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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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    LSolomon 10-03-14
    LSolomon 10-03-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Thank You, R. A. Salvatore!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Homeland to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the book. I do not see how reading the book can compare to listening to it Victor Bevine brings the book to life. I close my eyes and "see" Drizzt fighting, Belwars mythril hammerhand, Briza's snake-head whip, etc... you get the picture.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drizzt is my favorite because he managed to have a conscience and/or a sense of right and wrong. Through most of his young life ,(when children are their most impressionable). he was taught hate and subjugation. He never was allowed to truly be a child yet he managed to still be naive and gullable.


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

    No, i have not. Victor is excellent!! Let me put it this way, I was at work and got caught up in a fight scene, when the fight was over, that is when i realized I had jumped up from my desk saying (yelling) watch out Drizzzt!!, get 'em!. As far as the mispronounced words and accents go. Victor makes up for it ten fold by working his magic. He is a spellcaster. making the words reach out and wrap around only to draw you down into an unforgiving world, R A Salvatiore's creation, the world of the dark elf.


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

    There were quite a few moving movements, but the two that really stand out are...
    When Guenhwyvar and Drizzt were fighting Alton and Masoj. The pain Drizzt felt and the words he said when he didnt know what was to become of his only friend in the world, Guen. To have to do something that you truly believe is wrong. To be strong enough to go and face what you have done. It is a very difficult thing to do. Also, when Zakn realized that Drizzt still had good in him and wasn't the killer/ assassin he believed him to be. Oooohh, my poor Drizzt.


    Any additional comments?

    Salvatore's writing style coupled with Victors narration, meld together to create a listening masterpiece. Thank you both for the wonderful ride
    Epic fantasy fans will not be disappointed, get this series!!

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    Steven Martinez Illinois 09-15-14
    Steven Martinez Illinois 09-15-14 Member Since 2014

    I am me, that is all I am.

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    "First time R.A. Salvatore listener!!"

    Audible recently had a collection of short stories written about Drizzt's world available for free. I enjoyed those so much, I decided to give a paid book a shot.

    Boy was I in for a treat!!

    I'd never read and R.A. Salvatore, and didn't realize what depth he brought to his characters. Drizzt is such an amazing, and relatable character, his trials and "coming of age" while unique, will ring true to many. I had purchased the next two books in the series before I was halfway through this one. I cannot wait to finish these books.

    Victor Bevine does a fabulous job reading. I could listen to his voice for hours on end (and have a couple times now) and not find it contrite or irritating. He also does not try to bring outlandish accents to the characters, often times barely changing his inflection to signify a different person's role in the conversation. This is a good thing! Too many authors try to have crazy accents that just detract from the read performance.

    All in all, I am excited I finally found this world, and look forward to the next several weeks of listening to it.

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    aerwin3 08-13-14
    aerwin3 08-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story and Awesome performance"
    Would you listen to Homeland again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this again. The performance by Victor Bevine was fantastic. Made the book feel like a fluid story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The the emotion portrayed by the Victor Bevine.


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

    Drizzt


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

    Yes. If I could have I would have listened to it in one sitting. The different portrayal of the characters where clear and will done.


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    Raphty 06-26-14
    Raphty 06-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "intresting new way of society"
    If you could sum up Homeland in three words, what would they be?

    DIFFERENT
    INTERESTING
    EXCITING


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ofcore i liked drizzt...


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

    not so much its hard to say. i enjoyed listening an reading it. but i had the book in my shelve for almost 2 years halve read and than decided im going to by this audio book to get back into the story... and i liked the ausio version very much.


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    Richard 06-22-14
    Richard 06-22-14
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    "A timeless classic finally on audio!"
    Any additional comments?

    I read this series (and the Icewind Dale trilogy) multiple times as a teenager. Some of the only books to receive multiple readings from me. They're top-notch fantasy, no way around it. The Narrator was decent in a mediocre sort of way, but still managed to bring the story to life. It was great being able to listen to them at work 15 years after my last reading.

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    Kristopher Calgary, AB, Canada 06-09-14
    Kristopher Calgary, AB, Canada 06-09-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Amazing narration"

    When you look forward to your commute each day, you know you've picked up a great audiobook. I listened to this trilogy over the span of two weeks and found the characters interesting and the story engaging.

    The writing is a bit simplistic at times but the narration by Victor Bevine is great.

    Thoroughly enjoyable and I've moved on to the next series of Drizzt books.

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    Dirk K. 06-08-14
    Dirk K. 06-08-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Slow Introduction"
    What did you love best about Homeland?

    This book provides what I would consider kind of a slow introduction to Dark Elves. This book is crucial and was very well done, it just seems the topics and conflicts in this book are juvenile compared with those that come later on.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zaknafein. This keeps changing as well. While growing up Drizzt was clearly my favorite character, his moral compass is common with what I would consider the mind of an adolescent. As I have grown I tend to identify with evil characters much much more. A moral compass seems to consistently cost heros a price and for them to lose something. Morally bound individuals are predictable and can be quickly surpassed.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The battle with the gnomes and destroying the elemental would be the most impressing and favorite scene. However, the graduation ceremony with the calling of a lower denisen would of been pretty incredible to see as well.


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

    Dancing Swords


    Any additional comments?

    While Drizzt is more bound to ideals then myself, I like the overall concept. I don't like morals and ethics simply on the basis they are not mine. I do not appreciate that a society sets up guidelines and everyone is supposed to follow them. I believe you as a person should determine those ideals you hold valuable and you live by those. We were given a conscious and the ability to rationalize and think so we are able to use our minds. People are so consumed by what is right and wrong, those who are able to go outside of their comfort zone or who aren't bound to concepts like this are able to surpass everyone. Drizzt was born in a society where he rebelled against everything that his society built for, yet he used it, covered himself in it and then escaped determining how he lives his life independently. That is the greatest thing I associate with this book. He has a rescuer mentality for those who are unable to take care of themselves.

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    Cameron Waikanae, New Zealand 04-26-14
    Cameron Waikanae, New Zealand 04-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    "This is simply brilliant."

    This is a brilliant story. I listened to it non-stop. The narration of the book was a little bit speedy but I put that down to it being a riveting tale.

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    Jason Parker 04-22-14
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    "Love The Characters"
    If you could sum up Homeland in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome characters indeed.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I search literature far and wide for a character I truly love. Drizzt is one of them.

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    kelvin phoenix 04-13-14 Member Since 2013

    I wont go in to the plots too much mainly if it 3 - 5 stars you may want to try it.

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    "Dark Elves"
    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    His voice is prefect for these underground dwellers like the Drow (Dark Elves).


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    For me growing up with all Elves as the fair folk, elegant, restraint in their behavior was always expected. But the Drow are war based and fight secret wars killing other houses in the City of Menzoberranzan. The Drow Women hold the power and the males are disposable. But for the young Drizzt Do'Urden is one of the greatest fighters with a natural talent but learns his peoples way of life might not be for him. The Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy show his early struggles to do what needs to be done. I love this series

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