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Ciaphas Cain: The Anthology

By: Sandy Mitchell
Narrated by: Stephen Perring,Penelope Rawlins,Emma Gregory,Phillipe Bosher
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A Ciaphas Cain Anthology

This audiobook brings together 13 uproarious short stories and one novella, focused on Ciaphas Cain, Hero of the Imperium. His stories are celebrated as heroic propaganda pieces, but he’s simply trying to stay alive in a hostile galaxy. 

LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE

Ciaphas Cain doesn’t mean to be a hero – he just can’t seem to help it. While trying to escape certain death, he somehow achieves unlikely victory after victory in the wildest and most dangerous warzones of the galaxy, to hilarious effect.

THE STORY

Ciaphas Cain is a true hero. Brave, stalwart, uncompromising, a cool head under fire...or is he? His legend has spread far and wide, but only Cain himself knows the truth behind his long and storied career.

Until now.

Inquisitor Amberley Vail once more delves into the Cain archive to present a selection of the man’s greatest and strangest exploits. From Cain and the Valhallan 597th hunting down the source of a warp-tainted infection that threatens to overwhelm the world of Lentonia with a starving horde of undead, to his early years with the Valhallan 12th Field Artillery fending off a tyranid invasion on a barren mining world, to the mysterious death of a fellow commissar that sees Cain’s life at risk (once again) as the killer’s attention turns to him...

CONTENTS

This anthology contains the novella Old Soldiers Never Die and the following short stories:

- Fight or Flight
- The Beguiling
- Echoes of the Tomb
- Sector Thirteen
- Traitor's Gambit
- A Mug of Recaff
- The Smallest Detail
- The Little Things
- Last Night at the Resplendent
- The Bigger They Are
- The Only Good Ork
- Three Questions
- Rotten to the Core

Written by Sandy Mitchell. Narrated by Stephen Perring, Penelope Rawlins, Emma Gregory and Phillipe Bosher. Running time 6 hours, 28 minutes (approx).

©2023 Games Workshop Limited (P)2023 Games Workshop Limited

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love it

I hope there is more to come have to try an something as good as this series

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Great Stories

Another easy listening ride full of humour and thrills. really enjoyed this anthology and look forward to more Cain

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As for the rest of the series. Great fun!

Same speakers as precious releases. Really fun and well worth the buy. Some of the less common stories which fill in some "off screen" bits in the books.

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The anthology we needed

Great stories! It was nice to get some further insight into the life of Commissar Caine. I also loved the different perspective where Jurgen was the main character. The performances were excellent as usual.

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For the emperor

Excellent work providing short stories to flesh out the details of various events mentioned in passing during the main entries of the series. i especially enjoyed being able to hear stories from jergens point of view and see inside his head.

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Great Collection

One of my favourites from the collection follow Jurgen on one of his pilfering runs.

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AMAZING

Can't believe you guys do the shorts aswell, love every single one, especially the Zombies one!

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  • James Y Glass
  • 08-10-2023

Essential for Cain Fans. Read After the 1st Book!

An excellent compilation of the many short stories Mitchell has written for Cain over the years! Its clear a lot of these were ideas for novels that weren't suited for that extended length others are just fun little tales. It expands on several events in Cain's life that are often alluded to but have never been directly explored, until now! Highly recommended! I wish I'd had this to listen to right after the first book "For The Emperor" as it provides context that genuinely improve later books.

I wish they'd taken this opportunity to rerecord "The Devil You Know" and "Dead in the Water" with Stephen Perring since those two just don't fit as Toby Longworth (A spectacular Voice Actor in other Novels) was just wrong for the role and I wish we could have those stories with Perring. Perhaps in the future.

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  • Andrew
  • 28-10-2023

If I wasn’t a Cain fanboy before this seal it

The fantastic writing of Sandy Mitchell occupying the stellar performance from that voice actors makes this a must add to every Warhammer 40k reading pile of shame. Now I’ll just have to wait until my next credit so I can continue the exciting adventures of the Commissar and his motley crew of friends.

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  • proudconservative27
  • 07-09-2023

Required Listening for Cain Fans

This is a great collection of the short stories that are often referenced in passing in the larger stories. The first story is the introduction of Ciaphas Cain (and Jurgen). All the stories are great and well written.

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  • The Steep
  • 18-02-2024

I love these

So entertaining. I love these! I'm really hoping that he publishes and Audible produces more in the series.

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  • Christopher Solomon
  • 18-02-2024

Great for those who want some Grimdark content with some humor.

I feel a deep sympathy for any actor; if this is made into a series, who has to try and match the voice work that was put into this audio book. The voice actor for Caine was able to put the perfect amount of humor and seriousness into every situation these stories followed.

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  • Gabriel
  • 13-02-2024

Jurgen pov x2

Jurgen the unsung hero he is has two short stories.. both from his point of view.. seeing how he goes about is insightful and enjoyable to listen to. As a big fan of his I found Jurgen's stories a must for any fan of his.

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  • Zach Hand
  • 07-02-2024

Love the character

New to war hammer books. Love the mix of action and funny moments in the stories

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  • Charles Garcia
  • 19-01-2024

Narration and story telling were perfect!

Great series of short stories. Lots of good laughs and plenty of interesting action. It’s just a lot of fun!
It’s also a great look into the life of a commissar. Maybe not your average commissar though lol

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-2024

I love this man

he tries to keep him self safe but everything ends up with him saving the day , the irony is that as much as he says he does not deserve his reputation he more than does.

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  • jamie hopper
  • 06-01-2024

I enjoy the short stories.

short stories, one medium to long. comical, action and all that. wh40k can be depressing but Cain stories are pretty funny as well as entertaining.

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  • Mikael Hellberg
  • 23-08-2023

A must for Cain enthusiasts

Ever wonder about all those references to Cains past life or the time in between books? Wonder no more! At last you can "read" them all for yourself and enjoy some of the moments that made Cain the Hero of the imperium he is

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-08-2023

Good round up of the short stories

ordering is a bit odd but all the stories are good, what you expect for Ciaphas Cain.

two nice stories from Jürgen point of view.

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  • Lukasz Sikorski
  • 18-10-2023

Amazing as always

Worth listening to just for the sake of few glances into Jurgen’s life between his adventures with Cain.

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  • liam dixon
  • 12-09-2023

Amazing

Amazing job as always but the author and the VA can’t wait for the next one

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  • Adam
  • 10-09-2023

Great selection of short stories

Be you new to Ciaphas Cain or a long fan of the series this is a great listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-02-2024

Great collection of story nuggets.

Great collection of short stories with excellent VA and performance as always from the Caiphus Cain series. Easy recommendation for any fan of the series.

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  • 09-02-2024

the narrative and narrator

awesomeness, highly enjoyable and very witty. the writer and narrators are both as great as each other

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  • PLW17
  • 25-12-2023

Great variety

All good as usual great stuff with multiple small and not so small stories just enough to listen to on a short car journey to work

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  • I. Harper
  • 21-12-2023

Imperial guards finest!

I’ve only listened to part of the book so far amazing. A honest and frank autobiography of one of the Emperors finest career. The horrors of the endless war through a real human prospective with a comedic twist. Can’t recommend it enough!

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  • Sonny buttrill
  • 16-12-2023

Ciaphis cajn: zombies and Godzilla

From zombies to cultists, Godzilla and the perspective of his pernicious aid. The Cain anthology is fracking hilarious, nail biting and occasionally as ripe and socks marinated in 3month old socks

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