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Homeland Audiobook

Homeland: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in these new audiobook editions.

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    Aaron Sparks, NV, United States 05-03-13
    Aaron Sparks, NV, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Victor Bevine should get 10 stars."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    These three books have long been a favorite of mine and I've wanted to share them with my wife, who does not have time to read. when these came out I was thrilled that they were out but a bit nervous as with anything someone cherishes you don't know how it will be relayed when presented in a new form.

    Victor Bevine does a fantastic job of reading this entire series. you relays the urgency in the books just as well as the the drama, and tension. Just a fantastic narration of one of my all time favorite books.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have never tried this series I urge anyone to start with book one and stick with them. the first book starts off a little slow but only because their is such a big world that needs to be created in your mind. midway through the book you will be cursing the times that you have to stop listening to do anything else.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Crizzle Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-23-13
    Crizzle Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-23-13
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    "Great Story, Excellent Narration, Glitches?"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drizzt, His conflicts of life as a Drow are very exciting


    Any additional comments?

    The book had a small glitch occasionally. Narration would cut out and some strange noises would occur. Did not reduce my enjoyment of the book though. Great listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer colorado springs, CO, United States 04-20-13
    Amazon Customer colorado springs, CO, United States 04-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A indepth dark story"
    What made the experience of listening to Homeland the most enjoyable?

    It was a look inside drow society. It explains alot of how why and makes you understand the true depth of evil of the drow and of how couragiouse drizzit truly is to become the hero we know and love. If your new to R.A. salvator;s Drizzit then this is the first book of all of his adventures and sets the stage magnificently.


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    The voice acotr was awesome truly brought the story to life. He brought life to the charecters and did diffrent accents and was very easy to determine naration of differing charecters.


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

    yes


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Plain City, OH, United States 04-10-13
    Tim Plain City, OH, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2016

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

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    "Just Beautiful!"
    If you could sum up Homeland in three words, what would they be?

    It Begins Here!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything! I love this story and now I can listen to it over and over again!


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

    He does the voices great! Hes getting a lot better with voicing Dwarfs.


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

    The Legend Begins Here


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy a great story with even greater fights R. A. Salvatore is your guy! Buy Homeland and begin your journey with Drizzt Do'Urden!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer MEDFORD, MA, United States 04-22-13
    Kindle Customer MEDFORD, MA, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The beginning of a great hero GREAT"

    R A Salvatore is one of the greatest fantasy writers ever. when you read his books you they just grab you and you can't stop reading. I have read all his books and their is not 1 that I don't like.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Travis 04-04-13
    Travis 04-04-13

    Drizzt Do'Urden is why I come here.

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    "a legend is born"
    What did you love best about Homeland?

    a legend was born


    What did you like best about this story?

    Drizzt's story begins


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    he is a very good reader


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

    I neither laughed nor cried but am happy Drizzt spends time with his father.


    Any additional comments?

    having already read it I knew what was gonna happen, I bought it anyways on audio. I imagine the rest of the series will be read by the same man and equally as good. the whole series so far up to where I have read is great. I started with homeland and have bought all the books except the neverwinter saga. I plan on buying all the drizzt on audio. just waiting for movies now.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 04-10-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 04-10-14 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "Magical,Enchanted, Elven"

    I don't know if it is the author or just this these Forgotten Realm books, but I can't into these. Everything is magical or enchanted, the plethora of adjectives and adverbs are uncountable. To me good writing does not need all of these descriptive narratives. For my fantasy I prefer Robin Hobb, she gets in my head.

    This is very popular with a certain set of the fantasy world. I believe if you like Terry Brooks, you will love this.

    The narrator was good.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Clemence GELDERN, Germany 01-06-14
    Clemence GELDERN, Germany 01-06-14
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    "Amazing book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Got me hooked to the character and the universe.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drizzt


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

    Victor delivers lines with true emotion, appropriately getting excited as you are and delivering spoken lines in a way that conveys the emotion of the speaker. It made the fight scenes more intense as he pulls you in, and the conversations more fun to listen to. Great delivery overall and probably the main reason I'll buy the rest of the series..


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

    After the first 2 chapters or so which are quite slow, the book hits a highpoint that it never lets go of.


    Any additional comments?

    I had no experience with the series, the character or D&D in general, and came in hoping for a good fantasy novel. It's one of the best I've ever read and I can't wait to listen to the next one. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys fantasy books. Excellent writing and spot on delivery.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marco Italy 08-26-13
    Marco Italy 08-26-13 Member Since 2015

    Fantasy geek, literature lover!

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    "Action, action and Action"
    If you could sum up Homeland in three words, what would they be?

    I've already done that in the headline. Of course, there's more, but this is a action-packed novel, suitable to anyone who's into D&D or into combat-oriented fantasy. There are of course other themes here as well, but they are just tackled with no real intention to go deeper (gender situation, friendship, family ties, etc.)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This novel is not a chorus of different characters, all equally important. Here there's a clear distinction between main characters and extras. Of course, the reader is strongly encouraged to like the protagonist and the mentor, that is to say his father. There are a couple of other interesting characters (the masked wizard, Drittz's sister Vierna) but they are underdeveloped.


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    Bevine did mostly a good job. He's a pro, so he knows his craft. Still, sometimes he reads a little too fast, even though the reason is comprehensible (an action-packed novel calls for... well, action). As in this trilogy Drittz is very young, I would have preferred a younger voice but that is a matter of personal preference, no fault with the performer.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory 08-17-13
    Gregory 08-17-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Salvatore you have earned a new fan"

    Reading through various recommendations from other Fantasy readers, I stumbled upon this book and figured I would give it a try. What an outstanding surprise, and I look forward to enjoying other books by RA Salvatore. A novel of intense passion and inner turmoil. Wonderful character development and an intriguing society. It has been a long time since I've enjoyed a book that sucks me in as effortlessly as Homeland. The narrators style compliments the writing and the story is exciting and detailed. Very well done. Do not miss this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Abdullmm
    London, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Good book, excellent narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Homeland the most enjoyable?

    The story is very imaginative and entertaining


    What other book might you compare Homeland to, and why?

    others by the same author


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    all of it


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

    No, I wanted to enjoy it over a long time


    Any additional comments?

    no

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • AndyPellew
    Cambridge, UK
    7/7/14
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    "My favourite of the Drizzt books ..."
    Where does Homeland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The author gives an unparalleled insight into the dystopian world of the Drow and is easily my favourite Fantasy audio book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Homeland?

    So many ... the intrigue and outright war between the Drow houses, the Drow Academy, Maya Do'Urden (who seems to be a bit more of a character than I remember). So many!


    Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine – was your favourite?

    Drizzt. Obvious answer but true.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Only on HBO" ;-)


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Norton
    Northern Ireland
    11/14/13
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you listen to Homeland again? Why?

    I would listen to this again because I love a story about the underdog.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drizzt, I like an underdog, he has so much stacked against him and yet he pulls through it all.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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