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World of Warcraft: Lord of the Clans

Warcraft series, Book 2
Narrated by: Christie Golden
Series: WarCraft Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of Man in relative peace and harmony - until the arrival of the demonic army known as the Burning Legion shattered the world's tranquility forever. Now Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the scattered, warring kingdoms - part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of Warcraft. 

Slave. Gladiator. Shaman. Warchief. The enigmatic Orc known as Thrall has been all of these. Raised from infancy by cruel human masters who sought to mold him into their perfect pawn, Thrall was driven by both the savagery in his heart and the cunning of his upbringing to pursue a destiny he was only beginning to understand to break his bondage and rediscover the ancient traditions of his people. Now the tumultuous tale of his life's journey - a saga of honor, hatred, and hope - can at last be told....

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A truly great story

great book if your into wow lore get this! I've always wanted to know more about thralls origins and if you struggle to get through a book by reading like I do then listening to them is great it got me imagining the story which I could never do when reading.

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A painful story of growing and discovery

Now knowing the struggles of the Warchief, Thrall, the evolution of the character amaze me. I always had respect for the Warchief, but now, I can only think what a worthy leader the Horde has.

Excellent performance. I love Christie Golden and her talent to bring live to our loved protagonists of World of Warcraft.

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For the Horde!!

Brilliant story and flawlessly told!
if you're interest in the history of Orcs and Thrall specifically. This is for you!
Couldn't stop listening!

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Epic storytelling on its finest

I'm really impressed how Christie captured the characters on this book. Metzen helped a lot in that regard I would assume but that doesn't make Christie's job less magnificent. Her narration was also quite captivating.

Thrall is portrayed 100% like you've known him through the game.

You can't go wrong with this one guys. Christie Golden delivers.

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fantastic

this is the first book I have read from th me Warcraft series, coming from a lifelong Warcraft fan this was amazing and I'll soon get to the rest

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Brilliant

Thought the performance of Christie Golden was as good as the story both excellent. Really looking forward to listening to all her work.

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Excellent story.

Has all the right elements to keep you engaged without being overrun on detail. This book would be good for those who love WoW. Probably the only book I'm considering listening to again.

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Best book I have ever read/listen to.

so much emotion and deep story that you can't help live in to. 10 / 10

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A unmissable part of Warcrafts lore

I've been waiting for this book to appear on Audible for some time. My wife read the original (Christie Golden) book a fair few years back and couldn't sing its praises loud enough. Now I can say I really wasn't let down as Christie narrates her own classic about the genesis of one of Warcraft most important figures.

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  • Jadealinda
  • 30-11-18

Needed a different narrator

I love the story of Thrall. The narration is tough to listen to at first but gets better as the story progresses. The orcs needed a deep male voice to portray them but Christie Golden does okay.

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  • Scott Brown
  • 04-08-19

Miss Golden’s Magnum Opus

What can I say about this novel that others haven’t already said? It’s a great work that is worth reading.

Thrall’s humble beginnings are something to behold. Truly one of Miss Golden’s greatest literary works.

Her narration is awesome as well! I’d buy this a 3rd time if they could convince Metzen and Golden to perform it together.

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  • bbean_62
  • 15-05-19

Excellent

Narrator wasn't as bad as some other reviews say. Narrator has good moments of tone with some scenes and characters. Good story and great establishment of characters.

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  • George A
  • 09-05-19

Enjoyable

it took me a good while to get through this audiobook and I don't think Christie Golden is the best narrator of all time but it is clear that she enjoyed giving all these characters a voice and passion.

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  • D. Lindsay
  • 22-04-19

great story narration mediocre

I loved the story and book but with all due respect Christie Golden needs to stick to her wonderful writing skills rather than narrating she tries but doesn't quite help the immersion. All-in-all I still thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and I'm glad it finally came out, looking forward to the next one. If her narrating all the books is what it takes to get the rest of the books out in audiobook I would still happily accept it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-19

excellent

very excellent story if your into wow lore I suggest you read more Christie golden books

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-09-19

Couldn’t stop listening

This book is very well done, I listened to it after “Rise of the Horde” and liked this story even better. Christie Golden knows how to tell an amazing story while peaking your interest at all times

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-19

For the Horde!

Brilliant story. Loved all of it...even the heartbreak. I just wished it wasn't just Christie narrating and that there were background music for ambiance and sound effects.

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  • shane mergy
  • 12-04-19

great book

I loved it ❤️❤️ once again couldn't help but feel sad for some of the characters. love to learn how thrull came to be warchief

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-19

A shining star anong a brightly lit sky.

It is with great pleasure l recount this to be my Second work by Golden the Third work within the Warcraft Universe, and it is with humility I regard it as the best of that which has graced my ear. Golden paints a picture so vivid that it has become admittedly a happy annoyance that the book becomes hard to put down. Like her name suggests This author's work is to be treasured and I can think of no greater pair of hands nor set of lips to regale my Warchiefs Story.