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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,366 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. A. Salvatore Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Transitions Trilogy Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9780307714213
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The Arcane Brotherhood has long held the city of Luskan in their power, but when corruption eats away at their ranks, Captain Deudermont comes to the rescue of a city that has become a safe haven for the Sword Coast's most dangerous pirates. But rescuing a city from itself may not be as easy as Deudermont thinks, and when Drizzt can't talk him out of it, he'll be forced to help.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Lindeman | 2/10/2014

    " A good fantasy adventure book with familiar characters.... There were some elements to the story which had me scratching my head but an enjoyable read nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 2/3/2014

    " While I enjoyed The Pirate King, it wasn't as gripping for me as most of Salvatore's other books I've read. I'm used to be pulled back and forth by intense action and emotion in a Drizzt novel, but this one didn't do that so much. Perhaps for the story of this book he wanted to tell it that way purposely. It seems like the transitional book itself in this series dubbed "transitions". Like a story told to move a set of characters to another place in preparation for a grand finale. Hopefully the next transitions book takes that preparation and drops a riveting bomb of a trilogy closing masterpiece. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 2/1/2014

    " Ugh. What a chore this book was. It took me three weeks to finish and there were many days I didn't even pick it up. This is one of my favorite series, my favorite character and it was just awful. Salvatore is getting ridiculously boring in his later novels. Pages and pages and pages...and pages of intrigue. I'm incapable of skimming, I have to attempt to understand EVERYthing and sometimes my brain doesn't latch on. The last 40 pages of the book were somewhat interesting with the big reveal/reunion with old characters I was happy to see come back but so disappointed their appearances were relegated to cameos; near death scenes but with the hokey escape; a surprising death (Salvatore is less afraid to kill people now). It was a let down. By far the worst book of the series - it makes Seige of Darkness looks great and I've long maintained that book was the dud of the series. And besides all this, I had to walk around with a book called THE PIRATE KING for 3 weeks. People must have thought I was reading a bad romance or fanfic about Captain Jack Sparrow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Jordan | 1/30/2014

    " It was good - good to see more of the characters that really enhanced my reading in the past - after reading it a bit I got into it much better. It is good that it is called 'Transitions' as everything is ... well falling apart and the 'world' is becoming something so different. Anyway - I did enjoy it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elton | 1/27/2014

    " Unfortunately, not Salvatore's best. It picked up at the end , but dragged on for much of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 N8 | 1/20/2014

    " Not my favorite. Depressing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darren Nomura | 1/18/2014

    " The earlier books in the series are definitely more eventful and exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 12/24/2013

    " Another fun Drizzt book from Salvatore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Todd | 12/23/2013

    " I really enjoy the Drizzt books, but this is probably the worst one yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connor Kinnaird | 12/18/2013

    " Salvatore's attempts to layer intrigue upon intrigue are less than stellar. Despite this, the themes of the story present interesting moral questions for characters that the reader is too used to seeing in only one way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan | 10/31/2013

    " Very good continuation of the most recent Drizzt trilogy. A lot of wizard battles for you magic fans out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Halmstad | 6/9/2013

    " kinda slow at first but typically got better as it went. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenneth Matsuba | 5/17/2013

    " ONE OF HIS BEST BOOKS "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 11/18/2012

    " Why are all the godd guys noble but stupid. And the only intelligent ones with any foresight and planning are the bad guys? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Ross | 9/21/2012

    " Another marvelous Drizzt novel by R. A. Salvatore, the 21st book in the series. I look forward to the third in this trilogy, The Ghost King. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha | 7/22/2011

    " Pretty good. Lots of action and death! The ending sucked (it wasn't written badly, but I just didn't like it) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 2/18/2011

    " Not his best book by far, but entertaining none-the-less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc Jerry | 2/15/2011

    " my favorite captain met an unfortunate end....why R.A? why? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 1/7/2011

    " Deudermont returns in this epic tale of Luskan and the High Captains that rule it. Drizzt and Regis get involved in the conflict over Luskan and a few old friends join the fray. A tragic end to the story sets the bar for the following book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darren | 10/11/2010

    " The earlier books in the series are definitely more eventful and exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 6/21/2010

    " Not bad overall...usual Drizzt type of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krysty | 3/22/2010

    " Another of the AWESOME Drizzt books, my parents origanally got me the first trilogy. LOVED it. I have been trying to read all the books in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremiah | 3/20/2010

    " The fight scenes are interesting but that is about it. Salvatore has not met a cliche he would not go down on for the first date but he writes a fun fight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 3/12/2010

    " A good fantasy adventure book with familiar characters.... There were some elements to the story which had me scratching my head but an enjoyable read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted | 3/3/2010

    " Much better than the first book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha | 2/16/2010

    " Pretty good. Lots of action and death! The ending sucked (it wasn't written badly, but I just didn't like it) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 2/7/2010

    " Another fun Drizzt book from Salvatore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edgar | 1/12/2010

    " Things are changing. I assume that things are starting to transition to the 4.0 rules set of the table top game, which suggests a great cataclysm, although I am not sure of the "time periods" involved. "

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About the Author

R. A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. He is the acclaimed author of the Demon Wars trilogy—The Demon Awakens, The Demon Spirit, and The Demon Apostle—as well as Mortalis, Bastion of Darkness, Ascendance, and the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and their three children.

About the Narrator

Mark Bramhall has won eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Audiobook Publishers Association’s prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been named by Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine among their “Best Voices of the Year” in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.