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Join the world's most famous drow elf in the penultimate chapter of the Legend of Drizzt series! Spending time in the unimaginable torture chambers of the Abyss for even a day would be enough to break even the heartiest soul, and the barbarian Wulfgar was there for years. When he returns, his friends find him a changed man, and not changed for the better. But Wulfgar's road to redemption is one he must travel on his own, even if it leads to the bottle.

©1999 TSR, Inc., 2007 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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eh

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The first half keeps switching between Wulfgar and then to people that just seems to be from a romance novel or soap opera. Eventually you do figure out why these people were in the story, however it could have simply done with a few paragraphs of backstory after their paths cross with Wulfgar and didnt need all the boring crap.

Has The Spine of the World: Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 2 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Was The Spine of the World: Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 2 worth the listening time?

No

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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boring!

this book was mostly about Wolfgar and some random kids. I was not impressed. seems like the author had no ideas for a plot and wrote a bunch of crap to make money. Skip this book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyed the story.

Struggled with momentum as I usually do with these Drizzt books. Speaking of which, where was the Drizzt? Wulfgar's troubles are interesting, but I'm ready for the gang to get back together and wreck some monsters.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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The legend continues!

Loved the character development and the continuation of the tale. Well met and the saga continues!

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Not Salvatore's best work

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book is for Wulfgar fans, that are interested in seeing the character spiral down into a drunken fool by making poor decision after poor decision. I'm about half way through the book and still no Drizzt, Bruenor, Regis, or Catti-brie.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Sea of Swords and I'll be praying that it's good enough for me to keep going in the Drizzt world.

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

Disappointment. I usually love the Drizzt books finishing them in a day or two tops. I've been trying to get through this for over a month and I'm still only half way through.

Any additional comments?

If I could do it again. I'd just find a plot summary of the book and skip this one. It was a waste of a credit.

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  • 12-26-14

Tough Read

Not the typical story of Drizzt. This story concentrates on Wulfgar's struggles to come to terms with his past and his demons. Watching Wulfgar’s decent into depravity, was not enjoyable. I tried but did not enjoy the story of the peasant girl and it was very hard to push through this novel. Victor Bevine is a very good narrator and he made the story tolerable. I hope that the next book picks up.

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Better than many have said.

The Spine of the World, though not an essential Drizzt novel is definitely necessary for fans of Wulfgar. There are several subplots in the novel that may not appeal to everyone, but I enjoyed them all. Step into the mind of Wulfgar and witness him discover who he is not who he once was.

Victor Bevine is excellent as always. He is the voice of the Forgotten Realms.

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Now I am done

Just stop here. The story just continues to drag on. However, I still love the first 10 or so.

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Great a Book but I’m burned out

R.A. Salvatore does a great job with all of his books, but after listening to 12 of his books in a row they’re starting to feel monotonous. I’m enjoying them but all of the books feel incredibly similar. I usually read/listen to an entire series such as the Dresden Files or the king killer chronicles before I move onto a new one... but with there being 18 books ahead of me before I’m caught up I’m considering taking a break. The only thing that really has me considering to keep listening is perhaps is Jarlaxle.

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Good performance, bad script.

I guess I just paid Victor Bevine $25 to read a description of some bar fights for 10 hours or so. That, and assail my ears with some mundane love story about a young underaged girl.

Victor’s acting was as great as ever, but the script sure was bad. Only book I haven’t given a 5 star.

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  • Mule
  • 12-12-17

Victor Bevine is on point, the rest ... Meh

This book drags, a lot. This review has been written 10 times over, but with little happening other than misunderstanding and people being self involved, I found myself listening just to ensure I don't miss anything referred to in later books...

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  • sam245
  • 08-21-16

so boring

i have enjoyed all of the books in the series up to this one - don't know if I will bother with any more of them after this

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Glenn
  • 11-21-17

Just amazing

Another fantastic story wonderfully written by R. A. Salvatore as always, and Victor Bevine is incredible

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-17

Incredibly moving and profound

As to be expected from RA Salvatore. This book is a testimony the authors talent in generating true emotion and life lessons.

Relating the story of Wolfgar during his time apart from Drizzt and the others, this book has surprised me as one of my absolute favorite in the series. Thanks a lot Mr. Salvatore!

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  • Trish
  • 01-25-15

One of my favourites

A bit darker than the other stories but that just served to haul me even deeper into the emotion. It was just fantastic to get to know wolfgar better. Definitely one of my favourites of the series so far.