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Canticle Audiobook

Canticle: Forgotten Realms The Cleric Quintet Book 1

High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others. Now from the hidden vaults beneath the library a devastating curse is unleashed, and a young cleric must battle the terrifying creatures set loose by a malevolent, consuming essence that's been released, before his own brethren turn against him. Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself.
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A classic adventure from the creator of Drizzt!

High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others. Now from the hidden vaults beneath the library a devastating curse is unleashed, and a young cleric must battle the terrifying creatures set loose by a malevolent, consuming essence that's been released, before his own brethren turn against him. Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself.

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    Anthony Norwalk, CA, United States 12-07-15
    Anthony Norwalk, CA, United States 12-07-15 Member Since 2011

    Antonavich

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    "An evil curse has been unleashed and no one knows!"

    Canticle: Forgotten Realms The Cleric Quintet Book 1

    An evil curse has been unleashed upon the inhabitants of the Library which is a center of both learning and protection for the land. As the library degrades into state where almost everyone is following their most base desires with the dedication of a sociopath, a priest and a druid seem to be the only ones who haven't lost their minds. As the deaths mount, the library is being searched to find the source of the evil curse.

    Unfortunately, the designer of the curse is adept at raising undead help to defend the curse. With the help of the undead and a demon conjured from the infernal plane of existence, the priest's work is deadly dangerous at best.

    As the priest begins his search he finds that if he can distract people from their base desires, that he can get some help from them. With the aid of a druid, two dwarves, and martial arts master, he begins his quest to stop the evil.

    I enjoyed this book.

    Best Regards, Anthony

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Swing Ridgeland, MS, US 04-20-16
    Matt Swing Ridgeland, MS, US 04-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great, but a bit slow."

    The way the narrator reads, the story seems to drag by. Otherwise, a great listen.

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    MIGHTYA 03-29-16
    MIGHTYA 03-29-16

    Love a well told story (all genres) with a flavor of romance.

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    "Great Start to A High Fantasy Series"

    Great start to a high fantasy series by R.A. Salvatore. The audio performance is superbly done by Victor Bevine. It is a slow start at building the environment and the characters, with everything built up to the actions in last few chapters. The story flows nicely, and writing is beautiful. I hung in there for the first few chapters; once I got hold on the characters, it becomes a page-turner, with a YA romance budding (yes!). I look forward to the next book!

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    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 01-19-16
    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 01-19-16 Member Since 2012

    I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!

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    "Ok book"

    This book was a little work to keep up with, there were a few stories going on and the switching back and forth between them early in the book lost me a few times.

    This book would make a great movie however I didn't find it as captivating as I had hoped for. It took over half the book before I started to get pulled into it and then it was more curiosity then any real interest.

    I felt it was entertaining but not enough to make me want to purchase anymore books in the series.

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    Skip Claiborne 01-06-16

    I love audiobooks. I usually listen while quilting, or just relaxing in the garden. My Great Danes even settle down when they hear a book.

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    "Incredible"

    The characters and story is different and very entertaining. Worth the purchase. You won't be disappointed

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    C. Mesmer syracuse 09-05-15
    C. Mesmer syracuse 09-05-15 Member Since 2014

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    "great salvatore classic"

    some memorable moments for sure. good for teenagers and adult fantasy fans. want to listen to this quintet before moving on to drizzt transitions. (which ill read myself because victor bevine doesnt do the audio books for transitions) awesome seeing what amazing inteligence and charisma (cadderly) can be like in the forgotten realms setting. Clearly a low level fighter/priest but an amazing scholar and one who can think on his feet makes this a extremely likable character. and one i can relate to more than drizzt. (still love drizzt though)... Victor Bevine is the best, hands down. Sometimes i wished they brought in a female to do the women... but he does 10/10 for his ability in everything else.

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    Sean 07-06-15
    Sean 07-06-15 Member Since 2015

    "Not all those who wander are lost" -JRR Tolkien

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    "Salvatore has a knack for D&D driven stories"

    Basically writing review to say that Skyrim character creators must be wasted on people like Rosslyn (see review below)

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    Amazon Customer 03-25-14 Member Since 2013

    Fantasy Novels 4 Life

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

    Yes I would it's not as perfect as the drizzt books but pretty close


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Danika she is great


    Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine – was your favorite?

    All of them


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Just love it


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you ra and audible

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    Ron Roth Jr West Palm Beach, FL United States 06-01-15
    Ron Roth Jr West Palm Beach, FL United States 06-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Exciting and compelling author"

    Victor Bevine is my favorite narrator. R A Salvatore always keeps the story going with unpredictable plots. The Canticle Series is no exception.

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    Liviu Constantinescu Sydney, Australia 05-14-15
    Liviu Constantinescu Sydney, Australia 05-14-15 Member Since 2013

    Codemeister

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    "Excellent reading, and a solid, pulp D&D story"

    Victor Bevine does a great job with the different characters and voices, and while this is no masterpiece, the story is interesting and enjoyably tense.

    Definitely worth buying the next one, and that's high praise in this context. =) Salvatore sure knows how to write D&D.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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