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
Compelling, fun, interesting
Enjoyed the character development of the main character
The final battke
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.
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!
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.
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