The epic tale of everyone's favorite dark elf, Drizzt Do'Urden, reaches new heights!
Drizzt Do'Urden struggles with his own inner voices, voices that call him back to the pitiless depths of the Underdark. But louder still are the voices of his newfound friends, and the dream that drives Bruenor Battlehammer on to reclaim Mithral Hall. Time and again they're told to turn back, that some dreams can never be fulfilled, but on they fight - together.
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"I love this story, but..."
I love this story, but the narrator pronounces some words in such a way as to make me feel like I just heard nails on a chalkboard (lived for instance). Fortunately these words are few and far between. He does alter his voice slightly for different characters so that is good.
"Narrator's Pronunciations are Bizarre"
I'm listening to this series again after reading the books years ago. Overall, the narrator is wonderful, but there is one thing that makes the vein in my temple throb every time I hear it.
The pronunciation of ravine is a soft A with the I pronounced as a hard E (rəˈvēn). Nowhere, in no dictionary, is it pronounced ravin with a soft I (or like one of the Foresaken in Wheel of Time, for those familiar). This isn't an uncommon English word, so how did it get past both the editors and producers, even if the narrator doesn't know how to pronounce it?!?
Once I get over that bucket of cold water to the face each time I hear it, I can get back into the narrative, but it always jolts me out of the story for a few minutes.
This is the second series that I've gotten into and I'm not disappointed. The adventures is fantastic. A great listen. Well written and well performed.
"Fun and interesting follow up."
I like this story more than I liked "The Crystal Shard". Good interplay between the characters. Good questing and discovery. Good conflicts between the main powers and interests.
The performance is good and enjoyable.
Some characters are less interesting than others. Only a few characters seem to have real depth. Other characters seem a bit forced in their loyalties and emotions. Some choices seem out of character and there are foreseeable oversights that weaken the organic nature and believability of the story progression. Takes a bit from the immersion factor.
Overall an enjoyable book, despite flaws. Definitely some gems to enjoy and capture the imagination.
"Streams of Gold"
As always the narrator did an excellent job. I enjoyed this book more than I enjoyed the Crystal Shard. Unlike the first book the tempo in Streams of Silver is more balanced with more interesting dialogue between characters and the battles more descriptive and in a way more flexible. If Salvatore wrote this book immediately after the Crystal Shard he improved dramatically in his writing style.
V.B. always does a great job bringing the books to life.
Always a good listen. Love every story so far. Looking forward to listening to the rest.
Once again, check Drizzt out if you have not already.
"a smile to my face"
entertaining, thrilling, funny. brings your heart to the world. a pleasure it was excellent job
"Love this series!"
The entire story kept me intrigued to what was next and all the build up collaborated into an amazing conclusion that perfectly surprised me and left me longing for the next and final book of the three part series. This is fantastic!
Great story, and I would recommend it to anyone else that likes the Drizzt series.
Once again I am not disappointed. Wonderful writing R.A. Salvatore has brought us. Fabulous and splendid.
left me wanting to play my own D&D adventure. the characters are fun and the world is described in great detail.
"Beware... you may just find that which you seek..."
Another excellent tale. Narrated with skill.
There are more bloody battles, and deep lessons... but also heavy hearted losses.
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