This year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. To help celebrate, Audible has released a FREE audioanthology of Dungeons & Dragons short stories featuring celebrity narrators Ice-T and many more.
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It’s the 40th anniversary (1974 – 2014) of the popular fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. To celebrate, Audible has released a free audioanthology of Dungeons & Dragons short stories by noted fantasy author R.A. Salvatore. The book, “The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories,” focuses on tales of Drizzt Do’Urden, a drow from the “Forgotten Realms” campaign, and his companions. Stories include:
- “The First Notch”: Young Bruenor Battlehammer and his cousins head out to take down a two-headed giant;
- “Dark Mirror”: Drizzt Do’Urden helps a farming community track down a group of orcs who kidnapped some of its villagers;
- “The Third Level”: Fourteen-year-old Artemis Entreri’s life changes when he passes a deadly test for the thieves guild;
- “Guenhwyvar”: Elven bladesinger Josidiah Starym visits an old friend, a human ranger turned mage who keeps a huge black panther in a cage, forcing Josidiah to make a tough choice.
- “That Curious Sword”: Assassin Artemis Entreri and his drow companion accept a job – but not all is what it seems;
- “Wickless in the Nether”: Entreri and the drow Jarlaxle encounter problems while attempting to recover a flute.
- “The Dowery”: Drizzt Do’Urden and Catti-brie seek out the captain of The Sea Sprite, intending to sail the seas and trap pirates.
- “Comrades at Odds”: Drizzt Do’Urden discover that the drow Tos’un Armgo is slaughtering the orcs with the help of the sentient blade, Khazid’hea.
- “If Ever They Happened Upon My Lair”: The black dragon Urshula refuses to assist The Witch-King Zhengyi – until a band of heroes stumbles upon Urshula’s lair.
- “Bones and Stones”: Thibbledorf Pwent and an orc searching for his daughter attempt to set aside their differences for a common goal;
- “Iruladoon”: Fishermen on Lac Dinneshere in Icewind Dale make emergency repairs on a dock near a good-sized forest, and soon learn that those who enter the forest come out changed forever; and,
- “To Legend He Goes”: At one hundred years of age, Wulfgar sets out for one last hunt.
The audio short stories collection features narration from an impressive line-up of actors and actresses, including fan-favorites Ice-T, Sean Astin, Weird Al Yankovic, David Duchovny, Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, and Michael Chiklis. According to The Nerdist, Ice-T had a few difficulties reading his story. He complained on a podcast in February that he had some trouble with the pronunciation because, “M*th*rf*k*rs talk like Yoda.”
You can see some of the celebrity narrators talking about their stories by clicking on the picture below.
The audioanthology is only free for a limited time. download it now before it fades into the forgotten realm of memory. Sorry, this free audioanthology is no longer available. However, individual stories from the collection are available for download on Amazon.com.
“The Legend of Drizzt Anthology: The Collected Stories” contains all the Forgotten Realms short stories R.A. Salvatore has written about Drizzt Do’Urden and his companions. Note: Except for one new story, the stories in this anthology were previously published in other anthologies and magazines. Edited by Philip Athans. Released February 2011. Published by Wizards of the Coast LLC.
If your library consists of actual, physical books – you know, hardbacks and paperbacks – you’ll want to order “The Collected Stories, The Legend of Drizzt” (a/k/a) “Forgotten Realms: the Legend of Drizzt” by author R.A. Salvatore in book form from Amazon.com. – SEM
If you keep your library on a Kindle – so you can read anything in your library anywhere, anytime – you’ll want to order “The Collected Stories, The Legend of Drizzt” (a/k/a) “Forgotten Realms: the Legend of Drizzt” by author R.A. Salvatore in digital format for Kindle from Amazon.com. Sorry, this title is not eligible for Kindle Unlimited.– SEM
If you like to listen to your books – so you can read on the go – you’ll want to order “Comrades at Odds: A Tale from The Legend of Drizzt” Audiobook (Unabridged) read by Ice-T in the Audible audiobook format from Amazon.com. Don’t have Audible? Try a 30-day free trial and get this book for free! Note: This is just one story from the collection. Additional stories from the collection, read by other celebrity narrators, are available separately.– SEM
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