World of Warcraft: Wolfheart : World of Warcraft

  • by Richard A. Knaak
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: World of Warcraft
  • 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Richard A. Knaak continues the thrilling story begun in the record-breaking MMO game expansion World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in this new audiobook!

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I can't think of anything wrong with this.

I listened to this while driving on a long road trip. I actually got to my destination 30 mins prior to novel finishing. So, even after driving 13 hours and coming to my destination, I had to sit there and listen to the rest before going inside. That's how good it is.

The voice is top notch. Not only does he have a wonderful speaking tone, but he makes creative and realistic voices for all the characters. His acting and diction is superb. The little sections of music at the end of each chapter let you know you got a potty break coming up, so the pacing is great too.

The story itself keeps you in it. All the different threads come together in the short, but packed chapters. The ending is satisfying and fist pumping. I love the depth of Warcraft lore and it's real nice to see an alliance focused story. So many of the novels, while good, seem focused on horde. If you have read "War of The Ancients", you will love this as it feels a sequel to that. Though, reading "War of The Ancients" is not required, I'd recommend reading that first just to flesh out some of the peripheral characters. It certainly isn't required for enjoyment of this novel, though. Many of the same characters are here, even a few perfectly placed surprises.

I would and have recommended this book to anyone I end up talking reads with, especially those in game. It grabs you and and takes you for a wild, fun, and stirring ride.
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- kelly

Worgens and Orcs and Elves, Oh My!

What made the experience of listening to World of Warcraft: Wolfheart the most enjoyable?

Wolfheart is a well-created audible book. It was professionally put together with the chapters ending with well-recognized music from World of Warcraft. It added a great touch to the reading performance and lets you know you were coming to the end of a chapter.Scott Brick did a great job voicing the different characters of the book, especially King Genn Greymane as a Worgen, but was a bit too soft and annoying as Tyrande Whisperwind. (She's a soft-spoken character as it is, so it just annoying all around.) Mr. Brick was great keeping the pace of the story moving along, though he recited the book in a bit of Shakespearean opulent way that made me giggle sometimes. I kept thinking to myself,


What did you like best about this story?

King Varian Wrynn by far steals the show in the book. Nearly every scene he's involved in is my favorite. The battle at the end is great!


Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

As I mentioned earlier, I truly enjoyed Scott's performance as King Genn Greymane. The added snarls when Greymane was in worgen form were such a good touch to an already great performance. It was thrilling. His masterful performance as the outspoken King Varian was perfect. Another favorite.Scott also did excellent performing as the orcs, in particularly Garrosh Hellscream and the One-eyed Briln.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The scene where all the Alliance members were gathered and were considering the addition of the worgen into the Alliance. King Varian Wrynn totally steals the scenes here. The political drama that explosively unfolded was jaw-dropping. One of the best parts of the whole story.


Any additional comments?

Wolfheart is a great story, but not without its flaws. It's a war story, a tragedy, a murder mystery, and political drama. Overall, a great story to enjoy. However, the whole Maiev Shadowsong murder mystery story line rides nearly parallel to the rest of the story. While it's a worthwhile story to be told for sure, it aggravates how it doesn't quite cross lines with the overall arc of the story. I also wasn't too pleased that the one focus on this book I really wanted to delve into - King Varian Wrynn, the man whose eyes are on the cover of this book - the Wolfheart himself - doesn't make an appearance until like Chapter 11. Arg! However, when he does show up...WHOA! The wait is nearly worth it. This is not my first audible book, but it is the first I've actually completed from start to finish as fast as I could within a couple of days.

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- Ms. Rocki "Amazon Fan and Reviewer"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio