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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. A. Salvatore Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Crimson Shadow Trilogy Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781400183579
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Young noble Luthien Bedwyr is too privileged to understand that his once-proud land, Eriador, suffers under the demonic oppression of Wizard-King Greensparrow. Until the day Luthien seeks justice for a friend's murder-only to become a fugitive fleeing the king's monstrous cyclopian soldiers. Befriended by the irrepressible "highwayhalfling" Oliver deBurrows, and enlisted by an ancient, mysterious mage, Luthien's exile will become an enchanted quest to steal a mystic prize from a dragon's hoard. Suddenly, Eriador's enslaved humans, elves, and dwarfs begin to rally around rumored tales of a freedom fighter who strikes Greensparrow's foul minions...an unknown hero who wields a legendary sword and magic cape...a warrior who is invisible but who casts the "Crimson Shadow." Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fine adventure, filled with memorable characters and compelling action. Bob Salvatore is a writer to watch.”

    Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of the Sword of Shannara series

  • Salvatore describes and choreographs battle scenes better than any other contemporary fantasist, as this first tale of the adventures of Luthien Bedwyr amply demonstrates. Publishers Weekly
  • “Salvatore describes and choreographs battle scenes better than any other contemporary fantasist, as this first tale of the adventures of Luthien Bedwyr amply demonstrates.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Briskly paced, with touches of wry wit, the yarn is easy to recommend to fantasy fans eager to start another saga.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lord Gregory | 7/26/2013

    " Seriously? There's a reason people groan when cliches are mentioned. This author hasn't been alive long enough to have created this style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lady Van Helsing | 4/10/2013

    " i love Oliver! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy Chisam | 3/27/2013

    " Good book. this book started kinda slow but then got a lot better. the way oliver and him met and become good friends. fighting lots of different stuff. love how the meet a wizard and I all takes off from there. and how the crimson shadow comes alive again. ready to read the next one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Hanks | 2/6/2013

    " Not a terribly deep or thought provoking story, but it was entertaining and quick. Good for the 30 minutes before I go to sleep at night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bradley | 12/3/2012

    " A refreshingly good read. I could get to like Luthien as much as Drizzt. It is that awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Crowe | 10/11/2012

    " Better than expected and not as derivative as expected either. Quite good, actually. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ari | 6/3/2012

    " The first time i read this, i loved it. Great characters, great fight scenes. But whenI went back to it when I was older to finish the series. I jsut didn't live up to the way i remembered it. However. This book is highly reccomened for young adults, esp. for those who want to get into reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Laduke | 4/2/2012

    " Good book by a good author "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arwen | 11/27/2011

    " Run of the mill sword and sorcery trilogy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 10/1/2011

    " Overwrought drivel. Dreadful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shiroiken | 5/4/2011

    " Really Good. Avon appears to be loosely based on the United Kingdom, with Gascon representing France. Standard Sword & Sorcery, but with memorable characters and some odd one-liners, it's a very fun read. Part 1 of a trilogy, so now I have to find those too... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 7/15/2010

    " Not too bad. Not up to Salvatore's usual standard though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonn | 6/6/2010

    " Definitly the best of the three. Oliver is a wonderful and unpredictible characer to read. This is solid story, and very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/29/2010

    " I really enjoyed this trilogy. It was fun to read, and the action was pretty good. It did a good job of keeping me entertained! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/22/2009

    " Fine adventrue--series holds together...typical political and magical convolutions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 12/26/2008

    " It was okay. Not bad, but not my favourite either. His Drizzt series still sets himself apart from eveyone else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GUS BUS! | 2/27/2008

    " A great book from one of my favorite authors of all time. It was fun to read a book by him that was not his usual cast of characters. This book also had the perfect combination of action, romance(i know strange for a book i read), and humor to make it great. "

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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

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, fantasy, military, thrillers, and humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, he keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.