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Homeland: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1 | [R. A. Salvatore]

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

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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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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    Robert Corsetti utah 05-09-13
    Robert Corsetti utah 05-09-13 Member Since 2011

    artist, designer

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

    Starts out slow, but I really got involved with the characters and underlining stories


    What other book might you compare Homeland to and why?

    Lord of the rings


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B. Skaggs United States 05-07-13
    B. Skaggs United States 05-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "The Drizzt saga begins here..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story is sad...but it is inspiring as well...no matter the hardships or environment...if a person has strong morals he/she can make it thru almost anything..


    What did you like best about this story?

    The maturation of Drizzt to see how evil his kinfolk are...


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

    Drizzt.


    Any additional comments?

    Great beginning to an awesome fantasy character, after reading/listening to this book...you will be ready to visit and experience the further adventures of Drizzt and friends (in the later novels) again and again...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 05-02-13
    Joseph 05-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "The First in a Great Series"

    I first read this series nigh on to 20 years ago. A young friend insisted that I read the first one, and I was hooked. There are lots of "follow-up" books, but I think I liked the first three the best. The story of Drizzt is a familiar one for many. He does not fit the mold in his society, and he becomes an outcast by choice. He has integrity and a moral code that clashes on every level with that of his peers. The narrator does an excellent job of pronouncing odd names and words. The inflections and feelings that he uses add greatly to the experience. If you are a fan of fantasy, give this one a try. You will end up with all three.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DDTAN 04-17-13
    DDTAN 04-17-13

    “I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."

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    "Fantasy at its Best!!!"
    What did you love best about Homeland?

    The world of Menzoberranzan, it is very creative and well written; the City of the Spiders is dark and brutal place that Drizzt must endure and not succumb to it's evil ways.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Homeland?

    Drizzt rising up against Menzoberranzan evilness...and the sacrifice made at the end.


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    Victor Bevine did a wonderful job. He was a good choice to be narrator for this gruesome world.


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

    I thought the ending was pretty good in it's hinting of what is to come. After Drizzt's decision at the end, right after what Zaknafei had to do, I think the best is yet to come.


    Any additional comments?

    I have put of this series for awhile because of it sheer epicness. I knew if I started in on it, I might become hooked and would spend the next few months devoted to reading/listening to the rest of the series and doing not much else. I fear I am hooked. Yay.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brian HILO, HI, United States 04-04-13
    Brian HILO, HI, United States 04-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "great all ways wanted to start this series"
    What made the experience of listening to Homeland the most enjoyable?

    this book was amazing there where 2 one sec glitches in the reading but really good i love it


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Arjun Thornhill, ON, Canada 03-28-13
    Arjun Thornhill, ON, Canada 03-28-13 Member Since 2013

    I am a writer from Toronto. I am 34 and hooked on audio books.

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    "The Epic Journey Begins!"

    This is truly one of the best series in the field of fantasy. Buy it, put on your headphones, and enjoy the ride! Once again I am giving this book my stamp of approval.

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    Adnan Chula Vista, CA, United States 04-11-13
    Adnan Chula Vista, CA, United States 04-11-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Intriguing story, easy listen, but short of great"

    It is a quick easy listen with intriguing concept. The story is about a dark elf (Drizzt) upbringing in a society that seems to have a lot of unique elements. Story arcs around the struggle between various leading houses. Each house is led by a female cleric. This society seems to be dominated by females where males sometimes thought of as less capable and usually subservient to their female family members.
    The struggle between the houses is not about a throne, but it is about being favored by their deity. Back stabbing between houses is actually promoted as long as it is done with certain precision. In general, it is described to be a very paranoid and cynical society. Drizzt growing up in this environment struggle with his inner voice and expectations from his family and society.
    Book has enough elements to keep things very interesting from over all story perspective, but a lot of hack and slash along with strange dialogue between characters keep the book less than great. For instance, a female who use to be in leadership position will not have to put male in their place all the time. I would suspect a command would simply be accepted as a matter of fact.
    Also, book lacks any sense of humor which is understandable that story takes place in a very dark and in an alien environment.
    Narrator does a good enough job here. Narration is at the edge of being too dramatic, but it is tolerable. Overall, I enjoyed the book and I will pick up the next one to see where the overall story takes us. It is a good book, but not a great one. Recommend picking the book up when waiting for your favorite authors to complete their book :)

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    D. Fyler 07-12-15
    D. Fyler 07-12-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Liked the book"

    This was an interesting and well written fantasy.
    Maybe it's the feminist in me, but I really like a world where females are in control, even if their personalities rhyme with " witch".

    The main character is male, of course, but he is well written, although he has the usual heroic attributes common to fantasy heroes.

    All in all , a good read, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie 07-03-15
    Sallie 07-03-15
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    "Just Ok"

    Spiders . . . such a cliche in fantasy. This is a female dominated society, lead by a mystical spider. They live underground in huge caverns with stalagmites. All of the families are constantly fighting to be the "top household." I will not be listening to the rest of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob 01-30-15
    Jacob 01-30-15
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    "Not what I was expecting from a Drow story"

    I had always heard that Drizzt's story was one that was loaded with angst and anger, which greatly impeded my desire to give the series a chance. I finally bit the bullet and gave this first book a try, and I'm pleased to say that I couldn't have been any more happier that I was wrong. Drizzt is one of the least angsty characters in the book...at least in the traditional sense. He certainly does have much "angst", but it's focused on how much he is in constant struggle with his city's (and race's) evil ways. His story was surprisingly a breath of fresh air.

    Also, the narrator's soft spoken voice makes the story beautiful. It suited the location of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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