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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
5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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Amazing story and well read

Though at first I did find the narration to be a bit, we will call it strange, it didn’t take me long to be hooked on the incredible story of Thrall and his youth.

Well worth the read and if you find yourself a bit off put by the narration give it a chance it’s worth it.

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great story

great story but the voice acting
is wrong well written but poorly delivered thank you

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Fantastic

While i am a big fan of the Warcraft lore, this book is written so well and captures the reader/listener immensely! the narration is incredibly good as well.

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Great story, narration is left wanting.

Christie Golden is a wonderful author, but she lacks something when narrating this unfortunately. The story is awesome, but hearing a woman attempt to narrate a male orcs voice is just a bit jarring. I'm not sexist by any stretch of the imagination, but she lacked the depth of voice for me, which would've made me connect with Thrall more.

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excellent work

loved it! couldnt turn it off! thrilling story, beautifully written and wonderfully narrated. great job!

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  • Jadealinda
  • 30-11-2018

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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  • D. Lindsay
  • 22-04-2019

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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  • Scott Brown
  • 04-08-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-2020

Great book, alright narration

Lord of the Clans is a great book. The narration could be better. Having a woman narrate a book dominated by male characters and a male lead, is not the best choice, but it never becomes unbearable. and the fact that it's the author narrating does make it more acceptable.
I also found it a bit confusing in the first half because it often switches between scenes which isn't communicated properly in the narration. A noticeable pause would be nice.

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  • bbean_62
  • 15-05-2019

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
  • 09-05-2019

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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  • Jon
  • 14-07-2020

classic

a classic story and the begin of a great expanded universe. highly recommended for anyone

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  • Kevin burgess
  • 27-06-2020

An amazing book.

I have always loved this book. I read it for the first time when I was a small child, and I was so happy to learn there was an audio book. For anyone who is a fan of the warcraft series reading or listening to this book is a must.

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  • Johnathon Estabrook
  • 14-05-2020

An epic for the ages

Absolutely splendid! They do Thrall Honor!!! Highly recommend to any interested in Warcraft! Worth the read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-2020

another great one I love goldens stories tbh

another great one I love goldens stories to be honest good voicing too and very capturing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-2020

The story of the real Horde.

And it also brings with it many good life lessons and values, that one can take with him/her into day to day life. Really good story, that is not too "heavy", and can be enjoyed while working.

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  • mr walker
  • 18-04-2020

Wonderful Wow!

Loved it! My new to the world of war craft books but love fantasy and adventure stories. I have liked all so far but this one I really enjoyed and makes me hope the other books will become available on audiable soon!

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  • Mr. Alexander S. Edwards
  • 11-10-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-08-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-08-2019

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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  • nfeel
  • 17-04-2019

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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  • Vandettxh
  • 26-03-2019

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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  • Johno
  • 08-03-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-2019

Best book I have ever read/listen to.

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