• Empires of EVE

  • A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online
  • By: Andrew Groen
  • Narrated by: Andrew Groen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (596 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Empires of EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online is the incredible true story of the dictators and governments that have risen to power within the real virtual world of EVE Online.

Since 2003, this sci-fi virtual world has been ruled by player-led governments commanding tens of thousands of real people. The conflict and struggle for power between these diverse governments has led to wars, espionage, and battles fought by thousands of people from nations all over the world. There have been climactic last stands, wars for honor and revenge, and spies who caused more damage than a fleet of warships.

Empires of EVE is the history of how political ideas first began to take hold in EVE Online, how that led to the creation of the first governments and political icons, and how those governments eventually collapsed into a state of total war from 2007-2009.

©2016 Andrew Groen (P)2017 Andrew Groen
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Another amazing job.

I already own the hardcover book and I was a apart of some of these wars and the times they happened in, but I wanted to hear Andrew tell the story again.

Not. Disappointed.

Andrew is a storyteller, both written and when reading it up like this and you can feel his excitement about the content in this audio book. On four separate occasions that I remember off the top of my head I found myself with goosebumps all over my body and shivers running through it. Cochises "All appropriate emotions were applied. We hated them" I had to register to four times before managing to move on.

Brilliant. Thank you.

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great book want more!

Thank you Great book well worth the price looking foward to hard copy with full images

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As a former eve dabbler this book is amazing

While I've played eve (less then 40 hours) I never got too into it. I was always amazed at the stories you'd hear about its community and events that happened within it. I always meant to read this book when it came out but never did. I heard a second installment was released and thought why not. Let me say I was so impressed the stories are deep and amazing and I really enjoyed the book end to end.

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The most entertaining history you will ever read

This book makes WW1 and WW2 seem extremely boring in comparison. It also illuminates human nature in a more pure way than any history book as it is more accurate than real history could afford to be.

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Amazing!

This game has always intrigued me with just how deep it goes! There has to be so much more to tell!

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Space, gaming, history

If anything above is of interest to you then I think the book is well worth the listen.

Overall just a super interesting story about a corner of internet history, which some fantastic scale and detail

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nice

i played eve through most of these wars. it took so long i flew with BOB and GOON

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Memory's

I was there for some of those events. Bring back good memories too. Sadly I don't play much. But I'm happy I finally really found out what happened in some events.
Thank you so much for making this book.....

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Great recap of the early history of Eve

Enjoyed earning a few things about the politics of Eve prior to playing. I started playing about 3/4's the way into the book and remembrr many of the players, part of some of mentioned alliances and e joked the great times.

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for all interested in war stories

not just for eve nerds, very well thought out description of war and psychological warfare, even if it's set within the scope of a video game

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  • Digi421
  • 12-25-19

Fantastic history of the early years of Eve Online

A history of the early years of Eve online as seen from the outside and those on the inside that were central to the development of what we now know as Eve Online. First hand accounts of those that were there make it even more fascinating - intrigue, betrayal, espionage, it's all there!
I can't wait for the next book!
Narrated by the author which is a big bonus because he knows exactly what he is talking about.

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  • Muzzy
  • 07-20-18

Something different and very enjoyable

As an avid sci-fi fan with hundreds of titles under my belt - finding a good listen or read can be difficult. This book is fascinating and follows real-life events in a futuristic universe. The fact that these things have actually happened with thousands of real people struggling in a virtual world makes this so intriguing and such a good listen. As someone who has never played Eve online - this was still easy to follow, although if you tune out for a moment you'll need to skip back to make sure you've not missed anything since it narrates at a break-neck pace.

Highly recommended.

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  • Stasys Maulius
  • 09-02-22

great

was lots of useful info. where never admitted that game is so in to the real...

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  • Adam P.
  • 07-13-22

awesome awesome awesome

I cannot wait for volume two, the details and stories of the old eve wars are amazing. I can't wait to hear about my own part of eve history and war antics in the next series.

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  • chris robinson
  • 06-29-22

Great Story

Totally loved it, specially as I'm an eve player, great narrative, great author 👍.

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  • John
  • 08-27-21

Excellent Overview of History

I'm a member of GSF and it was honestly a blast hearing about the old history of Redswarm and BOB. Overall really great, narration is top notch as well. I hope the second half comes out on audible soon!

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  • Daniel
  • 06-28-21

An excellent telling of eve opening years in null sec

If your a fan of Eve online and want to learn more about the first half of its life in the null sec regions then this is the book for you, I’m really hoping more will come out in the future, the Narrator beautifully the rates the book it was very in depth and explains all the goings-on null sec, would recommended any gamer who plays Eve online

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-22-21

really good

an excellent listen I hope there is a next book.
highly recommended nice work :)

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  • Larry Reacher
  • 11-21-20

Great read. As an EVE player i loved this..

Great read. As an EVE player i loved this.. Very in depth information, great stories as well.. I live in Null sec so really liked this book.. TO AUTHOR - please write an update for last few years ;-)

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  • Wayned44
  • 08-16-19

Eve it's a way of life

Looking forward to hearing the sequel. If its half as good as this one I'm hooked

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  • Giorgio T.
  • 08-20-22

A masterpiece!!!

I can’t wait to have the second volume available here! An audio book to have a listen more than one time for who is a real EVE player !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-30-21

Loved it!

Enjoyed listening to the Digital Epic that is the story of an MMO playerbase in the New Eden Universe that is EVE: Online in its formative years, following many of the player groups from Alpha, the early coalitions of the Beta and controversy of veteran and new playerbases upon titles' release to the public and the player, coalitions, and aliances struggle against each other, with espionage and infiltration quickly taking place over the older ideology of formed lines exchanging volleys, too the carnage of entire fleets being decimated by timely co-ordinate strikes and pinsir manoeuvres, dedicated player perciverence, inspiring last stands and propagander driven clashes of this player driven community is something truly awe inspiring as single players can turn the tide and change course of player engagements within New Eden!

Well spoken and very informative, though the pauses in between paragraphs was at times quite unpleasant!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-19

If Your An EVE Player, This Is A Must!

Absolutely great to listen to if your an EVE Player. Highly recommended and I wish there were more.

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  • Spartan3103
  • 01-11-18

Great Book!

I loved it, I am an EVE player myself, Been playing for 4 years and I've only heard very small amounts from trickles off my corporation, alliance etc. I highly say give it a read even if you aren't a player

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