining, just all around great. Silk is an AMAZING character! hehe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 7/27/2008

    " Along with the BELGARARD (which is the series of prequels), the MALOREAN was one of my favorite fantasy stories growing up. I've re-read this series many times, and enjoy it immensely each time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 6/23/2008

    " A continuation of my favorite fantasy series and I have read them multiple times. They move along quickly, but have the right amount of detail so that you can picture all of the characters involved. Great books! "

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Cameron Beierle is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.