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  • Empires of EVE

  • A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online
  • By: Andrew Groen
  • Narrated by: Andrew Groen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (136 ratings)

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Summary

Empires of EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online is the incredible true story of the dictators and governments that have risen to power within the real virtual world of EVE Online.

Since 2003, this sci-fi virtual world has been ruled by player-led governments commanding tens of thousands of real people. The conflict and struggle for power between these diverse governments has led to wars, espionage, and battles fought by thousands of people from nations all over the world. There have been climactic last stands, wars for honor and revenge, and spies who caused more damage than a fleet of warships.

Empires of EVE is the history of how political ideas first began to take hold in EVE Online, how that led to the creation of the first governments and political icons, and how those governments eventually collapsed into a state of total war from 2007-2009.

©2016 Andrew Groen (P)2017 Andrew Groen

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Fantastic history of the early years of Eve Online

A history of the early years of Eve online as seen from the outside and those on the inside that were central to the development of what we now know as Eve Online. First hand accounts of those that were there make it even more fascinating - intrigue, betrayal, espionage, it's all there!
I can't wait for the next book!
Narrated by the author which is a big bonus because he knows exactly what he is talking about.

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Something different and very enjoyable

As an avid sci-fi fan with hundreds of titles under my belt - finding a good listen or read can be difficult. This book is fascinating and follows real-life events in a futuristic universe. The fact that these things have actually happened with thousands of real people struggling in a virtual world makes this so intriguing and such a good listen. As someone who has never played Eve online - this was still easy to follow, although if you tune out for a moment you'll need to skip back to make sure you've not missed anything since it narrates at a break-neck pace.

Highly recommended.

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really good

an excellent listen I hope there is a next book.
highly recommended nice work :)

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Great read. As an EVE player i loved this..

Great read. As an EVE player i loved this.. Very in depth information, great stories as well.. I live in Null sec so really liked this book.. TO AUTHOR - please write an update for last few years ;-)

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Eve it's a way of life

Looking forward to hearing the sequel. If its half as good as this one I'm hooked

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slow down

Narrator reads at breakneck speed. He needs to learn to pause between sentences. Other than that, this is excellent.

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Audio quality not 100% perfect but story is great.

As a brief player of the game, this was an excellent read, a scifi tale!

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great listen if you're an mmo gamer

being an eve nerd, I could follow. if I wasn't - no chance! it's a tricky subject to tackle as there are so many cogs to each alliance. I'll warn you in advance that this is one of those books that requires you to listen up to the chapter marker. If you don't, you'll have to recap the chapter to pick up where you left off.

all in all a good listen if you're into mmo games but I can imagine it being a tough task as an outsider to the game.

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Excellent record of the history of Eve Online

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Groen does an amazing job of sifting through the myriad fractured sources of history of the players of Eve Online and bringing all the scraps together into an entertaining coherent account of the wars and machinations of the world's largest online sandbox. Groen reaches out to as many sources as possible to try and get a balanced an overview of the conflicts but also retains and allows the listener to enjoy the delicious emotional motives, reactions, and propaganda of the players driving these conflicts.

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love

Eve is life.will always remember my time in eve be it null or high sec

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  • sharp7
  • 17-06-19

The most entertaining history you will ever read

This book makes WW1 and WW2 seem extremely boring in comparison. It also illuminates human nature in a more pure way than any history book as it is more accurate than real history could afford to be.

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  • Edward James Clark III
  • 04-08-17

great book want more!

Thank you Great book well worth the price looking foward to hard copy with full images

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-07-17

Another amazing job.

I already own the hardcover book and I was a apart of some of these wars and the times they happened in, but I wanted to hear Andrew tell the story again.

Not. Disappointed.

Andrew is a storyteller, both written and when reading it up like this and you can feel his excitement about the content in this audio book. On four separate occasions that I remember off the top of my head I found myself with goosebumps all over my body and shivers running through it. Cochises "All appropriate emotions were applied. We hated them" I had to register to four times before managing to move on.

Brilliant. Thank you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-06-21

Space, gaming, history

If anything above is of interest to you then I think the book is well worth the listen.

Overall just a super interesting story about a corner of internet history, which some fantastic scale and detail

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  • Jeff szyarto
  • 08-06-21

As a former eve dabbler this book is amazing

While I've played eve (less then 40 hours) I never got too into it. I was always amazed at the stories you'd hear about its community and events that happened within it. I always meant to read this book when it came out but never did. I heard a second installment was released and thought why not. Let me say I was so impressed the stories are deep and amazing and I really enjoyed the book end to end.

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  • Dustin
  • 01-06-21

Needs a pass or two by an editor

While I never played eve, as a Goon I followed the events as they happened and every victory or loss felt real. As though these fictional empires and their exploits could be seen simply by turning the channel to CNN.

So while the narration and script is a bit rough this was a very enjoyable listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-21

GOOOOON SWARM

I love eve. I've been playing since I was a Freshman in high school back in 08 so it's nice to get to know some of its more early history that was going on back when I was in grade school.

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  • April Riccardino
  • 20-11-20

nice

i played eve through most of these wars. it took so long i flew with BOB and GOON

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  • Mathias
  • 12-11-20

Extremely interesting

As a former eve player i find this book very engaging but i can imagine some parts are harder to follow if i weren't

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  • Rei
  • 27-09-20

Loved it!

I really enjoyed this, and I am looking forward to Part II of this virtual space epic. I suggest looking up a starmap of EVE Online on Google to help follow what's going on, especially if you haven't played EVE.