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Dissolution Audiobook

Dissolution: Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The War of the Spider Queen begins here.

While their whole world is changing around them, four dark elves struggle against different enemies. Yet their paths will lead them all to the most terrifying discovery in the long history of the drow and set them on a quest to save not only Menzoberranzan but the entire dark elf race from Dissolution....

©2002 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Matt 11-01-13
    Matt 11-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Gateway to Adventure"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Lee Byers again?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is a tough book. It sets the scene for a major change in a really fun area to read about in Faerun. I read this series years ago and I am revisiting it via Audible. Not the best book in the series, but it sets the scene. If you can make it through this book, the ones that follow are really good.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States 02-08-13
    Garry Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Worth purchase good series"
    If you could sum up Dissolution in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing Ruthless entertaining


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dissolution?

    Final climax battle


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but really like her reading giving charters differnt voices and so forth


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed the book will get next in series

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Josh Collins 02-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "a good read"

    loved it, although i dont believe drow would have european accents i appreciated the change the reader made for each characted

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    THOMAS E FAGAN Las Vegas Nevada 02-12-17
    THOMAS E FAGAN Las Vegas Nevada 02-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "There's no place like home( in Menzoberranzan)"

    Is there anything more honestly human than the City of the Spiders? Without laws and ruled by chaos, would we all not be the same as the Dark Elves plotting and scheming ambitiously for advancement?
    This first book in a series of six sets up one of the grandest tails ever in the history of the Drow. The characters who assumed the lead roles are endearing and irreplaceable as many have come to be in the stories of RA Salvatore. This first book serves as an introductory into those characters which will draw you into the webs of the Spider Queen herself. A must-read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Manor, TX, United States 11-25-16
    Thomas Manor, TX, United States 11-25-16 Member Since 2015

    Remember read something this month, share it with someone and make the world a better place!

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    "Fantastic D&D Game"

    Loved the characters and the setup for the party to go on a grand adventure. If you like the Underdark this book is for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Merel 05-18-15
    Merel 05-18-15
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    "difficult but fun."

    i had to listen some parts over. but it was a fun to listen too

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    Rory 01-23-15
    Rory 01-23-15
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    "All round enjoyable"

    Good pacing. Well read. A little slow but the narrator carries it thru extremely well. I would highly recommend this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY 01-17-15
    Amazon Customer BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY 01-17-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Great novel"

    drows other then drizzt and jarlaxle. I find that it still follows the important hierarchy of mensobenzeran but putting the spot light on smaller houses make the story unique.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    chris 03-11-14
    chris 03-11-14
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    "A 5 star series."
    Where does Dissolution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    5 all the way. It has no weakness


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The mage. He pokes it up ever ones but, with sly remarks & gets away with it, most of the time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All the magic fights were good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Trial of the Spider Queen.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer Estacada, Oregon 07-21-15 Member Since 2013

    Todd W. Brown

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    "The Seedy Underbelly"

    If you have read any of the Salvatore tales involving the Drow, then you already know that they are an unpleasant bunch. Imagine an entire city of female J. R. Ewings and that almost comes close. This matriarchy is well known for being chaotic and just plain nasty. Their current problem resides in the fact that Lolth has shut off her blessings. That leaves the female clerics in a tight spot. It will be fun to watch this unfold.

    The narration was fine. Very fitting for a woman to be the voice here. Although I do find it interesting where she decides to apply a Scottish accent.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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