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Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization Audiobook

Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization

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Publisher's Summary

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilisation faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another.

As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction, and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

©2016 Christie Golden (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    cole 06-13-16
    cole 06-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Spot-on story, strange orc voices"

    This novelization is spot-on to the movie, with the added benefit of getting the extended cut not shown in theaters. However, you have to deal with orcs that come from all corners of Europe, where Blackhand is Scottish, Garona is Russian, etc., and a few notable names are pronounced differently from the movie. One particular problem I had, and can imagine others having, is how the narrator pronounces King Llane's name as, what sounds to me, like "Clane" or "Jane" at almost every point his name comes up.
    All aside, I loved the movie enough to spend a credit on this, and I'm starting my second listen immediately.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Preston 06-03-16
    Preston 06-03-16
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    "Fast paced but good book"

    Overall the story of the book is great. The way it was written is a bit fast paced for a book but wasn't bad. One thing to mention is that the book jumps from character to character very fast so be sure you listen closely.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Darren B. 06-17-16
    Darren B. 06-17-16
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    "Flawed, but worth it."
    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the added details that you don't see in the movie. Lore nerds will enjoy the titles of the books that Khadgar was checking out in Karazhan, for instance.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The Orc accents were unnecessary. He seemed to pronounce King Llane differently every time he said it. Claine, Thane, Lilane, Hilane... it was distracting. Moro-ez? No... A little research to see how the names were supposed to be pronounced would have been nice.


    Any additional comments?

    There seemed to be an error in production because there were hardly any pauses between chapters. There might have been a few times where it paused and said the chapter number, otherwise one chapter bled right into the next and caused some confusion.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Hickabilly 01-19-17
    Hickabilly 01-19-17

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    "One really boring book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Have a story. I tried my best to pay attention and listen to see if there was anything that I could get from this listen, but I gave up about half way through. About the only thing this book is useful for is helping you fall to sleep at night. I haven't watched the movie yet but if the movie is as slow as the book, I don't think I will watch it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Motleyrebel Chatham, IL United States 01-06-17
    Motleyrebel Chatham, IL United States 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Really good storytelling and plot twist."

    The narrator for this book did an awesome job. Now I'm going to go see if there a book two. Can't wait to hear how it ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PELZTI 12-19-16
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    "Meh"

    The narrator constantly mispronounces names,cities,kingdoms which leads to frustration. still better than the movie though

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    Collin Nusbaum 12-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "great narration of warcraft."

    very well done narration of my favorite game ever! can wait for more books and movies of the most unique and epic world of sci fi by blizzard corporation!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael P. Long Charlotte NC 09-07-16
    Michael P. Long Charlotte NC 09-07-16

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    "Good parallel to the movie"

    This book picks up after the prequel (Durotan) and pretty much follows the movie plot. However, there is a lot more time here to expand and explain things. The added time and back story helps to make the characters a bit deeper and the connection to them more real. However, despite the additional time, I did feel the story was a bit more rushed, shallow, and empty compared to the prequel. And ultimately I felt like Durotan's contribution to the story was wasted with him accomplishing very little. The narration was pretty decent and in the same style as the prequel. I've seen others complain about the accents but it didn't bother me. Overall, an entertaining story in a great game universe.

    NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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    james 06-10-16
    james 06-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Up and down"

    The story is great for Warcraft lovers like myself, but the narration seemed run on to me, jumping from one seen to another without a pause. If your not following closely you can end up lost

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James M. Cook Jr. Augusta, GA 01-05-17
    James M. Cook Jr. Augusta, GA 01-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Listen, but one major Lore Flaw."
    Where does Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a really great listen, all though the reader should have taken pauses and announced chapter ends, and begins. Because what we end up with is battlefield scenes spilling over in to courtroom meeting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization?

    As others have commented, the writer done a great job at adding details that were left out of the movie, even adding in moving lines of dialog for each character. But this is where he also made a mistake. Now I would normally issue a spoiler alert here but as this was not in the movie nor is it correct, I wouldn't actually call this a spoiler.

    The writer added in a line of dialog, where Medivh called Garona his daughter. This is extreme incorrect. I can see where the writer might have watched the movie and got this Idea. But the fact is Garona is half-Orc, half-draenei, not half human. In fact, in the coming years, Medivh and Garona actually become lovers and he father's her child "Med'an"

    So unless we have fallen in to the realm of Game of Throne incest; this line of dialog should have been fact checked before publishing.

    Other than this one mistake and the lack of breaks between chapters then is a wonderful listen to any Warcraft or fantasy fan.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Josh Hunter
    6/11/16
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    "Literally the movie script."

    Title. Not sure what I was expecting. Helped me power wash the garden, can't complain.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • John
    2/20/17
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    "How I'd imagine a Barbara Cartland novel to be!"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you care about what characters are daydreaming about, how that reminded them of something that happened a week ago, reminiscing about their childhood, pondering what a raised eyebrow might mean, speculating who might be behind an opening door, how an action might affect their relationships, this might pass a few hours when you haven't got any boiling kettles or drying paint to watch.
    If you've seen the film you don't need this book, and if you haven't seen the film (like me) you could be lost by the lack of story & lack of geography or physical setting - it might as well have have taken place on a barren tabletop.


    What will your next listen be?

    Not movie merchandise


    What three words best describe Toby Longworth’s performance?

    Working with nothing


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Promotes daydreaming, just let it wash over me after the umpteenth time the characters drifted off on their internal monologues


    Any additional comments?

    As an old-skool Dungeons&Dragons fan I thought I'd enjoy a story about orcs, but it seems the movie must have covered all the story, the visual imagery and action, this rambling novel seemed to be the dregs that are left after you remove all that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Renoa
    9/5/16
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    "An amazing fantasy story"

    Christie Golden has brought to life the story of the Warcraft Cinematic Universe in such a way that this read is better than the movie was. The descriptions used by Golden make it impossible to not escape to Azeroth.

    Only complaint is that the narrator doesn't pronounce a lot of the names correctly, but this is something easily overlooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tereza
    London, United Kingdom
    7/15/16
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    "Prefer the film"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't recommend reading this book as it is exactly the same as the film


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story needs a bit more in-depth. The story line is not developed into more depths.


    What about Toby Longworth’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed his performance his voice is pleasing to listen to.


    Do you think Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I don't think it should have follow up book.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the film and I think it's a good beginning of a series. I enjoyed reading it just expected a bit more in a book than the film.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • allen
    caterham on the hill, United Kingdom
    6/18/16
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    "gives that extra bit of depth to the movie"
    If you could sum up Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization in three words, what would they be?

    Iv watched the movie twice and read the Durotan novel and this book was still a good read to me. It gave some real insight that the movie could not and some scenes were in here that were cut from the movie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shazkia
    6/23/16
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    "Great movie better book"

    Gives some more insight into the movie. Good for any warcrat/wow fan. Christie is definitely the Best writer when it comes to Warcraft.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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