Malaise Falchion

  • by Paul Barrett
  • Narrated by Jack Wayne
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Disgraced during the Demon War, Dwarf investigator Snazdaggin Kundarik (Spade to his friends) wants nothing more than a desk to sleep on, a bottle of grog to drink, and the occasional easy case for quick pay.
Then a mysterious female Elf from the posh side of town shows up and offers him exoneration for his past sins and lots of gold. All he has to do is follow her brother and report his activities. Simple, right?
He should have known better. The simple job soon spirals out of control. Spade finds himself sucked into intrigue, powerful magic, and the hunt for a weapon powerful enough to end the world. Ill-prepared, Spade forges on with the aid of his hapless sidekick and a reluctant female warrior.
Will he survive long enough to save the world and get his grog?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well narrated, but odd mystery/fantasy wackiness.

"Malaise Falchion: The Spade Case Files" is an utterly ridiculous action packed mystery tale swarming with personality and strange clashing fantasy stereotypes. This book is a relatively unknown diamond in the rough so far, because one has to practically stumble across it on However, once discovered listeners will find that it makes for a great audiobook once given the chance. Mystery, comedy, action, and fantasy collide here in an oddly entertaining way.

Jack Wayne was a perfect choice to narrate this story as well. Without his voice this audiobook would only be on the upperside of so-so,  but his vocal range brings the whole story to life. From the jaded alcoholic dwarven detective named Spade to his oddball reptilian pals to his stuck up elven employeer, each character sounds unique and memorable.

Recommended to listeners who believe both fantasy and mystery is at it's best when it is full of nonsensical ironic slap stick humor and self aware jokes.
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- The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem

Wish I could give more stars! Great Book!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

So, this was a great combination of detective noir with fantasy. The story was fun,interesting and exceedingly entertaining.

The narrator, though, truly made this audio book for me. He has become one of my favorites. I will look for more from him!

If you like either noir (think Dick Tracy) or high fantasy (Lord of the Rings), you should definitely check this one out.
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- Tyler U.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-25-2017
  • Publisher: Paul Barrett