One dark elf. Two enchanted blades. One unknown enemy. And a horde of invaders.
When a blood-thirsty banc of orcs, led by an as-yet-unseen enemy, comes rampaging out of the Spine of the World, it lays waste to everything in its path. Dark elf ranger Drizzt Do'Urden and his most trusted friends find themselves in the path of destruction. As blades slash and feet trample, even the heroes may not survive a desperate stand.
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Quickly paced and moves right along, pulling the listener by the ear. I'd never read nor listened to RA Savatore's works before but now I have a pile of stories to get acquainted with all these wonderful characters. References to past events do not muddle the story line and are used to flesh out the intertwined development of the characters and plot. I do recommend this series. I'm getting the rest of this trilogy today!
The story is interesting as are all of the Drizzt stories but whoever engineered/produced/edited it never listened to it in a car. The narrator talks too quietly in between voicing a characters. I find myself constantly playing with the volume to hear the narration then turning it down when the character's voice blares out their lines. This is not to bad mouth the performance. I'm sure it was worthwhile, what I could hear of it.
I recently picked up a book by R. A. Salvatore after years of not reading it. I read the Sundering book one and decided to go back to learn what happened to set the stage for that series. Here we find the trio joined by an old friend to see the Bruenor off to be king of Mithral Hall. With many surprises along the way and a tower being dropped on someone’s head this story sets the stage for the rest of series. This story is really intricate while leaving a lot of openings for follow on stories.
Love the orcs wizards elf's and all races a magnificent tale of war and loss.
The story is a good one, and for the most part the narrator does a good job with portraying characters like the dwarves. But a good portion of the time, especially when he reads Driz, he speaks in this super soft, bedroom style voice that is wicked annoying!!!!!! This isn't a romance novel or a bedtime story!!! After so many hours it's like fingernails on a chalkboard!!! He ruins the story in that way!! Otherwise I would give 5 stars across the board
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This trilogy is the one that reminds me the more of Tolkien`s The hobbit ,i really like the great battles and fortresses.There are a lot of new interesting characters and brave dwarves,the narrator did a great job.My favorite trilogy after Homeland,exile and sojourn! (montolio was a great character). At last in audiobook,thanks audible.
I read "The Lone Drow" first, by accident, and then went back to read "The Thousand Orcs." But I found that I had the gist of the important events inferred or outright retold in "The Lone Drow."
The only two plot threads worth reading are:
1) the story of Torgar's revolt and exodus from Mirabar (which is well-enough explained in "The Lone Drow," and Torgar turns out to be an unimportant character overall, but this is more interesting than anything else going on), but even this suffers from shallow writing (are there NO dwarven females and children at all in Mirabar? If so, Salvatore doesn't even tell us; he just writes as though all of them are battle-ready dudes, without the slightest hint that he has put thought into society beyond the simplest politics -- where is the world-building?);
2) the antics of Pikel Bouldershoulder wiggling his fingers, giggling, and surprising elves with a High-Priest-level of druidry.
The narrator isn't the greatest he whispers when he does women and the main character. It's frustrating when you have to keep adjusting the volume just to hear the story. The dwarfs are so loud that my speakers shake. I think that's more of a production problem but still it's annoying. I probably won't get the next book.
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