No, sorry but this is purely personal opinion on most books. there's just something about print.
Baine or Kalec. both are very strong, yet wise and restrained.
Her ability to express emotion in her voice.
Yes but i will not give away spoilers.
Please be prepared for weak orc voices. She is a female narrator after all, and that works well for most parts, especially Jaina. The orc voices are not terrible but they obviously should be deeper, She puts forth a very strong effort.
I like the story of anything related to the World of Warcraft, exspecially about some of the heroes like a story about Jaina Proudmoore.
World of Warcraft: Arthas, this is about how eventually Arthas became the Lich King. It covers when he was a young man how he had a relationship with Jaina Proudmoore.
Get the book, Christie Golden is a really great author, I can't wait for her next book.
Justine Eyre does fantastic job with the audible of this book!
I liked the whole story over all, but mostly you really felt the pain that Jaina felt during and after the Mana Bomb. I was crying when I heard about Kinndy, and cried even more in the way her father honored her.
I haven't before, and I quiet like her narration. Very easy to understand, and she takes you along into the book instead of just reading the words.
I would strongly suggest this book to my fellow WoW players. It really brought to light how what happened in Theramore could have played out.
This was a mediocre story. If you're a big fan of World of Warcraft you'll still get something out of it but if not don't waste the credit as this story will have nothing of interest to you. Christie Golden's other works were great on their own but her work of the last few years are only enjoyable to those who religiously follow the game. This is a script to advance the WoW story line and not a whole lot more, the voice acting didn't help as the female voice actor was unable to portray most of the characters convincingly or even express emotions in a believable way.
Write more balanced narrative. The issue is that the horde story line is stale and one sided
Saving my brain from devoting any more effort to this witness of death throws for a once fun and proud product
Why even have alliance characters have any lines?
This novel is only for those who are dedicated to World of Warcraft. It will fill in holes or lore that a player might be curious about.
The writing itself was horrible. Often I wanted to tell the author "Show, don't tell." When the author wasn't explaining events like an encyclopedia, she was portraying flat characters. Kinndy the Gnome, for example, was often described as being up-beat, yet most of what the character actually said was bitter and obnoxious. The entire atmosphere felt like bad, in-game role-play. The few, but large, plot holes weren't even the worst aspect.
The story gets better after the second half, but it is still not worth reading. Seeing as how it is written like a long wiki article, it is a better to read a web sites summation than this book.
Her reading was mediocre. Her performance was not necessarily bad, but most of her voices sounded identical.
I really enjoyed the story of WoW: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War but the reading by Justine Eyre was a little...annoying at times. She does an amazing job with the Alliance races but to hear her do the voices of Garrosh or Malkorok is just strange. I often found myself pulled from the story wondering why they didn't just get a male with a deep voice to do the harsh tongues of the orcs or maybe just have her read through it instead of trying to make a bellowing voice. Overall though, it was a great listen.
If you are a WoW fan, either old or new, you'll appreciate the story. You don't need to know too much either. Just know that Blue Dragons recently tried to destroy the world and the Horde are now under the leadership of Garrosh Hellscream and you'll be fine.
Yes and no. As I said earlier, she has troubles with the Horde side of the story but knocks the Alliance out of the park.
Prepare for War...again.
If you can look past the Orc voices (and to a lesser degree the Tauren) then you'll be able to enjoy this reading of a pretty good WoW book.
Yes. Because audiobooks are expensive, the narrator's voice isn't bad, and the story is good.
None, really I haven't listened to any of the other Warcraft audio books.
Audio books in general are great because you can do other things while "reading." it also allows you to focus more in the story than if you are a speedy reader like I am. Justine does an acceptable job as a narrator, and I would definitely listen to her work again.
This is a fantastic companion novel for those who play World of Warcraft. I picked it up because I'm the leader of a role-playing guild on WoW and the lore in it is practically essential to being able to understand the scope of Garrosh's actions.
The story itself is good, the romance in it seemed vaguely forced, but I've never been a fan of that particular male character. The best parts to this horde player were the parts showing Baine and Vol'jin's unease with the entire situation. I most certainly will be buying an audio book version of the next novel when it is released.
I have read or listened to several Christie Golden books. She is a fantastic author and I strongly suggest her works to anyone interested in the Warcraft universe.
The narrator's attempt to give justice to some of the characters such as Garrosh Hellscream is so feeble, that it is border line hilarious. I have been tempted to skip over the parts where Garrosh is involved but keep listening in fear of missing a plot detail.
Read the book. Skip this particular audio book. The girl, although has a nice voice, she does not do any of the Orc or Tauren characters justice.
This is my favorite World of Warcraft book yet! I love the fact that the events of the book tie in so closely with in-game quests around the Mists of Pandaria expansion. I listened to an interview with the author where she talks about working with the quest writers. At one point in the book, there is actually a reference to Jaina's "companions" and in the Theramore event in-game that's YOU! Love it. Highly recommend this book.