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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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    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 13 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 Member Since 2015
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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 2013

    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
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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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    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.

    2 of 3 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 2011
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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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    ben mckenzie 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    can't believe how fast these go. Getting 5he next one today. highly recommend to fantasy fans

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    Amazon Customer Florida 07-17-15
    Amazon Customer Florida 07-17-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Positively love the Drizzt Series."

    This is one of the better books I've read in the series. Or should say listened to. R.A. Salvatore has really hit his stride with writing these stories he never fails to entertain and write characters so very vivid I feel I'm literally looking at them with my own eyes. This book is bittersweet. I won't ruin it. The last couple of books have had some shocking upsets for me personally because I love so many of the characters. Jarlaxle is by far one of my favorite characters now. I'm hoping Dahlia is around for awhile she's a very interesting character and a potential love interest for Drizzt. At least maybe a rebound love. This book has everything a fan can want from the series. Lots of action and humor. Some very powerful enemies and impossible odds. I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I did. Victor does a FANTASTIC job of narrating the story. Starting part 2 of the Neverwinter series now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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