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World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde Audiobook
World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde
Written by: 
Michael A. Stackpole
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick
World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde Audiobook

World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde

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That night, visions mocked Vol’jin. He found himself in the midst of fighters, each of whom he recognized. He’d gathered them for that final assault on Zalazane, to end his madness and free the Echo Isles for the Darkspears. Each of the combatants took on aspects of a jihui cube, faced to be at their maximum power. Not a fireship among them, but this did not surprise Vol’jin.

He was the fireship, but not yet turned to display his maximum power. This was not a fight, though desperate, in which he would destroy himself. Aided by Bwonsamdi, they would slay Zalazane and reclaim the Echo Isles.

Who be you, this troll, who be having memories of a heroic effort?

Vol’jin turned, hearing the click of a cube snapping to a new facing. He felt trapped inside that cube, translucent though it was, and shocked that it had no values on any face. “I be Vol’jin.”

Bwonsamdi materialized in a gray world of swirling mists. “And who be this Vol’jin?”

The question shook him. The Vol’jin of the vision had been the leader of the Darkspears, but was no longer. Reports of his death would just now be reaching the Horde. Perhaps they had not yet gotten there. In his heart, Vol’jin hoped his allies had been delayed, just so Garrosh could dwell one more day wondering if his plan had succeeded.

That did not answer the question. He was no longer the leader of the Darkspears, not in any real sense. They might still acknowledge him, but he could give them no orders. They would resist Garrosh and any Horde attempt to conquer them, but in his absence, they might listen to envoys who offered them protection. They could be lost to him.

Who do I be?

Vol’jin shivered. Though he thought himself superior to Tyrathan Khort, at least the man was mobile and not wearing sick-robes. The man hadn’t been betrayed by a rival and assassinated. The man had clearly embraced some of the pandaren way.

And yet, Tyrathan hesitated when he should not have. Some of it was a game to make the pandaren underestimate him, but Vol’jin had seen through that. The other bits, though, as he’d hesitated after Vol’jin complimented a move, those were genuine. And not something a man be allowing in himself.

Vol’jin looked up at Bwonsamdi. “I be Vol’jin. I know who I was. Who I gonna be? That answer only Vol’jin could be finding. And for now, Bwonsamdi, that be enough.”

©2013 Michael A. Stackpole (P)2013 Simon and Schuster Audio

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    lazyaerie 09-05-13
    lazyaerie 09-05-13
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    "A good read for Warcraft players."

    I'd recommend this book to other WoW players, especially those interested in current lore. The story would be lost on one who does not play the game, as the book does not cover a lot of background. Being a player, I do not think this is a bad quality, but it should be known.

    The story is very Horde centered, but the book is primarily about Vol'jin, so that should be expected.

    All taken in, I enjoyed the story very much! The voice acting was well done, plus the names all seemed to be pronounced correctly. Again, I recommend this book to other WoW players familiar with 5.3 content!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    CHU 04-09-15
    CHU 04-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good troll experience"

    The content was good and the narrator was very trollish per se. I'd recommend to any wow fans, include a good indepth into what happened to voljin

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Blair 07-23-16
    Blair 07-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing story and Reading"
    If you could sum up World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde in three words, what would they be?

    I would say this is by far the best of the warcraft books


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

    He did an amazing job, greatly wished he had done all the books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    want to yes, i think i truly did like 3 or 4


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan McDonald 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Production."

    The plot was great. Scott Brick is probably my favorite narrator so far.. One of the few instances where I believe the audiobook was better than reading the actual book solely because the narrator did such a nice job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 06-19-16
    Sam 06-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "De good stuff, mon"

    Scott Brick has rapidly become my favorite narrator for Warcraft novels. His tone, pacing, and ability to mimic the vocal idiosyncrasies of Azeroth's races really help draw me into the story. I enjoyed the depiction of Vol'Jin, which really helped me delve into the troll mindset and understand their racial identity in the setting, something I hadn't gotten too deep into despite years of playing Horde. I'd say that the only parts of the story that didn't resonate with me mainly involved Taran Zhu, but that's my personal dislike for the character and not a knock on the writing. Overall, I'd say this is an excellent book for WoW fans and players on either faction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Jr. Alabama 05-21-16
    Steve Jr. Alabama 05-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but not the best."

    Really enjoyed the story but compared to some of the other WoW books it just isn't the same caliber. I would recommend it because it answered a lot of questions I had during MOP.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 04-24-16
    Tom 04-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "VERY IMPRESSED"

    Scott brick was an amazing narrator (as always), the book was very well written, all said this was an amazing book that was well worth the purchase :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-01-16
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    "First Audio Book"

    Great story, but wanted more rebellion stuff to be included in the story. Otherwise it was a good addition of lore to my favorite franchise.
    Scott Brick is a phenominal narrator, really sold the story.

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    Pen Name 02-12-16
    Pen Name 02-12-16
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    "wish there were more horde books"

    The book was dope as shit I went back to the thundering Isles just to resee the locations in Pandaria

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    elizabeth cruz 02-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A little slow but still exciting!"

    A great insight to how Vol'jin thinks and acts, a great story for anyone who love the lore of World of Warcraft.

    Scott Brick is a very convincing Pandaren.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • JAMES
    1/12/16
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    "Pandas talking about feelings"

    Narrator was good, made an effort. I like trolls and orcs and humans are a necessary part to any warcraft story but too much panda drama, we get it you are peaceful and make beer but get out the way and let the shadow hunter slay peoples. There are better warcraft books out there, I like the orc ones and the dragon ones, even dwarf ones are better than pandas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    11/30/15
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    "brilliant"

    scott brick delivers yet again. a great story centering on one of my favourite characters: vol'jin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lewis
    11/3/15
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    "Brilliant reader."

    if youre into the warcraft lore then get this book, great reader, great story. recommened

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alin
    10/13/15
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    "Nice"

    Great individual voice impersonation. Very well written characters development, although I expected more than just a sudden death for Khalak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • allen
    caterham on the hill, United Kingdom
    1/26/14
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    "Great insight into Troll and Pandaren mind"
    Would you consider the audio edition of World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde to be better than the print version?

    I loved Scott Bricks performance, especially the deliberate and thoughtful performance of the Pandaren.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the insight into the Troll and Pandaren mindset, I have never really got the Pandaren until this book.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    An all round great performance, his voice if perfect for a massive and thoughtful Pandaren.


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

    I have read at least 6-7 Warcraft books, but this one gave me a really good insight into two less known races (Troll & Pandaren). On a par if not more so than Lord of the Clans insight into (Warcraft) Orcs.


    Any additional comments?

    Another great Warcraft book and a little more thought provoking than your average fantasy. I look forward to more Warcraft books on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    ROYSTON, United Kingdom
    12/25/13
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    "Terribly Boring"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    What is there to like?


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    No, actually detracted from my interest in World of Warcraft Books


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    No


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    The narration was fine, I've listened to Scott Brick in many other books and found his naration to be good quality, however when the content is this dreary there isn't a great deal he can do with it.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    After listening to several audio books I decided to give a World of Warcraft audio book a go, as a long time player of the game I’ve heard lots of good things about the books and this was my first foray into them and I must say it has left a bitter taste, I got to chapter 10 and decided I had had enough. I found the content slow and waffling and using a lot of words but not achieving much with them. I certainly will be steering clear of any further World of Warcraft books and will stick to more interesting literature.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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