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Road of the Patriarch: Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords, Book 3 | [R. A. Salvatore]

Road of the Patriarch: Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords, Book 3

A cold and emotionless killer for whom every soul has a price, even his own, embarks on a path to find out just how high that price can be. A dark elf of limitless guile dares to challenge a king, and carve for himself a place in the inhospitable World Above.
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Publisher's Summary

THE ASSASSIN: A cold and emotionless killer for whom every soul has a price, even his own, embarks on a path to find out just how high that price can be.

THE MERCENARY: A dark elf of limitless guile dares to challenge a king and carve for himself a place in the inhospitable World Above.

ILNEZHARATA and TAZMIKELLA: Ancient dragons of great power, accustomed to easily manipulating the humans around them. But not all humans are so easily led. When they pushed Entreri and Jarlaxle into the heart of the Bloodstone Lands, not even they could have imagined the strength of the human assassin's resolve, or the limitless expanse of the mercenary's ambition.

©2006 R. A. Salvatore; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

David Colacci is admirable in his narration of this epic fantasy, which is Tolkienesque in its dwarves and elves and magic and quests....Road of the Patriarch is a bit more adult than the usual fare from this author. This is a gritty and bloody book, with a bit of sex as well." (AudioFile)

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    Guy bloomington, MN, USA 08-03-09
    Guy bloomington, MN, USA 08-03-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Road of the Patriarch"

    I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to anyone. With the exception of getting it from here at audible.com as they only have this book in the series. Which is very disappointing, as the book gets one attached. Only to find out that the others are not supplied and have to find elsewhere.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    11-01-08
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    "Road of the Patriarch"

    This is a wonderful book. It is so good in fact, I cant wait to download the 15 books that lead up to this one!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mary las Vegas, NV, USA 10-24-08
    Mary las Vegas, NV, USA 10-24-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Wish for more"

    I love this forgotten realms stuff, I wish the other books in this series were available!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Fort Knox, KY, USA 01-06-09
    Robert Fort Knox, KY, USA 01-06-09
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    "Road of the Patriarch"

    Over the last 10 years i have come to expect nothing less than excellence from R. A. Salvatore and this book does not disappoint. The continuation of the sellsword series is extremely well written and continues to maintain ties to the Drizzt Series that first drew me to this author. I was also extemely impressed with the narrator of this bok. He did an outstanding job capturing the sprit of each character and his vocal range allowed a very large degree of difference between the characters which is always refreshing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Great!

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    Dusty 06-10-14
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    "Wont buy any more of these books with out VictorB"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Nothing against the narrator but to have a single narrator do 90% of the books I have bought and then this, I could not get past the differences. Its almost like they were different characters. Victor Bevine is one hell of an narrator and I didn't realize it at first but now after a few books without him I cant buy any more of the books with out him.


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    J. Diaz 04-18-14
    J. Diaz 04-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book!!! Only one disapointment"
    Would you listen to Road of the Patriarch again? Why?

    Sure, eventually. Great Story and characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    Character development and past history


    What three words best describe David Colacci’s voice?

    Good but a bit of a lack of range. Victor Bavine was better in this regard. He is a good narrator though


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The first 2 books were Victor Bavine. Why change for the 3rd. The change in style was a bit jarring. Other than that it was a great book.

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    jack columbia, sc, United States 03-05-14
    jack columbia, sc, United States 03-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    Where does Road of the Patriarch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    To date its the Best


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Road of the Patriarch?

    everything


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

    He brought the Story to Life in audio form.


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

    Yes Absolutely but since I could not , I listened to the Book 4 times :-)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Cockeysville, MD, United States 12-14-12
    John Cockeysville, MD, United States 12-14-12
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    "great audiobook--wish they'd get Sellswords 1 & 2"
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    Great audiobook, & great characters. Wish they'd David Colacci to narrate the Sellswords 1 & 2... COME ON, GUYS....!!! ;)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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