• World of Warcraft: War of the Ancients - Book Three

  • The Sundering
  • By: Richard A. Knaak
  • Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (587 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the final, apocalyptic chapter of this epic trilogy, the dragon-mage Krasus and the young druid Malfurion must risk everything to save Azeroth from utter destruction. Banding together the dwarves, tauren and furbolg races, the heroes hope to spark an alliance to stand against the might of the Burning Legion. For if the Demon Soul should fall into the Legion's hands, all hope for the world will be lost. This then, is the hour...where past and future collide!

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awesome!

No political messages, straight forward awesome world of warcraft book. its refreshing to not have to worry about abpolitical agenda making it intonour video games and books. 100% would recommend

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Loved this

Only gripe I had with this book series was how much Illidan gets called"Malfurion's brother" was fine at first when the characters were introduced but felt it kind of made it seem like the only important thing about him was Malfurion even though he's a great characters in the overall lore. Other than that small thing this book series was absolutely amazing!

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Not fully canon - but fully Awesome.

My personal favourite of the 3 Books.

I know that some of the canon is a little messed up. But the Characters and their story still feels true.

I recommend you go to the book called Illidan after this. I have read it before but after this, I need to revisit it.

Also Ramon de Ocampo is so good at this.

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I'm almost speechless.

I can't recommend this trilogy enough! The combination of an incredible performance by the narrator and an amazing story is just too good! I spent a good part of these books on the edge of my seat. As sad as I am to see them end, the way the author wrapped things up was super satisfying. 100000000 out of 10.

This narrator has to be one of my favorites. He gets so into it and his character voices are differrent enough from eachother, it makes it easier to remember whos who.

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Wow. very good.

As I main a Demon Hunter hearing of Ilidan's beginning was really interesting. can't wait to hear the rest of his story. This trilogy was great, through and through.

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Great wrap up

What a wonderful ending to a great story!! I am so happy I listened to all 3!!

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Great job!!!

I played Warcraft for 13 or 14 years and never knew the story as well as I should have so glad to finally listen to this three-part series and have a lot of things brought the light that I wish I had known when I first started playing. amazing job reading this book. the narrator did such a wonderful job. story was awesome.

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Fantastic!

A great ending to a wonderful trilogy. I hope you enjoyed as much as I did.

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why is this not a movie or a series

amazing books. the trilogy is great for lore lovers, fantasy enthusiasts and all who love an adventure story

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An excellent audiobook experience!

I'm writing this review for the entire trilogy rather than for individual books -- The whole story is quite consistent in writing and performance. Any fan of the WarCraft universe will be able to appreciate all of the context and perspective that the War of the Ancients trilogy brings to it. It fills in some gaps in a handful of characters' origin stories and personalities as well as the general feel of the relationships between the races of Azeroth's earlier eras. These books are no masterclass in amazing writing, but they simply don't need to be; they mostly only serve to flesh out lore that you may already know with some specifics. One small nitpick I have to offer is that Richard Knaak has a very repetitive writing style. You'll no doubt notice that certain words and terms are repeated constantly throughout this trilogy, to the point where I have to wonder if the editing process of this book was rushed. Get ready to constantly hear terms such as: materialize, "It was all he/she could do", former, latter, visage, countenance, orbs (referring to one's eyes), scores, myriad, sinew, etc. Maybe it's a dumb thing to nitpick about, but the frequency of these words definitely did sometimes distract me from the story. It could possibly be that Richard's tendency to overuse some terms is at least in part because it was meant for this trilogy to be written in a certain 'fancy' writing style. I couldn't know whether or not this was an intentional thing, but the writing style definitely does seem appropriate for the story's ancient and epic setting. It almost feels somewhat reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft's more convoluted classical style of writing, while being quite a bit easier to digest. I'm sure there's a much better comparison out there, but I'm not well-read enough to know one. By the end of the trilogy, I've started feeling that the writing style is very repetitive in a much broader sense as well. Maybe it's something that couldn't be avoided, as the book explores the entire War of the Ancients and needed to give us a sense of what all the characters had been through. There are MANY scenes in this trilogy which are all essentially the same (mostly combat scenes), just with different antagonists and protagonists. after all was said and done, I had more than my fill of scenes that describe each character's fighting style. Easily one of the greatest highlights of this trilogy is Ramon de Ocampo's performance. With every new character introduced in the story, I've grown more impressed with the scope of his voice acting, especially as the races with accents emerged. The first thing that caught my attention was that his depiction of female characters is actually very feminine. It was so jarring and even slightly uncomfortable to hear a male voice actor suddenly start channeling a borderline convincing feminine voice, I almost disliked it at first. But as time went on and I realized how many different voices he had to match the personalities of characters encountered in the books, I found myself forgetting that this book was being read by a single person and started listening to it almost as an audio drama. I'm very new to the audio book experience, but I have a hard time believing that many people can top Ramon's performance. I am extremely impressed with his reading and almost worry that he's set the bar so high that other readers will seem inadequate by comparison. The only shortcoming in Ramon's performance that I could think of is that sometimes his characters will sound like they got mixed up for just a single scene or even just a single line. These instances are few and far in between though. Overall, this trilogy was an excellent audiobook experience for me and I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone who is a fan of WarCraft or anyone who wants to get into it.

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  • Adam lowe
  • 04-26-21

Enjoy The Lore

Really enjoyed listening to this throughout my work day. learnt some lore I didnt know.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-20

Non-stop adventure and feels!

Brilliantly written and performed. You’re left with the real sense of companionship and adventure the book intends and it’s a credit to the Warcraft universe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-20

10/10

All 3 of the books are great, but this one is the best !
So glad they got them read into audiobooks, and Ramón does a great job aswell.

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  • George
  • 09-14-21

awesome

great end to a great trilogy. thoroughly enjoyed start of book one to finish of book 3

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-21

What a finale!

Great way to progress a trilogy, absolutely perfect ending! well narrated, what an unbelievably incredible voice!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-21

Great conclusion to the trilogy

Just as the other books, excellent narration and story telling throughout the entirety of the book.

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  • Joshua Woodney
  • 01-07-21

Amazing from start to end.

Couldnt stop listening. Every moment was amazing and horrifying. Brox is my new favourite orc.