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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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.
A great subterranean world unlike any other I've heard about before. Mystery and plot are spun in a web of inticing curiosity. I like the story but the reading performance was not to my liking, I shall see if there are any other narrators of the other books and if that's the case I shall listen to the lot.
I shied away from reading this series of novels for a long time, mainly because as I knew they were based on the Forgottenn Realms I assumed they might just be novelisations of dungeon and dragons games, and hence by extension probably be a bit tacky. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this first book in the series.
The book follows the early life of Drizzt Do'Orden, a dark elf who has morals, has scruples, has a consciience and most certainly does not fit into the evil ddark elf society into which he is born. Fortunately for Drizzt he is not entirely alone. His father, and principal weapons master also shares his misgivings regarding the society in which they live.
Can Drizzt survive in such a cut throat environment where its every elf for himself and cunning, deaviousness and downright nastiness are lauded above all other character traits?
How can he reconcile is feeling of revulsion for his family and the other dark elves with his own belief in goodness and justice?
The author manages to capture this inner termoil of the protagonist while at the same time not letting the pace of the story slackin.
There is no shortage of action, interspersed with enough intrigue and machinations to keep everybody happy.
If I was being picky you could argue that Drizzt seems a little more naive than seems realistic given how long he has been living among the dark elves, but that is a minor quibble.
Finally, the narrator does an excellent job.
4 out of 5 stars.
"Absolutely amazing. "
Wow! I just can't believe how well told the story of Drizzt is, loved it
"Simple, solid story well told."
Not just a tie to the famous role playing game series, the famous Drow ranger has his origin story told and every character is brought to life by the narration well.
"Must be one of the best starts to a legend ever!"
A must read for any d&d fan. This awesome book starts the journey for Drizzt do Urden and makes you want to read the rest! I already own the paperback version but just had to get the audiobook. Victor Bevine narrates it just perfectly!
"Origins of a legendary tabletop gaming character"
Absolutely. Many of my friends know my love of fiction and gaming, particularly the imagination and fun of pen-and-paper role-playing games like D&D. Anyone familiar with D&D knows of Drizzt from Menzoberranzan, the franchise's legendary dark elf. Salvatore, through Bevine's excellent performance, brings this two-dimensional icon to life. What's not to like?
Adding this dimension to a much-admired gaming legend allows the reader to experience the Forgotten Realms brought to life, through the early years of one of its most memorable characters. Bevine's performance adds the right amount of suspense, darkness, elation and trepidation.
The cat. (Trying to avoid spoilers).
I particularly like this series for the reasons mentioned above, but standing alone from their D&D background I believe they make an interesting fantasy story. No prior knowledge of polyhedral dice or character sheets is required. The story stands on its own merits.
"Great audio adaptation"
Pretty highly, I'm a big fan of the Drizzt books so finding them as unabridged audio books makes me very happy... although perhaps gives them an unfair advantage as they start high up the list compared to some of the others in my library!
Drizzt! I love the character! More fairly I have to say Zaknafein as he's very well portrayed by the narrator, with Alton De'Vir coming in as close second, the narrator does a fabulous job with his slightly insane vengeance.
Really looking forward to listening to the rest of the Drizzt books I'm hoarding in my library now I've got some free time!
"My all time favourite author."
The book is wonderfully written. Had trouble with the narrator's choices at times. overall - excellent.
The story of Drizzt is amazing. Brilliant writing from R.A Salvatore, and excellent performance from Victor Bevine. I have listened to this one book five times, I loved it that much!
Loved it! Brilliant story and Characters. R. A. Salvatore is a brilliant and creative man who doesn't get the credit he deserves. Onto the next book!
"Loved every minute"
Great listen. Very well performed. I've loved the drizzt nooks since I was a teenaher, havomg them to listen to is great.
"Intro to Drizz"
I found it a bit slow to start as you would expect .... But It became gripping and I need to listen to the next in the trilogy as soon as i can
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