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The Silent Blade

Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 1
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Just amazing

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

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  • Annette
  • 09-06-2015

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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  • Mr. Cottle
  • 16-05-2018

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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  • Keturah Sarden
  • 01-10-2015

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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  • JGrenier
  • 14-06-2015

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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  • Craig
  • 28-01-2015

The good and the bad

If you love Dungeons & Dragons, it can be fun to endure. Salvatores methods can get old though. Bevine is great!

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  • THOMAS E FAGAN
  • 18-10-2018

Leave Out Wulfgar

As much as I like the Companions of the Hall, I really hate the way that R A Salvatore branched off on Wulfgar. I really don't care if he was corrupted in the abyss. I really don't care how he learns to cope with his PTSD. I really don't care about Wulfgar! I would rather that he had been killed off by the Handmaiden of Lolth and then that would have been the end of that, very heroic ending, we all mourned, goodbye Wulfgar. {snore}
The rest of the book was great, however. Can't get enough of the Drow, Jarlaxle, Artemis Email, etc. etc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-09-2018

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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  • Greg
  • 21-09-2018

Great series

I was disappointed when I finished all of the good Dragonlance books until I found these. I had always meant to read them, just never got to it. The narrator is very good and easy to hear and understand as well.

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  • Brent Mason
  • 10-09-2018

Not up to past expectations :(

Plot was totally uninspiring. Previous books we're outstanding. Hoping it gets better in the next book.

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  • Stephen Layton
  • 06-08-2018

Not what I expected. It’s a good thing.

The beginning left me a bit worried but in the end I loved it. The meeting of the old rivals and on the terms on how they met. I could not stop listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-2018

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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