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The Thousand Orcs

Legend of Drizzt: Hunter's Blade Trilogy, Book 1
Written by: R. A. Salvatore
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Series: Legend of Drizzt, Book 17
Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One dark elf. Two enchanted blades. One unknown enemy. And a horde of invaders.

When a blood-thirsty banc of orcs, led by an as-yet-unseen enemy, comes rampaging out of the Spine of the World, it lays waste to everything in its path. Dark elf ranger Drizzt Do'Urden and his most trusted friends find themselves in the path of destruction. As blades slash and feet trample, even the heroes may not survive a desperate stand.

©2003 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Bevine's Inconsistency

As always Salvatore's stories are amazing, but the narrator has seemingly developed a habit if speaking too softly at times and in this story i had to crank my volume to the maximum to hear him when he narrated some of the characters.

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Love this series!

Audiobook let's me listen while I drive and still have time to study! Let the adventure live on!

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  • Karina
  • 2014-12-30

Wonderfully written and performed.

What did you love best about The Thousand Orcs?

Quickly paced and moves right along, pulling the listener by the ear. I'd never read nor listened to RA Savatore's works before but now I have a pile of stories to get acquainted with all these wonderful characters. References to past events do not muddle the story line and are used to flesh out the intertwined development of the characters and plot. I do recommend this series. I'm getting the rest of this trilogy today!

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  • Suspect
  • 2018-03-21

Unlistenable Audiobook. 5-Star Book.

Everyone here knows Salvatore is a fantastic writer & Bevine is a superb narrator, so no need to review the content of this book. OPEN YOUR EARS, AUDIBLE!

I've been a professional audio engineer for 35yrs — Carnegie Hall systems design & installation, recorded Niel Young, Paul Simon, Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), etc., & front of house (FOH) sound for U2, John Mayer, Dave Mathews, & others (FOH engineer mixes the sound at concerts for the audience) — so, one might say I have an ear for sound. Whaaa whaa wha

I can't understand why Audible still doesn't have a 'sound quality control' department? Would a major record label release music directly from a band's laptop? Nope. Every successful musician spends as much time in the recording studio as they do writing their music. That same standard should be applied to writers and the recording of their audiobooks too. It's important.

The sound quality of this audiobook is a disaster. No compressor? No EQ? No mic/dynamic control? No mastering studio? Unacceptable. Be careful, especially if you listen with headphones, or in your car. The volume changes DRAMATICALLY every few seconds; from 30 dB (very quiet conversation in a very quiet room) to 90+ dB (someone screaming directly into your earbrain).

Recordings like this are unacceptable. Get your act together already, Audible.

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  • Jes_074
  • 2015-03-17

The beginning of the end for Mithral Hall

I recently picked up a book by R. A. Salvatore after years of not reading it. I read the Sundering book one and decided to go back to learn what happened to set the stage for that series. Here we find the trio joined by an old friend to see the Bruenor off to be king of Mithral Hall. With many surprises along the way and a tower being dropped on someone’s head this story sets the stage for the rest of series. This story is really intricate while leaving a lot of openings for follow on stories.

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  • Jennifer Baker
  • 2015-07-19

The second book I've read by this author and I love it he's a damn good author.

Love the orcs wizards elf's and all races a magnificent tale of war and loss.

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  • Jermain Martinez
  • 2015-08-10

could not stop listening

when will they make this series into a holly wood blockbuster? it is way past due.

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  • Rincewind
  • 2015-01-16

Engineering Please

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The story is interesting as are all of the Drizzt stories but whoever engineered/produced/edited it never listened to it in a car. The narrator talks too quietly in between voicing a characters. I find myself constantly playing with the volume to hear the narration then turning it down when the character's voice blares out their lines. This is not to bad mouth the performance. I'm sure it was worthwhile, what I could hear of it.

Was The Thousand Orcs worth the listening time?

Yes

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  • Jonathan
  • 2014-05-12

A great epic trilogy!

This trilogy is the one that reminds me the more of Tolkien`s The hobbit ,i really like the great battles and fortresses.There are a lot of new interesting characters and brave dwarves,the narrator did a great job.My favorite trilogy after Homeland,exile and sojourn! (montolio was a great character). At last in audiobook,thanks audible.

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  • Santos
  • 2015-07-16

Drizzt!!!

Another fine book from R.A. Salvatore! I never tire from any books written with this character!

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  • Lehman
  • 2020-08-03

Pickle makes me laugh

I have become a big fan of pickle the do-dat. This is a well told story that has me looking forward to the next book. Since I always believe these books are not much more then the documentation of a dream campaign.

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  • Tyler J
  • 2020-07-27

fantastic as always

I listened to this on my drive from arkansas to texas, and then continued to listen on my drive to and from work. I've been reading this series since highschool and I love it now as much as I did then.