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The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories expands upon the epic legend of the dark elf with 12 tales performed by the all-star cast of Felicia Day, Dan Harmon, Greg Grunberg, Tom Felton, Danny Pudi, Sean Astin, Melissa Rauch, Ice-T, Wil Wheaton, Al Yankovic, Michael Chiklis, and David Duchovny!

For years, the Legend of Drizzt has included short stories published in Forgotten Realms anthologies and Dragon magazine. Available here for the first time in audio are all the classic stories by the New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore!

From the startling origin of Drizzt’s panther companion, to the tale of Jarlaxle and Entreri’s first encounter with the dragon sisters, the tales in The Collected Stories enrich this vividly-imagined series by building the world around Drizzt through exploring the backstories of side characters and magical locations.

©2011 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The narrators, all good actors, dramatize the unusual characters with clarity and deliver natural-sounding dialogue. Their even pacing helps listeners track tricky plot twists as the stories build.... Fans of Salvatore's work will be enthralled." ( AudioFile)

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  • Willis
  • Sandy, UT, United States
  • 04-17-15

Excellent bridge book!

The book filled in a few gaps for me that before were only events that had been mentioned but without much elaboration. The author drops little golden nuggets throughout the drizdt series and it was nice for some of those events to be written and compiled.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Will Wheaton, please read all my books to me.

Will Wheaton was awesome, I wish he had read every story in the audiobook. Bravo.

I won't name names but, if this particular reader was perhaps an Iced Tea that i bought from the convenience store of audio beverages i would return it for tasting monotone and generally lack luster.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

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A Great Listen , mostly

The stories are great. I enjoyed them from start to finish. Most of the narrators are also great. A couple don't really perform as well as the others. I'm not sure if it's because the stories settings don't match with the style of their performance, or if they didn't try as hard as the others.

Notably Ice T's performance doesn't seem to match the story he reads.

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Enjoyable listen

Ice-T's narration was a bit rough, but otherwise an enjoyable listen.

I haven't read any Salvatore in quite a while. Listening to these tales was like reuniting with old friends. If you enjoy any of his other work, you'll enjoy these stories.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Wish a couple of the narrators were better

Would you listen to The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories again? Why?

The stories, typical of R.A. Salvatore, were excellent. He has long been one of my favorite writers of fantasy. However, a couple of the narrators were less than stellar, and were a disappointment. Ice-T, and his pretentious insistence on pronouncing the 'w' in 'sword' was the low point for me. In a couple of the action sequences, when he got more excited, he actually pronounced the word correctly, revealing the mispronunciation was an affectation. The highlights of the narration, for me, were Felicia Hardy, Tom Felton, Will Wheaton, and Sean Astin. David Duchovny was the other letdown.

I will listen to the audio book again, but will likely avoid the chapter read by Ice-T. This is a shame, as that chapter has arguably the best Drizzt battle sequences.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories?

I really enjoyed finding out more of the backstory on Guenhwyvar. Tom Felton did an excellent job narrating.

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S'Words

Overall. great collection. Some performers didn't quite fit the selection they read (and despite myself, enjoyed Ice-T)

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Short stories that are all unique and exciting

it's a bunch of short stories that are interesting and exciting. I've never heard anything like this before. I'm very impressed by the talent of the narrators and I'm going to buy the rest of the series now.

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Amazing

I finished this in only a few days because I couldn't stay away from it. This was a recommendation by The Adventure Zone and now I want more!

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EXPERIENCES

Where does The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

IN THE TOP 5

What other book might you compare The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories to and why?

HAWK AND FISHER
SHANARA
PERN SERIES
WHITE WOLF NOVELS

Which scene was your favorite?

ANY AND ALL DEALING WITH BACKGROUND STORIES

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

LIFE WAS NEVER EASY IN THE UNDERDARK

Any additional comments?

THESE BOOKS ARE FRAGMENTS FROM MY CHILDHOOD. THOSE STORIES ARE HARD TO FIND IN THE ORIGINAL FORMATS, SO BEING ABLE TO FIND THEM IN ANY MODERN FORMAT IS COMFORTING

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Great story's

love hearing his story's. I enjoy all of his book's . every one did a great job.

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  • S. Newman
  • 05-18-17

A reasonable collection of short stories

This is a reasonable collection of short stories, some better than others and with mixed levels of narration.

The changes in pace for the stories and narration made it less than ideal for me.

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  • Av3n
  • 08-25-18

Excellent collection of stories

I’d never heard of Drizzt before picking up this book and what a wonderful introduction it has been.
I was caught by surprise by the narrators and entertained throughout. Would recommend highly as a starting point for anyone interested in Dungeons & Dragons fiction, Salvatore is a great writer.

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  • carl
  • 04-13-18

learn to read English please

I love these stories but spent time shouting the correct words at my phone.
insanity

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  • Craig Rees
  • 07-23-17

Essential for any fans of Drizzt and AD&D

A great collection of stories read and performed by some great (and surprising) names, all of whom are longtime fans of the awesome Drizzt Do'Urden the renegade Drow. Get quickly transported to the fantastical world of Faerun, part of the Forgotten Realms and tag along for an amazing ride full of magic, beasts, adventure and danger!! Enjoy!! Oh, and don't pet the Panther ;-)

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  • Mr. S. P. Stockdale
  • 04-29-16

Not Bad... Overall

What did you like best about this story?

It isn't just one story... it is a short story anthology. I liked hearing about different characters who have appeared in the novels of the Legend of Drizzt. Wil Wheaton was an especially engaging narrator.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The lack of enthusiasm from certain narrators: Ice-T and David Duchovny (sp.?), I'm sorry to say lacked feeling and affected my ability to connect with their respective stories.

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

A couple of the narrators made me groan in frustration at their lack of feeling. See the previous question

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  • Philip
  • 08-28-15

Great for new listeners!

I really enjoyed this collection, having never read any of the Legend of Drizzt novels.

Many of the stories felt like excellent introductions to characters I know to be beloved, and have enough lore to draw me in, without requiring a detailed knowledge of the series.

I'm now going to book one of the legend to start working my way through.

The readers were all excellent in different ways; my only criticism would be that, for me as an Englishman, some of the American pronunciations sounded a little forced, and brought me back out if the story as they jarred. That said, having a host of very familiar voices reading a great collection of stories was fantastic!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-17

All Star Cast!

A combination of great writing (as expected from Salvatore), and great narration. While I found all the narrators good, Ice T certainly stood out for me; I would love to hear him narrate the rest of Salvatore's work (that would be an awesome combination).
This is a must for all Drizzt Fans.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful