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Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils Audiobook

Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils

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. 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.
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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

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    Alfredo Rochester, NY, United States 08-20-10
    Alfredo Rochester, NY, United States 08-20-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Starcraft lovers rejoice"

    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)

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan RICHMOND, CA, United States 02-14-11
    Jonathan RICHMOND, CA, United States 02-14-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Competent, but Pedestrian"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    GotTax 02-02-15
    GotTax 02-02-15
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    "Good origins of SCII characters"

    Narrator was spot on, voice in brings life to the story itself. The best for last, I'm still sobbing. Overall satisfying.

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    Brandon Atascadero, CA, United States 02-04-11
    Brandon Atascadero, CA, United States 02-04-11
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    "Awsome"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 05-22-16
    Sarah 05-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Taken back to middle school"

    The story has a cool idea of where Tycus and Rainer come from. The delivery is not interesting. It doesn't get better throughout the book either.

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    michael 05-10-16
    michael 05-10-16
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    "Great story!"
    If you could sum up Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent military content


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way that the author shows the military of the confederacy.


    What about Neil Kaplan’s performance did you like?

    Vivid storytelling.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I laughed often.


    Any additional comments?

    Tychus is hilarious!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fernando Fonseca Seattle, WA USA 12-08-15
    Fernando Fonseca Seattle, WA USA 12-08-15 Member Since 2013

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    "awesome story"

    couldn't put it down until it was done, and was very sad when it did. action packed story totally recommended.

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    Aaron 10-10-15
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    "Incredible!"

    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.

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    Andrei Gavrila 09-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic performance"
    What made the experience of listening to Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils the most enjoyable?

    Never listen to an audiobook so well directed. I had a feeling I am in an exclusive theater watching a play. Excellent


    Have you listened to any of Neil Kaplan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time - but it was fantastic


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eli 08-07-15
    Eli 08-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Epic story"

    minus the space age stuff this book reminded me many times of my military and wartime experience like few other book ever could amazing book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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