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
Mark Bramhall made it so bad that I couldn't even listen to the story
HORRIBLE, after listening to 12+ books in the series from Victor Bevine, it not only ruins the story but makes it impossible to listen to it, now im stuck needing these three books that I cant listen too.
Audible Why don't you care about your listeners? the people giving you money, you have multi pages of people complaining about this series with the bad narrator and there is no official response to our complaints, are there any plans to have it re-read by victor bevine? there are more books in the series after this one that are read by victor so why do you ignore the customer and their complaints about Mark BramHall? I will Definitely be asking for a refund.
I have a hard time understanding what's going on due to the narrator's halting speech, and that his pronunciation is so much different from the previous, excellent narrator's. Just awful. Who hires these people? He sounds like William Shatner, halting weirdly. He prounounces Pickle as pick-EL, and don't get my started on the sentient sword Cutter, prounounced Kazziteah by the last narrator. Drizzt is now Driss.
I'm getting my money back, I can't follow the story AT ALL. Getting the Kindle edition.
I loved the story but the narrator was terrible. It sounded like he was a professor reading from a text. I also hated how he changed the pronunciation of names. I expected to hear him turning the page as he read.
I don't like the new narrator as well as the old one...getting over the change in voices for the characters now though. I just can't get over Orcs and Dwarfs being friends. I do like the fact that Katibree (sp) is becoming a wizzard. Maybe she can live a lifetime with Drizzit now. Glad Wulfgar is back with his clan and I hope he finds a wife that is nearly as tuff as him yet more beautiful than the stars. I'd love to see Wulfgar's child and Drizzit's child take over in a new generation. We need a new archer now...since Katibree is moving onward. A lot of new ideas have come from this book so I'm anxious to see how Salvatore captures these beginnings that he has put in place. I just don't see Orcs and Dwarfs as friends. ..maybe Salvatore is trying to introduce a new breed. We'll see.
I can't describe how disappointed I was. From the seemingly deliberate mispronunciation of names to the ridiculous voices. The crazy over the top annunCIAtion was annoying as well. They should have stuck with Victor Bevine! I think I will read the rest of the books instead.
Had to say nearer the top but for the narration.
Was all good, save for the mispronounced words.
Get Victor Bevine to do the narration..
Cry because again of the narration. The narrator is probably ok in other audio titles.
If you have listened from the beginning of this series prepare to be confused and disappointed. The narrator is not particularly horrible but the narrator until this point from book one until now was so amazing that you will be disappointed
From book one in the series until now audible has used the same narrator. Switching narrators was so confusing due to the change in pronunciation for every single name except "Cattie-brie" and "Wulfgar"was so distracting and confusing that you can't even figure out what is going on half the time. If this is your first time listening to the audio version of the series you will be ok but all of the name changes, dwarves suddenly becoming Scottish keeps youbguessing. Even "drizzt" is pronounced so differently that you want to punch the narrator. This is a wonderful series and I hope they enlist the original narrator for a "redo"
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