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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Markus Heitz Narrator: Matthew Wolf Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dwarves Series Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781611132298
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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 land of Ionandar, 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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenny McGinnis | 2/4/2014

    " I did hover between giving the book 3 and 4 stars, because I really did like it... but, the truth it a very large part of the book bored me. I think it was just too long... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mücahit Kaya | 1/23/2014

    " My first fantasy-fiction in English. And i liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edd Nutley | 1/15/2014

    " Loving this series at the moment. Just finished the third book and can't wait for the 4th. Big Warhammer fan and this is pretty close to it. Really liked how it explained the different clans of Dwarves and has it all at the end of the book with each notable member. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 1/13/2014

    " It was decent. Not spectacular. Sometimes it felt like the plot twists were written by a child. It was also very predictable on many occasions. Not sure if I will go on to the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cody | 1/11/2014

    " A refreshingly traditional epic fantasy. It ran a little long, but the ending was good and I'll pick up the sequel the next time I'm in the mood for something Tolkien-like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Wood | 12/25/2013

    " Was a great book. Reminded me of LOTR but the main focus was on the dwarves. Couldn't have put it down of I tried. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 11/13/2013

    " Very good read... a little tricky keeping up with all the groupings and names at the start - but now looking forward to part 2! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kamran Warsi | 7/28/2013

    " For all you dwarf lovers, this is the book for you. Great fantasy novel that shows a very believable look at how the different dwarves must have lived. The German names did throw me a little but the story kept you guessing from start to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett's Books | 7/4/2013

    " Really enjoyed the author's take on the age old archetypes of dwarves, elves and men. This book had a fair amount of fighting in it and also some political drama (translated from German). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alix | 4/17/2013

    " Loved it! A thrilling quest tale. I have the next book already. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett Pohanka | 12/25/2012

    " Great character driven fantasy in the 1st person of the Dwarves, the likable fellows who usually take a back seat in Tolkien type fantasy novels. I think some might of been lost in the translation seeing it was originally written in German. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Smith | 12/25/2012

    " Dwarves was an amazing book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, the fights and story was so cleverly written that I really didnt want to put this book down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/18/2012

    " This book was awesome!!! Can not wait to start the next one!! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne Bisman | 10/26/2012

    " Innovative and different - brilliantly translated from the original written in German. True to the 'spirit' of what one would expect of dwarves, but with an interesting plot, numerous sub-plots, and well-developed characters, as with the later books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 10/20/2012

    " Good. About 75% Lord of the Rings meets 25% World of Warcraft. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben Couteret | 8/21/2012

    " Bounces from adventure to adventure. Seemed like Heitz wasn't sure how to end the book to he kept adding trivial problems to extend the quest. Still enjoyable in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 8/13/2012

    " Brilliant story. I found myself unable to put the book down, and I wish I had the next book on hand! "

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About the Author
Markus Heitz was born in 1971 in Germany. He studied history, German language and literature, and won the German Fantasy Award in 2003 for his debut novel Shadows Over Ulldart. His Dwarves series is a bestseller in Europe. Markus Heitz lives in Zweibrücken.
About the Narrator

Matthew Wolf has worked extensively as a voice, theater, radio, and television actor. He has appeared in many productions on the London stage, including the title role in a sell-out production of Macbeth alongside Twilight star Robert Pattinson. He is also the official voice of Thor for Mavel Studios’ animated films Hulk Vs. Thor and Thor: Tales of Asgard. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is also producing with his production company, Cool Hand International.