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The Orc King Audiobook

The Orc King: Forgotten Realms: Transitions, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Drizzt is back, and facing a world changed forever!

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

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    Michael 11-12-14
    Michael 11-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Bring back the original narrator!"

    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.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    robert dallas, TX, United States 10-06-13
    robert dallas, TX, United States 10-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    What didn’t you like about Mark Bramhall’s performance?

    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.


    Was The Orc King worth the listening time?

    Necessary to do this series of you want to lesion to the next series so you can keep up with the past


    Any additional comments?

    Books should have been read by victor Bevine I would have enjoyed the series much better

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Meryl A Sarrecchia 03-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrator FAIL"
    Would you try another book from R. A. Salvatore and/or Mark Bramhall?

    From RA, absolutely. Bramhall, NO.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back Victor!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lane W Kling 11-07-14
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    "victor bevine?"
    What disappointed you about The Orc King?

    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.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 03-25-16
    Steve 03-25-16
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    "Get the Hard Copy"
    What would have made The Orc King better?

    Victor Bevine as narrator.


    What other book might you compare The Orc King to and why?

    None. Even David Colacci wasn't this bad in Road to the Patriarch.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    In every imaginable way.


    What character would you cut from The Orc King?

    None, R.S. Salvatore’s stories are epic and beautiful.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lizz 03-19-16
    Lizz 03-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    love the series, but this narrator makes it very difficult to make it thru the book :(

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    judtin 03-16-16
    judtin 03-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    "what the literal hell?"

    The reader didnt bother to check how the last reader pronounced things? Unfortunately made,it awkward.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Morch 03-14-16
    Ben Morch 03-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Bad Narrator"
    What would have made The Orc King better?

    Having Victor Bevine read this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Bramhall’s performances?

    maybe if it was a war story or a murder mystery set with names that are completely American.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    If it was read by Victor Bevine, I am sure that it would be another great addition to the Drizzt series.


    Any additional comments?

    redo it with Victor Bevine reading.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Renee 02-03-16
    Renee 02-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, not so keen on Narrator"

    I REALLY want Victor back. he had so much more animation in his voice for the different moods of characters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charles charlesyon, SC, USA 01-22-10
    Charles charlesyon, SC, USA 01-22-10
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    "More Drizzzt"

    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.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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