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The Dwarves Audiobook

The Dwarves

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For countless millennia, the dwarves of the Fifthling Kingdom have defended the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Many and varied foes have hurled themselves against the portal and died attempting to breach it. No man or beast has ever succeeded. Until now...

Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith labors contentedly in the Kingdom of Fifthling the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. Although he does not want for friends, Tungdil is very much aware that he is alone - indeed, he has not so much as set eyes on another dwarf. But all that is about to change.

Sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained. Not only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage. Although he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is certain of one thing: no matter where he was raised, he is a true dwarf.

And no one has ever questioned the courage of the Dwarves.

©2012 Markus Heitz (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    qwavemi LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 06-07-13
    qwavemi LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 06-07-13
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    "Fun"
    Where does The Dwarves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Creative tale with enjoyable characters. not a deep read read but a very pleasurable summer read. This is a good fantasy book.


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    Cease Sacramento California 07-29-16
    Cease Sacramento California 07-29-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Great 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.

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    S. Bania Virginia 07-29-16
    S. Bania Virginia 07-29-16

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    "Like a fantasy action movie"

    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.

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    steven 07-24-16
    steven 07-24-16
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    "Great book"

    Great book. wish they would release the others books on audible to complete the series.

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    mathew 07-12-16
    mathew 07-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A great addition to the fantasy genre"
    Where does The Dwarves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dwarves?

    Not to give anything away, but as the protagonist builds his party of diverse adventures there are very fun character conflicts and situations.


    What does Matthew Wolf bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He has an amazing range of "dwarfy sounding" voices so that the cast of characters is diverse and yet still dwarfing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. the length of the book is about 22 hours, but even so, I wanted to listen as much as I could.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    devon 05-02-16
    devon 05-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I hope the 2nd book is in audio book too!!!"

    this book made dwarves my favorite fantasy characters. audio book did a great job with this book!

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    Clint Gale 03-03-16
    Clint Gale 03-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "still has audio issues"

    Wonderful story and a great performance. The random pops and audio cutting out are a big bummer.

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    Ammon 02-27-16
    Ammon 02-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A good find for an avid reader."

    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.

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    Wade K 12-22-15
    Wade K 12-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Please get the sequels on Audible!"
    Would you listen to The Dwarves again? Why?

    Yes, I love DWARVES!


    What about Matthew Wolf’s performance did you like?

    Excellent performance, I will be looking for more stories narrated by him.


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    Gonzalo MIAMI, FL, United States 10-16-15
    Gonzalo MIAMI, FL, United States 10-16-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Gimli's Lord of the Rings (and zombies)"

    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.

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