• Firstborn

  • StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga, Book 1
  • By: Christie Golden
  • Narrated by: Christie Golden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (175 ratings)

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Firstborn

By: Christie Golden
Narrated by: Christie Golden
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Jake Ramsey - an unassuming yet talented archaeologist - has been given the chance of a lifetime. Hired to investigate a recently unearthed Xel'Naga temple, he knows this latest assignment will open up whole new possibilities for his career. Yet when Jake discovers the remains of a long-dead protoss mystic, his hopes and dreams are irrevocably drowned in a flood of alien memories. Bonded to the spirit of the dead protoss, Jake has become the sole inheritor of the protoss' total history - every event, every thought - every feeling.

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Christie Golden doesn't have a wide enough range

I love her writing. I can read Arthas and this back to front all day, but Ms. Golden, I can't buy your vocal performance, especially when we're dealing with big, gruff men. I'm sorry to have to say it. I really tried hard to listen, but 3 chapters in and I'm consistently taken out of the experience by her struggling to voice the male characters.

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Good story, weak narration

A good storyline (not on the level of Liberty though) but it was utterly let down by the narration. Others liked it but it just did not work for me and quickly became a book I had to force myself to finish.

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great listening, can't wait for the next book!

Great listening, can't wait for the next book in this wonderful series. Need more Starcraft!!!!

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One of my favorite trilogy from Starcraft!

Loved it. I have read and reread the trilogy many times and it is awesome to finally hear it in a audiobook. I cant wait for Shadow Hunters to co.e out. It is a great back story to the beginnings of the Khala and a good history of the Protoss.

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good story love starcraft lore

it was good. I prefer male voice actors but golden does okay. sometimes her "s"es hiss or whistle or whatever but that's just a me noticing it thing. didnt stop me from listening to it.

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The best! I can't wait for the next one!

This is one of the most engrossing stories I've listened to in a long time.

I was so disappointed when it ended! To me that is the best indication of how much it held my attention.

If you love StarCraft, you'll love this book.

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Lack of imagination

These books reminds me of HP Lovecraft: A world of potential and it just falls flat on its head. A bunch if describing and nothing happening. The reading isn't horrible, but its not good either. I am glad I could refund this.

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Good premise and characters. Excellent book

Good premise and characters. Excellent undertone message. Take a chance and listen to it all the way through

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Great story, ok audio

Very much enjoyed the story. Christie does an excellent job with the StarCraft universe. The reading audio was a bit rough in some places, but not to the point it was not enjoyable. Definitely worth it if you like science fiction and/or StarCraft.

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Good, But...

I like it, but the VA should really add that reverb, echo effect when she does the voices of Protoss characters.

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