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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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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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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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Love God of War..... BUT!!!

I love the games! I have played and beaten them more times than I can count.. This story is OK as well but lacking towards the end.. No army of hades? No cerberus? Seemed rushed towards the end and it shows! Also the narrator doesn't match the games tone and voice! Again also.... He mis pronounces most all the names

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Good, But, Not A Masterpiece.

This book is great, with a wonderful storyline and character development. But, in my humble opinion, it has nothing on the novelization of the newest game. That is my absolute favorite God of War novel they've created yet! I just purchased God of War II, and plan on staying it either tonight, or tomorrow morning. I'll havea review on it directly. I would recommend you give these books a listen if you, A) like the God of War games, B) are into Greek and/ or Roman mythology, or, my personal favorite, C) love them both! Lol! It's an enjoyable listen though. Strongly recommended!

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good but some bad parts

the narrator_was_good but chapter 5 or 7 had alot of Greek mythology talk between_two_gods. overall_its_good_9/10

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One continuous fight.

Definitely a novelization of the game. If you're looking for a audiobook that has a very choppy storyline and is basically one continuous fight for 10 hours, this is the book for you.

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Amazing overal

I loved the narrator and the story and played the games and the boom did not disappoint and it is certainly a better narrater than god of war 2

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excellent book

loved it. tells the beginning after an epic tale . love this book definitely required reading for fans of the game

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made me go back to play the game

it gives you more lore and better understanding to things that happen in the game

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Fun story

The story follows the video game pretty closely. it's easy to follow. the narration could have been better. it just sounded like a tired old man reading.