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Legends of the Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Saga Audiobook

Legends of the Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Saga

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Publisher's Summary

The entire Legends of the Nameless Dwarf Tetralogy in one set:

1. Carnifex: A Portent of Blood

"Gritty, tense, and brutally tragic. High quality storytelling with great characters and a relentless plot." - Mitchell Hogan, author of A Crucible of Souls and Aurealis Award winner

For more than a thousand years, the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis.

Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past, the defining virtue of their society is that nothing should ever change.

But when the Scriptorium is broken into, and Ravine Guard Carnifex Thane sees a homunculus fleeing the scene of the crime, events are set in motion that will ensure nothing will ever be the same again.

2. Geas of the Black Axe

"A dwarf with no name is a dwarf most shamed."

As the lands above the ravine city of Arx Gravis face their gravest peril, the last desperate hope of Creation lies in a dwarf with a grisly past:

The Nameless Dwarf - a pariah, untouchable, the most cursed of dwarven kind.

But in a world plagued by deception, where no action is free from risk, the road to salvation is shadowed with portents of blood.

3. Revenge of the Lich

The survivors of the slaughter at Arx Gravis flee their ravine city, leaving its walkways and canals awash with blood.

Convinced there can be no atonement for what he has done, the Nameless Dwarf joins forces with a whiskerless thief.

©2016 D. P. Prior (P)2017 D. P. Prior

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    Paula 09-19-17
    Paula 09-19-17
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    "Gripping and engaging"
    Would you listen to Legends of the Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Saga again? Why?

    Yes. It was quite compelling. Really kept you listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The descriptions and alliteration. Really brought to life with Neufeld's narration.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Cordy smacked Carnifex in the face with Thumil's book. Haunting scene.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Takes you everywhere. Funny in parts. Horrific and tragic in others.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't want to give spoilers but stick with it. It isn't always sad.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    sheila 09-17-17
    sheila 09-17-17
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    "A great read and even better listen."

    I am only partially through this audio, but I find myself making time to listen as much as possible. the story telling of D.P. Prior is professionally narrated by Bob Neufeld in a way that enhances the imagery in your mind. I have previously read the print as well as Kindle versions but the inflections of an audio artist brings out moments that my mind skipped over while reading.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Duane Leishman Los Luna's NM. 10-21-17
    Duane Leishman Los Luna's NM. 10-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Thouroghly Enjoyed!!!"

    A Fun AMD Fast Moving Story With More Twists A Turns Than Your Average Maze!!!!

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    chris 10-20-17
    chris 10-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "tough one couldn't finnish"

    this book was difficult on many levels. First the books plot although interesting, it lacks detail , seems more like a rough outline then a final book. People show up and have no back story or real relevance to the story. The book is missing substance.
    Second the narrator although he has a good voice he is kinda quiet, and not well pronounced.
    if listened to tons of audible books but monster how hard I tried this story glazes my eyes over.
    I read this after reading the previous reviews that I now think are fluffed. dbout they even read the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 10-10-17
    10-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "awful narrator his reading was painful to listento"

    narrator used such fake Scottish impersonation so its ruining the book for me ultimately left me frustrated making it almost impossible to continue to listen to this man leaving it Almost impossible to follow and leaving no room for for the imagination. now forcing myself to listen to the end of it with hopes of some sort of break from his tv commercial dialect.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    m. allmon 09-30-17
    m. allmon 09-30-17 Member Since 2014
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    "The producer didn't do their job..."

    I couldn't get engaged. I felt like the narrator spoke too fast, but I wasn't sure... not until at the end of one of the chapters when i actually heard some one entering and leaving the sound room did i start to get an idea that this was either rushed through production or it was given a piss poor job. I believe that a great producer can make an audio book, adding small nuances that make the book easier to understand...like a small pause in narration.... This book didn't have it and it needed it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-27-17
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    "Massive epic and always engaging"

    I love the way this goes from humdrum domesticity in the ravine to crisis upon crisis without ever letting up. There are a succession of rises and falls, but gradually a triumph against impossible odds. Love the feel good ending, which was spot on.

