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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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  • Muzzy
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • 20-07-18

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

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  • 18-06-18

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

What did you like best about this story?

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

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awesome must listen

if you love eve and have an interest in the greats bob wars then this is for you

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All Eve players should read this

Incredible insight into the real players behind Eve. Just amazing. learned a lot from this.

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Sequel Please!!!

awesome book, takes me back to my first years as a pilot reading all this happening.

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superbly written historical record

fantastic intro to the early years of eve! Its informative, enjoyable and worth every penny!

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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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  • 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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  • Dragan Gaic
  • 25-06-18

Great EVE history overview

As a part of this overall EVE story I very much enyojed this audio book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-18

Loved This!

Eve online has always interested me since I discovered it from gaming sites but found it too daunting to start in 2007. I always love reading about this massive other world, Eve Online, that should be chronicled in history books.

The author gives a somewhat okay performance narrating. This is still a definite must have for anyone who loves reading about gaming stories/history.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-18

Excellent job telling the history of Eve Online whether you play or not!

Andrew Groen does a remarkable job capturing the feeling and scope of Eve Online’s history through an impartial eye, as much as possible through contacting those directly involved and historical records available. His efforts for accuracy are amazing and to be applauded. I can’t wait for the next installment in the Eve history he’s taken it upon himself to document and thank him for doing so as a player of the game! The Eve story is compelling and engrossing and I learned so many details that happened before I started playing. Again, we’ll done Andrew, don’t stop writing and thank you in advance for the coming next book!

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  • John
  • 29-05-18

Fascinating insight into a world very unfamiliar

Fascinating insight into a world very unfamiliar to me. told like a top notch space opera

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  • Albin Drugge
  • 24-04-18

I love this book!

I love this book and the stories it tells, and even tough I've never played Eve online i still understand it perfectly. The only complaint I could think of is that there are quite a few names to remember, but that is not really the authors fault.
Otherwise I cannot recommend this book enough and I'm really sad that its over.

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  • Mathias Tønning Faarbæk
  • 19-04-18

Love it

Damn this is a good book. It is really awesome to hear all the stories from the old days. I cannot wait for the next one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-18

Loved it

It gives great insite to the digital world that is eve online.

I hope there is another one coming

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  • D. Maxon
  • 15-03-18

Spectacular

As a player of the game. this book is riveting and informative. A must read for anyone interested in Eve-Online.