• The Legacy

  • Legend of Drizzt: Legacy of the Drow, Book 1
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (4,696 ratings)

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The Legacy

By: R. A. Salvatore
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
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Publisher's Summary

A new audio edition of the New York Times best-selling sword and sorcery classic, The Legacy is Drizzt at his scimitar-wielding best!

Having found a measure of peace among the dwarves in the reclaimed Mithral Hall, Drizzt begins to know contentment for perhaps the first time in his tumultuous life. But for a dark elf renegade from a city ruled by priestesses of a demon goddess, no peace can long last. It is Lolth herself, the dreaded Queen of the Demonweb Pits, who musters her followers to pour up from the black depths of the Underdark to reclaim for their goddess the one soul that had managed to elude her. The soul of Drizzt Do'Urden.

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Suspence action thriller

Legacy is the seventh book of the Drizzt Saga and the first of the Legacy of the Drow Series. All the previous stories in the saga are great but it wasn't until this series that the conflicts took battles to an epic scale. As always the action sequences are amazing and the suspense will keep you on edge. The cast of characters is incredibly diverse and the narrator does a tremendous job giving each one their own voice. This is Sherlock Holmes meets The Return Of The King. Just remember if you skip the previous novels you may feel a little lost at first but Salvatore does a pretty good job in bringing people up to speed. And fortunately despite only having this book Legacy on preorder, audible is offering the complete series for sale on the day it was released.

I recommend the whole series for anyone interested in books that take place in fantasy settings from age 8+, it does have graphic fight sequences but it lacks the gorey details.

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A must read pivotal game-changer In the series!

If you follow my reviews, especially for Salvatore’s Drizzt novels, you know that I rarely, if ever, provide plot points or spoilers, as I feel they take away from the listening experience. In this case, however, it’s important to place this audiobook in respect to Salvatore’s previous rich and noteworthy Drizzt novels.

This first of four novels in this series occurs after Drizzt’s exploits in the Icewind Dale trilogy. This solidly-written Turtledove novel confronts the consequences stemming from Drizzt’s sister and her dark elven disciples that ascend from the Underdark. Their plot to seize him, and then sacrifice him to Lolth, the Spider Queen Goddess, is only the very beginning of where these four novels will take you, dear Audible listener.

Be prepared.

MAJOR events occur in this first of the four Legacy novels. Surprising ones, at that. VERY unexpected turns of events. What you THOUGHT you knew from the previous novels isn’t necessarily the case. Strap in, and get ready for a great ride.

As to Salvatore’s writing style, this work is a less “by the numbers” storyline than his previous Drizzt novels. That by no means takes anything away from those earlier strong efforts – They were groundbreaking works in fantasy that further defined the genre. This work, however, truly stands apart, and it makes for a great listen. It’s a cut above, and it shows.

Rivalries escalate. Characters take an growing prominence, and hint at further storylines in subsequent novels. Strong plots lines and events launch herein, so I have to stop here.

A final note: Victor Bevine does a solid job of narration, and definitely adds to the work.

If you’re a fan of the Drizzt series, this first of the Legacy of the Drow is simply put, a “must read.”

Think game-changer.

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80% action, 20% story. Disappointed.

All story elements of this book could have been told in 5 chapters. My least favorite book in the series by far. Some normalization issues means you'll have to change the volume often, sometime mid conversation. Pretty bummed out since the Drizzt books are some of my favorites. Meh

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Although book one this story is WELL underway!!

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

Wouldn't suggest you start with this book, after a few chapters I realized this is a story that is well under way and starting here would be like walking into a movie during the last 45 min. And trying to understand what's going on. Sounds like a good story tho!

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I wish it was clear where this story actually begins!

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The Adventure Continues

What did you love best about The Legacy?

The way R. A. Salvatore weaved the story together like a jigsaw puzzle, fitting each piece perfectly as he brought the story together.

I was a little worried at first. I thought maybe Mr. Salvatore had lost his touch, as some of the characters weren't behaving like they normally do. But as I stated, like a jigsaw puzzle, with each piece connecting, things started to make more and more sense as Mr. Salvatore weaved his story together like a masterpiece painting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Legacy?

