For the poor, hardworking citizens of the Confederacy's fringe worlds, the Guild Wars have exacted a huge toll. Swayed by the promise of financial rewards, a new batch of recruits joins the fight alongside a slew of mysteriously docile criminals -- and a few dubious military leaders. Eighteen-year-old Jim Raynor, full of testosterone and eager to make things right at home, ships off to boot camp and finds his footing on the battlefield, but he soon discovers that the official mission is not what he's really fighting for.
For the first time ever, StarCraft enthusiasts will learn the origins of the enduring friendship between the young upstart Jim Raynor and the streetwise soldier Tychus Findlay. Watch as they battle on the front lines of a fierce interplanetary war and bear witness to the Confederacy's rank corruption - corruption so reprehensible that it rains immeasurable death and destruction upon the government's own people.
©2010 William C Dietz (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
I have read many of the current Starcraft books out there today, but none of them compare to this. It has action, love, Marnies, and able to follow the beginnings of Jim Raynor. Whats better is that the store talks about the Trade Guild wars that has been talked about and how some of the beginnings of the units that we love in the game. The voice acting is pretty good I was able to tell how was talking and even the actor Neil Kaplan plays the voice of Tychus Findlay in Starcraft 2 so that it me makes the book even better is hearing the real voice of the main character speaking. As a last note if you want a good solid backstory to the game you love the get this book asap. Do you scan me.
P.S.(you'll get that later)
The title of this review kind of says it all. The narrative moves at a decent pace and the story itself is a decent story. And like any good product based on existing product, there are plenty of references to the source material that are inserted tastefully.
The problem is that it's all kind of your standard stuff. The various initial stories eventually cross with one another. There are main plots and subplots and it all wraps up nicely in the end. And it even explains a lot when you return to the original game that it's based off of.
Basically, it begins, it chugs along, and 12 hours later it ends.
I would say the best part of the entire package was the voice actor, who was great.
If you love Starcraft You will love this book. Its well written and fun to read. I love that the voice artist is actually from Starcraft 2. About half way done with the book now and cant wait till I finish the other one. I just wish this web sigh could get more Starcraft books.
Heaven's Devils rises high, but not high enough.
I loved Niel Kaplan's performance, as he straight up owned Tychus Findley's character and personality. The rest of the cast was performed well with gritty, western justice in their vernacular.
The story in itself has many lulls. A steady, but not immersive story leads us through Jim Raynor's friends, and company - but leaves you thinking their could've been more put into it.
I would recommend this book to those that love the StarCraft universe; and to those who appreciate a B Sci Fi novel. Dietz had a lot on his shoulders taking on this story, so I will give Him the credit where it's due - he pulled it off - but it was written as a movie and less of a book. Learning the lore is enough to keep you on Jim's heels, but then find yourself looking at your own wondering why the hell you're still listening to this. Maybe the second book, if there is one, will prove to help save this story. I await with hope. Please be good. Put it out there Random House!
couldn't put it down until it was done, and was very sad when it did. action packed story totally recommended.
A truly gripping story. I couldn't believe how fast I finished it, then again, I couldn't resist but to keep going. Strong narration as well. Same voices as in the game, or at least it sounded like it.
Never listen to an audiobook so well directed. I had a feeling I am in an exclusive theater watching a play. Excellent
First time - but it was fantastic
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