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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I'm glad I went back to the beginning of this series. It makes much more sense and gives tons of insight into the life and struggles of Drizzdt. Very well written and performed. I'm starting the second book now.
I have not read the print version, but received high praise and recommendation from a friend who has been reading these novels since they first came out.
Drizzt - The way Salvatore writes the character and ties you in emotionally is astounding. You feel what the character feels, joy, hurt, pain, loneliness, everything. I have never been so connected to a fictional character as I was to Drizzt, I felt as if I was walking the path along with the characters.
The way Bevine creates characters and paints a picture is fantastic. He puts the perfect inflection on the words and the narration. He helps you feel the story with his pacing and energy.
Yes, I became hooked, I could not wait to sit and listen, as i neared the end of the book I was already preparing the next one.
First off I must tell you that I am novice when it comes to fantasy novels but while in the mood for sword and sorcery I decided to listen to the Dragonlance trilogy. I really enjoyed it but not enough to continue the journey with the 2 brothers in the twins trilogy. But while I looked for other D&D based novels I camera across this book and man I'm I glad I did. It has just the right amount of action and intrigue to keep you interested while paint the picture of a larger world. I know this novel is a couple decades old now but it feels very fresh still. So if you're a fan of a great action story, coming of age tale or political thriller you just may love this book.
Definitely liked this book, what a awesome story in a not-so-typical setting. Most fantasy is about the good guys - this is definitely about the evil of the Drow and it's a nice change of pace and cool.
Longtime fantasy fan and I've known of this book and trilogy for 20+ years and have not picked it up. My mistake, this a great novel with everything you need, my only regret was not picking it up many many years ago.
As a great intro, I would compare this to Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman as a great intro novel in a D&D based fantasy trilogy. Dragonlance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, D&D fans need to pick this one up, stat.
The first time I've listened to Victor Bevine and he does not let down. Whereas many narrators deliver a robotic, methodical pace to their performances, Victor impresses immediately with variable pacing and a touch for adding well done character voices.He succeeds at giving them personality, emotion, tone and pacing, whereas many have made me physically cringe in the awkwardness and acting ability.
If you are going to voice act characters - give them some personality and differentiate the way they speak, look no further than this as a benchmark.
He ads a sense of tension to parts of a story that are obviously picking up and are faster paced. At those times, he delivers the speed, creating some great tension and had me on the edge of my car seat many times during this book. The best narrarator I've listened to yet, and I will be scouting his performances eagerly.
Great views and ideas into a world unlike any other written about, that i've read
Eragon Triolgy series is all i can think of but its completely different . Homeland is all to itself one of the best books i've read
Its all about the voice in audiobooks he does a superb job
All i can say for me. I was there, for the books entirety never lost the drive or bored. The build of the character gradually increased to this legend amazing story i'm currently at (The spine of the world) can't put it down keep em"" coming
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