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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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    Syndane 04-10-13
    Syndane 04-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Return to an "old" friend!"

    I read these books years ago and have been intrigued with the enigmatic Drow that is Drizzt Do' Urden ever since. The Dark Elf Trilogy was the first of any of R.A. Salvatore's books that I had ever read and fell in love with the tales of his travels and adventures. If you've ever wondered about Drizzt and what "made" him the way that he is, this is the best place to start. Victor Bevine also does an excellent job in bringing the story to life, you can almost "see" the underdark caverns!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    JAMES LIVINGSTON, TEXAS, United States 12-11-13
    JAMES LIVINGSTON, TEXAS, United States 12-11-13
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    "Captivating !!!!"
    Where does Homeland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was the Conner stone for this amazing line. R. A. Salvatore nailed this perfectly with a total description so well detailed that, his readers) could get a complete minds eye of the way the young dark elf started his long life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His relationship with his weapons instructor was the turning point of his life, this touched me the most


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

    No, I have read this series and didn't realize how much I had not taken in until listening to the sureal voice that I now know as the many voices of the dark elf trilogy


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

    Homeland, let the adventures begin


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick B. 10-21-13
    Patrick B. 10-21-13
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    "Good story, 3 or 4 glitches in the audio"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story was good. It is about a Dark Elf, living in the Underdark region of the Forgotten Realms (a large series of underground caverns and caves set in a section of the Dungeon and Dragons world, for those not familiar - the Underdark contains a number of various humanoid and beast like creatures).
    The Dark elf, Drizzt, is raised by his noble Dark Elf family and taught the morally corrupt ways of Dark Elf society, but he finds that he doesn't fit in. The story covers his coming of age, so to speak, and how he deals with the struggles between his own conscience and life within the morally bankrupt society he was born into.

    I would have given this 4 stars. It was a good story, but very formulaeic at times. I downgraded the book to 3 stars because of a number of audio hicups where sections of audio (1-2 secunds at a time) would be distorted and the narration impossible to understand. It was enough to be distracting in those passages, and once it seemed to cover up some of the meaning of the story (not an inconsequential part of the story).

    I'm probably going to return my copy, solely because of the bad audio. It would be like buying a regular book with 2 or 3 sentences completely blacked out by marker. Hopefully they fix this, because otherwise this was a good story with good (not great) narration and story telling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The descriptive nature of RA Salvatore is excellent, as usual. And the narration was good (though several characters voices began to blend together after a while).


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

    His diction and pronounciation of some more difficult words from the Dungeons & Dragons lexicon is quite nice and listening to him is very effortless.


    Was Homeland worth the listening time?

    Yes - I enjoyed the story


    Any additional comments?

    just fix the audio quality.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    justin 06-15-13
    justin 06-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A legend is born."
    If you could sum up Homeland in three words, what would they be?

    The perfect start.


    What other book might you compare Homeland to and why?

    To put it in a better wording, this series is what I use to compare all other fantasy stories. The immense story line, fast paced action scenes, and incredibly detailed fighting narration of R.A. Salvatore just can not be beat.


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

    Zaknafein. The voice of Zaknafein really came to life for me. This first story having a lot to do with his roll in shaping Drizzt to the character he becomes later in the series, and learning his roots. He is by far my favorite character in Homeland.


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

    There is much to see in the pitch black of the underdark.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first audio book I have listened to on audible. It was a very enjoyable experience. The narration and dialog was well done. I use the audible app for the iPad, and it is easy to use and flawless in design. I would recommend audible to anyone. As goes the same for this book.

    2 of 3 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 9 people found this review helpful
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    david 09-27-16
    david 09-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "love r.a.Salvatore's "

    loved thus book so much glad that there are more in this line left to read

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    Amazon Customer 09-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A wonderful break from reality."

    This audio was as good as the written book. Very enjoyable listen, will whisk you away to another world.

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    Denise 09-13-16
    Denise 09-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Truly amazing"

    For those of you who listen to a lot of books. You know how the reader effects everything. This guy was great. Voice transitions were perfect.

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    Jamie 09-13-16
    Jamie 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Jay's review"

    The hardest part about this novel is getting through the first few chapters as it is hard to find something that catches your interest to hold on to. this book over all is great and I look forward to the second of its trilogy.

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    Jerome 09-07-16
    Jerome 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love it."

    this is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone. It's also a good resource for DnD

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