Half through now. Story is ok, though slow at times. the main problem is the narrator. If you are going to do something like this, maybe you should take the time to actually find out the pronunciation of key names. It's very irritating tp listen to him mispronounce names of cities and characters incorrectly over and over again.
Only if they really, REALLY wanted to learn more about the lore of Warcraft.
If I didn't know this was a professionally narrated audio book, I would have assumed it was someone jokingly reading it wrong intentionally. I've never heard someone enunciate the wrong syllable so many times in my life. If I didn't love the lore so much, I would have stopped listening about 15 minutes into the book.
This book is very frustrating to listen to. I'd recommend reading it yourself over listening to the audio book.
I love warcraft lore and the book is great, the narrator however should have researched the pronunciation of words in the book. important stuff like the prince of stormwinds name and both friggin world trees. got the printed book and finished it that way.
Seems like Knaak was trying to draw on nostalgia from his War of the Ancients books. However, regardless of all the familiar faces and connections from current Warcraft to then, the story ends up extremely muddy. Into the dream, out of the dream, in, out, in. And Eranikus; he was transformed into a whining green soapbox, was anyone else happy with his death? Sheesh! Also, the audio was painful with the Warcraft named all but butchered; Sil-vuh-noss? And his dragon impressions were always wailing, half speed dialogue. Not a fan!
This was a great story that includes some of your favorite World of Warcraft characters. With the struggles facing Malfurion you are absorbed into the story and struggle with him and his allies. This story is great for both Alliance and Horde supporters bringing supporting characters from both as the nightmare threatens Azeroth as a whole and even forcing it's leaders like Thrall, Sylvannis and Varian to face their greatest nightmares. Highly recommended for those with knowledge of the World of Warcraft lore and this without!
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I loathe leaving bad reviews, but Stormrage requires warning labels to all Warcraft fans who may want to endeavor to hear this audio book. DON'T. Please, spare yourself the agony of this audio book. Between the lackluster story (it did have a few good moments, but overall dull) and the narration that butchered the names of half the characters, Warcraft fans will want to pull their hair out.
I'm a good sport. I listened to the whole book with optimism. However, by the second half of the book, I had made it a game to see how many more names the narrator was going to butcher in pronunciations.
Anduin became An-doo-in
Sylvanas became SYLvanas
Arthas becames ArthAAHS
That is just a few of the more notable examples.
The story was plain dull as well, which is unfortunate. I have enjoyed Richard Knaak's Warcraft books Wolfheart (excellent on audio) and Dawn of the Aspects.
Blizzard should seriously consider pulling this audio book version and even perhaps even have this book rewritten. The lore is worthy enough, but this book and audio rendition gets it all wrong. It is as if the Emerald Nightmare, for which this book is about, intentionally wants to bore the reader to sleep and trap you in the dark dream. It certainly tried to snooze me on many occasions.
Warcraft fans, do yourself the favor and avoid this nightmare called Stormrage. It's not worth it. At all.
People who need a serious sleep aid
Didn't really have a favorite.
Anyone. Literally. He has a very boring tone. And he mispronounces damn near every single character's name. You would think this conversation would have been had at some point between he and Blizzard. He is a bad narrator. Hopefully it's not his day job.
The story is fine. Not as good as Arthas or Proudmore. But a pretty good story. Definitely worth reading yourself.
I'll never listen to a book from Richard Ferrone. Unless Nyquil isn't doing it for my insomnia.
This was a very difficult book to follow.
The story jumped too much to keep focus on one character.
I will be more willing to see reviews first than just buying next time.
Ugh too many to be fixed.
The story was there but it failed to captured me. Im sure that people who hear these books for the Lore like me will get something out of it but listening to it was more of a task than actual enjoyment. After having completed Wolfheart i chose to buy this one thinking that i would enjoy it as much. I was so wrong. Wolfheart kept me desiring for my next big car trip so that i could listen to the story some more. Stormrage on the other hand i had to stop less than an hour into my 3 hour trip. This is not the best by far. Wolf heart on the other hand finished and you hoped it would continue. Your even hoping for a sequel for it.
I enjoyed the lore but the detail was a little too much, it actually took away from the pacing of the story.
The characters involved were very memorable from the lore, the detail about the odd enemy took away from it.
Stormrage was a great character, hence the basis for him to be the main character.
Once again, I felt like this was a bit of a miss in the series and was much happier with Knaak's Wolfheart.
Check out the other World of Warcraft related books they were much better showings.