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A Warhammer Quest Audiobook

When a series of vicious murders rock the vampire-ruled city of Ulfenkarn, an unlikely group of heroes - a vampire hunter, a vigilante, a wizard and a soldier - must discover the truth even as the city's dread ruler takes to the streets and the bloodletting increases. 

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Delve into the dungeons beneath the city of Ulfenkarn and discover the story behind the board game in this tale of thrilling adventure. 

The Story

Ulfenkarn is a city of nightmares. Its vampiric rulers have indulged their bloodlust in every shadow-clad alley, turning the once-proud metropolis into a charnel house. Already crushed beneath the tyranny of Radukar the Wolf and his Thirsting Court, a spate of vicious murders plunges the mortal inhabitants into fresh terror. Emerging to uncover a connection between the attacks is an unlikely group of heroes: a vampire hunter from Carstinia; a slum-born vigilante; a ruthless wizard; and a soldier who is the last survivor of her noble bloodline. Arrayed against them are the undead monsters that thrive upon Radukar's gory regime. But a daring search for answers turns into a fight for survival when the Wolf himself descends his Ebon Citadel and joins the carnage in the streets.... 

Written by C L Werner. Narrated by Richard Reed.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-04-2021

Although it was fun, the story seemed repetitive and a little disjointed

Let me start by saying this is a super fun listen. Richard Reed does an excellent job of differentiating the main characters (Gustav, Emelda, Radukar, Morrvhal). There are some ancillary characters who sound very similar, but they’re not SUPER important to the plot. I think the novel could’ve been a little shorter, there were some points in the middle where things felt a little repetitive, but overall it’s a very fun listen. I actually listened to the bulk of it while assembling the models for cursed city, which helped get me excited for the modeling portion of the game.

The ending has me VERY excited to get into the board game with some friends. It makes me want to buy the physical copy for the Morrvhal hero card as well.

Overall it’s simply a fun read, if you go in expecting some literary marvel, you’ll be disappointed, but if you go in expecting something that’s enjoyable, relatively short, and you’re looking for something to get you even more excited about Warhammer Quest: Cursed City, go ahead and give this a listen.

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  • Durge
  • 11-05-2021

Chilling and cold to the end!

The voice and acting was amazing! Very well told. This story is a heavy cat and mouse chase, and takes places BEFORE you play the boardgame. I very much enjoyed the lore, and like the main villian Radukar the wolf!

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  • Michael
  • 05-05-2021

Great companion for painting Cured City

This book was a great deal of fun and very well performed. Great companion for painting the miniatures for the Cursed City boxed game that is the setting for this title. if you're a Games Workshop or Black Library fan give this book a listen.

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  • Daemic V
  • 05-05-2021

Incredible

This story was an incredible journey that leaves you hungry for what is in coming next. The setting, the writing and a cast of unique characters all add a profound contribution to an exciting story. An excellent book that I wish was even longer.

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  • Szabó Renáta
  • 30-04-2021

Painfully simple and childish.

If you like Josh Reynolds, William King, Sandy Mitchell or Andy Clark then you will be disappointed with this one.

There is nothing to take in, think about or enjoy. Just a long, simplistic, dry trudge into nothing.

More of a netflix script then a book.
Never felt any connection to the main characters or cared for their reasons for doing things.

I’ve got the game and happily playing it, but this audiobook did nothing for me at all. Wasted opportunity and wasted time.

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  • Sam Breitenbauch
  • 24-04-2021

More than worth the listen and the credit\ cost!

I was thrilled and kept on wagering guessing the outcome and it's smaller reveal throughout. Loved the blnarration. The setting story characters all are superb. Top notch work. now to squire the actual board game. haha

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  • Joseph A Limitone
  • 19-04-2021

Vampires Gone Wild

This Journey into the Sigmar Realm of ulfenkarn was fun. It really sets up the game.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-2021

Decent book, but where is the game?

Unlike the release novels for Warcy, Beastgrave and Blackstone Fortress, Cursed City is actually pretty good. As with any game-release novel from Black Library, the story is less free and more obvious, but it’s not as bad as the others. It’s a pretty decent dungeon crawler with interesting characters.

It’s more a kin to a warhammer horror novel than a regular Age of Sigmar novel, somewhat fitting the book.

So it’s a tad ironic that the game isn’t available, because with our it, then what’s the point of the book exactly?

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  • Will Reeves
  • 18-04-2021

Decent fantasy

Somewhat formulaic but not bad. Ending is questionable because it makes the villain stupid.

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  • Richard M. Forney, Jr.
  • 18-04-2021

Murder Mystery in a City of Vampires

I enjoyed this quite a bit. CL Werner is one of my go-to authors for Warhammer. Really, a murder mystery set in a city ruled by vampires is almost a no brainers! If I had to nitpick, I would say that I really wish this novel were done under the Warhammer Horror imprint (or to a lesser extent even the Crime imprint.) The story has the feel of the usual fantasy adventure but I would have liked the tone to have been in the horror venue. The narrator (I believe, Richard Reed) does a fantastic job. A nice tie-in for the Cursed City boardgame.

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  • tin
  • 17-04-2021

great

from the story to the story telling. this was a great story.
sets up playing the table top game as well.

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  • Joshua Summers
  • 16-04-2021

A disappointing story

It’s very well narrated but it’s a very mediocre story with a very dull tacked on twist at very end which makes no sense for the character it involves

I feel they should have done an oceans 11 style meet the players book like they did with blackstone fortress as apart from the very last 30 seconds we only meet one character from the game it’s self, it seems strange for a tie in novel to have have so little to do with the game

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  • G B Forrest
  • 10-05-2021

Good prequel but repetitive

Great work by the narrator to keep the listener engaged throughout what's unfortunately a bit of a repeating theme within the story, it's worth a listen if your really into the cursed city and want a little insight into the story before we kicked off in the game, that said I struggled to connect or care about the characters too much and the book uses the same formula throughout so the pacing becomes a bit of a choir ,over all not a bad book but definitely better black library material out there

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  • chezmonster
  • 25-04-2021

Not exactly exciting.

I had this on in the back ground as I painted my Cursed City heroes. I was hoping for inspiration and an extra layer of excitement for the game.
The narration was great, the story was pointless with just one hero mentioned until the last minute of the book. It was like the author suddenly realised he hadn't talked about this particular hero so mentioned him for the purpose of ticking a box.

Glad I didn't pay GW for the hardback copy or I would have been very disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-04-2021

A forgettable story

I haven't given a book this low a review before. Having listened to around 40 books here on Audible, I must say this is the most mediocre low effort story writing I have encountered. We even only meet 1 of the heroes from the board game which makes absolutely no sense. It feels like the book was just made as a cashgrab.

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