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Gauntlgrym: Legend of Drizzt: Neverwinter Saga, Book 1 | [R. A. Salvatore]

Gauntlgrym: Legend of Drizzt: Neverwinter Saga, Book 1

Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate. In their search for treasure and magic, Jarlaxle and Athrogate inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter - a catastrophe big enough to lure even Jarlaxle into risking his own coin and skin to stop it.
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Publisher's Summary

Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate. In their search for treasure and magic, Jarlaxle and Athrogate inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter - a catastrophe big enough to lure even the mercenary Jarlaxle into risking his own coin and skin to stop it.

Unfortunately, the more they uncover about the secret of Gauntlgrym, the more it looks like they can’t stop it on their own. They’ll need help, and from the last people they ever thought to fight alongside again: Drizzt and Bruenor.

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    K. McDowell NC 02-13-13
    K. McDowell NC 02-13-13
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    "Pleasantly Surprised."
    If you could sum up Gauntlgrym in three words, what would they be?

    Action Packed,decadent


    What other book might you compare Gauntlgrym to and why?

    I have never read another title that fits into the realm of high fantasy.


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

    First time listener of Mr Bevine.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I tried my best. I listened for hours on end.


    Any additional comments?

    Gauntlgrym is one of the best bits of fantasy Ive ever read. I was really not aware of Salvatores work until a friend recommended it. From what I understand Salvatore has a rich history with fantasy literature. Im just sorry I never knew of his work before now. Gauntlgrym has great character development,action packed fights, and he paints some of the most decadent worlds Ive ever imagined. If you are a fan of high fantasy you owe it to yourself to give this book a chance. IMHO you won't regret taking the leap.

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 02-27-13
    Christopher CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2010

    I like fiction(Rick Riordan),sci-fi(Orson S. Card), and vampires and werewolfs(LK Hamilton) to name a few.

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    "a bold new path begins for D&D's favorite Drow"
    What did you love best about Gauntlgrym?

    Drizzt's is finally breaking with all the familiar trappings and coming to terms that all the old friends and loved ones he found at his side for aid and direction in life are going or gone and he must fine a new reason to live. Of course RS is handling this beautifully and leaves me with nothing but confident optimism and well as anticipation for what lies down the road for my favorite D&D based recurring hero. This books does a beautiful job of expressing the pain of having to move on from a chapter in your life yet transitioning wonderfully as the changing from 3.5 to 4.0 for Forgotton Realms leaves the world that Drizzt lives in ripe for new adventure.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Farrer, Australia 03-11-13
    Michael Farrer, Australia 03-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Highly recommend"
    Where does Gauntlgrym rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one book you don't want to miss out on.


    What other book might you compare Gauntlgrym to and why?

    None, as i haven't heard to many audio books thus far but, i loved this book.


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

    Great narrater, he keeps you wanting to hear more.


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

    Bwaahaaha


    Any additional comments?

    Once you have listened to this book you'll want to buy and listen to the next and so on until you have experienced the whole collection.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    jonathan metairie, LA, United States 03-15-13
    jonathan metairie, LA, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "breathtaking another home run"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes this book is another r.a. Salvatore classic new characters and taking
    Old ones in new directions the story was very creative and different


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story behind gauntalgrym using the a fire elemental god
    To forge magical weapons and armor and the rising of the dead
    From the ashes of the lava. Also taking drizzt later in his life as an elf.


    What does Victor Bevine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Talent action brings the characters to life and adding to their depth with his amazing voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The reaction the older characters have to certain situations makes me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Great book buy it

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    spyros flushing, NY, United States 02-15-13
    spyros flushing, NY, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Fantasy Novels 4 Life

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    "Drizzt is my hero!!!"
    If you could sum up Gauntlgrym in three words, what would they be?

    A new beginning for Drizzt!


    What other book might you compare Gauntlgrym to and why?

    Any other Drizzt book!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The reuniting of Drizzt and his dwarf and JARLAXEL and his Dwarf!


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

    Someone dies for real this time


    Any additional comments?

    Please get the whole saga on audiobook so many other Drizzt books!!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Ontario, Canada 04-10-13
    Roger Ontario, Canada 04-10-13 Member Since 2010

    If you always have a book with you...

