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The Silent Blade

Legend of Drizzt: Paths of Darkness, Book 1
Written by: R. A. Salvatore
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
5 out of 5 stars (25 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.

©1998 TR, Inc., 2007 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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rogues are pretty cool.

This book is my favorite in the drizz't books so far and has made me realize that my favorite story lines in this series is that of Artemis Entreri. What will become of him under the thumb of Jarlaxle and Bregan D'aerthe what antics will get get up to?

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A Thrilling Tale Indeed.

A well narrated novel, full of fantasy, imagination, and adventure. I do so love this series, as each new chapter brings about a new layer of depth.

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Great acting!

a lot of new characters had a hard time keeping track. almost had to start writing things down.

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  • Annette
  • 2015-06-09

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-09-25

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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  • Mr. Cottle
  • 2018-05-16

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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  • Veronica B.
  • LA
  • 2017-08-01

Fighting scenes were a bit too long

Sometimes I wish there were more story and less battles. They're so long I actually tend to get board

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  • robert
  • 2016-12-03

amazing

I love the book and the narrator did an amazing job with the different tones and voices for characters that delved me deep into the story

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  • Keturah Sarden
  • 2015-10-01

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
  • 2015-06-14

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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  • Michael Richardson
  • 2019-05-13

I feel like this book is pointless

After going through this book I still think the store should have ended with Passage to Dawn. this book feels a bit pointless.

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  • Josiah
  • 2019-04-26

great

truly enjoy this book series looking forward to listening to the rest of it. greatly

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  • Greg
  • United States
  • 2018-09-21

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.