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A brutal warrior, Kratos is a slave to the gods of Olympus. Plagued by the nightmares of his past and yearning for freedom, the Ghost of Sparta would do anything to be free of his debt to the gods. He is on the verge of losing all hope when the gods give him one last task to end his servitude. He must destroy Ares, the god of war. But what chance does a mere mortal have against a god?

Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, guided by the goddess Athena, and driven by his own insatiable thirst for vengeance, Kratos seeks the only relic powerful enough to slay Ares---a quest that will take him deep into the mysterious temple borne by the Titan Cronos! From the black depths of Hades to the war-torn city of Athens to the lost desert beyond, God of War sheds a brutal new light on the best-selling video game and on the legend of Kratos.

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Fantastic story and amazing narration

I have listened to this book multiple times and I have never even played the game! I love the narration by Stephen Hoye and the storyline itself. It is a wonderful light listen while going on about your day. I highly recommend it!!

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A great book

I think both fans of the God of War series and people who have never played the game before will enjoy this book. It fleshes out the character of Kratos more fully. Although it does not stick strickly to the exact events of the game I think this is a point in it's favor, since most people who buy this book will be people who have also played the game they will most likely not just want to listen to a description of the events of the game.
As for the narration, I think that Stephen Hoye does a very good job. I only have a few small complaints that have to do with putting the wrong sort of emotion in Kratos' voice, but these instances are few and far between and all in all they don't really hinder the immersion.

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Amazing!

Absolutely loved this audiobook! I can't wait to get God of War II's audiobook now!

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Narrator was the flaw

Glacial paced narration. I increased the playback speed to 1.25 just to hear him read at a slow pace. It distracted me so much it took me months to get through the book. Even then only because I had increased the speed to 1.5. The story was fine, if you have played the game you know it. I only wish the narration was better.

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Good Story

The story is pretty good it follows the first game with some extra stuff added in. The reader was ok but some of his pronunciations are annoying.

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I LOVE STEPHEN HOYE

i loved the book, i loved the narrator and i love audible. Stephen could read me the script of the Teletubbies and I'd be down with that sh!t

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Always loved The God of War series

Great audio book, gives a lot more insight to Kratos' past and stays true to the game. Would recommend to anyone who loves the video games, wanted to get into the series but never had the time to go and play the original trilogy, or anyone who really loves a good Greek mythology-esk story. I personally enjoyed the narration, though I can understand why some people think it doesn't fit with Kratos' character.

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awesome one of the best books I read

Loved it is a grand book and it was very interesting it had already a

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Very in-depth.

Brings so much more to the story then the game did. It is worth getting.

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amazing

hply crap, this may be better than the gameits awesome , im not a fan of the narrators voice for kratos, nut other than that its awesome