Wulfgar, Catie-brie and Bruenor's battle with the yochlol and the drow party from Menzoberranzan. It was a very powerful and emotional moment.

Have you listened to any of Victor Bevine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to all of Victor Bevine's previous narration of this epic series. And once again, he does an amazing job. I can't imagine anyone else voicing Drizzt Do'Urden but him. I've gotten to the point where I hear his voice while reading the books in the series, when I am not listening to it that is.

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

Yes, it was tough to stop listening. In fact, I had to buy the next book in the series right away after this one.

Any additional comments?

I thought I would have to wait for the next book in the series, like I had to wait for Audible to release this one after the Iced Dale Trilogy, which I admit was a tough wait. But to my surprise, Audible release all four books to this series on the same day. Celebration!!! Good job to Audible.

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Tired

The way these characters take their f****** time asking basic questions is maddening. Clearly the last time Rumblebelly lied it risked everyone and everything...so it's completely irresponsible for Drizzt and the rest to be so delicate when he's obviously in trouble.
Also the constant explaining of every past nuance such as how Guenhwyvar functions and prior events/origins.
Truly tiresome when OBVIously anyone reading at this point GETS IT. sheesh. The plot truly revolved around Drizzt not being as intelligent or clear as he should be.
It's like the author is starting to forget at the point in the series that his audience does have a brain and want to see his characters use theirs.

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Did not enjoy this one...

This story felt very contained and not the sprawling adventure dizzy usually has. It felt as if the fight in the cave was literally the whole book. Well, it kind of was.

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quite good.

the story and narrator are great, but the volume is not well mastered. there are times when the narrator whispers and the engineer does not match the volume across the track.

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Lots of fighting not much else

There were a lot of battles and fights but very little else. If this is your thing, Great this is your book. I would like to see the setting more developed and the characters fleshed out. I had a hard time caring one way or the other about the characters. It was hard for me to even pay attention to the story. I listened to the whole thing thinking that with such a high rating there would be a redeeming value somewhere. I never found it but I admit my mind wandered a great deal while listening to this book.

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Amazing!

The legend of Drizzt continues with the beginning of a whole new quadrilogy in the story. The battle with the enemies of Drizzt past has only just begun as Menzoberanzan begins it's new push to destroy Drizzt and his friends at Mithril Hall. Another great installment to this legendary franchise!

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  • julie weatherill
  • 08-27-18

I like it

really good its a gripping read I can't wait read the next one. see ya there rumblebellys

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  • Peter Szegedi
  • 04-10-18

Awesome story

My favourite book in the series. The narration is flawless and reflects my nostalgic memories well.

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  • Terryy
  • 08-16-16

Very good

I enjoyed this. excellent naration, on to starless night next. I would highly recommend this series to any lover of fantasy. five stars.

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  • Chris H
  • 10-15-22

Rapidly became boring

The self-congratulating arrogance with repeated micro-step by micro-step descriptions of the almost continuous fighting scenes made me switch off and fast forward many parts of the book. I was not impressed. The speaker did his best, but it was not enough to redeem the book.

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  • D. Green
  • 04-24-22

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  • timothy reading
  • 11-23-21

fun continuation

often entertaining fun fantasy romp continuing drizzts adventures highly recommend for a fun easy read

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  • Vanessa Hillebrandt
  • 06-06-21

Great Narration

I read this book many years ago. The narration on this was excellent. Much pleased :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-21

Editing of voice

You would think that someone would listen to these before they go out. Victor’s mispronunciation of words such as lived and macabre should have been picked up in the first book.

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  • Cameron Manderson
  • 12-06-21

Sooooooo gggooooooooooooooooooood

It was the best book in the series.gust epic when they battle the goblins. epic

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  • Telmach
  • 01-03-21

love it

I wish these were sold in bundles of three to make me stop running out of credits lol. Great books!

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  • Fat Man
  • 12-18-19

This series deserves a TV/Movie adaptation!

Such a great story with excellent characters. I've been binging on these awesome books and am loving every one!

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  • Glenn
  • 11-21-17

Just amazing

Another fantastic story wonderfully written by R. A. Salvatore as always, and Victor Bevine is incredible