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Before the Storm

World of Warcraft
Auteur(s): Christie Golden
Narrateur(s): Josh Keaton
Durée: 9 h et 40 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (461 évaluations)

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Description

New York Times Best Seller

An all-new, official prequel novel to The Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard Entertainment's next expansion to the critically acclaimed World of Warcraft video game.

Azeroth is dying.

The Horde and the Alliance defeated the demonic Burning Legion, but a dire catastrophe is unfolding deep below the surface of the world. There is a mortal wound in the heart of Azeroth, struck by the sword of the fallen titan Sargeras in a final act of cruelty.

For Anduin Wrynn, king of Stormwind, and Sylvanas Windrunner, warchief of the Horde and queen of the Forsaken, there is little time to rebuild what remains and even less to mourn what was lost. Azeroth's devastating wound has revealed a mysterious material known as Azerite. In the right hands, this strange golden substance is capable of incredible feats of creation; in the wrong ones, it could bring forth unthinkable destruction.

As Alliance and Horde forces race to uncover the secrets of Azerite and heal the wounded world, Anduin enacts a desperate plan aimed at forging a lasting peace between the factions. Azerite jeopardizes the balance of power, and so Anduin must gain the trust of Sylvanas. But, as ever, the Dark Lady has her own machinations.

For peace to be possible, generations of bloodshed and hatred must be brought to an end. But there are truths that neither side is willing to accept and ambitions they are loath to relinquish. As Alliance and Horde alike grasp for the Azerite's power, their simmering conflict threatens to reignite all-out war - a war that would spell doom for Azeroth.

©2018 Christie Golden (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Anduin: a lights tale

The voices are different and well defined. The story is engaging and entertaining and the music that starts each chapter is a delight. An easy pleasurable listen.

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Great all around

Really enjoy her writing and his voice acting. Got me excited for the BFA expansion be for the game ruined it

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Very Emotionally Delivered

Some of the some plots seemed like fluff, but the main story and the performance of it was amazing.

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Great

This was a great listen and an easy one at that with the smooth narration from Josh Keaton, even if you are "For the Horde"

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not for the Horde lovers

as an alliance player and a Paladin first I loved the touching moments of hope that this brings to bare, but this book spends the majority of its pages showing the Horde as aggressors and the villains

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Book Review

as a fan of the pc game world of warcraft i just can't get enough of these books written buy Christie Golden. #audible1 my fellow gamer friend suggested trying audible and I am totally loving it.

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A fantastic read.

The narrator is a joy to listen to. That is what defines a fantastic book to listen to or a book that never gets finished because the narrator was not on point. I dreaded hitting the pause button lol.
#Audible1, no kidding they really are number 1!!!

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A great listen

The performance was amazing. There was lots of emotion in the reading of this book. I also really liked the story. Well done. #Audible1

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Great to understand the characters we see in game

The book has some interesting story lines that really help in understanding the characters and their motivations, especially for the banshee queen.

This book has some audio flair in the way of sound effects and music representing the towns. (Simular to Star Wars books if you've listened)

I would get this book if you're interested in the backstories and learning about the world, I've yet to see any big moments where this book ties into the game as of 2018-9. However there are some Easter Eggs in Arathi.

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Amazing!

I love everything about this book, the writing, the voices, and the quality. All of it simply perfect! @Audible1

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  • Gilles De
  • 2018-09-04

Super audiobook. Histoire top

Histoire sympa même si tout le début ce n'est que la suite de quête de fin de légion, j'ai vraiment beaucoup aimé.
Sylvanas, badass comme d'habitude. J'adore !
Premier audiobook pour moi, exceptionnel, jai profite à fond même si ce n'est pas ma langue maternelle. Parfois difficile surtout les passages des gobelins.
Je recommande !

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  • Au global
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  • Doste Adrien
  • 2018-06-19

Before the storm is a piece of art

Amazing story and great narrating ! Any fans of Wow need to listen/read this piece of art !

