• The First Notch

  • A Tale from The Legend of Drizzt
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day
  • Length: 26 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (383 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Actress and geek goddess Felicia Day (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural) narrates R.A. Salvatore's first published short story. Bruenor, who had seemingly met his demise at the end of Streams of Silver, appears here as a young, beardless dwarf on a quest for revenge.

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THE NOTCH was short but well written. It shows everyone can work together for the greater good.
I liked the narrative, the voices worked well for the characters. I liked how in the battle the characters gained respect for each others abilities and realized that appearances can be deceiving. Each character knows that they can count on each other.
The Notch, is a good read

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It’s Felicia Day!!!

This is a great short story about everyone’s favorite dwarf mentor from when he was a little baby faced dwarf. But it’s read by Felicia Day...as a fan boy I’m sold.

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An entertaining listen

The story was an amusing and adventurous experience made even more entertaining by Felicia Day's performance.

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teleported you right into story!

Narrator teleported you right into story! Well done, magnificent writing. R.A. Salvatore does not disappoint.

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Would listen again.

Good Bruenor story. Read well. The voices weren't perfect, but Felicia reading all goblins as Gollum did distract until I got used to it. Would listen again, she told the battle with enough inflection and pacing to keep it interesting without being cheesy.

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Riveting and revealing! Salvatore shines!

Great short story revealing some of the early life of one of the main characters of Salvatore's ice wind dale character set. Well written and well narrated by a celebrity (Felicia day). Love the whole set of stories this came from.

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Classic Salvatore, well performed!

Only complaint... too short. That's offset by the fact theyre charging next to nothing for it. Well worth it. And Felicia Day performing is just perfect.

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Good story, great performance

Where does The First Notch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Brings me back to the days when I played D&D. I nice diversion from the longer books I've listened to. And Felicia Day is awesome.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The two-headed Ettin was well done - interesting to picture, at the very least.

What about Felicia Day’s performance did you like?

Very pleasant narration, and the different voices for the characters, though obviously challenging, were well done.

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

Of course. It's less than 30 minutes long.

Any additional comments?

Did I mention that Felicia Day is awesome?

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Great short story

Felicia Day did a wonderful reading of "The First Notch". Interesting characters, great story line. Leaves you really wanting more!

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Way too short!....Needed more

If you could sum up The First Notch in three words, what would they be?

Was very short, but it was well done and a pleasure to see Audible giving us this production. Good stuff.

Any additional comments?

Like I saiid it was way to short, but very good. This is my genre, so I am in my glory with the new collection. You have to read them all to get the full effect.

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  • Danny
  • 03-05-20

Horrible Dwarfsis

a good quick listen and as much as I love Felicia Day the voices can be a bit grating.