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Gauntlgrym Audiobook

Gauntlgrym: Legend of Drizzt: Neverwinter Saga, Book 1

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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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    Julio Houston, tx, United States 04-01-13
    Julio Houston, tx, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2016
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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 5 people found this review helpful
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    Helio Miami, FL, United States 08-04-13
    Helio Miami, FL, United States 08-04-13
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    "Interesting Plot to a sci-fi story."
    What did you love best about Gauntlgrym?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Gauntlgrym to and why?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amie Los Angeles, CA 06-22-13
    Amie Los Angeles, CA 06-22-13
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    "Draws you in"
    What did you love best about Gauntlgrym?

    I appreciate the narrators tone change as he read the different characters, really help distinguish whose response belonged to whom.


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

    Have never listented to his other performances prior to this one.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Drew me into the trilogy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Charlton St. Louis, MO USA 06-03-13
    Adam Charlton St. Louis, MO USA 06-03-13 Member Since 2016

    Love SciFi, Fantasy and Paranormal fiction. Also love Science, technology, and UFO conspiracy theories :)

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    "Great story, expertly read."
    What made the experience of listening to Gauntlgrym the most enjoyable?

    I truly enjoyed this audio book. The reading is perfect. I'm officially a fan of Victor Bevine.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Brazil, IN, United States 03-11-13
    Shawn Brazil, IN, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great story by Salvatore"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    i would absolutely recommend this book to a friend. its intense, full of mystery, suspense, action, adventure, and its well written.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    this is the first of Victors performances ive listened to. i liked it.


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

    the ending moved me, but thats because a major player in Salvatores books dies, its hard not to be moved by that.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Palmer, AK, United States 05-12-13
    Jason Palmer, AK, United States 05-12-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I'm not a high fantasy fan"

    Had a friend recommend Salvatore and I bought this book without reading the synopsis. Had I, I likely wouldn't have. I'm not a fan of high fantasy with its elves and dwarfs. I actually stopped listening to this book until and didn't pick it up again until I'd exhausted all the audiobooks in my library. Once I finally got into the story (and it took about a few hours of listening) I found it enjoyable. I might actually pick up the next book in the series to see where this all leads.The book ends in such a way that much of the story presented thus far has been tied well enough to end here. I do have a few questions that I'd like answered.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    THOMAS E FAGAN Las Vegas Nevada 02-07-17
    THOMAS E FAGAN Las Vegas Nevada 02-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The last few sentences."

    Not a bad story for RA Salvatore. His villains did seem pretty plain-brain as they did in the Canticle. They were not Drow-like or Methodical as Entrary. More like Obsessive Orcs. So, not to impressed with them. No great treasure was found, some made but still... Gauntlgrym held not so much wonder for me as it did for the Dwarves. I wasn't transported into the tale as in former books. All I can say is that some books, like this one, are transitioning the bigger plot. This book sets up the old group to be rejoined in the last few sentences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Martinez Illinois 01-24-17
    Steven Martinez Illinois 01-24-17 Member Since 2014

    I love that I am able to read again, even in my busy life. Thanks Audible!!

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    "Victor Bevine is back"

    This is as good a story as The Crystal Shard. I love that we have our old narrator back, and he does a phenomenal job of voicing all the characters.

    While the end of the story was a little predictable, it in no way detracts from the amazing battle and the epic conclusion to the book.

    This book left me wondering about how Drizzt ends up coming back from the frenzied depression he is in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mason Dignan 01-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    One of, if not my favorite of all the books I have read including Drizzt, especially with the epilogue if you have read other books with his closest of friends.

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    S. Hou 01-05-17
    S. Hou 01-05-17
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    "Not for the faint of heart"

    Great story. The voices sometimes did not change from character to character. A tough story. Especially in the beginning. Definitely not faint hearted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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