once one get's by the names of people, places, and things it's a great book...
the mystery of Drizzt's past
Drizzt was my favorite
I could not say... "Neverwinter's Drizzt after marriage"
other then the names, hard to pronounce and keep track, of just because of the obscurity of the names but the stories inside are wonderful and with the additional of friends and small pinholes glimpse to Drizzt's history is exciting...
Dexterity Magic Ancient
The Thay Chick with the Staff, because she's not your typical Villian. She has a little more dimension.
Well he can read while I'm working :D which I can't do.
For the most part yea.
i would absolutely recommend this book to a friend. its intense, full of mystery, suspense, action, adventure, and its well written.
well, i am bias. ive read every other book that has Drizzt and Breunor Battlehammer in it, so the thing i liked best about this story was the battles. the end of Breunor was pretty epic as well.
this is the first of Victors performances ive listened to. i liked it.
the ending moved me, but thats because a major player in Salvatores books dies, its hard not to be moved by that.
The story. page by page, kept you interested to finish the book in one sitting. I love the detail to the story getting it closer realism as science fiction could. I will definitely continue to the next book. Thank you for such an exciting and "down to earth" storyline.
I would compare this book to Eragon as it too had a great story with a realistic feel. Unfortunately, "Eragon" the movie, did not do the book justice. Please make sure if this becomes a movie you continue to keep the realistic feel to the storyline. Than you again for a pleasant imagination.
He brings feeling, centering you into the story. When you read alone you do not have much expression; you read, imagine, and remember. The feeling of the narrator makes it seem like you are actually watching it on a screen. I would love to be able to read alongside the narrator, but that could just be me.
I would say laugh and feel for the characters depicted in this well written and narrated story.
The narrator really gets you involved in the story, making you feel for every character within the storyline.
I really encourage other to try audible books, it is truly a new experience in reading and imagination into a new adventure. I would want to read alongside the narrator because it makes me feel more involved. Regardless, loved the book and audio manager!!
I appreciate the narrators tone change as he read the different characters, really help distinguish whose response belonged to whom.
Have never listented to his other performances prior to this one.
Drew me into the trilogy
Love SciFi, Fantasy and Paranormal fiction. Also love Science, technology, and UFO conspiracy theories :)
I truly enjoyed this audio book. The reading is perfect. I'm officially a fan of Victor Bevine.
The narration is excellent but beware this is not the first Drizzt book, half an hour in and I am completely lost due to many references to past events, and already established characters and places.
Had a friend recommend Salvatore and I bought this book without reading the synopsis. Had I, I likely wouldn't have. I'm not a fan of high fantasy with its elves and dwarfs. I actually stopped listening to this book until and didn't pick it up again until I'd exhausted all the audiobooks in my library. Once I finally got into the story (and it took about a few hours of listening) I found it enjoyable. I might actually pick up the next book in the series to see where this all leads.The book ends in such a way that much of the story presented thus far has been tied well enough to end here. I do have a few questions that I'd like answered.
I will definitely keep reading Salvatore's books, but I am incredibly disappointed in Victor Bevine's performance. I loved Mark Bramhall's interpretation of the characters. It was a joy to hear every word. Bevine sounds like a joke, with no empathy or enthusiasm.
A silly comparison, but never the less: Bramhall's dwarven "Bah" sounds like BWWÆÆÆÆH!, while Bevine sounds like, well, "bah", like a sheep falling asleep.
Bruenor's long anticipated meeting with Gauntlgrym
No, I will most likely skip the other books where he's narrating. I was surprised, and horrified, of how bad he was.
It does, and it has.
Please bring back Mark Bramhall to narrate the other books!
This was literally the worst fantasy book I have ever heard. It was like Salvatore sat down with a group of teenagers playing a midnight game of dungeons and dragons and simply transcribed it into a book. The storyline might have been salvagable but there was very little coherence to the sequence of events and the overall writing was awful.
As an example, 40% of the book was overly detailed descriptions of fights:
"The elf drew his +1 broadsword and leaned left as he swung it right with his left hand, slightly bending his right knee to bring his head level with his shield which was magically enhanced by his belt of giant strength. This move was quickened by the agility boots he obtained using his magical wands. The sword connected with its target and he rolled back to his left while wrenching his right arm behind him to bring his sword up around his shield to rengage his opponent." Add 10 more similar paragraphs before this one foe is dispatched.
Rinse and repeat about 60 times in the book
That is every fight sequence.
Apparently there was minimum page count before Wizards of the Coast would pay Salvatore for the book.
I fought through the whole book sincerely hoping that the storyline would justify the terrible writing but it never truly did.
The narration was just ok. The character voices were pretty obnoxious and managed to make the horrible dialogue a little less coherent.
Overall, I will not finish this series nor will I read another book by Salvatore.