R. A. Salvatore
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R. A. Salvatore

Leominster, Massachusetts is known for four things: Johnny Appleseed, a thriving plastics industry, Robert Cormier, and New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore. With over 20 million books sold worldwide, more than four dozen book and numerous game credits Salvatore has become one of the most important figures in modern epic fantasy.
A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, R.A. Salvatore, began writing shortly after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications/Media from Fitchburg State College. He penned his first manuscript in 1982, in a spiral notebook, writing by candlelight while listening to Fleetwood Mac's Tusk album.

Bob's first published novel, "The Crystal Shard", was released in February of 1988. By 1990 his third book, "The Halfling's Gem", had made the New York Times bestseller list.

Salvatore spends a good deal of time speaking to schools and library groups, encouraging people, particularly young people, to read. With the zeal of a religious convert, he talks about the virtues of reading and the ultimate appeal, "it is fun." He remembers his return to reading when he was in college, "The blizzard of 1978 shut down my college for a week. My sister had given me a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, which I read while house-bound. When I got back to school, I changed my major from math to communications."

Salvatore makes his home in Massachusetts, with his wife, Diane and their two dogs, Ivan and Dexter. He spends his "free time" coaching and playing softball on a team made up of family and close friends. His gaming group still meets on Sunday nights to play games. Of late, they have been playing the new game R.A.designed with Bryan Salvatore and Geno Salvatore, "DemonWars: Reformation", a role-playing game set in the World of Corona.

He is currently working on more novels set in Corona for his DemonWars series.

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    • Homeland

    • Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,694
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,704

    This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Among the drow, all trust is foolish.

    • By Pi on 04-26-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Exile

    • Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,730
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,218
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,220

    Hostile in ways that a surface-dweller could never know, the tunnel-mazes of the Underdark challenge all who tread there....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent as Always

    • By Syndane on 04-10-13

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    • The Crystal Shard

    • Legend of Drizzt: Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,786
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,459

    Drizzt Do’Urden has settled in the windswept towns of Icewind Dale....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Mark on 06-13-13

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    • Sojourn

    • Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,055
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,064

    Drizzt DoUrden has forsaken his subterranean home for the harsh unknown of the surface....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great sense of adventure

    • By Adnan on 05-19-13

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    • The Silent Blade

    • Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 1
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Problem with Content

    • By Annette on 06-09-15

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    • Streams of Silver

    • Legend of Drizzt: Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,430

    Drizzt Do'Urden struggles with his own inner voices, voices that call him back to the pitiless depths of the Underdark....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Discoveries

    • By JD Davis on 12-12-15

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    • Gauntlgrym

    • Legend of Drizzt: Neverwinter Saga, Book 1
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,821
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820

    Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasantly Surprised.

    • By K. McDowell on 02-13-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Halfling's Gem

    • Legend of Drizzt: Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,012
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718

    Assassin Artemis Entreri whisks his kidnapped victim, Regis the halfling, south to Calimport and into Pasha Pook's vengeful hands....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adventure to the max.

    • By Jose J. Juarez on 02-20-18

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    • Starless Night

    • Legend of Drizzt: Legacy of the Drow, Book 2
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,227

    The Underdark. A place of brooding darkness, where no shadows exist, and where Drizzt Do'Urden does not wish to go....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No better author and no better narrator.

    • By Deadshot 20/20 on 02-17-15

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    • The Legacy

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    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,789
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613

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    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Edward on 10-15-13

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