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Homeland Audiobook

Homeland: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1

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This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in these new audiobook editions.

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    Jacob D. Akers West Union, OH United States 05-13-13
    Jacob D. Akers West Union, OH United States 05-13-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantatic Entry into Audible Fantasy for me!"
    Would you listen to Homeland again? Why?

    In a few years when the material isn't so fresh in my mind, absolutely!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drizzt, he's a character out of his own culture and a powerful fighter. He's a character everyone would want to be like.


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    Different convincing voices for each character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was just a fun listen from start to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been listening to a lot of Sci-fi because thats my scene. However, the first novel I ever read cover to cover was written by R.A. Salvatore and it was riveting to me as a teen and I could barely put it down. I remembered the author when I seen this book on a friends shelf and thought I need to see if Audible has that title. This is the origin story of a very fun character and it is a very fun great read I'm excited to read the rest in this series and to follow the adventures of Drizzt Do'Urden.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher beaver dam, WI, United States 05-13-13
    Christopher beaver dam, WI, United States 05-13-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Can't put it down! Again!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Homeland to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I drive for work so audio books are awesome!


    Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine – was your favorite?

    Not evil enough for me, toons seemed whinny


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

    I wish I had that time


    Any additional comments?

    Keep them coming

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Corsetti utah 05-09-13
    Robert Corsetti utah 05-09-13 Member Since 2011
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    "surprisingly great!"
    If you could sum up Homeland in three words, what would they be?

    Starts out slow, but I really got involved with the characters and underlining stories


    What other book might you compare Homeland to and why?

    Lord of the rings


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B. Skaggs United States 05-07-13
    B. Skaggs United States 05-07-13 Member Since 2017
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    "The Drizzt saga begins here..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story is sad...but it is inspiring as well...no matter the hardships or environment...if a person has strong morals he/she can make it thru almost anything..


    What did you like best about this story?

    The maturation of Drizzt to see how evil his kinfolk are...


    Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine – was your favorite?

    Drizzt.


    Any additional comments?

    Great beginning to an awesome fantasy character, after reading/listening to this book...you will be ready to visit and experience the further adventures of Drizzt and friends (in the later novels) again and again...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Sparks, NV, United States 05-03-13
    Aaron Sparks, NV, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Victor Bevine should get 10 stars."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    These three books have long been a favorite of mine and I've wanted to share them with my wife, who does not have time to read. when these came out I was thrilled that they were out but a bit nervous as with anything someone cherishes you don't know how it will be relayed when presented in a new form.

    Victor Bevine does a fantastic job of reading this entire series. you relays the urgency in the books just as well as the the drama, and tension. Just a fantastic narration of one of my all time favorite books.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have never tried this series I urge anyone to start with book one and stick with them. the first book starts off a little slow but only because their is such a big world that needs to be created in your mind. midway through the book you will be cursing the times that you have to stop listening to do anything else.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 05-02-13
    Joseph 05-02-13 Member Since 2017
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    "The First in a Great Series"

    I first read this series nigh on to 20 years ago. A young friend insisted that I read the first one, and I was hooked. There are lots of "follow-up" books, but I think I liked the first three the best. The story of Drizzt is a familiar one for many. He does not fit the mold in his society, and he becomes an outcast by choice. He has integrity and a moral code that clashes on every level with that of his peers. The narrator does an excellent job of pronouncing odd names and words. The inflections and feelings that he uses add greatly to the experience. If you are a fan of fantasy, give this one a try. You will end up with all three.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brian HILO, HI, United States 04-04-13
    Brian HILO, HI, United States 04-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "great all ways wanted to start this series"
    What made the experience of listening to Homeland the most enjoyable?

    this book was amazing there where 2 one sec glitches in the reading but really good i love it


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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 11-18-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 11-18-13 Member Since 2017
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    "The beginning of a beautiful friendship."

