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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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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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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 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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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 at the bottom line, could be better.

It was hard at the beginning to get used to Christie's voice, she cant use her voice as profoundly as other narrators.
She is, though, a very good author.
I believe that if the narration was made by Niel Kaplan, it would have been astounding.

yet, still, I have enjoyed the book, and will be looking for the test of the trilogy.

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good book but I was hoping for more

it was a perfectly fine read I just wish that it had more of a conclusion at the end. it kind of left me hanging. I don't think I'm going to continue this particular series.

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Solid

As a new fan to the game and a protoss player, I wanted to have more story to experience. this was different than I was expecting, but was still very good.

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nice enough starcraft story

Not ultra dark, just the normal amount. Although it was a little long for the amount of actual content in it, you shouldn't notice it to badly after the first quarter.
The audio is serviceable. A female narrators this novel, and it's hard for her men to not come across as pussies because of that. But she tries her best, and it's not too noticeable because the main male character is a bit of a a pussy.
The architect named Jake is likeable enough, even if he has limiting morals.
I wish we could have gotten more of Mr. V, but I might be able to find more of him in the next edition.
Zimara is perfectly serviceable.
Trouble is the star of this story tho. a ruthless merc type who is forced to help, in order to keep her mental health safe.

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Great story, narration could be better

Great story line, however the narration was a bit of a let down, pretty much the same voice for all characters, would be nice to have more distinctive character voices. But overall was an enjoyable book, and I'll be continuing with the series.