Listen free for 30 days

  • Road of the Patriarch

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords, Book 3
  • Written by: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo + applicable taxes after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Road of the Patriarch cover art

Road of the Patriarch

Written by: R. A. Salvatore
Narrated by: David Colacci
Try for $0.00

$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $32.00

Buy Now for $32.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.
activate_primeday_promo_in_buybox_DT

Publisher's Summary

THE ASSASSIN: A cold and emotionless killer for whom every soul has a price, even his own, embarks on a path to find out just how high that price can be.

THE MERCENARY: A dark elf of limitless guile dares to challenge a king and carve for himself a place in the inhospitable World Above.

ILNEZHARATA and TAZMIKELLA: Ancient dragons of great power, accustomed to easily manipulating the humans around them. But not all humans are so easily led. When they pushed Entreri and Jarlaxle into the heart of the Bloodstone Lands, not even they could have imagined the strength of the human assassin's resolve, or the limitless expanse of the mercenary's ambition.

©2006, 2023 by Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and the distinctive logo thereof are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., used with permission.

What the critics say

David Colacci is admirable in his narration of this epic fantasy, which is Tolkienesque in its dwarves and elves and magic and quests.... Road of the Patriarch is a bit more adult than the usual fare from this author. This is a gritty and bloody book, with a bit of sex as well." ( AudioFile)

What listeners say about Road of the Patriarch

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    79
  • 4 Stars
    29
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    48
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    16
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    90
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Great story, terrible narration.

I'm not sure why they chose this David guy over Victor, but he is emotionless and tonedeaf. Dwarves apparently have an Irish/English accent now, in contrast to almost every other voice acting in existence.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story, narration meh

As always R A Salvatore delivers a great story. Well written battle scenes move fluidly and gracefully. Favorite characters fleshed out more as the story and series continues. Why they changed the narrator to David Colacci after 15 books from Victor Bevine is beyond me. Audible or whomever should step up and have this book in the epic series redone for at least continuity. Colacci does not come close to Bevine in character acting nor can he pronounce key names properly. Ie “Sharron’s claw??” Many times I almost stopped listening forgoing the adventure altogether as it was a struggle to get through. Thankfully if you persevere, Bevine is back in “The Thousand Orcs” and the story can resume properly with him at the helm.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

beyond words

loved every second of it! being able to listen to this story through Victor Vevines inflections is truly breath taking. I cannot count the number of times he had me laughing or gasping.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story. Bad narration.

Great story as usual for the series and after listening for awhile I've changed my initial thoughts on the narration. they're decent enough but still do not hold up to Victor's from the previous books.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

What happened to Victor?

I find it very distracting how the new narrator pronounces the names of the characters. He pronounces Bruenor, Drizzt, Jarlaxle, Charon's Claw, etc. After hearing Victor Bevine pronounce them a certain way for 15 books, to hear them pronounced differently is jarring and always distracts me from whatever else is being said. I know each narrator must want to make their own impact on the story, but changing how the names sound is a less than ideal way to do so. I am also not a fan of the "attitude" given to Drizzt's musings at the start of some chapters, making him sound gruff.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Bad narration.

I don't like to bash anyone, so I'll be as delicate as possible.

we have really come to love Victor's narration. we can tell which character part he is reading just by his tone. this narrator clearly has not read or listened to any of the previous books, as he doesn't pronounce many of the names correctly. I felt like shutting it off when hearing him say bruenor's name, Jarlaxle, and Artemis sword. I would not want to hear him narrate any more of the books we love so much.

WE WANT VICTOR BACK. Looking ahead, I'm glad he will be. the book was good if you're able to get past the massive change in narration.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A satisfying conclusion to Entreri

I like this narrator a lot, and the story itself was excellent, with a great sendoff to Entreri -assuming he isnt due to appear again in later chapters. This may be my favorite entry in the Sellswords Trilogy.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Just finished - 2021

Really enjoyed the book. Took me a little while to get over the change from Victor Bevine. Very different narrator but terrific. thoroughly enjoyed how he portrayed a certain dwarf. A good time and a good listen!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A great ending to an even greater trilogy of books

Jarlaxle has always been my favorite character in the Drizz't series. I'm soo happy he, Artemis and Athrogate were all well played in these books. I wish there were more including him, but that might just ruin the air of mystery that makes him soo intriguing. It was these books that made Artemis all the more interesting and grew him from a villain to quite possibly an anti-hero. Great books and great audio books. You cant go wrong if you enjoy RA Salvatores work, or if you simply enjoy medieval fantasy.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing story, different narration

I miss Victor Bevine who narrated the previous Forgotten Realms novels - some weird accents for characters in this one

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful