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World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War | [Christie Golden]

World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War

The New York Times bestselling author of The Shattering and Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion. What does it take to turn the peacekeeper into a warmonger? Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War gives World of Warcraft fans the opportunity to see what happens when a beloved peacekeeper is pressed to the limit by an inconceivable horror. Will it change her forever? Break her? Or redefine her role on Azeroth?
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of The Shattering and Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion.

With more than 10 million monthly subscribers, the massively multiplayer online role playing game World of Warcraft has forever altered the pop culture landscape with its ongoing, ever-expanding, action-packed epic fantasy. Set in the world of Azeroth, this canonical expansion of this wildly popular gaming franchise boasts highly acclaimed novels that continue explore an incredible world which legions of fans enter and few want to leave.

What does it take to turn the peacekeeper into a warmonger? Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War gives World of Warcraft fans the opportunity to see what happens when a beloved peacekeeper is pressed to the limit by an inconceivable horror. Will it change her forever? Break her? Or redefine her role on Azeroth? Do different times call for different ethical standards?

©2012 Christie Golden (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Gabriel Cersonsky Pagosa Springs, CO 09-11-12
    Gabriel Cersonsky Pagosa Springs, CO 09-11-12

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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I thought the reader was wonderful. She can't get the low's needed for male orcs - but few can :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War?

    The mana bomb


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Jaina and Thrall fighting


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Jaina - a woman scorn?


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the reader did a wonderful job. I thought the story was great too. It isn't a historical piece of work, but those of you who are fans of world of warcraft, Alliance or Horde, this was a great story - especially before Mists of Pandaria.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Edmonton, AB, Canada 09-25-12
    Chris Edmonton, AB, Canada 09-25-12 Member Since 2006
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    "If you're into Warcraft, you'll love this story!"
    What made the experience of listening to World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War the most enjoyable?

    Compelling storyline, well written. Provides a lot more character depth to many of the major Warcraft characters.


    What other book might you compare World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War to and why?

    The storyline is as good as her previous Warcraft books (she's written 5 other Warcraft titles- unfortunately this is the only one available from Audible!) I think she's the best of the writers for Warcraft books!


    Did Justine Eyre do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narration was adequate, but could have been better.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If you want war between the Horde and Alliance, you've got it!


    Any additional comments?

    Please add more Christie Golden books to Audible, especially her Warcraft books!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Esteban SEATTLE, WA, United States 11-27-13
    Esteban SEATTLE, WA, United States 11-27-13
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    "The voice acting was painful."
    Where does World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was an enjoyable tie-in novel that is somewhat important for WoW players to read if they truly want to understand the lore, because the game skips over much of this story and jumps to the aftermath. And although the story is enjoyable, the poor narration makes it much better ebook than audio book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's normal reading voice was pleasant, but when she got in character to do male voices, it was an unbearable attempt at a deep gravely voice. Orc and Tauren especially sounded like a child's mocking impersonation of an elderly male. I often couldn't tell who was speaking because everyone sounded the same. I don't expect a narrator to have a voice that can truly match every character, but this was hard to listen to. Her normal reading voice would have been much better.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Marks Texas 02-01-13
    R. Marks Texas 02-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Jaina delivers!"
    What made the experience of listening to World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War the most enjoyable?

    It is oddly wonderful to see Jaina, who always plays the goodie two-shoes diplomat, really go off the rails. After the destruction of Theramore, Jaina is hellbent on the complete annihilation of Orgrimmar. (Yes, there are civilians and even an orphanage there; she doesn't care.) The magical battle between Jaina and Thrall (arguably her most kindred spirit in all of Azeroth) is shocking and epic. The love story between her and Kalecgos is believable and overdue for her storyline. All of Jaina's past "relationships" have been questionable, if not utterly horrific--Kael'thas, Thrall, Arthas...Talk about unlucky in love!

    Lots of solid Warcraft characters span the pages: Thrall and Kalecgos, as I've mentioned; Anduin and Varian Wrynn make short appearances; Kinndy Sparkshine, Tervosh and Pained in Theramore; and Vereesa Windrunner and Rhonin. There are also a number of familiar locations: Tidefury Cove, Theramore, Northwatch Hold, and Fray Island.

    The Horde, of course, complete the puzzle with their own cast of characters, most notably Garrosh Hellscream, Baine Bloodhoof, and Vol'jin. You can very much sense how trapped Baine and Vol'jin feel by Garrosh's increasing madness and megalomania.


    What other book might you compare World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War to and why?

    Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War is the best Christie Golden novel that I have read in the Warcraft series. I loved her style first in Rise of the Horde. And, frankly, I prefer her style to Richard A. Knaack.


    What does Justine Eyre bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Justine Eyre had quite a feat ahead of her narrating Garrosh, Baine, and Vol'jin and she did it well.


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

    I was getting bored with the War of the Ancients Archive, so I skipped ahead to Tides of War due to the release of Mists of Pandaria and it's scenerio for Theramore. Now, I can't wait to see what happens in the next installment of the Warcraft novels! And it's inspired me to read Wolfheart and Stormrage ASAP.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William ANDOVER, KS, United States 09-15-12
    William ANDOVER, KS, United States 09-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Better than I could ever imagine."
    Would you consider the audio edition of World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I love to listen while working, it's like doing two things at once.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Oh my, this is a tough question, I really liked the whole story but but better understanding Jaina was well worth it.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    brent wyoming, MI, United States 07-27-14
    brent wyoming, MI, United States 07-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Was a great book to listen to. I know they seem to be putting the new books out on audio book more these days. However I wish they would work on putting the older ones out in the near future to. If anyone knows anything of this happening eventually I would love to know.


    Any additional comments?

    Was a great book to listen to. I know they seem to be putting the new books out on audio book more these days. However I wish they would work on putting the older ones out in the near future to. If anyone knows anything of this happening eventually I would love to know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Florida 05-15-14
    Amazon Customer Florida 05-15-14
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    "Excellent Read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War to be better than the print version?

    I listened to the audio edition at the same time as reading but I don't think the story would have been as good if I just read it myself.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lady Jaina Proudmoore hands down. She is just the coolest. She is nice but when it is time for battle he can sure dish it out.


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

    No I didn't but after I finish reading the few books on my wishlist I will be show to look at the other books she read and see if maybe I can read one of those.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes when Rhonin sacrificed himself to save Lady Jaina Proudmoore was awesome. Telling her that she is going to be the leader of the Kirin Thor was so epic.


    Any additional comments?

    I think Justine Eyre was an excellent reader. All I see are people bashing her because she couldn't get a deep voice for Garrosh Hellscream. That is ludicrous because of course she is not going to sound like a deep voiced man but I was still able to tell the difference in characters. I am reading a book now where a man is narrating and when he tried to speak for Lady Jaina Proudmoore he butchers it. So of course no one is going to be perfect but I am not looking for that. I am looking for contrast between characters. I loved listening to Justine Eyre. Her voice was calm and easy to hear. She flowed through the book so naturally. I really wish I could give her more then 5 stars. She didn't make me want to shut off the Audible at all. She made me want to keep reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Clyde Winter Park, FL, United States 03-03-14
    Clyde Winter Park, FL, United States 03-03-14 Member Since 2004
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    "A true World of Warcraft tale"
    What did you like best about World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War? What did you like least?

    I play the MMO and was glad this book was written. In game, the zepplin just drops the bomb on Theramore and then you arrive afterwards. They never explain what happened exactly. This book tells that story. I liked that I could relate to every character because I had seen them in game. I did want them to go deeper into how exactly Garrosh got the focusing iris and how he got his hands on a mana bomb.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The voices of the horde were a bit hard to get past. Justine Eyre did the best she could to speak Patwah but it didn't come across well. Please let me say that she did a fine job it was just the horde voices were a bit tough.


    Did Justine Eyre do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She captured some of the characters really well. I had to go back in the MMO and redo the Sunwell Plateau to see Calygos lose his love. I was not bored by her reading at all. She did a great job.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, I would watch anything World of Warcraft related as I am a huge fan of the lore Chris Metzen and his team have created.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Clemence GELDERN, Germany 01-06-14
    Clemence GELDERN, Germany 01-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Solid Warcraft book"
    If you could sum up World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, fun, interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Enjoyed the character development of the main character


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final battke


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Story is fun but has quite a few moments where you'll groan, because they do some overly obvious things that you see coming a mile away, and have been done before and better in other stories. For a Warcraft novel, it's very good. Looking at it as a purely fantasy novel, there are better books out there. Reading performance was great for general lines, Jaina and the gnomes. It was OK for the dragons. It was kinda terrible for the gravelly sounding Orcs and Taurens. This is hard to pull off for a female and she tried, but it made me laugh at the supposed evil shouts, rather than feel moved by them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Auroch Utah 08-14-13
    Auroch Utah 08-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Dealt with the narrator for the awesome story"

    Christie Golden delivers again. The story was amazing and well written. My problem was with the narrator, Justine Eyre. When she was speaking normally, it was fine. However, she tried to do voices and most of them weren't so great. A few were practically intolerable. If you can get past her trying her hardest to pull off the deep, angry commands of Garrosh Hellscream in what sounds like someone on their death bed groaning and whispering with their tongue tied in knots, then the rest of the book is worth it. Oh, and Shandris Feathermoon sounds so properly old-world British that she should be at a tea party rather than a war council, but alas...

    This is a fantastic book that segues into the conflict proper in the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion (as in, the game). It doesn't necessarily serve as a great standalone story if you aren't familiar with the game, however. But if you do play and love the lore, read this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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