The Diamond Throne : The Elenium

  • by David Eddings
  • Narrated by Greg Abby
  • Series: The Elenium
  • 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sparhawk, the Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returns from a long spell of exile to find his native land overrun with evil and intrigue, and his young queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year.But as Sparhawk and his allies - who include Sephrenia, the ageless sorceress, and Flute, the strange and powerful girl-child - seek to save Ehlana and the land, they discover that the evil is even greater and more pervasive than they had feared.


What the Critics Say

"[A] graceful, fluid style of storytelling." (Publishers Weekly)
"[Eddings] draws once more on his particular strengths, combining heroic yet humorous characters with exotic settings and tangled politics to create a fast-moving fantasy that will appeal to his large readership." (Library Journal)


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Just say no !

David Eddings books are really little more than generic fantasy, however this series is probably his best and I was hoping for some light bedtime listening.

However this reading is awful - not just delivered in a monotone with minimal character variation but a monopace whatever the situation - I gave up after the first hour. Basically it is the most unlistenable title I have ever downloaded in three years of Audible membership.
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- Andrew

Deserved Better

As soon as i found that Audible had more David Eddings books they were on my wish list and I downloaded the first two parts. This is typical Eddings and deserves the criticism of being formula fantasy but it is enjoyable nontheless.
My dissapointment came when I heard the narrator Greg Abby. He keeps the pace going but that is obviously the extent of his tallents as a narrator. He has a similar voice to Frank Muller without the range. He makes no attempt to individualise each or indeed any of the characters. I am only grateful that he at least makes the women and children's voices a little higher even if they do sound like they have a bad cold. If you can live with all the characters sounding the same then this could be the one for you. I found it very irritating and wonder, if they auditioned for a narrator who they didn't pick.
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- joan wright

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-07-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios