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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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    Tim Plain City, OH, United States 04-10-13
    Tim Plain City, OH, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2017

    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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    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 12-29-13
    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The begining of something wonderful"

    If you do not know of Drizt, then you are missing something awesome in fantasy fiction. Get this book to get to know Drizzt

    6 of 7 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
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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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    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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    Bruce Perth, Australia 10-31-13
    Bruce Perth, Australia 10-31-13 Member Since 2011

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    "A bit dark"

    I enjoyed it but I found it difficult for a long time to find a character to like. The book has a bit of a dark feel about it and definitely wouldn't call it uplifting.

    Having said that, things do change and it's worth persisting with.Without giving away the ending of the first book, it ends in a way that the second book sounds as if things may be a bit brighter. I'll probably get the second book.

    Excellent performance by Vic Bevine.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Marco Italy 08-26-13
    Marco Italy 08-26-13 Member Since 2016

    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

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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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    A United States 08-15-13
    A United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Salvatore creates the perfect character in Drizzt"

    Many years ago, I read this series and the Crystal Shard trilogy when they were first published and have followed the life and experiences of Drizzt the Drow Elf for many years. When it was released by Audible on audiobook, I was excited to jump back in and re-live those stories...I am so glad I did. Hearing these novels read by Victor Bevine is fantastic! His voice is perfect and he brings each character to life in their own unique way! Have downloaded this trilogy and the Crystal Shard trilogy to listen to again and again. I'm also sharing these audiobooks with my 10 and 11 year old children and teaching them the principles of the books...you can rise above your environment. You can become whatever you want, and living a principled life may not be easy, but it is worth it! Thanks Audible for bringing me back to these great books!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Mound, MN, United States 08-14-13
    Chris Mound, MN, United States 08-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Child hood brought back before my ears!"
    What did you love best about Homeland?

    Homeland was one of the very first books that I read cover to cover for fun as a child. I turned me on to a whole new world of fictional books. My love of reading started with this very book. I had to buy it to relive that world I read about so long ago. I can't wait to dust off the actual book and pass it down to my son.


    What other book might you compare Homeland to and why?

    None


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

    No


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

    Move over Batman, There's a new dark knight in town.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Trent
    7/26/15
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    "My all time favourite author."

    The book is wonderfully written. Had trouble with the narrator's choices at times. overall - excellent.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ross
    7/20/15
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    "Drizzt Forever!"

    The story of Drizzt is amazing. Brilliant writing from R.A Salvatore, and excellent performance from Victor Bevine. I have listened to this one book five times, I loved it that much!

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  • Slug
    7/9/15
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    "Drizzt Rules!!!"

    Loved it! Brilliant story and Characters. R. A. Salvatore is a brilliant and creative man who doesn't get the credit he deserves. Onto the next book!

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  • Amazon Customer
    7/4/15
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    "Loved every minute"

    Great listen. Very well performed. I've loved the drizzt nooks since I was a teenaher, havomg them to listen to is great.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Connell
    2/16/15
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    "Intro to Drizz"

    I found it a bit slow to start as you would expect .... But It became gripping and I need to listen to the next in the trilogy as soon as i can

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 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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