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The Dwarves Audiobook

The Dwarves

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.
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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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    howard 06-29-14
    howard 06-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing Narrator"

    Bought this book just because Matthew Wolf is the narrator. The man should be doing A LOT MORE audio books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    devon 05-02-16
    devon 05-02-16
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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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    Brooke Wauson 10-02-15

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    "Good But..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, to long.


    Any additional comments?

    Book overall was good, but it seemed like the whole Lord of the Rings Trilogy in one book. Should have been two books or three. The idea is GREAT though the dwarves were awesome.

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    Allen 03-02-15
    Allen 03-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The story is not quite there"

    It's just missing something and the end is too quick too conclude. Large swathes of the story seems to be skipped.

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    Edward Temecula, CA, USA 08-29-14
    Edward Temecula, CA, USA 08-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Simple story but I enjoyed every minute"
    What made the experience of listening to The Dwarves the most enjoyable?

    The plot was simple but was very entertaining. The various characters had great personalities and watching our hero "grow" made the journey fun.


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