• Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

  • The Lost Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (1,035 ratings)

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Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

By: Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman
Narrated by: Sandra Burr
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Publisher's Summary

The Companions are back in this first volume, which features an untold story from the War of the Lance. The beloved heroes return: Tanis, Raistlin and Caramon, Sturm Brightblade, Tasslehoff, and Flint Fireforge. Old friends, such as Riverwind and Goldmoon and Laurana, travel with them. Old enemies are here too, as the companions encounter new adventures and new dangers in the very beginning months of the War of the Lance.

This book starts with the celebration of a wedding. The companions believe they have slain the evil Dragon Highlord Verminaard. They have rescued the refugees from Pax Tharkas and taken them to a valley in the Kharolis mountains.

After they are attacked by the Dragon Armies, Tanis and Flint are sent to search for the long lost dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin, hoping to persuade the dwarves to give the refugees shelter for winter.

Each of the other companions face their own trials. Raistlin remembers that, according to tales of old, the key to Thorbardin lies in the haunted fortress known as Skullcap. The others want nothing to do with this accursed place, but Raistlin feels strangely drawn to the ruins, and he persuades a reluctant Caramon to accompany him there.

Sturm becomes obsessed with finding the legendary Hammer of Kharas, and his obsession nearly plunges the party into disaster. Riverwind, now chieftain of his tribe, is made the reluctant leader of the refugees and worries that he is not suited for the task. Tika Waylan must decide if she has the courage to undertake a perilous journey to save those she loves from certain death, while Tanis Half-Elven wrestles with his faith in the newly returned gods.

But it is the dwarf, Flint Fireforge, who faces the most crucial test.

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©2006 Margaret Weis (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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Loved the book. Loathed the narrator.

The book was great! Loved being able to fill in the gaps between the first two Chronicles books.
The narrator was awful. Her character voices were deplorable and her pronunciations were very American-ized. Agonizing. Should have used Paul Boehmer again.

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weird reading

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I think the story is good, but the reading, especially Tasslehoff's voice is very strange. His voice is supposed to be high, and quick, the reader makes him sound like a sick frog.

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Tasslehoff's voice is horrible

What aspect of Sandra Burr’s performance would you have changed?

Tasslehoff's voice actually brought me here to write about it...awful is not a brutal enough word to capture the degree of dissatisfaction I have with it. I listened to it right after listening to Dragons of Autumn Twilight. That was a Tasslehoff voice...

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Great story ruined by a horrible vocal performance

The book is a great piece of back story , handled well by the original authors , however the voice actor made several important characters feel rather buffoonish with her inflections and mispronunciations.

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I LOVE these characters and this story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Maybe. story = perfect . . . narrator = not great and what did she do to poor Tas's voice!

What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s performance?
Just Not Right. - Mostly it is how she does Tas - it drives me nuts. Why make him sound that annoying?

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Poor narration

All three of these books are great for fans of the Dragonlance Series, but the narration is horrible. I won't buy another book read by Sandra Burr.

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Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Unabridged)

This is a GREAT BOOK. Weis and Hickman have done it again. I didn't want to stop listening. I just have one Question, Why hasn't Hollywood Picked up the Companions. I've read all of the Compainons books from the Meeting to The Drangon Lance Wars. They just keep getting better!!!!!!!!!

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Book was good, narration was horrible

I started reading the dragonlance series when I was in high school and I have really enjoyed all of the books. I have read this book before I was looking forward to listening to the audio version; however, the narration was horrible. At times I felt like I was listening to my daughters preschool teacher try to read the book with different voices. I have never stopped listening to a book simply because of the narrator, but this was the first. The voices were horrible and very annoying. I will not listen to anything with this narrator again.

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I just love these characters!

So great to be able to enjoy the lives of Tanis & co. again. So great a modern fantasy book with some strong female characters, all the characters with depth. Narrator did a good job--it took a bit to get used to Tas' voice, but after a while, I felt the narrator's interpretation really was on mark. She did a good job making the characters' voices sound different, the voices matched the personalities of the characters well and I could tell who was talking just by voice along. I wish they would put the DragonLance Chronicles into Audiobook form, maybe someday...

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Sensational

I really loved this book...being an all time fan of the authors. Only thing I would change would be Tas' voice =)

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