    I read this trilogy a while back upon my brother suggestions and I am happy I did. I look forward to the next two books because they were my favorite of the three. Drizzt is a great character and I love how he interacts with Guinevere. The world created by the author is very vivid and I can imagine it with great detail. This can sometimes be the fall of a fantasy book, but I believe the author expertly pulled this off in his dark elf series. I have also read a few of the other trilogies written by RA Salvatore and I recommend this author to all those who love a good solid fantasy book. No need to have a clue about the role playing aspect that has been mentioned in other reviews. I didn't know about any of that when I read the books and I enjoyed them immensely. Narrator does a good job.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 05-30-13
    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Bad Bad Naughty Elves"
    Any additional comments?

    They don't call them dark elves for nothing. These are treacherous deceitful dangerous evil elves. Their only concern in life is getting to the top of the dark elf heap and they will go over or through friend and foe alike to get there.

    Except one. Drizzt.

    He is different from his kin and this is his story. How will he cope in such a civilization? How can he survive in this ultimate Machiavellian of worlds?

    Read and find out for it is a good tale well read.

    This is an interesting world with it's own set of twisted rules and customs. The author paints this dark world and culture vividly. Some of the characters can seem a bit one dimensional but then again these are some pretty evil elves. I give it a solid 4 stars.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Possum 04-04-13
    Possum 04-04-13
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    "a legend is born"
    What did you love best about Homeland?

    a legend was born


    What did you like best about this story?

    Drizzt's story begins


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    he is a very good reader


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I neither laughed nor cried but am happy Drizzt spends time with his father.


    Any additional comments?

    having already read it I knew what was gonna happen, I bought it anyways on audio. I imagine the rest of the series will be read by the same man and equally as good. the whole series so far up to where I have read is great. I started with homeland and have bought all the books except the neverwinter saga. I plan on buying all the drizzt on audio. just waiting for movies now.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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  • azdean
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    "Amazing, thrilling fantasy "

    An amazing fantasy novel filled with insights into drow society. An amazing story and as a DnD player an excellent reference for all things drow.

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  • Amazon Customer
    11/1/16
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    "impressive book"

    i loved listening to this book. it was simply epic.victor Bevine naration was great, full of spirit

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  • Dex Scott Etherton
    7/7/16
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    "Absolutely amazing. "

    Wow! I just can't believe how well told the story of Drizzt is, loved it

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  • CrossOver2010
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    6/6/16
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    "Simple, solid story well told."

    Not just a tie to the famous role playing game series, the famous Drow ranger has his origin story told and every character is brought to life by the narration well.

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  • Matthew
    3/15/16
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    "Must be one of the best starts to a legend ever!"

    A must read for any d&d fan. This awesome book starts the journey for Drizzt do Urden and makes you want to read the rest! I already own the paperback version but just had to get the audiobook. Victor Bevine narrates it just perfectly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. Lilley
    Derby United Kingdom
    12/1/15
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    "Great audio adaptation"
    Where does Homeland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty highly, I'm a big fan of the Drizzt books so finding them as unabridged audio books makes me very happy... although perhaps gives them an unfair advantage as they start high up the list compared to some of the others in my library!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drizzt! I love the character! More fairly I have to say Zaknafein as he's very well portrayed by the narrator, with Alton De'Vir coming in as close second, the narrator does a fabulous job with his slightly insane vengeance.


    Any additional comments?

    Really looking forward to listening to the rest of the Drizzt books I'm hoarding in my library now I've got some free time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Connell
    2/16/15
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    "Intro to Drizz"

    I found it a bit slow to start as you would expect .... But It became gripping and I need to listen to the next in the trilogy as soon as i can

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Trent
    7/26/15
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    "My all time favourite author."

    The book is wonderfully written. Had trouble with the narrator's choices at times. overall - excellent.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ross
    7/20/15
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    "Drizzt Forever!"

    The story of Drizzt is amazing. Brilliant writing from R.A Salvatore, and excellent performance from Victor Bevine. I have listened to this one book five times, I loved it that much!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Slug
    7/9/15
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    "Drizzt Rules!!!"

    Loved it! Brilliant story and Characters. R. A. Salvatore is a brilliant and creative man who doesn't get the credit he deserves. Onto the next book!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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