An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build.
But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World. Powerful individuals on both sides may have to change the way they see each other. They may have to start to talk. And it won't be easy.
This book wasn't just the next installment in the long-running saga of the famous dark elf, but the beginning of a bold new trilogy that will help change the face of the Forgotten Realms world forever.
Don't forget to listen to more adventures of the Forgotten Realms.
©2008 R. A. Salvatore; (P)2009 Random House
This is going to sound harsh, but I simply cannot stand this narrator.
After listening to Victor Bevine narrate the entire series up to this point, I can't bear to hear the story from another person's voice. He butchers the names and the voices are all "off". It's too jarring a transition.
I liked Victor Bevine as the narrator like all of the other books in the series. MARK BRAMHALL no only is it a different voice which doesn't match with all of the other books I have leaned to. But he talks so slow that I have to concentrate real hard so I don't start day dreaming and loose focus with the book.
He talks to slow that I have a hard time staying with the book. Its better to keep with the same narrater when doing a series of books.
Necessary to do this series of you want to lesion to the next series so you can keep up with the past
Books should have been read by victor Bevine I would have enjoyed the series much better
From RA, absolutely. Bramhall, NO.
I couldn't get past the first half hour. I will kindle the rest of this series. I cannot imagine listening to Mark Bramhall for 40 more hours. It took me 10 minutes alone to figure out if audible made an automated narration for this book or if the voice was actually human. This narrator was such a bad call.
Bring back Victor!
the narrator sucked. what happened to victor? this guy butchered the names, the voices and the overall tone of the story. Not gonna buy the rest of the series, after really enjoying all the previous.
Victor Bevine as narrator.
None. Even David Colacci wasn't this bad in Road to the Patriarch.
In every imaginable way.
None, R.S. Salvatore’s stories are epic and beautiful.
As with 99% of other listeners here, I feel the Audible version of The Orc King is SO painful, I bought the paperback version to continue the story. This way I can at least continue with Victor Bevine's well established & consistent voicing and CORRECT pronunciations in my head. I mirror the sentiment that Mark Bramhall ruined the audio book and it's unfortunate it cost $25+ where most of the others are much cheaper. Refund please.
Having Victor Bevine read this.
I couldn't make it past the first chapter. After he pronounced Pickle Bouldershoulders name as (pik-el)... i just couldn't take it anymore.
maybe if it was a war story or a murder mystery set with names that are completely American.
If it was read by Victor Bevine, I am sure that it would be another great addition to the Drizzt series.
redo it with Victor Bevine reading.
If you have read Salvatore and have grown (like me) to enjoy the dark elf and his adventures then this is for you.
If not then read up some of he older books otherwise its like watching Die Harder with no idea who John McClane is.
It's like fantasy porn with descriptive fights, philisophical rants that mirror our society and evil beings getting stabbed.
It is like a cliche but I happen to enjoy a grumpy dwarf and if you do then this is the book for you.
Great story with some very memorable characters. At first the speaker is clearly putting far to much emphasis on his pronunciations. But a few chapters in he settled into a more listenable rhythm.
"My first Drizzt Novel"
After listening to the audio book for a short time I was not worried about having not read other novels in the Drizzt series before. The narration was a welcoming sound and I enjoyed being led into the adventure of Drizzt and his adventuring companions with fluid verse.
Dungeons and Dragons is a game which you might have heard of, and a huge part of the game is story-telling. This lends itself well to a rich universe for the creators of D&D to make some extremely entertaining characters and novels based on those characters and adventures.
If you like high fantasy, then the Dungeons & Dragons multi-universe is going to be your cup of tea. Characters evolve, and so do the lands they live. Drizzt Do'Urdens' adventures are a great place to start.
He is a contemporary character with several recent novels being released. You can expect many great adventures, for a lawfully aligned Drow, he sure lives a long time, and that's a lot of room for stories.
R.A Salvatore is a good writer, he fleshes out description and pushes the tale along, so you don't feel you are being told what just happened.
I play quite a lot of Dungeons & Dragons, and I'm also a local Dungeon Master for official events on the Isle of Wight. I love rolling dice, and now thanks to audible can listen to novels while at my regular job.
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