• If Ever They Happened Upon My Lair

  • A Tale from The Legend of Drizzt
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (394 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Celebrated nerd hero Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation; The Big Bang Theory) brings R.A. Salvatore's only Forgotten Realms novella to audio. If Ever They Happened Upon My Lair is a story of the Bloodstone Lands that deals with a contested issue of the Forgotten Realms: the mortality of dragons.

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Not impressed

This is a handful of generic fantasy tropes wrapped up into an hour and a half of mediocre prose, uninspired characters and cringe worthy dialogue. Have no idea why this was so highly rated. On the plus side, Wil Wheaton is a great reader.

Definitely NOT worth a whole credit.

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Wil Wheaton is bad ass!

Would you listen to If Ever They Happened Upon My Lair again? Why?

Wil Wheaton does an awesome job of "getting into" the characters in this short story!

Which scene was your favorite?

The litch.

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Villains galore

Don't expect knights in shining armour to battle evil in this novella. It's a rough world, even if you're the big bad dragon.
The good guys barely feature and it's the villains who shine. Highly recommend to anyone interested in fantasy.

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Wil Wheaton did a superb narrator job!

Wil is one of the few good narrators I've heard. wish he would've done more d&d novel narrations

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Drizztless

Fun short story. The opening scene woke me up, but the rest of the story was cliche heroes with cliche dialogue. I came for R.A. action scenes which didn’t disappoint.

No Drizzt.

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Dragons, magic, and doom

If you wanted to test the waters with R.A. Salvatore or fantasy adventure in general this is a good starting point. I have very minimal prior reading in this world but I could still follow what was happening.

It combines dragons, dragon slaying, and the insidious power of lich magic and manipulation. Despite the length it succeeds at being intense and evocative. Will Wheaton has a good reading voice, he is easy to listen to.

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Salvatore combined with Wheaton It Fantastic

A fun story about Dragons in the Forgotten Realms, battling Knights, Wizards and Clerics. Plus the undead, what more can you ask !

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R A Salvatore outshines everyone.

This story was read by Will Wheaton. Will is great at doing the different voices. I always feel lucky to be able to listen to these different stories. The reader helps with this feeling.

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very enjoyable

Wheaton is perfect as always. This one is very short but that's fine. This book makes me want to sit back down at the table and get gaming again.

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Worth it for the narration

The story itself is easy to follow and somewhat simply written. It follows familiar fantasy tropes and has familiar fantasy characters. The lich is by far the most interesting character.

Wil Wheaton's narration beautifully brings everyone to life, death, and undeath. Without Wheaton's association with the project, I would not have been interested in the story. Wheaton paced the story well and committed to various voices that helped me visualize the characters and the action.

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  • 03-15-18

good short story

not a bad short story. a tad hard to follow at first but turns out good