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Anarch

Gaunt's Ghosts, Book 15
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The battle for Urdesh has begun - and the outcome will determine the fate of the Sabbat Worlds Crusade. Ibram Gaunt, now right hand to the Warmaster, and his Ghosts hold the key to victory - but can they defeat the sinister Anarch and his Sons of Sek?

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It's all been leading to this. The Victory arc concludes with an epic story that weaves together plot threads from throughout the entire Gaunt's Ghosts series and puts the beloved characters in more danger than you'll be able to bear. Fair warning: they're not all going to get out alive. 

The story:

Men of Tanith...do you want to live forever?

On the forge world of Urdesh, the massed forces of the Imperial Crusade engage in a final bloody battle with the Archenemy commander known as the Anarch and his elite warriors - the barbaric Sons of Sek. A victory for either side will decide more than just the fate of Urdesh...it will determine the outcome of the entire Sabbat Worlds Crusade. Ibram Gaunt - now serving at the right hand of Warmaster Macaroth - finds himself at the very heart of the struggle. His regiment, the Tanith First “Ghosts”, holds the vital key to ultimate success. But as the forces of the Imperium and Chaos square up for the final, large-scale confrontation, Gaunt discovers that the greatest threat of all may come from inside rather than out.

Written by Dan Abnett.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Joe
  • 08-04-2019

One of Abnett's best 40k novels to date.

Abnett is a brilliant writer of military sci-fi and has set the standard for the 40k universe. The Gaunt's Ghosts series has been consistently excellent. But this novel, coupled with its predecessor, are without a doubt the most gripping and exciting novels to date. Abnett's treats us with cast of beautifully realised characters, throwing them into not only the horror of war, but the horrors that lie beneath the human soul. There were times when I literally winced as the Ghosts faced "vergotten" terrors.
I rarely grant star reviews. This novel deserves the it.

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great book. really enjoyed it, recording volume a little low at times but performance was great

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classic gaunts ghosts

well it was a nice rap up of the gaunts ghosts alot happens and alot die.

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  • damien glenn
  • 25-02-2019

loved the book but the audio was so quiet on this

great book, fully redeemed after a lack luster previous novel. i highly recommend however my one compliant is that the audio in this one was so quiet, the narrator was incredibly hard to hear at times. I've heard plenty by him ( toby longworth) and hes normally amazing, I'm not sure if the issue was with their equipment this time or what but it explains the 2 month delay after the book was released.

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  • Michal Prokopec
  • 19-05-2019

Abnet does not disappoint

Great story in the series, I listen while working around the house and never has the garden looked better as I was looking for ‘excuses’ to go out and listen.
The only negative would be the overall very low volume which made listening while commuting impossible for me.

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  • Rolf Hartmann
  • 20-04-2019

Great Book

Great apparent finish to the Tanith saga, but unfortunately the audio is somewhat uneven mosty when characters whisper.

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  • A.J
  • 14-04-2019

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be sure to have atleast the weekend off, becouse this will leave you in pieces

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  • Mikey
  • 24-03-2019

Astonishingly vivid presence

The Anarch does not disappoint. The lively descriptions create the scene where you can see the battles clearly, sometimes smelling the discharged weapons or tasting the rain. Story wise the characters are better developed to be cared for and painstakingly missed when the book is finished.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-03-2019

Just gets better

Anarch continues the journey of Gaunt and his ghosts. I read the book then immediately got the audible version of it and I have to say that Toby Longworth reads the book to perfection. The voices are almost spot on with what was in my head. I hope he does more books in this line. As for the book itself? Well ends the story for a lot of the plots threads that have been building for years but it also creates new ones that I hope will be continued in more Ghost novels.

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  • ScubaSteve
  • 22-03-2019

Twists, turns, tragedy, and triumph

Another quality work by Dan Abnett. We start to see some real character development of some hitherto understated characters, with promises of more to come. There are a few twists, some more obvious than others. my only complaint is that the recording was a bit low on volume compared to The Warmaster.

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  • Mr. Ean E. Proctor
  • 26-03-2019

Awesome story

A brilliant conclusion to this story arc. Dan has a way in writing where you become so emotionally engaged with the characters that it makes the whole story more realistic.
Toby Longworth is also the best narrator of the GG novels, so please use him on the next audio book in the series.

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  • Chris Dann
  • 21-03-2019

An amazing follow up to Warmaster

Abnett has done it again. A stunning completion of the story begun in Warmaster. (And with much better narration, which was my only issue with the previous book.) The pace is perfect, switching between the various ongoing stories and keeping you on the edge of your seat, guessing what is coming next.

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  • Printguru
  • 25-02-2019

Fantastic ending

Once again Dan Abnett has written a cracker, Gaunt's Ghosts continues to be one of the best 40k series. The Anarch is a fitting end to the current storyline and the narration by Toby Longworth is spot on. If you have enjoyed the previous titles in the series you will not be disappointed. I really hope that some of the earlier books from the series come to Audible as they certainly are excellent also.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-02-2019

still the best of the best

will have to listen to that again. Dan abnet is still one of the best at his craft. couldn't put it down. loved it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2019

A satisfying ending for this arch

Performance was excellent and immersed me into the world.
First time listening to an audio book and Toby did great justice to the characters.
This will be the reason that i stay part of audible.

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  • Edward Newman
  • 10-05-2019

Dan Abnett does it again

Great story, Great Narrator, Great Experience. The series is a must for any WH40K fan

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  • Andy Dormer
  • 21-04-2019

Blimey

A long time readers wishlist partly fulfilled by yet another storming installment. At once a battlefield tale and a slasher horror this book ties up some loose ends and asks a whole raft of new questions. If you can, do try to listen back to back after Warmaster as the two run into each other as a two volume story. A great reading of a great story.

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  • Callum Johnson
  • 11-04-2019

Very entertaining!

I sometimes find that stories about the guard, that even involve hero’s can be a little bland, however I really enjoyed this one! I’d recommend it to any and all, Imperial Guard fan or not, excellent read/listen.

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  • HomeBirthAddict
  • 09-04-2019

Amazing

fantastic conclusion to the most recent story arcs.
Please Please please black library release the rest of the series in audio format too .

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  • Cooprey
  • 04-04-2019

classic abnett

fantastic end to this series of books, very horror story in places which just adds to the brilliance. as always toby longworths narration is brilliant