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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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.
Move over Batman, There's a new dark knight in town.
I've heard lots of books. It'd rank towards the top. But not at the top.
His ability to stay true to himself and his beliefs.
Drizzt followed by his father.
Don't usually read these types of books but I was fairly impressed great read. If I had to say something negative it would be that it's 2 short a book. Definetly recommend.
The perfect start.
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.
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.
There is much to see in the pitch black of the underdark.
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.
The book doesn't get interesting right away, as it jumps right into a large conflict with many characters you are unfamiliar with. However, R. A. Salvatore has constructed an interesting society in the underdark.
I didn't really get into the story too much until the author starts following Drizzt.
Drizzt's life is certainly an interesting one. My enjoyment of the book was reduced because I just couldn't see how Drizzt continued to have the expectations of moral behavior despite growing up in an environment with no examples of anything but treachery and cruelty.
The only relationship of any note that Drizzt forms is with the weapons master, and this relationship is important but only occupies a small portion of the story. Mostly, Drizzt is off doing unpleasant things he doesn't want to do while surrounded by unpleasant shallow characters.
So to sum up, I would say it is a good story and it held my interest, but doesn't get as high a rating as other books because it didn't make any sense to me that Drizzt felt the way he did, and I felt the book concentrated mostly on negative interactions which made it less pleasant to experience. Conflict and dark times are ok, but it is the good feelings and hope for improvement that make me want to put my headphones on and listen to the the next chapter. I felt that this book was worth listening to, but not half as good as some of my favorites.
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!
“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."
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.
Drizzt rising up against Menzoberranzan evilness...and the sacrifice made at the end.
Victor Bevine did a wonderful job. He was a good choice to be narrator for this gruesome world.
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.
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.
I love the whole Drizzt series. I read it through the first time and now I'm starting it all again with the audio books. I do wish the narrator did a better job with the characters and not speak so quietly that I need to turn up the volume consistently, but otherwise a good listen.
Great book made even better by a great narrator. The perfect introduction into the world Drizzt was born into. Good pacing, world building and characters with some of the best combat action descriptions I've ever read. I'm looking forward to the next two books.
Overall, the voice actor was good but during a lot of the book I found the volume of his voice too low, like he was whispering. It should be taken into account that not everyone can listen to these books in a totally quiet room/place. I listen to most of them in my car while driving and with windows open it was sometimes hard to hear.
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