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    "Annother Home Run!"

    I have been a fan of R.A.Salvatore's work since the Crystal Shard hooked me and sent me down this path. Gauntlgrym is another epic beginning. If your new to the Forgotten Realms or an old adventurer like myself, your going to love this book!
    True to his style, the action is awesome! and you don't want to put the book down.
    The narration was well done and enjoyable to listen to. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    chris McFarland, WI, United States 03-05-13
    chris McFarland, WI, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Please More Drizzt"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes all of them all Drizzt books are great


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drizzt of course because he is the best character ever created


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Plain City, OH, United States 02-14-13
    Tim Plain City, OH, United States 02-14-13

    I read R. A. Salvatore's stories, "The Legend of Drizzt".

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    "My 2nd favorite book by R. A. Salvatore!"
    Would you listen to Gauntlgrym again? Why?

    I plan to listen to Gauentlgrym many times over. I own The Orc King, Pirate King, and Ghost King and have listen to them over 50 times each. The Legend of Drizzt Stories are great and well worth listening to again and again!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gauntlgrym?

    The beginning and the ending. I can't say what happened but there roller coasters!


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    I guess hes good but I enjoy Mark Bramhall performance much better. He read The other books.


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

    I found it elf!


    Any additional comments?

    If your a fan of the Drizzt stories buy the audible books and enjoy them for hours!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Julio Houston, tx, United States 04-01-13
    Julio Houston, tx, United States 04-01-13
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    "fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to Gauntlgrym the most enjoyable?

    The story is everything you expect amazing fight scenes and the plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jarlaxle is back w/athrogate and working as a team w/drizzt and bruenor


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Bar fight when jarlaxle appears himself to drizzt


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

    To battle evil you have to embrace it just a little.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer GRAND TERRACE, CA, United States 03-20-13
    Amazon Customer GRAND TERRACE, CA, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of the best books ever written.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gauntlgrym?

    When King Bruenor died, he had reached his goal of finding Gauntlgrym.


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

    This was my first listen of Victor Bevine.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book had be in tears as it reflected back on Wulgar, Regis and Cattie Brie.


    Any additional comments?

    If your not listening to an audible book you are missing out.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Alexander
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    "An Immersive Fantasy Novel"

    This is my second Drizzt audio book I have listened to. The Neverwinter series is looking like it's going to be great adventure which pits Drizzt, against foes and evil plots, teamed up with old and new companions. Although the fact that Drizzt is well written character, should not put you off, if this is your first Forgotten Realms novel you'll find the narration excellent and full of suspense and action.

    The story unravels with Drizzt acting with compassion to his friends quests, rather than his own selfish goals. A true adventurer who is fun to follow and quirky role-model.

    The last novel I listened to was the first book of 'Transitions' called The Orc King and I didn't complete the last two books of 'Transitions' before moving to the 'Neverwinter' series. I had no problems with this, as R.A Salvatore wrote the beginning of 'Gauntlgrym' with a recap on the general plots by weaving it into this story. I can genuinely say I felt the larger adventure without being confused.

    Although I am a fan of Dungeons and Dragons, and high fantasy. I am sure if you wish to start listening to high fantasy audio books then Drizzt Do'Urdens adventures in the 'Neverwinter' series is a good a place to start than any other.

    The land of Faerun is based in the Forgotten Realms, and Neverwinter in the most North Western part of Faerun. But it is only a small part of Faerun, so expect character in the Dungeons & Dragons novels to come together from far away places each with their own agenda. Expect strange beasts, cunning enemies and amazing magical weapons. On a larger scale, you can expect wars between different races, gods that try to control the fate of mortals, and ancient primordial beings awoken from long slumbers.

    The great thing about the novels is that you can continue the adventures, make your own adventures, and your own characters if you wish by playing the Dungeons & Dragons game, and that game is continually supported with official events that might be organised in your local area.

    For example, this Wednesday I will be joining friends to play in an official adventure based around the fictional city of Neverwinter, with their own characters who will be using the rules from the game of Dungeons & Dragons.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linzie
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    5/7/13
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    "brilliant!"

    I loved this audio book. It's a great introduction to the characters and leaves you wanting to to know what happens next. Great fantasy novel full of twists and turns nd amazing descriptive fight scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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