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-06-14

Great narator, not so great story...

70% Mr always perfect-boy king-Anduin, 20% moustache twirling-"morally grey"-evil - sylvanas, 10% "who are they again?" -random characters.

Don't get me wrong, it's enjoyable, but it's a book about anduin, and narated by it's (amazing) voice actor.
The story, even if it has its moments, is far from perfect.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-06-12

Amazing Experience

This book is just great. It's narrated by King Anduin's voice actor from the game, who performs excellently in every role (except Moira, but I'll give him a pass because the rest were great). Each chapter starts with a minute of music from the in-game location the chapter takes place in. On top of all that, the story is gripping and compelling, with enough background and context added to be enjoyable to players of World of Warcraft and casual readers alike, which is rare in a novel of this type. All in all, a fantastic experience I heartily recommend.

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  • Need a jacket
  • 2018-06-15

A whole lot of nothing..

Mild spoilers ahead.

This is the worst wow book to date for a simple reason that it is supposed to lead into the Battle for Azeroth expanssion yet it spends 1/3 of the book dealing with goblins setting up camp to mine and do research on azurite and the rest on setting up the meeting in Arathi Highlands where nothing that would lead us into a full out war happens. The narrator did a good job, the story however is one that we could have gone without and nothing would be missed. I usually like books written by CG but this, for me at least... missed the mark.

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  • danny
  • 2018-10-06

Boring<br />

Narrartion was great. Ending was meh. Over all uneventful story till the very end. Never been a fan of soft characters, which is what the King is written to be. Book is a filler to a greater story(obviously). Would have just liked something greater from a story telling team.

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  • Faheem
  • 2018-09-21

Rough

Only sat through it to make sense of the current xpac. This is a tough one to get through.

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  • Charles
  • 2018-09-18

I want my time back.

Don't get me wrong. The book was well written and performed. My issue is that this book was not what I believed it was represented as. I understood that it would add to the lore and storyline. It simply told the story of events that were already revealed.

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  • allen hopps
  • 2018-07-23

way less action than I hoped for

pretty boring actually. one kinds fight scene- no bbm plot point resolved even in a small way. snooze fest

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  • Laura Lofton
  • 2018-06-24

A whole lot of book for almost zero story progress

Voice acting is great, although I would like to see Anduin's voice change a bit since he is now in his 20's and still sounds like a little boy.

The bad part though is nothing really happens in the book that hasn't already been known. The end scene was basically the only thing new and really you knew it was coming the whole time anyways. Just not a fan of 2 chapters of exposition and then 1 paragraph of substance.

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  • Harper Micko
  • 2018-06-22

Decent, but flowery writing portrays events poorly

Golden, back again with a new title as a tie in for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, shows a disappointing lack of ability to repress her writing's linguistic crutches. Depending on her usual favorite phrases or actions to color expressions can sometime lead to some exhaustion on the part of the listener (At no fault of the performer reading her words who was quite excellent and showed much skill in his impressions of various characters.). That said if you are able to push past some of the cheesier dialogue or descriptions the story is fairly decent and well put together. I was hoping for a little tidbit on the battle for Loredaeron but was satisfied with what Golden delivered for a narrative. I was still sad when it ended as these tie-ins usually do, that being on a somewhat inconclusive finally to set the stage for the coming expansion. I hope this doesn't sound too harsh, its just after so long of listening to Golden write, these things become more apparent and one wonders why these issues weren't nipped sooner. Worth a listen if you care about these sorts of things.

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  • Luis B Ramirez
  • 2018-06-19

an amazing performance but story not so much

I would have loved a better story but the performance was amazing, A + indeed

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  • Joshua
  • 2018-06-17

Good voice acting, always nice to have wow lore but this book squandered the opportunity

The book was framed as setting up battle for Azeroth but the story is inconsequential and the character development is flat. Does not advance the story barely even sets up for the expansion. Not bad but feels like a missed opportunity. Side characters are the best part .

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