Yeah, It needs a bit more but you still want to turn the pages.
Committed, Dwarf Like, Not distracting
wanted more...I mean they are Dwarves..make it so.
Probably at some future date. I rarely re-read or listen to books unless it has been quite some time since my last listen. But when a book is entertaining and the narrator is well spoken and good at his job then it makes the listening all the more fun.
I enjoyed them all. Matthew was able to give each a voice, and thereby a life of their own. Which is essential when keeping a reader interested.
I enjoyed this listening experience. I cannot wait for the next three books in the series to become available on audio.
I love SciFy and Fantasy Novels History is my second love especially the Dark ages through the Renaissance and The American Civil War
Love the spin on Dwarves and the character development is outstanding.
The intrigue keeps you on your toes and the action is written beautifully.
I highly recommend this book!
I hope we find more of Heitz writings here soon!
This book moved to the top of my list due to a performance that was simply fantastic due to the writing. The narrator was great at the voices and gave the character each their own, but the writing made each character easily distinguishable and unique to each other as well as being refreshing in the land of fantasy with many Dwarven forefathers. I couldn't stop listening to this book because I didn't want to say g'night to them!
I want to compare it to dragonlance as far as memorable characters, but as far as story, I think this book just blew Dragonlance away. I still love Tanis and Tas, but they seem like hand puppets in comparison to the richly made characters in this book. It's not that the story lines are different, it's a quest and there's companions ect...just, the details captured in each personality made me visualized being the fly on the wall along with them. I feel that this tops even the LOR trilogy.
There are so many, but I loved the play within the novel. It was a brilliant way for heitz to tell us why the wizard has turned like a worm in an apple. It's rich detail allowed for a moment of doubt in the reader. At that point, I knew I didn't know exactly where the story was going. Which, with my voracious reading list, is saying a lot.
No crying...yet, this is just the first book. It looks like audible doesn't have the next one yet :( but I laughed like a loon many times. The humor in here is excellent. And each character had his/her own sense of humor, rather than the group sharing all the same tastes or one being a hater of the joviality. There are times that the characters have to take a moment out figure out why something may be funny. It's great because it makes it all the more funny as you, the reader, get it before the character. I felt like I was around the campfire or in the tavern with them haha
It's a long book and worth every minute. If you like epic fantasy, you will enjoy this. I liked the Game of Thrones, but it didn't make me laugh as much as this. I like the LOR, but it didn't make me feel the epic character development this one did. I LOVE the stone of tears, but I have to admit that this was richer. Give it a shot.
Funny, action packed,
The characters need development
The best books need to be savored, like sipping on a glass of wine. Dwarves is a particularly good vintage. Not to be rushed.
This was one of the best stories Ive read in a while and iv been reading good epic fantsy for over 30 yrs...This is equal to tolkein and mckeirnan..
too many to note
belundil one of the dwarf twins who wanted to fight everyone
When tongil found out he was a 3rd linging and the axe glowed in his hand and he new he had the power to kill the magus
I mostly likes me some sword and sorcery, not really in to sifi but theirs a place in my library for anything from John Scalzi.
At times it was a bit hard follow, really wish author use day/year over the orbit/cycle that was the most annoying thing to me and hard to keep straight. Other then that it was the typical fantasy only with dwarf hero rather then drunk comic relief.
Not the best writer, nor the best narrator. I listened to the whole book, but almost didn't finish.