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The Silent Blade Audiobook

The Silent Blade: Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 1

Can the Crystal Shard be destroyed at last? Drizzt is determined to destroy the evil Crystal Shard, and seeks out the help of the scholar-priest Cadderly. But instead, his worst fears are realized, and Crenshinibon falls into the hands of the dark elf mercenary Jarlaxle and his unlikely ally Artemis Entreri.
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Can the Crystal Shard be destroyed at last? Drizzt is determined to destroy the evil Crystal Shard, and seeks out the help of the scholar-priest Cadderly. But instead, his worst fears are realized, and Crenshinibon falls into the hands of the dark elf mercenary Jarlaxle and his unlikely ally Artemis Entreri.

The Silent Blade is the book that brought Drizzt back to the Realms, and was a New York Times best seller on its initial release - and has been in print every day since. Like the rest of the Legend of Drizzt(R) reissues, The Silent Blade features beautiful new cover art by award-winning illustrator Todd Lockwood.

©1998 TR, Inc., 2007 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    Keturah Sarden 10-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great series"

    I so enjoy this series it has been such a great read it counties to be such an excitement. This series I have so enjoyed

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JGrenier 06-14-15
    JGrenier 06-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Awesome Adventure"

    A triple 'A' title all the way! I started this journey from the very first Drizzt book and with each one I listen to everything just keeps getting better and I keep getting more enthralled and sucked into this incredibly wondrous world. Practically every character that gets written in becomes someone you want to keep track of and remember, there's not that many books I've read or listened to that I can say that about.

    If your wanting a lasting read and you can't wait to get your next fix because it's just that good these books are just the ticket!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Annette 06-09-15
    Annette 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    What did you like best about The Silent Blade? What did you like least?

    I have read all of R.A. Salvatore books regarding to Drizzt except for the newer releases. The audible versions I have listened to leave out much of the book in critical parts...The only reason I am able to follow the story line is that I have read almost all the paper copies...it shouldn't be noted as unabridged as it isn't. That is why I gave a three star for overall ....


    What did you like best about this story?

    Drizzt is an awesome Dark Elf...


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    He is a great


    Could you see The Silent Blade being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, however; I would not like it to be condensed. Maybe a series of epic movies would be awesome...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patrice 12-27-15
    Patrice 12-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "love this series"

    another captivating story. drizzt and friends always keep you on your toes. a must read.

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    Corum 04-21-15
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    "Another great adventure"

    Once again Drizzt proves his prowess in combat with an old nemesis. We also get to see how Wulfgar struggles in his return to his family. The stories around Drizzt continue on.

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    Craig 01-28-15
    Craig 01-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The good and the bad"

    If you love Dungeons & Dragons, it can be fun to endure. Salvatores methods can get old though. Bevine is great!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Rippentrop 12-30-14

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    "excellent"

    I loved this entire series since the very first book I've listened to. I think Victor does a wonderful job near reading the story and put such great emphasis on each character it is obvious that he takes great pride in what he does. r.a.salvatore I believe is a wonderful author and he created a marvelous series that very paul you in to the adventures of the companions of the hall. It very much brings me back to my days when I first read Dragonlance and the adventures of those companions

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    F3EN PERU, IN, United States 08-12-14
    F3EN PERU, IN, United States 08-12-14 Member Since 2013

    Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.

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    "Inner Demons"
    What other book might you compare The Silent Blade to and why?

    The Hammer and the Blade: A Tale of Egil and Nix. has the same vibe.


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    Victor always does a great job bringing the story to life.


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

    YES! I almost did.


    Any additional comments?

    All these stories are Awesome. If you have gotten this far in the series, you already know what i am talking about. Drizzt is an perfect example how there is always an exception to the rule. If you are checking out this story first. It is great engaging story, But if you start from book one "Homeland" i promise you will not be disappointed.

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    Amazon Customer 03-25-14 Member Since 2013

    Fantasy Novels 4 Life

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    "Pure happiness the best joy"
    If you could sum up The Silent Blade in three words, what would they be?

    Pure love I just love this stuff I would listen to everyday if I could


    What other book might you compare The Silent Blade to and why?

    All drizzt books


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

    Brings it to life


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

    Yes I would listen to all 20+ books if I could


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you ra and audible

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    ChimericDream Lawrence, KS 08-12-14
    ChimericDream Lawrence, KS 08-12-14 Listener Since 2009
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    "Narrator makes the story difficult to follow"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Victor Bevine?

    Luke Daniels, without a doubt. Over the past several years, Daniels has become a master at bringing characters to life and narrating books. For an amazing example, listen to the Iron Druid Chronicles. Every character has its own voice and personality, and you never get lost in the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    I have not yet finished the book, but I felt the need to post a review specifically to call out Bevine's performance. He speaks in a hushed voice (sometimes barely a whisper), as though he were reading Charlotte's Web to a toddler at bedtime. The characters, with only a couple exceptions, are very difficult to tell apart from each other. More than once so far, I have found myself confused at a strange turn of events, only to realize that the story was now following a different set of characters than a few seconds before. I have heard great things about the Drizzt books, and I plan to listen to the rest of the series. But I expect I will have to work for it.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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