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If you could sum up Gauntlgrym in three words, what would they be?
What other book might you compare Gauntlgrym to and why?
I have never read another title that fits into the realm of high fantasy.
Have you listened to any of Victor Bevine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
First time listener of Mr Bevine.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I tried my best. I listened for hours on end.
Any additional comments?
Gauntlgrym is one of the best bits of fantasy Ive ever read. I was really not aware of Salvatores work until a friend recommended it. From what I understand Salvatore has a rich history with fantasy literature. Im just sorry I never knew of his work before now. Gauntlgrym has great character development,action packed fights, and he paints some of the most decadent worlds Ive ever imagined. If you are a fan of high fantasy you owe it to yourself to give this book a chance. IMHO you won't regret taking the leap.
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What did you love best about Gauntlgrym?
Drizzt's is finally breaking with all the familiar trappings and coming to terms that all the old friends and loved ones he found at his side for aid and direction in life are going or gone and he must fine a new reason to live. Of course RS is handling this beautifully and leaves me with nothing but confident optimism and well as anticipation for what lies down the road for my favorite D&D based recurring hero. This books does a beautiful job of expressing the pain of having to move on from a chapter in your life yet transitioning wonderfully as the changing from 3.5 to 4.0 for Forgotton Realms leaves the world that Drizzt lives in ripe for new adventure.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I've listen to them all, I am grown man whom keeps his emotions to himself but wow! I was walking around the park in floods of tears... This book is not just emotional, this audiobook is a testament to the very best in this media if you know anybody who is thinking about listening to great audio give them this one .... Genius!
This is my second Drizzt audio book I have listened to. The Neverwinter series is looking like it's going to be great adventure which pits Drizzt, against foes and evil plots, teamed up with old and new companions. Although the fact that Drizzt is well written character, should not put you off, if this is your first Forgotten Realms novel you'll find the narration excellent and full of suspense and action.
The story unravels with Drizzt acting with compassion to his friends quests, rather than his own selfish goals. A true adventurer who is fun to follow and quirky role-model.
The last novel I listened to was the first book of 'Transitions' called The Orc King and I didn't complete the last two books of 'Transitions' before moving to the 'Neverwinter' series. I had no problems with this, as R.A Salvatore wrote the beginning of 'Gauntlgrym' with a recap on the general plots by weaving it into this story. I can genuinely say I felt the larger adventure without being confused.
Although I am a fan of Dungeons and Dragons, and high fantasy. I am sure if you wish to start listening to high fantasy audio books then Drizzt Do'Urdens adventures in the 'Neverwinter' series is a good a place to start than any other.
The land of Faerun is based in the Forgotten Realms, and Neverwinter in the most North Western part of Faerun. But it is only a small part of Faerun, so expect character in the Dungeons & Dragons novels to come together from far away places each with their own agenda. Expect strange beasts, cunning enemies and amazing magical weapons. On a larger scale, you can expect wars between different races, gods that try to control the fate of mortals, and ancient primordial beings awoken from long slumbers.
The great thing about the novels is that you can continue the adventures, make your own adventures, and your own characters if you wish by playing the Dungeons & Dragons game, and that game is continually supported with official events that might be organised in your local area.
For example, this Wednesday I will be joining friends to play in an official adventure based around the fictional city of Neverwinter, with their own characters who will be using the rules from the game of Dungeons & Dragons.
Another fantastic story wonderfully written by R. A. Salvatore as always, and Victor Bevine is incredible
Amazing story with incredible battles and intricate details that allow yourself to fall into the world that R.A.Salvatore creates. I've never been fond of Drizzt's private musings as I think his actions and his life speak louder. But they in no way detract from this most important of stories in the Legend that is Drizzt.