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 book was amazing there where 2 one sec glitches in the reading but really good i love it
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.
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.
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 :)
Imagine a society where meritocracy is based on how cruel and pitiless a person could be molded; where the vast majority of the ruling class is weaned from the noxious formula of ruthlessness and torture. And yet, there came one who refused to accept this way of life and dared to rebel and seek a more enlightened path.
Drizzt dares to stand against his society, his family and their deity while maneuvering to remain alive amidst lies, betrayals and care-free brutality. The author's skills are excellent and the narrator enlivens the story with his practiced oratory.
Salvatore's GREATEST character he created for the forgotten realms series. Drizzt. Story of his origins and early years. Well written and well told by a great narrator. It will keep you hooked from beginning to end waiting for more. Dark elves, dwarves, gnomes, monsters, swords and sorcery, intrigue, death destruction and hope
the start of this book/series is alot like others, it's a struggle to figure out whats going on until a few chapters in. but past that it's a great book with great narrative. but definitely times he gets way too into the book lol
I've been reading the series since I was a kid and recently decided to revisit. The audio performance is superb and really brings you into the tainted world of the dark elves. The lore and world that RA has helped develop over the years provides a perfect backdrop for the complex culture of the dark elves of the under dark. Light fantasy this is not, but if you're looking for a tale of vast magic, powerful deities, enchanted items, impossible feats, and dangerous deeds you're probably in the right place. The best thing is, if you fall for this book, there are so many more tales of Drizzt to look forward to.
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.
I knew nothing about this author and his many books and at the beginning of the story thought that I was not going to be dawn in. But drawn in and riveted I was. What was there to care about in this dark and menacing world that was so alien to me? But as the tale unravelled quickly so did I start to care for Drizzit and Zak, hoping that they would prevail against intimidating odds. So I would definitely recommend this novel, it's a fast compelling ride.
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.
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