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The Dwarves Audiobook

The Dwarves

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Publisher's Summary

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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-19-13
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    "Felt like it was missing something...."

    I really wanted to like this book but I never felt "immersed" in the story. All of the necessary parts were there but it lacked "heart". I would like to know if others felt the way I did or if it was just me. It was "OK"

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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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    Amazon Customer 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great fantasy"

    If you liked the hobbit or are a fan of the witcher books you will love this.

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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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    Chet 09-09-16
    Chet 09-09-16
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    "The best thing out of Germany since Hitler!"

    A fantastic read. Dwarves have always been my favorite characters, and from them to get their own story is just great.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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