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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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    Amazon Customer Indiana, USA 04-17-13
    Amazon Customer Indiana, USA 04-17-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Moving on"
    If you could sum up Gauntlgrym in three words, what would they be?

    Dexterity Magic Ancient


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Thay Chick with the Staff, because she's not your typical Villian. She has a little more dimension.


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

    Well he can read while I'm working :D which I can't do.


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

    For the most part yea.


    2 of 2 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 5 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 2012
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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 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 2004

    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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    Tamurill Dayspring Virtual Reality 02-07-14
    Tamurill Dayspring Virtual Reality 02-07-14 Member Since 2009

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    "Gives fresh life to what was becoming stale!"

    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!

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    Amo 01-12-14
    Amo 01-12-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Had a hard time following audibly"

    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.

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    tsah_yawd Lansing, MI USA 01-05-14
    tsah_yawd Lansing, MI USA 01-05-14 Member Since 2013

    Brett

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    "STOP HIRING VICTOR BEVINE !!!!!!! SERIOUS !!!!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Clem East Maitland, Australia 05-13-13
    Clem East Maitland, Australia 05-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "WARNING: not the first Drizzt book"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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