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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of The Shattering and Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion.

With more than 10 million monthly subscribers, the massively multiplayer online role playing game World of Warcraft has forever altered the pop culture landscape with its ongoing, ever-expanding, action-packed epic fantasy. Set in the world of Azeroth, this canonical expansion of this wildly popular gaming franchise boasts highly acclaimed novels that continue explore an incredible world which legions of fans enter and few want to leave.

What does it take to turn the peacekeeper into a warmonger? Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War gives World of Warcraft fans the opportunity to see what happens when a beloved peacekeeper is pressed to the limit by an inconceivable horror. Will it change her forever? Break her? Or redefine her role on Azeroth? Do different times call for different ethical standards?

©2012 Christie Golden (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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If you're into Warcraft, you'll love this story!

What made the experience of listening to World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War the most enjoyable?

Compelling storyline, well written. Provides a lot more character depth to many of the major Warcraft characters.

What other book might you compare World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War to and why?

The storyline is as good as her previous Warcraft books (she's written 5 other Warcraft titles- unfortunately this is the only one available from Audible!) I think she's the best of the writers for Warcraft books!

Did Justine Eyre do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

The narration was adequate, but could have been better.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If you want war between the Horde and Alliance, you've got it!

Any additional comments?

Please add more Christie Golden books to Audible, especially her Warcraft books!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable

Would you consider the audio edition of World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War to be better than the print version?

Yes. I thought the reader was wonderful. She can't get the low's needed for male orcs - but few can :)

What was one of the most memorable moments of World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War?

The mana bomb

Which scene was your favorite?

Jaina and Thrall fighting

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Jaina - a woman scorn?

Any additional comments?

I thought the reader did a wonderful job. I thought the story was great too. It isn't a historical piece of work, but those of you who are fans of world of warcraft, Alliance or Horde, this was a great story - especially before Mists of Pandaria.

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  • Jason
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 10-09-12

Great Story, Can't stand the narrator's voice.

Would you try another book from Christie Golden and/or Justine Eyre?

I have read or listened to several Christie Golden books. She is a fantastic author and I strongly suggest her works to anyone interested in the Warcraft universe.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator's attempt to give justice to some of the characters such as Garrosh Hellscream is so feeble, that it is border line hilarious. I have been tempted to skip over the parts where Garrosh is involved but keep listening in fear of missing a plot detail.

Any additional comments?

Read the book. Skip this particular audio book. The girl, although has a nice voice, she does not do any of the Orc or Tauren characters justice.

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  • Esteban
  • SEATTLE, WA, United States
  • 11-27-13

The voice acting was painful.

Where does World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was an enjoyable tie-in novel that is somewhat important for WoW players to read if they truly want to understand the lore, because the game skips over much of this story and jumps to the aftermath. And although the story is enjoyable, the poor narration makes it much better ebook than audio book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator's normal reading voice was pleasant, but when she got in character to do male voices, it was an unbearable attempt at a deep gravely voice. Orc and Tauren especially sounded like a child's mocking impersonation of an elderly male. I often couldn't tell who was speaking because everyone sounded the same. I don't expect a narrator to have a voice that can truly match every character, but this was hard to listen to. Her normal reading voice would have been much better.

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Good story, poor choice for narrator

The story itself is good. I have no real complaints with it. The narrator, however, was a poor choice for this particular novel.

I would listen to another book narrated by Justine Eyre, just not a book that had any Orcs, Tauren or Trolls as characters. Justine does a decent job portraying male humans or elves, but male Orcs? Tauren??

Good grief, no.

It's not that she doesn't TRY to voice them correctly; with gruffness and brutishness. She does try. The problem is that Justine has a very feminine voice. She's pleasant to listen to, but the moment she tries to voice an angry Orc, like Garrosh, (or any other male Horde race), it just doesn't work. Worse, it just sounds comical.

There were several points during the narration where I thought, "I don't think I can keep listening to this! She sounds ridiculous!!" -- but I pushed on. Because, as I said, the story is good.

For anyone who is considering picking this up, be forewarned -- Justine Eyre was probably not the best choice to narrate this particular book, but she does try very hard to do the male Horde characters justice. The problem is she simply doesn't have the deep, vocal range to do it. Not her fault. And, as I said before, I would absolutely listen to another book narrated by her... just not one with Orc, Tauren or Trolls... ;)

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Better than I could ever imagine.

Would you consider the audio edition of World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War to be better than the print version?

Yes, I love to listen while working, it's like doing two things at once.

What did you like best about this story?

Oh my, this is a tough question, I really liked the whole story but but better understanding Jaina was well worth it.

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A good entry to the series.

Jaina's tragic moment in Warcraft history - when her own city-state is brought to ruin.

The trauma she experiences is well written in this novel, and if you play World of Warcraft and are on the Battle for Azeroth expansion this book will give insight into her present mindset - the catalyst of her present condition.

Good performance, good storytelling - overall it was worth the time and credit.

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Great WOW book marred by some voice acting

WOW books are very hit or miss. This one certainly falls in the hit category. The story moves and is not stocked with obvious filler scenes like so many other WOW books. Characters are pushed to their limits, which makes for good drama. The only issue is the voice acting. While the narrator has a sweet voice and is fine for the Alliance characters, she simply cannot pull off the gruff tones of the Horde characters. She should have opted to just read those lines instead of acting them out. Those Horde scenes were embarrassing because of this. If you can get past that you will be rewarded with a very good WOW book.

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Interesting WoW lore

Nice having some more narrative. Narrator did well despite the wide range of characters she had to voice. an ensemble cast would have been awesome, but still was an enjoyable experience.

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Disappointed in the voice acting

Disappointed in the voice acting for the Male characters. The Male characters sound too similar, lacked any bass, and sounded old. It was hard to suspend disbelief at certain parts of the novel. Perhaps a blending of female and male voice actors could be a solution?