The Silent Blade

Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 1
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Series: Legend of Drizzt, Book 11
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,088 ratings)

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Can the Crystal Shard be destroyed at last? Drizzt is determined to destroy the evil Crystal Shard, and seeks out the help of the scholar-priest Cadderly. But instead, his worst fears are realized, and Crenshinibon falls into the hands of the dark elf mercenary Jarlaxle and his unlikely ally Artemis Entreri.

The Silent Blade is the book that brought Drizzt back to the Realms, and was a New York Times best seller on its initial release - and has been in print every day since. Like the rest of the Legend of Drizzt(R) reissues, The Silent Blade features beautiful new cover art by award-winning illustrator Todd Lockwood.

©1998 TR, Inc., 2007 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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Victor Bevine is the best!!!

Another great Salvatore book. Artemis vs Drizzt. More Jarlaxle shenanigans. The epic continues. The Crystal Shar pt 4. :)

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Another Awesome Adventure

A triple 'A' title all the way! I started this journey from the very first Drizzt book and with each one I listen to everything just keeps getting better and I keep getting more enthralled and sucked into this incredibly wondrous world. Practically every character that gets written in becomes someone you want to keep track of and remember, there's not that many books I've read or listened to that I can say that about.

If your wanting a lasting read and you can't wait to get your next fix because it's just that good these books are just the ticket!

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Problem with Content

What did you like best about The Silent Blade? What did you like least?

I have read all of R.A. Salvatore books regarding to Drizzt except for the newer releases. The audible versions I have listened to leave out much of the book in critical parts...The only reason I am able to follow the story line is that I have read almost all the paper copies...it shouldn't be noted as unabridged as it isn't. That is why I gave a three star for overall ....

What did you like best about this story?

Drizzt is an awesome Dark Elf...

What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

He is a great

Could you see The Silent Blade being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes, however; I would not like it to be condensed. Maybe a series of epic movies would be awesome...

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Killer Filler.

R.A Salvatore once again brings out the old and retired “Drizzt and Friends” routine but finally gives focus on better developing the side characters. Victor Bevine kills his performance as usual. I know this review is 10 books late, but if you’re like me and still working your way through, don’t be dismayed; it’s still a good book and you should keep going!

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amazing

I love the book and the narrator did an amazing job with the different tones and voices for characters that delved me deep into the story

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Great series

I so enjoy this series it has been such a great read it counties to be such an excitement. This series I have so enjoyed

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This series just keeps getting better

This series just keeps getting better.

For a few books now the Legend of Drizzt series has been moving away from just being a chronicle of the life and battles of Drizzt, and with this book the expansion really blossoms. There are now at least three interacting plot lines to keep up with. This provides a lot of variety, but not so much that it’s impossible to keep them straight.

To begin with, Drizzt and his friends, Bruenor the Dwarf, Cattie-Brie, Bruenor’s adopted human daughter, Regis the halfling, and Wulfgar, the giant barbarian who was formerly engaged to Cattie-Brie and who has recently been brought back from a hellish existence at the edge of the abyss as the prisoner of the Demon Ertu, set out to take the evil Crystal Shard, Crenshinibon, back to the priest Cadderly in the hope that he can destroy it.

For a fragment of a busted-up crystal that can’t walk on its own or talk, Crenshinibon sure can cause a lot of trouble. It works by corrupting the minds of others to make them do what it wants them to. It is extremely unhappy with Drizzt and the gang because they are too strong-minded for it. So, it calls whatever monsters or other evil beings are around to attack them at every turn.

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Not my favorite

This one skips around in story too much. It follows three groups. So you jump around. I also find Wulfgar's story full and interesting. So his parts are extra hard to follow.

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Awesome

As theothersthis is an awesome book. I will continue to listen to the others. Awesome.

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I generally enjoyed listening to this book. This is a general statement to meet requirements that don't allow for a simple star rating.

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  • 02-09-18

Awesome

the distinct performance from the narrator flows the story to the bone with chilling Goosebumps frightening experiences adrenaline pumping surges directly through the mind filling one with a sense of the forgotten Realms in its entirety.

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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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