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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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.
The story is everything you expect amazing fight scenes and the plot.
Jarlaxle is back w/athrogate and working as a team w/drizzt and bruenor
Bar fight when jarlaxle appears himself to drizzt
To battle evil you have to embrace it just a little.
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.
I fell in love with the Drizzt series with the first series of books and enjoyed them tremendously for the first 5-6 books but then it started to become stale, but this was a great start to a fresh batch of Drizzt novels!
With so many characters and races, you really have to pay attention to keep track of who is who. I think I might have enjoyed this more in print form. The story was OK, and the narration was OK, but I never became super engaged.
i would recommend reading it yourself. a decent book (though definitely not salvatore's best) if you can ignore the different format than all his other Drizzt books (a lot of jumping around, bunny trails that get forgotten about, a denoumont that seems to last forever), but it does at least have an ending, and there are many good parts. i feel the need to campaign against every audio book that is read by Victor Bevine, though. every book of his has me gritting my teeth, rolling my eyes, & taking deep breaths to calm my agitation. this idiot not only mispronounces a few common words (that are frequently used), but his voices for almost all the the numerous characters is the same talentless ridiculous attempt: the stereotypical big dumb henchman. yeah, that doesn't work for most of the characters... at all. sometimes he really pours it on, and i literally have to stop whatever it is i am doing to either laugh out loud or clench my fists in irritation. and what he really does the worst is try to sound out laughter. "bwahahaha" is NOT, I REPEAT NOT MEANT TO BE PRONOUNCED LIKE AN EXOTIC FIRST NAME. AND "bah" is NOT MEANT TO BE USED LIKE THE TITLE "mom". how wonderful it is, then, that Salvatore uses those two iterations CONSTANTLY THROUGHOUT THE LAST 7 BOOKS!!! AND WE HAVE TO SUFFER THROUGH THIS IMBECILE HACK as he murders almost every bit of character dialogue in the entire series!!! WHO KEEPS HIRING THIS GUY?!?!?! STOP!!! listen to some of his work, first. he DOES have a great speaking voice, when he is just reading the action, so he would make a great narrator for a romance novel, perhaps, but not for anything fantasy or sci-fi, or anything that has unusual or boisterous character work.
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.
"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.
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.
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