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Download The Dark Tide: The Iron Tower Trilogy, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Dark Tide: The Iron Tower Trilogy, Book 1 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Dennis L. McKiernan
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,068 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dennis L. McKiernan Narrator: Cameron Beierle Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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Tuck Underbank is a Warrow -- think a hobbit with shoes and large jewel-like eyes -- living in the peaceful Boskydells. When an unnaturally cold winter strikes and the evil Modru threatens the world, he and a number of his fellow Thornwalkers go to the High King's aid. But a vast expanse of lightless blizzard called the Dimmendark (sounds bad, doesn't it?) is spreading over the land, and Tuck soon finds that the dark tide is going to swamp them all.

Despite the fact that they're tiny and temperamental, the Warrows get included in the military forces. But the High King doesn't have enough warriors to hold off the horde of slobbering monsters who are coming to attack. And the battle goes horribly wrong, separating the friends from one another and possibly dooming them all. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin Xu | 2/18/2014

    " Recreating Lord of the Rings? A Good Thing? In this case not if it is so similar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie Puente | 2/11/2014

    " Classic good vs evil, with the D & D quest style action. Good read, trilogy, can't wait for the next two "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darwin | 2/6/2014

    " A great read. Better then Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. MacConnell | 2/5/2014

    " Complete rip-off of Lord of the Rings... but I remember it being a fun read back in the day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 2/2/2014

    " Complete rip-off of Lord of the Rings... but I remember it being a fun read back in the day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald L. | 1/19/2014

    " Though very Tolkeinesque in its scope, it still stands alone as the beginning of a series where the "Little guy" does great things. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/19/2014

    " A Lord of the Rings rip-off. And poorly done as well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. MacConnell | 1/10/2014

    " Complete rip-off of Lord of the Rings... but I remember it being a fun read back in the day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Dobbs | 12/27/2013

    " good book, but a definite tolkien ripoff homage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 12/19/2013

    " Just something about the world of Mithgar that rubs me the wrong way. This book was okay.. better than many of his later books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 12/15/2013

    " 3.75 stars. A really delightful foray into the world of the fey. Tuck, a warrow (hobbit-like creature) becomes a hero in the war against the evil Dimmendark. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charles | 12/11/2013

    " This series is really a pastiche of the Lord of the Rings. The writing wasn't that bad, although way too detailed, but the story, setting, and characters were virtual ringers for the characters in Tolkien's magnificient work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amberle | 7/17/2013

    " Originally written as a kind of sequal to the Lord of the Rings, so there are a lot of similarities. But it is much better written and the characters and story are more engaging and hold your attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 1/23/2013

    " I so love this trilogy. Far better than Lord of the Rings. More passionate and better writing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 10/20/2012

    " First book read in the science fiction/fantasy genre. I didn't know it was a rip-off of Tolkien. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie Bishop | 6/30/2012

    " No. Just...no. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 6/26/2012

    " i cant even say i read this entire book... it started slow... never really built momentum... it got to the point i was sort of skimming through... read the whole series and it never really got better... not sure why i kept going... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 4/2/2012

    " This was a somewhat interesting fantasy but I was put off by how much he stole from Tolkien. The Dark Tide is almost just like the siege and battle for Minas Tirith in The Return Of the King. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Law | 2/19/2012

    " I enjoyed the characters and his writings but he borrows storyline from JRR Tolkein. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kauz | 10/25/2011

    " Fun enough, but such a Tolkien knockoff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 9/26/2011

    " Simply great. Some say McKiernan rips off the Lord of the Rings, but people also say the movie Krull rips off the Lord of the Rings. Some of the situations are similar, but this is still a great book and great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 2/19/2011

    " 3.75 stars. A really delightful foray into the world of the fey. Tuck, a warrow (hobbit-like creature) becomes a hero in the war against the evil Dimmendark. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 1/31/2011

    " Recreating Lord of the Rings? A Good Thing? In this case not if it is so similar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayna | 12/1/2010

    " Like Lord of the Rings except it's a better story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amberle | 10/14/2010

    " Originally written as a kind of sequal to the Lord of the Rings, so there are a lot of similarities. But it is much better written and the characters and story are more engaging and hold your attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 10/11/2010

    " I enjoyed the characters and his writings but he borrows storyline from JRR Tolkein. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Norma-anne | 6/16/2010

    " I listen to audio books while working in my studio and I often enjoy a good fantasy series. This series was predicitable and even a bit confusing on the audio side, but it was fine for what I needed at the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 6/2/2010

    " Just something about the world of Mithgar that rubs me the wrong way. This book was okay.. better than many of his later books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 9/6/2009

    " Simply great. Some say McKiernan rips off the Lord of the Rings, but people also say the movie Krull rips off the Lord of the Rings. Some of the situations are similar, but this is still a great book and great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jthitchc | 8/24/2009

    " Good book but a complete rip off of Lord of the Rings "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charles | 7/14/2009

    " This series is really a pastiche of the Lord of the Rings. The writing wasn't that bad, although way too detailed, but the story, setting, and characters were virtual ringers for the characters in Tolkien's magnificient work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 3/10/2009

    " i cant even say i read this entire book... it started slow... never really built momentum... it got to the point i was sort of skimming through... read the whole series and it never really got better... not sure why i kept going... "

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