Experience the world of Dungeons & Dragons as never before, with stories performed by stars of Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, the X-Files, the Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: The Next Generation and more!

NEWARK, N.J. – August 12, 2014 – Audible, Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced the release of The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories. Each of the twelve stories in the collection about the iconic Dungeons & Dragons dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden is narrated by a different actor; the eclectic group of performers includes Sean Astin, Michael Chiklis, Wil Wheaton, Ice-T, Tom Felton, Al Yankovic, David Duchovny, Greg Grunberg, Felicia Day, Melissa Rauch, Danny Pudi and Dan Harmon. R. A. Salvatore, the New York Times bestselling author of the collection, as well as more than 30 Drizzt novels, has recorded an introduction to the audiobook. For the next 40 days, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons, the stories will be available as free downloads at Audible.com, either individually or as a collection, at www.audible.com/dnd.

"I've been a fan and gamer since I was a kid, and to this day it consumes me,” said Greg Grunberg. “Role-playing games were the beginning of acting for me. Games have always been a part of my life; even today I have my own channel on Twitch called SocialTronLive. So for me to be involved in this awesome project and lend my voice was a no-brainer.”

“Thanks to the performances of these fabulous actors, listeners will be swept up by the vividly imagined world of Dungeons & Dragons,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “We’re excited to make this brilliantly conceived and dramatically performed collection of stories about one of D&D’s most beloved characters available for free to millions of D&D enthusiasts—and to anyone who loves a good story. We think our listeners will love the performances by this distinguished and diverse roster of acting talent. And with more than 500 D&D novels and story collections in our store, there is plenty more for fans to enjoy.”

"I've been a huge fan of R. A. Salvatore and the D&D worlds my whole life,” said Felicia Day. “I loved being able to bring part of it to life in this audiobook, and to channel my inner male dwarf."

“Whether or not you are a D&D fan, this collection is marvelous entertainment,” said Liz Schuh, Head of Licensing and Publishing, Wizards of the Coast. “Drizzt brought to life by these fantastic performers adds another memorable dimension to R. A. Salvatore’s stories.”

The production is part of a partnership between Audible and Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast, through which Salvatore’s entire Drizzt catalog will be recorded in audio. Salvatore’s first published novel, The Crystal Shard, introduced the world to the dark elf Drizzt; since then, his books have sold more than 15 million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 14 languages.

Individual Stories/Narrators

  • Wickless in the Nether: Sean Astin
  • Bones and Stones: Al Yankovic
  • Comrades at Odds: Ice-T
  • To Legend He Goes: David Duchovny
  • If Ever They Happened Upon My Lair: Wil Wheaton
  • The Dowery: Melissa Rauch
  • Dark Mirror: Dan Harmon
  • The First Notch: Felicia Day
  • The Third Level: Greg Grunberg
  • Guenhwyvar: Tom Felton
  • Iruladoon: Michael Chiklis
  • That Curious Sword: Danny Pudi


 

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Behind the Scenes

A look inside the Audible Studios recording of The Legend of Drizzt.