Empires of EVE

A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online
Narrated by: Andrew Groen
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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Empires of EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online is the incredible true story of the dictators and governments that have risen to power within the real virtual world of EVE Online.

Since 2003, this sci-fi virtual world has been ruled by player-led governments commanding tens of thousands of real people. The conflict and struggle for power between these diverse governments has led to wars, espionage, and battles fought by thousands of people from nations all over the world. There have been climactic last stands, wars for honor and revenge, and spies who caused more damage than a fleet of warships.

Empires of EVE is the history of how political ideas first began to take hold in EVE Online, how that led to the creation of the first governments and political icons, and how those governments eventually collapsed into a state of total war from 2007-2009.

©2016 Andrew Groen (P)2017 Andrew Groen

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The most entertaining history you will ever read

This book makes WW1 and WW2 seem extremely boring in comparison. It also illuminates human nature in a more pure way than any history book as it is more accurate than real history could afford to be.

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great book want more!

Thank you Great book well worth the price looking foward to hard copy with full images

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Another amazing job.

I already own the hardcover book and I was a apart of some of these wars and the times they happened in, but I wanted to hear Andrew tell the story again.

Not. Disappointed.

Andrew is a storyteller, both written and when reading it up like this and you can feel his excitement about the content in this audio book. On four separate occasions that I remember off the top of my head I found myself with goosebumps all over my body and shivers running through it. Cochises "All appropriate emotions were applied. We hated them" I had to register to four times before managing to move on.

Brilliant. Thank you.

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a history that should be glorified

being an Eve online player, and starting in 2014 it's great to Nova source about some great events, great betrayals and some of the best player interactions in all of gaming (that I know of)

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The facts of war are dense, the editing is not

As someone newish to Eve I found the historical retelling of the great wars of Eve fascinating. However, chapter by chapter it too often bleeds together. Goonswam, Red Alliance & Band of Brothers are without a doubt extremely influential but little outside of those alliances are covered...for 18 chapters no less!

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Great for EVE players, new and old

An amazing piece that does an admirable job of trying to explain the Intricacies of EVE politics. It is really interesting to listen to especially if you had taken part in many of the events detailed, and author does a great job fact checking and maintaining an unbiased opinion as possible with great narrative. The audio can sound a bit wonky at times, but nothing that distracts very much. I look forward to more.

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still got it even after the fifth time

Still got the shakes when I heard the Steve story even after the fifth time.

UKOC best KOC!

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Wonderful Narrative

This makes me wanna play Eve. I loved it. Thanks for this amazing part of Null-Sec history. I hope the authir does more.

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Just WOW!

All you need to know is the basics of online gaming to appreciate the story.

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Absolutely Grand. Absolutely Inspiring.

What a blast learning about the struggles and triumphs of player-owned organisations. About rallying calls and political intrigue. About winning wars without dropping bombs or firing lasers.

While Eve will never be my thing, it is always a giddy rush to read headlines online screeching about long-con betrayals and massive wars involving thousands of players.

Content-wise, Empires of EVE will not fail to disappoint anybody - player or not - who has fancied a deeper look into the MMO.

Andrew Groen mostly reads with a neutral tone but sometimes describing epic battles paints a little colour in, which I wished he had buckets more of. Quoting EVE CEOs, on the other hand, is a little more interesting as he tries to mimic their accents, real or imagined. This is my only negative comment about the audiobook.

As a whole, audiobook is fantastic and I look forward to the next iteration of Empires of EVE. I truly respect the massive undertaking of one man documenting the early history of EVE and sharing it with the rest of the world.

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  • Digi421
  • 12-25-19

Fantastic history of the early years of Eve Online

A history of the early years of Eve online as seen from the outside and those on the inside that were central to the development of what we now know as Eve Online. First hand accounts of those that were there make it even more fascinating - intrigue, betrayal, espionage, it's all there!
I can't wait for the next book!
Narrated by the author which is a big bonus because he knows exactly what he is talking about.

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  • Wayned44
  • 08-16-19

Eve it's a way of life

Looking forward to hearing the sequel. If its half as good as this one I'm hooked

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  • Muzzy
  • 07-20-18

Something different and very enjoyable

As an avid sci-fi fan with hundreds of titles under my belt - finding a good listen or read can be difficult. This book is fascinating and follows real-life events in a futuristic universe. The fact that these things have actually happened with thousands of real people struggling in a virtual world makes this so intriguing and such a good listen. As someone who has never played Eve online - this was still easy to follow, although if you tune out for a moment you'll need to skip back to make sure you've not missed anything since it narrates at a break-neck pace.

Highly recommended.

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  • Bozz
  • 07-05-18

slow down

Narrator reads at breakneck speed. He needs to learn to pause between sentences. Other than that, this is excellent.

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  • 06-18-18

Audio quality not 100% perfect but story is great.

As a brief player of the game, this was an excellent read, a scifi tale!

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  • P. Gabriel
  • 05-17-18

great listen if you're an mmo gamer

being an eve nerd, I could follow. if I wasn't - no chance! it's a tricky subject to tackle as there are so many cogs to each alliance. I'll warn you in advance that this is one of those books that requires you to listen up to the chapter marker. If you don't, you'll have to recap the chapter to pick up where you left off.

all in all a good listen if you're into mmo games but I can imagine it being a tough task as an outsider to the game.

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  • H. S. Williams
  • 04-25-18

Excellent record of the history of Eve Online

What did you like best about this story?

Groen does an amazing job of sifting through the myriad fractured sources of history of the players of Eve Online and bringing all the scraps together into an entertaining coherent account of the wars and machinations of the world's largest online sandbox. Groen reaches out to as many sources as possible to try and get a balanced an overview of the conflicts but also retains and allows the listener to enjoy the delicious emotional motives, reactions, and propaganda of the players driving these conflicts.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-16-17

love

Eve is life.will always remember my time in eve be it null or high sec

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  • Michael
  • 10-15-17

awesome must listen

if you love eve and have an interest in the greats bob wars then this is for you

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  • Mr Alex D Simons
  • 09-25-17

All Eve players should read this

Incredible insight into the real players behind Eve. Just amazing. learned a lot from this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-19

If Your An EVE Player, This Is A Must!

Absolutely great to listen to if your an EVE Player. Highly recommended and I wish there were more.

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  • Spartan3103
  • 01-11-18

Great Book!

I loved it, I am an EVE player myself, Been playing for 4 years and I've only heard very small amounts from trickles off my corporation, alliance etc. I highly say give it a read even if you aren't a player