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The Orc King Audiobook

The Orc King: Forgotten Realms: Transitions, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Drizzt is back, and facing a world changed forever!

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

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    Michael 11-12-14
    Michael 11-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Bring back the original narrator!"

    This is going to sound harsh, but I simply cannot stand this narrator.

    After listening to Victor Bevine narrate the entire series up to this point, I can't bear to hear the story from another person's voice. He butchers the names and the voices are all "off". It's too jarring a transition.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    robert dallas, TX, United States 10-06-13
    robert dallas, TX, United States 10-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I liked Victor Bevine as the narrator like all of the other books in the series. MARK BRAMHALL no only is it a different voice which doesn't match with all of the other books I have leaned to. But he talks so slow that I have to concentrate real hard so I don't start day dreaming and loose focus with the book.


    What didn’t you like about Mark Bramhall’s performance?

    He talks to slow that I have a hard time staying with the book. Its better to keep with the same narrater when doing a series of books.


    Was The Orc King worth the listening time?

    Necessary to do this series of you want to lesion to the next series so you can keep up with the past


    Any additional comments?

    Books should have been read by victor Bevine I would have enjoyed the series much better

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Meryl A Sarrecchia 03-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrator FAIL"
    Would you try another book from R. A. Salvatore and/or Mark Bramhall?

    From RA, absolutely. Bramhall, NO.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I couldn't get past the first half hour. I will kindle the rest of this series. I cannot imagine listening to Mark Bramhall for 40 more hours. It took me 10 minutes alone to figure out if audible made an automated narration for this book or if the voice was actually human. This narrator was such a bad call.


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back Victor!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lane W Kling 11-07-14
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    "victor bevine?"
    What disappointed you about The Orc King?

    the narrator sucked. what happened to victor? this guy butchered the names, the voices and the overall tone of the story. Not gonna buy the rest of the series, after really enjoying all the previous.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    C. White 06-04-16
    C. White 06-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Redo with Victor"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mark Bramhall?

    Victor Bevine,


    Any additional comments?

    Marks narration is terrible, very difficult to listen to. After listening to all the previous Legend of Drizzt books by Victor Bevine we became spoiled with his high quality narration. Mark mispronounces so many of the names and his voices are terrible. Please redo this trilogy with Victor so people can enjoy it like all the rest of the books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great story, narrator is terrible. where's Bevine?"

    Great story but the narrator's word pronunciation and impressions are terrible. Bring back Victor Bevine!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bri Michigan 05-26-16
    Bri Michigan 05-26-16
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    "Aweful Reader"
    What disappointed you about The Orc King?

    I love the RA Salvatore Drizz't books, but the reader on this one, destroyed the story!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Bramhall’s performances?

    I will never listen to anything read by him again!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was upset as I could not even listen to the book he was so bad!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andy 05-25-16
    Andy 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mark Bramhall massacres the narrative"

    Mark Bramhall does a disservice to the book. His constant mispronunciation of names is is a constant distraction. Somewhere after the last book Wulfgar became a two pack a day smoker. In the Icewind Dale books they give descriptions of every character and races voices. The man did no research. Mr. Bramhall should stick to narrating Dr. Suess.
    Due to this "issue" I found myself daydreaming and loosing focus on the book. He somehow managed to make every battle sound like the play by play from a chess match.
    Going on would be kicking a dead horse.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A. C. Dow Basra, Iraq 05-16-16
    A. C. Dow Basra, Iraq 05-16-16
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    "Good story. Very poor reading."

    I just started the book but with the monotone and halting reading I am struggling to continue. I am would never recommend a book read by Mark Bramhall. I think I will just read the synopsis of this trilogy so I can just move on to the next story read by Victor Bevine, now there is a good narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    iLight 03-25-16
    iLight 03-25-16
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    "Get the Hard Copy"
    What would have made The Orc King better?

    Victor Bevine as narrator.


    What other book might you compare The Orc King to and why?

    None. Even David Colacci wasn't this bad in Road to the Patriarch.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    In every imaginable way.


    What character would you cut from The Orc King?

    None, R.S. Salvatore’s stories are epic and beautiful.


    Any additional comments?

    As with 99% of other listeners here, I feel the Audible version of The Orc King is SO painful, I bought the paperback version to continue the story. This way I can at least continue with Victor Bevine's well established & consistent voicing and CORRECT pronunciations in my head. I mirror the sentiment that Mark Bramhall ruined the audio book and it's unfortunate it cost $25+ where most of the others are much cheaper. Refund please.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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