    The narration is well done, clear and with good pacing. Neufeld captures the character voices extremely well.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Caleb 09-27-17
    Caleb 09-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Repetition is the mother of learning, and its bori"

    In chapter one something kills a dwarf, very easily.
    in chapter two the coucil decides not to do anything about it
    in the next several chapters they talk about how something killed a dwarf and the coucil will not investigate it. Basicly whatever happens in a chapter gets talked about in the next few chapters.
    About the 6th time the main character retells the story of how someone got killed and the coucil will not do anything about it it was frustraiting.
    When a giant invisable monster attacks them in a mine shaft and the main character wonders if this is linked to the earlier murder, and that the coucil will not do anything about it, I could not deal with it anymore and shut off the story.

    I started this story when I began a 9 hour trip, I turned it off 2 hours later. And I was less bored looking at never ending corn fields and listening to nothing than listening to this terrible awful story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Beau 09-24-17
    Beau 09-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Best Yet From D. P. Prior"

    Not looking forward to a long period of car and plane travel, I looked for a long book to listen to and found this one. (55 hours for one credit!) I had read or listened to several of Prior’s books and enjoyed them. Bob Neufeld was the narrator of the first Nameless Dwarf book I listened to (the Chronicles) and had done a good job.

    In my opinion, this new book (actually 4 in one) is the best so far. Prior incorporates and excels in many of the elements of this genre. He creates thought-provoking new worlds (at least 3 distinct ones in this), flawed characters doing heroic things, mostly against their wills and natural inclinations (a cold-blooded albino assassin saving the world!), creepy villains and epic, bloody battles. The title character, for example, is a fun guy who likes to sing bawdy songs while clearing the battlefield of enemies with his enormous axe. He also has a constant battle with depression and spends much of the book in heroic exploits to atone for the horrific crimes that lead to his name. (I’m trying to avoid any spoilers here.)

    The need for redemption is a strong theme in this saga and Prior handles it well amid the nearly non-stop action. There are many who need redemption, which adds to the complexity of the plot and characters.

    One characteristic that sets Prior apart is that, while the stakes are high (preventing the end of all things) and the action is fierce and fast, there is a welcome intimacy through most of it. For example, rather than battle scenes with thousands of fighters and piles of corpses, most of the fights involve just the small, outnumbered band of lead characters against the creepy villains and their minions.

    Bob Neufeld’s narration is excellent, the best of his I’ve heard. It’s hard to imagine a better voice for the Nameless Dwarf, a low, vibrant rumble with the range to capture Nameless’ humor and melancholy and make him the clear leader of the main characters. (It reminds me a bit of Jonathan Rhys-Davies in Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings.)

    He has also found convincing voices for most of Prior’s array of misfits and villains - the albino assassin, the slimy Lich Lord, Otto Blightey, and the hybrids, giants, mages, poisoners and petty criminals. I have quibbles with a few characterizations and accents, but that is mostly about personal taste. In a book this long and with so many characters, it’s to be expected.

    All in all, a great choice for my long travel days and one I think most fans of the adventure fantasy genre will want to try. It’s surely worth the one credit.

    I hope this helps.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 09-23-17
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    "I Love this Audiobook"
    Where does Legends of the Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Saga rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I’d say Legends of the Nameless Dwarf ranks number 1 among the 10 audiobooks I listened to thus far.


    What other book might you compare Legends of the Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Saga to and why?

    Actually I can’t compare it to anything at this time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first one.


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

    Well definitely not in one sitting so I took multiple breaks to finish this audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    I love D.P. Prior he is an amazing author.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    10/6/17
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    "Save your money"

    I could only listen for about 40 minutes and then had to turn it off. The Narration is truly awful. Imagine grandpa from the Simpsons reading you a story and doing it badly - that is as good as it gets - the written story may be OK but the terrible narration makes it inaccessible.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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