First off, the story is awesome. The journey through the emerald nightmare makes you feel what they felt. My issues lay with the narrator. While his narrative is ok, his voice acting was terrible. Not only that but his pronunciation was atrocious. This was already a long established world. He should have done his homework. After mispronouncing Sylvanas, after he had already mispronounced Teldrassil, Notdrassil, Hyjal, Tyrande, Arthas and Lordaeron, i had to turn it off. It is better for you to just read the book on your own.
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.
The headline says it all. The guy reading this book barely uses any character voices and continuously speaks in a monotone. I'm sure this would have been a lot more enjoyable if he would have just put some energy behind it. The story itself is ok. It features a lot of neat characters and settings but the book is way too long. It's not that the plot is long but it's so wordy in a way it doesn't have to be. I lost interest about half way through and was so glad when the book was over.
The story itself was very interesting and kept me coming back for the details of a major event in Warcraft lore, despite the lackluster performance. If you're going to read for an established franchise, learn to pronounce the names and places first! It seriously takes away from immersion to constantly hear the irksome pronunciation.
This was the first time that I ever had a rough time taking in a story. The lore itself has some great tidbits of information, but is hard to follow at times, but the sewage on the cake was the narration. I'm shocked that this passed through to publication with Blizzard's approval. The story is UTTERLY SHATTERED by the mispronounciation of nearly ALL proper nouns in the story. The elves sound less regal and more Santa's helper, the dragons, weak and uneducated. If you can stomach this for the knowledge like I did, good on you. Just be prepared for a struggle.