The Orc King : Forgotten Realms - Transitions

  • by R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by Mark Bramhall
  • Series: Forgotten Realms - Transitions
  • 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Drizzt is back, and facing a world changed forever!An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World. Powerful individuals on both sides may have to change the way they see each other. They may have to start to talk. And it won't be easy.This book wasn't just the next installment in the long-running saga of the famous dark elf, but the beginning of a bold new trilogy that will help change the face of the Forgotten Realms world forever.

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Customer Reviews

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I miss Victor Bevine!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Orc King to be better than the print version?

No


Any additional comments?

So if you've been listening to all of these Drizzt books be prepared for a new narrator. He changes the pronunciation of every name. I get he wants to put a flare of his own scent on this but seriously... Luskin is pretty dang basic yet he calls it Louskon. I almost didn't continue the story at first because of this.

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- Randy

Good story, bad narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if you are a fan of R.A. Salvitore novels you will want to hear this story. It is a good story, although I think some of his other books are slightly superior.


What didn’t you like about Mark Bramhall’s performance?

Bad. Granted I've grown used to Victor Bevine's narration, but Mark Bramhall was just bad. Not only did he mispronounce "made up" words like Bruenor and Drizzt, but he also badly mispronounced some of the standard English language. I can only presume that other narrators were unavailable, or that Mark Bramhall was extremely inexpensive.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, the story was good, but the constant narration errors were grating.


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- Aaron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio