Listen free for 30 days

  • Domes of Fire

  • The Tamuli, Book 1
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (442 ratings)

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
Domes of Fire cover art

Domes of Fire

By: David Eddings
Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £18.99

Buy Now for £18.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Listeners also enjoyed...

The Diamond Throne cover art
Sorceress of Darshiva cover art
Belgarath the Sorcerer cover art
The Redemption of Althalus cover art
The Cutting Edge cover art
Debt of Bones cover art
Dragons of Autumn Twilight cover art
A Shadow of All Night Falling cover art
A Bad Spell in Yurt cover art
Magic Casement cover art
The Reluctant Swordsman cover art
Daughter of Dragons cover art
Sheepfarmer's Daughter cover art
Ironhand's Daughter cover art
The Red Wyvern cover art
Sword in the Storm cover art

Summary

Six years had passed since the redoubtable knight Sparhawk had triumphed over the evil God Azash and returned to Elenia with Queen Ehlana, his bride. And now a new danger had arisen to threaten the peace of Ehlana's realm. The trouble had started quietly. At home, bandits began to plague the hill country. In neighboring Lamorkand, the customary political unrest turned ominous with whispers that the bloody heroes of old soon would rise again. And travelers reported that the Trolls had all disappeared from the icy northern haunts of Thalesia. Simple problems, apparently unrelated - until an ambassador arrived from the far-off Tamul empire, begging Sparhawk's aid. These same dangers that stalked Ehlana's kingdom had already struck his realm full-force.

The fabled ancient warriors of Tamuli had indeed returned - intent on carnage. Monsters and fell magics had followed, and the havoc and terror they spawned were tearing the empire apart. The empire had sent for the Pandion Knight who had killed the God Azash. If Sparhawk wanted to stop this danger before it could savage his own land, he now must lend his aid. Sparhawk, Ehlana, and their daughter, Princess Danae, agreed to make the grueling trek to the far-distant empire of the east. They traveled in company with a handful of trusted companions: the stalwart champions of the four Militant Orders, the knight Berit, Mirtai the giantess, and the young thief Talen. With the child-goddess Aphrael to speed their journey, they began the treacherous traverse of the utmost reaches of the Daresian continent, to Tamul's distant capital. There, in the emperor's glittering court, they would encounter corruption, treachery - and a greater danger than any man had faced before!

©1993 David Eddings (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about Domes of Fire

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    282
  • 4 Stars
    106
  • 3 Stars
    31
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    10
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    171
  • 4 Stars
    99
  • 3 Stars
    55
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    26
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    251
  • 4 Stars
    75
  • 3 Stars
    24
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    10

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Pronunciations changed on purpose?

It feels as though the narrator listened to the first trilogy and change all pronunciations on purpose. Maybe the intention was to make this 2nd trilogy "his own" but it's just annoying. If it wasn't purposeful I'd recommend researching earlier audiobooks with the same characters before recording new ones with a different narrator to avoid such issues.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

16 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

What's in a name

I was so glad that Audible got another series of David Eddings work. These are great. The narrator reads it very well. My only problem is that he has changed the pronunciation of many of the names. Having read all the books several times as well as listening to the previous Sparhawk audiobooks I felt I was settled with all the character and place names. I think this narrator listened to the previous audiobooks and decided to change the names for a laugh. It's a little distracting/annoying but I guess I will have to live with it. If you liked the other David Eddings Series you will appreciate this.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

15 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Change of reader

I agree with the previouse reviewer, in that it is very disconcerting to have the characters and place names pronounced differently from those in the 1st book. Moreover the main characters character was changed to a harsher, less benevolent sounding warrior and some of his friends even sounded effeminate.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

14 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good listen if you can abide the narrator

What didn’t you like about Kevin Pariseau’s performance?

I found the mispronounciation of names and places highly irratating and found myself skipping some parts due to it. There is also an accent where the narrator seems to be making an attempt to channel Sean Connery in Highlander. An attrocious mix of scottish and irish in an accent totally at odds with the character. Made my teeth itch.

Any additional comments?

Good book if you can tolerate the narrator.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

love the author

I love these books. I'm not 100% sure on the narrator of these 3 books. but It grows on you. not as good as the Dimoned throne narrator. That's my only issue.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story, many strange pronunciations

Unfortunately, I found this narrator very difficult to listen to. The sparhawk books are all brilliant and the elenium was well narrated but many names are pronounced differently in this audio version of the tamuli to how I've ever heard them and how the first trilogy was narrated.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story but why switch narrators?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES! YES! YES!I love these stories. I bought them as soon as I could and I have listened to them many times since. These stories are my go to stories to get lost in. Please start with The Elenium trilogy and then listen to the The Tamuli trilogy. Great fantasy, brilliant characters, humour, tears, politics and knights in shining and rusty armour. These stories are full but completely accessible and frankly not the gore fest' many seem to be these days.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sparhawk of course. An honourable knight, loyal, honest, bluntly spoken, true, wise, and loving. Some of his jagged edges have been chipped off over the years but he still has enough to show he's a man not to be messed with. He scares Gods and man alike!

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

To be fair I have listened to Kevin Pariseau read a number of books and he's quite good BUT the first series 'The Elenium' was read by Greg Abby and he did an excellent job, Kevin just didn't match up. His pronunciation of some names and words grated, his character voice definition wasn't nearly as clear as Greg's and the overall result just wasn't as pleasing, for me. You of course may feel completely different and compared to some readers he is still excellent, I just HATE narrator change part way through a series and this is the second half of the 'whole' story.

Any additional comments?

Buy the books, listen to the books, but don't miss these books. They are great fantasy stories, fun, entertaining and a brilliant way to expand or start your fantasy adventure journey.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Hard work

I listened to this book for 5 hours and every minute was hard work. I was sure it was going to get better but it never did and I ended up requesting a refund. I felt no empathy for any of the characters, found a lot of the back story very confusing and the language and style a bit self important.
If you like this kind of story, fantasy, fighting and magic David Gemmell does it better.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

ruined by different reader

I love this series but I couldn't even get past the prologue due to the change in reader from the last series, his pronunciations of character names is so different that it ruins listening to it unfortunately.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding - The power within the 'to'

All stories are made up events, plot points Major and minor that you would list as bullet points to summarise the story, or detail as A to b to c to D to e...

All great stories have amazing events but often they lose something in the 'to' the points between the events especially when the next coming event is over signed post and the 'to' feels like filler.

'Domes of Fire' dies not suffer this in fact the 'to' the part between the events is often just as enjoyable then the events themselves, there is no drag or sudden jumps and this is due to the ensemble characters, not just a hero and a couple of supporting characters but a dozen fully realised people each with their own story explored at various times within each 'to' section.

This story has no weak points I would strongly recommend anyone who's a fan of this genre to read and although it's a continuation of the previous trilogy it stand alone from the previous well enough.


"'There's no sleeping with the three of you around,' he accused them. 'Coming, Rollo?'
His wife and daughter gave him a quick, startled glance then exchanged a worried look. Sparhawk scooped up Danae's stuffed toy and ambled out of the room, holding it by one hind leg. He could hear Ehlana and Danae whispering as he left. He plumped the toy into a chair. 'It's absolutely impossible, Rollo, old boy,' he said, making sure that his women-folk could hear him. 'I don't know how you can stand it.' There was a profound silence from the bedroom. 'I think you and I should go away for a while, my friend,'
Sparhawk went on. 'They're starting to treat us like pieces of furniture.' Rollo didn't say anything,' but then Rollo seldom did."

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful