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World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde

Narrated by: Christie Golden
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
5 out of 5 stars (182 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Though the young Warchief Thrall ended the demon curse that had plagued his people for generations, the orcs still wrestle with the sins of their bloody past. As the rampaging Horde, they waged a number of devastating wars against their perennial enemy - the Alliance. Yet the rage and bloodlust that drove the orcs to destroy everything in their path nearly consumed them as well. Long ago, on the idyllic world of Draenor, the noble orc clans lived in relative peace with their enigmatic neighbors, the draenei. 

But the nefarious agents of the Burning Legion had other plans for both of the unsuspecting races. The demon-lord Kil’jaeden set in motion a dark chain of events that would succeed not only in eradicating the draenei, but would forge the orc clans into an single, unstoppable juggernaut of hatred and destruction. An original tale of magic, warfare, and heroism based on the best-selling, award-winning electronic game series from Blizzard.

©2007 Blizzard Entertainment (P)2018 Blizzard Entertainment

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Good book

Although she is the author, I’m not as crazy about her performance. Would have preferred Scott Brick. Still overall it was a decent performance and a good book.

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Rise Of The Horde review

Christie golden writes wonderful books but she does not narrate them the best she did and all right job but they're better narrators for the World of Warcraft books

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Great for lore lovers

Wonderful listen but odd to hear a female read majority Male characters. Decent performance otherwise. Loved this book.

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lok'tar

great book, great voices and overall great performance. I recomend to anyone wanting to know about how the horde came to be

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great origin story

kind of a prequel to the first warcraft game, and a great origin story for the orcs.

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Shouldn't be missed out on

Loved it. Didn't want it to end. Gives you a nice in-depth look at the carnage back on Draenor.

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Moving Performance

I love this book to begin with and was very happy to pick up an audio version to listen to at work. Not only is her writing phenomenal, but she did a fantastic job reading. As with any voice actor, there are certain parts that don't always fit the voice but every single scene with Velen was spot on. You could feel Velen's ancient pain through her words during the events of Shattrath. Her voice broke in all the right ways and really made you feel the words. I don't know how to describe it perfectly, but its a line I'll always remember, now.

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awesome

great book. christie does an awesome job reading it aswell. well worth the read /listen

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Let Christie tell you a story

Wonderfully written, and read by the author, this is a must read for any WoW lore fans. Told by Thrall, an unreliable narrator, this is the story of the formation of the Horde on Draenor. Some details we know to be different from Thrall's telling, but it is fascinating both from a RL perspective to see how the story evolved, and from an in game perspective to see how legends are born.

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Warcraft is such a great story

Christie is by far my favorite author in regards to the warcraft books and I am glad they have released these classics

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  • William
  • 12-12-18

Good lore, voice performance lacking

I'm generally quite a fan of Christie golden's books, however her voice acting is somewhat lacking, appreciated the effort but draenei and orc characters respectively were hard to distinguish between eachother

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-19

a must listen for all wow fans

excellent story albeit slightly lore breaking, christies performance and the way she portrayed her novel was spot on can't wait to get book 5 now and continue this saga, audible please get the others 😁

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  • Andrew
  • 01-18-19

Surprisingly Good

Wanted to listen to more of the more of World of Warcraft and this book is a good starting point! Different to the movie a bit and with more detail. Going to pick up the 2nd one now!

Was a bit sceptical at first with a female narrator only due to the orcs having deep gruff voices but Christie Golden does a great job. Bonus points as she's also the author!

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  • Dan
  • 01-07-19

Awesome book, love the Warcraft series, enjoy

loved it , if you play the game you will enjoy this well worth it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-23-18

Excellent work! Beautifully executed

Excellent work! Beautifully executed. I could not stop listening, as the rest of Christie Golden's work