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World of Warcraft: Arthas - Rise of the Lich King

World of Warcraft: Blizzard Legends
Written by: Christie Golden
Narrated by: Christie Golden
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The book World of Warcraft fans have been clamoring for - the true story behind one of the Warcraft universe’s most terrifying villains, Arthas the Lich King. 

Author Christie Golden does for Arthas what she once did for the Orc Lord Thrall in the best-selling Warcraft: Lord of the Clans, in another epic exploration of one of the key characters from the 11-million subscriber massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

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a must read or listen for warcraft fans

an excellent read for any who wish to have a deeper more fleshed out understanding of one of warcrafts most iconic characters, it brings an even deeper understanding to the trials and choices of Arthas, and how they lead him down the path he took. About the only thing that didn't quite feel right about the book was Christie Goldens rendition which at times felt more like she was reading off cue cards at a speech presentation instead of painting a visual picture of the story being told, but that was only a minor gripe at times as Arthas enthusiasts should have little trouble stepping past this and losing themselves in the story. all in all it was a very enjoyable experience and I highly recommend it to any warcraft fan. 4.25/5 stars is my view on this

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  • Sakesan
  • 2019-03-12

Excellent

It is exciting to see more of the Warcraft novel universe being made into audiobooks. I send my deepest thanks to everyone involved in making this happen. I don’t always have time to read physical books, so I was excited to listen to all of the Warcraft novels available so far. I binged Arthas and enjoyed it as much as the rest.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-19

A walk through the life of Arthas Menethil.

Another gripping and fantastic Warcraft story, narrated by the author herself, Christie Golden. If you're familiar with the Warcrft lore, and have played the WC3 games, then you know MOST of this story. But the bits you dont know, about Arthas as a boy, his relationships with his Father, Uther and most importantly, Jaina Proudmoore, are revealed in greater detail. It gives you a better grasp on who Arthas really is, and Golden does a good job with the overall world as well.

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  • Tyler Monroe
  • 2019-03-12

All Hail the King!

First off, Arthas has always been my favorite hero, and his cursed, possessed, chilling form as the Lich King has always been favorite villain. So, I may be biased here, but there is no denying that anything Christie Golden has done is nothing short of timeless and entertaining. I have been waiting for this book to become an audiobook for so long because I feel a voice actor could tell Arthas' story so much better than my own inner monologue, and I was 100% correct. 5/5 on everything! Well done Christie!

"...The very forests of Lordaeron whispered the name...... Arthas'."

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  • Angela
  • 2019-03-15

Wow Literally and Figuratively

This was an amazing listen. Just like playing the mmo but with a movie like prelude. If you love Warcraft of any sorts you must listen.

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  • Vlad
  • 2019-03-13

Monotone and lacking engagement

After hearing the thrilling prologue narrated by Chris Metzen on a Blizzard podcast, and after having been blown away from the masterful piece that was the audio book of Before the Storm by Josh Keaton, complete with musical cues and stunning voice-work, I was severely disappointed that Golden was chosen to do the full audio book.

It lacks all the immersion of the two prior narrators and felt dispassionate. I felt myself needing to turn it off at the 10 minute mark, lest I lose interest in the rest of the book.

The story, however, is beautiful, tragic, and thrilling in its own right. Golden is a fantastic writer, but a lackluster narrator. I wish that Metzen himself would have finished the prologue as he had started it. You can have a listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sitdg2CMiVM

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