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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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    Lizz 03-19-16
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    love the series, but this narrator makes it very difficult to make it thru the book :(

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    judtin 03-16-16
    judtin 03-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    "what the literal hell?"

    The reader didnt bother to check how the last reader pronounced things? Unfortunately made,it awkward.

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    Ben Morch 03-14-16
    Ben Morch 03-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Bad Narrator"
    What would have made The Orc King better?

    Having Victor Bevine read this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I couldn't make it past the first chapter. After he pronounced Pickle Bouldershoulders name as (pik-el)... i just couldn't take it anymore.


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

    maybe if it was a war story or a murder mystery set with names that are completely American.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    If it was read by Victor Bevine, I am sure that it would be another great addition to the Drizzt series.


    Any additional comments?

    redo it with Victor Bevine reading.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Renee 02-03-16
    Renee 02-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, not so keen on Narrator"

    I REALLY want Victor back. he had so much more animation in his voice for the different moods of characters.

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    Ale 05-07-16
    Ale 05-07-16
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    "missing excitement"

    No motivation reading the book. The narrator is missing excitement and dedication, Previous narrratar immersed himself in the story and what was happening within. Story still amazing.

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    "Bad story teller"

    they need to find a better reader it's like having a uncaring non edited narrator, must be a Ork ...

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    Daniel Gruneisen 03-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Why would you change the NARRATOR?!?!?"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mark Bramhall?

    First off, if you want to read this book make sure that you start with Homeland and continue the series from there. Now with that out of the way. There are lots of people that I would cast as a narrator: the first few that come to mind would be Victor Bevine, George Guidall, Derek Perkins, Dick Hill, Marc Thompson and Simon Prebble. I could go on with the list but I think that my point is made. <br/>All of these narrators are far better than mark bramhall. The fact of the matter is that mark bramhall is not a narrator and if you call him one then you are giving narrators a bad name. <br/>My biggest grief with mark is that he sounds like windows xp "Microsoft Sam" is reading this book. He is not a smooth reader and his monotone herky jerky (meaning his continuous start stop on each word) and mispronunciation of words is just flat out annoying! <br/> R.A. Salvatore spent a lot of time writing these books and sadly, mark bramhall has wrecked this book. <br/>Audible, shame on you for even letting mark read even one of these GREAT! books, let alone several of them.<br/>if the previous narrator Victor Bevine wasn't available or just can't narrate any more there's oh so very much better narrators.<br/>Please have one of the suggested readers reread the books that mark bervine has read and perhaps let mark do something where his voice is not involved. (translation: empty the trash, sharpen pencils etc.)


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    Kim 02-15-16
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    "What terrible narration!"

    I dread having to listen to the next two books in the series being mangled. I may return the audible versions and just read them. My mind wanders and I am bored by the delivery. Only bruenors voice has any character

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    Robert 12-08-15
    Robert 12-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "narrator is disappointing"

    the book is well written but this trilogy uses a different narrator. if you change narrators they should have listen to the previous reader or at least know how to pronounce the names correctly. I was unable to finish book three I was so disgusted.

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    9529 12-06-15
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    "Great Book"

    The change of narrators was quite jarring. the book itself was good, but it took a while to get used the the new way characters voices where inflected and names were purnounced.

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