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The Dwarves

Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
Length: 22 hrs and 32 mins
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For countless millennia, no man or beast has ever succeeded in breaching the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Until now....

Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith is the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. But when he is 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.

©2003 Markus Heitz (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

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  • Morten Sandø
  • 30-10-2018

Simply amazing.

I was blown away. My first book from this author and I like it. The reader is mild but good in his voices.

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  • Alexander Brown
  • 02-04-2018

Epic Fantasy. A must listen.

Beautiful performance and wonderfully written story. An epic tale that draws from the best of fantasy lore but still refreshingly original and exciting. A must buy!

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  • Jonathan Callan
  • 01-01-2019

AMAZING!

looked forward to listening to this every night, can't wait to listen to the sequels.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-2018

Amazing

I loved the book and i cant wait for the sequel i want to listen to the rest of the series

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  • jack
  • 11-10-2018

lack of detail

was a great ideas and the plot was good but the book was really lacking in details, emotions and would sometimes be lacking in general but I enjoyed the story for what it was

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-09-2018

A truly awesome book.

While it does drag a little it never wavers nothing is padding. It is a refreshing take on a fantasy world.

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  • TheTallDwarf
  • 29-08-2018

love the series

Read the books numerous times, love the series the, narrators not too shabby either, would listen again

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  • Chros
  • 10-08-2018

Dwarf Fortress meets Warhammer

For once the Dwarves are the focus and their kingdoms are not in decline. Great characters, dialogue and a decent story overall. To me, the dwarven style/culture here is very much Dwarf Fortress meets Warhammer.

It's pretty light, easy reading though the book is actually fairly long. That length may actually be it's main weakness as casual reading typically goes hand in hand with shorter titles. Some parts do drag and seem unnecessary (near the beginning and just after the half way point) while other parts actually seem to progress way to quickly.

Despite some flaws, I'd particularly recommend to fans of fantasy Dwarves, high fantasy and/or somebody looking for a fairly casual title. For somebody looking for more general fantasy, something thought provoking or a conplex plot, perhaps you'd be better looking elsewhere. I'll be reading the next book but not immediately.

(Audio performance by Matthew Wolf was perhaps the greatest audio performance to date in the fantasy category.)

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  • Stuart M
  • 08-08-2018

Finally the Dwarves get their day!

I have waited years for an English audiobook of The Dwarves and I absolutley loved it! I look forward to reading the second and hope they release books 3-5 soon. Dwarves are my favourite fictional characters and Heitz has not disappointed.

Slightly juvenile in places but fantastically enjoyable nonetheless. This is an interesting and exciting story and world. I cannot wait to see how the story progresses.

I'm just hoping that they also release the Alfar books too in English audio.

Would highly reccomend if you are a fan of the genre.

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  • paul scott
  • 16-06-2018

Dwarves. FANTASTIC book.

if you enjoy fantasy then this is a must read. Very well written and a new adventure around each corner. looking forward to listening to book 2.

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  • matthew macgillivray
  • 09-06-2018

Glorious

Not a huge fantasy fiction fan. Ur as soon as I finished this I immediately downloaded the sequel, absolutely brilliant and about time the dwarves got to be the heroes