The reader consistently misspronounced common names and places from the World of Warcraft, i.e. Arthas, Sylvanas, Anduin, and Teldrassil. In the first 20 minutes it's comical. After two hours it's distracting. By the second part I wanted to grab the narrator by the shoulders and shake him vigorously. Also, there is no depth of variety in character voices. Orc warriors have melodious high pitched voices and he uses about 4 different inflections to speak for about 16 different characters.
"Wolfheart". Another work from Richard A. Knaak with many of the same characters. The reader of "Wolfheart" (Scott Brick) is a polar opposite to Mr. Ferrone. He has a huge variety of character voices with each one being distinct and recognizable. It is painfully clear that Mr. Ferrone had never heard of Azeroth or any of its inhabitants before picking up "Stormrage" and trying miserably to read it.
Will definitely not listen to another World of Warcraft book read by Richard Ferrone. Might be more apt to take a chance on a story read by him that I have no prior knowledge of characters, plot, or fictional setting.
The story is not one fo Knaak's best works, but is definitely worth reading (Not listening to, but reading). I enjoyed the updates on classic characters from World of Warcraft lore. Provides a firm bridge between the events that concluded with the defeat of the Lich King and "The Shattering" by Christie Golden, which leads into the Cataclysm.
The book yes. I read the printed book and enjoyed the story. I could not continue listening to the audible book. The narration was irritating and although I tried to listen to it three or four times. Each time I stopped and switched to a different book.
It is very important to preview a book before purchasing it. The narration is an important aspect of an audible book. Important, and separate from the story.
The narration was a bit melodramatic and tended to drag out certain words just enough to take me out of the story time after time.
I still have not been able to listen beyond the first chapter.
I could only make it half way through. Some might struggle through it for the lore, but i wish i had never wasted my money and time on it. It reads like an old encyclopedia. I love playing the game, but this was more torture than the worst reputation grind in the game :D
I couldn't listen to this for long, the narrator is boring and he's constantly mispronouncing names. No thank you.