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Sojourn

Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 3
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (383 ratings)
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Summary

R. A. Salvatore's New York Times best-selling novel! Drizzt DoUrden has forsaken his subterranean home for the harsh unknown of the surface. The young warrior begins a sojourn through a world utterly unlike his own - and finds that acceptance among the surface-dwellers will only come at a great price....

©1991 TSR, Inc., c. 2004 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Epic.

I was apprehensive when I first started listening to this series but I am so very glad that I did. The last few minutes of this book really hit me where it counts.

If you have even a passing interest in fantasy then I highly recommend you get cracking on this series. It's worth mentioning that this story is only set in the dungeons and dragons universe, you really do not need any knowledge or love for the franchise to enjoy these (I had no knowledge).

I recommend you start from the beginning, it gives the whole tale a truly epic feel.

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Narrators is good but...

I really enjoyed the book and Victor Bevine does a wonderful job, however there were a few times in the story where something was “short lived” but he said lived like lie-ved. Like a live electric cable, took me out of the book every time

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Brilliant

Compelling all the way! Can't way to read the next Trilogy! 30 more to go!!

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I wouldn't give R.A.S roleplaying XP for this...

And the Character Backstory Trilogy reaches its conclusion, where "conclusion" means a sequence of loosely connected events cobbled together as excuses for setting up everything Drizzt can do in the Icewind Dale trilogy.
Once again, R.A.Salvatore manages to utterly fail at tension. There can be no surprises when everything is explained to the reader (or listener) instantly.

All events in this book just serve to add the Ranger template to Drizzt and move his location to Icewind Dale. The events between are mostly just filler, and consist of tedious combat sequences and the idiotic Drow determining which races it is alright to kill without it being morally wrong... or for that matter whether the disposable characters along the way should be treated as new bestest best friends or targets for righteous evisceration.

It also doesn't help that Victor Bevine tries to be melodramatic about it, but just makes characters in supposedly serious situations sound goofy, and seems to struggle with certain D&D terminology. Also he doesn't understand that "live" doesn't always rhyme with "dive", but then all audiobook narrators seem to have at least one word they're incapable of pronouncing correctly.

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Classic continuation

Good story, protagonist is easy to relate to, fight scenes and monsters are cool, thumbs up

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Another great book

Not quite a good as the first two for me, but still very good. I know others who disagree though.

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great book with classic characters, I

I've been been reading these books for years , the audio is a great addition

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A great book and a great telling!

I enjoyed this book from start to finish and look forward to listening to the rest of the series over the coming year....

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epic book

it was a great experience and I enjoyed every moment that I listened to it

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A Story is only at an end when the teller can no longer life it...

I had to listen to all three in this series, because I could not believe how much I enjoyed the first or the second... I kept expecting disappointment.

I found none! A truly magical tale.

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  • Adnan
  • 19-05-13

A great sense of adventure

This is the last and best book of the series. Book starts with Drizzt living in cave trying to make sense of an alien environment. At this point, reader knows enough about the character to really understand how one might feel and experience when face with such circumstances. Author did a great job of actually going through a lot of detail about how surface / light / environment impacted Drizzt. A small thing such as weather change, which we might take for granted, was not well understood by Drizzt.

Since a reader could feel for the character, book provides a great sense of adventure as if reader itself is walking out to the world for the first time. For seasoned readers, it is a sense that does not easily achieved and I really appreciated it.

Once somewhat comfortable with his new environment, Drizzt tries to establish relationships which really back fires. These attempts and his appearance / race lends him in trouble. There underline theme of pre-conceptions people have and how they are quick to judge based on appearance.

His attempts to establish relationships eventually bare fruits, and his adventure continues in a different direction.

All in all, this is a good book with a great sense of adventure. Narration seems correct for this type of book, and story zips along at a brisk pace. It is a good 3.5 to 4 star book. I liked the book enough that I will be picking up the next book from the author about the character.

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  • 02-11-13

Outstanding story

Sojourn brings the "Dark Elf Trilogy" to a close. If you enjoy Fantasy, you will enjoy this book and the trilogy. It is a fantastic conclusion to a wonderful series. The book is set on the surface so it is different feel from the first two books but I found I enjoyed it even more. I am looking forward to reading more about the character. I only hope that other books involving this character are as well written and told.

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  • 15-08-13

Great Series for the whole family!

Many years ago, I read this series and the Crystal Shard trilogy when they were first published and have followed the life and experiences of Drizzt the Drow Elf for many years. When it was released by Audible on audiobook, I was excited to jump back in and re-live those stories...I am so glad I did. Hearing these novels read by Victor Bevine is fantastic! His voice is perfect and he brings each character to life in their own unique way! Have downloaded this trilogy and the Crystal Shard trilogy to listen to again and again. I'm also sharing these audiobooks with my 10 and 11 year old children and teaching them the principles of the books...you can rise above your environment. You can become whatever you want, and living a principled life may not be easy, but it is worth it! Thanks Audible for bringing me back to these great books!

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  • 31-01-14

The Wise Ranger.

What made the experience of listening to Sojourn the most enjoyable?

Nice job again. Victor.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Catty Bree, Montollyo

Which scene was your favorite?

Drizzt gives rotty Mcgrissel a BEAT down.

Any additional comments?

I really loved all these books. this really held up with the rest. Very enjoyable.

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  • Aaron
  • 03-05-13

a must for any fantasy fan

Would you listen to Sojourn again? Why?

Absolutely I love the stories.. all three of them they have been a favorite of mine for close to 20 years now.

Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine – was your favorite?

I do not have a favorite character that Victor preformed, I'm just thrilled at the job Victor did at narrating these books. While their is nothing difficult about reading the books the way R.A Salvatore wrights i was afraid that the fighting sequences would come of as lame.I am thrilled to say that they did not not at all.

Any additional comments?

If you have never tried this series I urge anyone to start with book one and stick with them. the first book starts off a little slow but only because their is such a big world that needs to be created in your mind. midway through the book you will be cursing the times that you have to stop listening to do anything else.

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  • Teresa
  • 06-12-13

If it's black with a white strip, not a friend.

Drizzt is having a hard time trying to acclimate above ground. Some of it is fun other times tragic. There are new friends and lots of enemies. This story has some of the formula characters such as humans, elves, dwarves but there are many new ones too. It does take a twist when you get dwarves that are dandies and not so much as miners. As usual with RA Salvatore he takes us on a vivid and grand adventure. Narrator is good.

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  • Robert
  • 24-07-13

Awesome

This was a very good series. Almost start to finish. I am pleasantly surprise to see another series that has branched off from this. Yaay!

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  • Aaron
  • 17-09-17

Ehhh

Not as good as the first two books, but still a good listen. Would recommend

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  • Paige R Carrell
  • 20-02-17

So good!

Before purchasing this book I read a number of bad reviews complaining about a number of decisions the write made about the main character Drizzt. DON'T LISTEN TO THE BAD REVIEWS! This book wowed me like no other D&D book has. It was so action packed right from the beginning, and stayed tight up until the end. This book casts Drizzt in what I say is exactly the right light. Those who complained about his character clearly did not know the source material that well, material written by the SAME writer. Highly recommend, worth the purchase.

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  • David Franco
  • 13-09-16

good

the weakest of the three books but still a necessary read. Love this trilogy. the narrator is nothing short of excellent.

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