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Canticle

Forgotten Realms The Cleric Quintet Book 1
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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A classic adventure from the creator of Drizzt!

High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others. Now from the hidden vaults beneath the library a devastating curse is unleashed, and a young cleric must battle the terrifying creatures set loose by a malevolent, consuming essence that's been released, before his own brethren turn against him. Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself.

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  • MIGHTYA
  • 29-03-2016

Great Start to A High Fantasy Series

Great start to a high fantasy series by R.A. Salvatore. The audio performance is superbly done by Victor Bevine. It is a slow start at building the environment and the characters, with everything built up to the actions in last few chapters. The story flows nicely, and writing is beautiful. I hung in there for the first few chapters; once I got hold on the characters, it becomes a page-turner, with a YA romance budding (yes!). I look forward to the next book!

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  • Josh Collins
  • 17-03-2017

loved it

i've always been a fan of R.A. Salvatores works but Victor Bevine brings his characters to life in a whole new way

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  • Skip Claiborne
  • 06-01-2016

Incredible

The characters and story is different and very entertaining. Worth the purchase. You won't be disappointed

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  • C. Mesmer
  • 05-09-2015

great salvatore classic

some memorable moments for sure. good for teenagers and adult fantasy fans. want to listen to this quintet before moving on to drizzt transitions. (which ill read myself because victor bevine doesnt do the audio books for transitions) awesome seeing what amazing inteligence and charisma (cadderly) can be like in the forgotten realms setting. Clearly a low level fighter/priest but an amazing scholar and one who can think on his feet makes this a extremely likable character. and one i can relate to more than drizzt. (still love drizzt though)... Victor Bevine is the best, hands down. Sometimes i wished they brought in a female to do the women... but he does 10/10 for his ability in everything else.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-12-2017

Loved it, always enjoy Salvatore read by Bevine

You can't beat the writing style of Salvatore. Levine does a great job of making each character come to life.

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  • Anthony
  • 07-12-2015

An evil curse has been unleashed and no one knows!

Canticle: Forgotten Realms The Cleric Quintet Book 1

An evil curse has been unleashed upon the inhabitants of the Library which is a center of both learning and protection for the land. As the library degrades into state where almost everyone is following their most base desires with the dedication of a sociopath, a priest and a druid seem to be the only ones who haven't lost their minds. As the deaths mount, the library is being searched to find the source of the evil curse.

Unfortunately, the designer of the curse is adept at raising undead help to defend the curse. With the help of the undead and a demon conjured from the infernal plane of existence, the priest's work is deadly dangerous at best.

As the priest begins his search he finds that if he can distract people from their base desires, that he can get some help from them. With the aid of a druid, two dwarves, and martial arts master, he begins his quest to stop the evil.

I enjoyed this book.

Best Regards, Anthony

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  • Ron Roth Jr
  • 01-06-2015

Exciting and compelling author

Victor Bevine is my favorite narrator. R A Salvatore always keeps the story going with unpredictable plots. The Canticle Series is no exception.

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  • Lorenzo Abrate
  • 06-09-2019

Nice story in the forgotten realms

This book begins the canticle series, centered on Cadderly, a cleric of Deneir. It is a good book, and the ideas of RA Salvatore are always fresh and coherent with the setting, which is a pleasure for forgotten realms fans. The environment feels even a bit "low magic" for the setting, especially in the way the main character faces situations. This is ok considering he is a young scholar and never before he had to face danger and combat situations. Character are straigth foward but effectively defined and described. I didnt like the monk girl actually, but that's my taste, i dont think monks fit well in the setting. For the audible version, the narrator Victor Bevine does a great job, his voice is always on point and his interpretations of the various characters is good and clear.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-08-2019

AWESOME!

Like Always, Salvatore manage to surprise and involve the readers, but hear it is a new level of experience, i sure recommend

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  • Jackson D
  • 09-06-2019

Classic Fantasy Adventure and Fantastic Narrator!

Victor Bevine blew us away with his narration style, and Salvatore's descriptive writing allowed us to easily follow along with no ambiguity. We are looking forward to book two!