Yes, the story is sad...but it is inspiring as well...no matter the hardships or environment...if a person has strong morals he/she can make it thru almost anything..
The maturation of Drizzt to see how evil his kinfolk are...
Great beginning to an awesome fantasy character, after reading/listening to this book...you will be ready to visit and experience the further adventures of Drizzt and friends (in the later novels) again and again...
These three books have long been a favorite of mine and I've wanted to share them with my wife, who does not have time to read. when these came out I was thrilled that they were out but a bit nervous as with anything someone cherishes you don't know how it will be relayed when presented in a new form.
Victor Bevine does a fantastic job of reading this entire series. you relays the urgency in the books just as well as the the drama, and tension. Just a fantastic narration of one of my all time favorite books.
If you have never tried this series I urge anyone to start with book one and stick with them. the first book starts off a little slow but only because their is such a big world that needs to be created in your mind. midway through the book you will be cursing the times that you have to stop listening to do anything else.
I first read this series nigh on to 20 years ago. A young friend insisted that I read the first one, and I was hooked. There are lots of "follow-up" books, but I think I liked the first three the best. The story of Drizzt is a familiar one for many. He does not fit the mold in his society, and he becomes an outcast by choice. He has integrity and a moral code that clashes on every level with that of his peers. The narrator does an excellent job of pronouncing odd names and words. The inflections and feelings that he uses add greatly to the experience. If you are a fan of fantasy, give this one a try. You will end up with all three.
“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."
The world of Menzoberranzan, it is very creative and well written; the City of the Spiders is dark and brutal place that Drizzt must endure and not succumb to it's evil ways.
Drizzt rising up against Menzoberranzan evilness...and the sacrifice made at the end.
Victor Bevine did a wonderful job. He was a good choice to be narrator for this gruesome world.
I thought the ending was pretty good in it's hinting of what is to come. After Drizzt's decision at the end, right after what Zaknafei had to do, I think the best is yet to come.
I have put of this series for awhile because of it sheer epicness. I knew if I started in on it, I might become hooked and would spend the next few months devoted to reading/listening to the rest of the series and doing not much else. I fear I am hooked. Yay.
this book was amazing there where 2 one sec glitches in the reading but really good i love it
I am a writer from Toronto. I am 34 and hooked on audio books.
This is truly one of the best series in the field of fantasy. Buy it, put on your headphones, and enjoy the ride! Once again I am giving this book my stamp of approval.
It is a quick easy listen with intriguing concept. The story is about a dark elf (Drizzt) upbringing in a society that seems to have a lot of unique elements. Story arcs around the struggle between various leading houses. Each house is led by a female cleric. This society seems to be dominated by females where males sometimes thought of as less capable and usually subservient to their female family members.
The struggle between the houses is not about a throne, but it is about being favored by their deity. Back stabbing between houses is actually promoted as long as it is done with certain precision. In general, it is described to be a very paranoid and cynical society. Drizzt growing up in this environment struggle with his inner voice and expectations from his family and society.
Book has enough elements to keep things very interesting from over all story perspective, but a lot of hack and slash along with strange dialogue between characters keep the book less than great. For instance, a female who use to be in leadership position will not have to put male in their place all the time. I would suspect a command would simply be accepted as a matter of fact.
Also, book lacks any sense of humor which is understandable that story takes place in a very dark and in an alien environment.
Narrator does a good enough job here. Narration is at the edge of being too dramatic, but it is tolerable. Overall, I enjoyed the book and I will pick up the next one to see where the overall story takes us. It is a good book, but not a great one. Recommend picking the book up when waiting for your favorite authors to complete their book :)
This was the Conner stone for this amazing line. R. A. Salvatore nailed this perfectly with a total description so well detailed that, his readers) could get a complete minds eye of the way the young dark elf started his long life.
His relationship with his weapons instructor was the turning point of his life, this touched me the most
No, I have read this series and didn't realize how much I had not taken in until listening to the sureal voice that I now know as the many voices of the dark elf trilogy
Homeland, let the adventures begin
The story was good. It is about a Dark Elf, living in the Underdark region of the Forgotten Realms (a large series of underground caverns and caves set in a section of the Dungeon and Dragons world, for those not familiar - the Underdark contains a number of various humanoid and beast like creatures).
The Dark elf, Drizzt, is raised by his noble Dark Elf family and taught the morally corrupt ways of Dark Elf society, but he finds that he doesn't fit in. The story covers his coming of age, so to speak, and how he deals with the struggles between his own conscience and life within the morally bankrupt society he was born into.
I would have given this 4 stars. It was a good story, but very formulaeic at times. I downgraded the book to 3 stars because of a number of audio hicups where sections of audio (1-2 secunds at a time) would be distorted and the narration impossible to understand. It was enough to be distracting in those passages, and once it seemed to cover up some of the meaning of the story (not an inconsequential part of the story).
I'm probably going to return my copy, solely because of the bad audio. It would be like buying a regular book with 2 or 3 sentences completely blacked out by marker. Hopefully they fix this, because otherwise this was a good story with good (not great) narration and story telling.
The descriptive nature of RA Salvatore is excellent, as usual. And the narration was good (though several characters voices began to blend together after a while).
His diction and pronounciation of some more difficult words from the Dungeons & Dragons lexicon is quite nice and listening to him is very effortless.
Yes - I enjoyed the story
just fix the audio quality.
Spiders . . . such a cliche in fantasy. This is a female dominated society, lead by a mystical spider. They live underground in huge caverns with stalagmites. All of the families are constantly fighting to be the "top household." I will not be listening to the rest of the series.