Creative tale with enjoyable characters. not a deep read read but a very pleasurable summer read. This is a good fantasy book.
I really liked this book. Good story and never a boring moment.... A little insight into Dwarves was great since we don't read or hear much about them.
let's get this out of the way, the narration is ASTOUNDING on this one. He really brings each character to life with a myriad of accents and voices.
Like the title suggests, this is an action packed adventure with some slightly clichéd characters. When I say cliché I need you to understand that it isn't necessarily a negative. Yes the archetypes have been done before, but the reason they get retold is because these archetypes are enjoyable to follow on journeys. It's a good read/listen that a recommend to any fan of high fantasy action adventures.
P.S. My kids loved it so if you're looking for something to listen to in the car on a road trip or just as something to enjoy as they slip off to dreamland, this is a kid safe book.
This book rates very high on my list of all time favorite books. The story and voice acting mesh wonderfully and I became fully immersed in the world.
Not to give anything away, but as the protagonist builds his party of diverse adventures there are very fun character conflicts and situations.
He has an amazing range of "dwarfy sounding" voices so that the cast of characters is diverse and yet still dwarfing.
Yes. the length of the book is about 22 hours, but even so, I wanted to listen as much as I could.
This is no fantasy novella or fan fiction knock off. Dwarves is a fully legitimate stand alone novel with heaps of good writing and excellent story. I can't wait for the next book to be done on audio book!
Recommended by another avid reader, the story was engaging, and you could not help but love some of the characters. The author was a bit predictable at times, but that was all "dwarfed" in comparison with the plot, twists, and his descriptions of the scene. I am looking forward to reading the sequel of this amazing tale of one of my most favorite mytholigcal creatures.
Yes, I love DWARVES!
Excellent performance, I will be looking for more stories narrated by him.
This is a great big epic of a book and unusual in being from the dwarves' point of view. Dwarves haven't gotten enough love in my opinion so i was eager to read the book. The reader is good does voices well and is pleasant to listen to. The story however, is so-so. its a well crafted very rich story that suffers from hokey passages and unecessary characters. I understand the author's desire to make the dwarves shine but this is done at the cost of other peoples who are demeaned. Humans simply cannot fight off orcs, elves are proud and foolish... so that all these othercharacters are more like flat sterotypes than fully fleshed out characters like the dwarves. Its a silly idea but it almost reads like dwavish propaganda. Also a lot of the names are similar which makes the plot hard to follow at times, especially in audio format. It is a fun read for a fantasy fan though.