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A Sabbat Worlds novel.

The war on Enothis is almost lost. Chaos forces harry the defenders on land and in the skies. Can the ace pilots of the Phantine XX turn the tide and bring the Imperium victory?  

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It takes the famous Sabbat Worlds Crusade to the skies, with fast-paced aeronautical action, memorable characters and compelling emotional arcs from Dan 'Master of War' Abnett.  

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High-speed air combat in the war-torn Sabbat Worlds! 

When the elite fighter pilots of the Phantine XX arrive on the beleaguered world of Enothis, they know it is a desperate hour. The forces of Chaos are closing in, and their final push could well wipe out all human life on the planet. Thousands of refugees flee the dark armies, and the infamous Chaos fighter pilot Khrel Kas Obarkon is always hunting the skies for more prey.... 

And so it falls to the brave men and women of the Phantine fighter corps. Can they hold off the Chaos advance until reinforcements arrive? In the high-speed, white-knuckle terror of aerial combat, can they defeat an enemy possessed by daemons?  

Written by Dan Abnett. Running time 10 hours and 17 minutes. Narrated by Toby Longworth.

©2019 Dan Abnett (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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One of Dan Abnett's best

And yes, that totally includes Eisenhorn. DA's skills lie in well-developed stories with a small cast of characters and he really puts it to show here. Everyone with their own life and how they weave into the story and tie loose ends. Toby Longworth, what a man, what a voice. Each character feels different and layered with even elements of backstory put into the accents and pentameter in which he plays them. outstanding.

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Amazing

I could not stop listening, ended up finishing in a single sitting. An excellent amalgamation of the Red Baron, the Battle of Britain and warhammer 40k.

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stiring and fast paced air battles

I had a lot of fun with book. Dan Abnett did a great job with it.

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Amazing.

Could be Dan's best one yet! Toby really manages to bring it to life and gets the tension going. My blood was racing through out and I even punched my fist into the air a few times when the unit did well.

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  • Jonathan M Trdan-Schmidt
  • 29-09-2019

battle of Britain Warhammer 40k style.

You will find no strange mythos, angsty and godlike primarchs and no space Marines here. This is no space opera and you will certainly not find a glistening view of the future here. Instead you will find pilot's and their machines, the absurdity of war, and the grim dark determination of an Imperial world standing against all odds. As a pilot and a reservist, I cannot recommend this book enough. it reads like a far more desperate and far more relatable version of the Battle of Britain. It is well read, well narrated and a good book all around. This is a story that Warhammer 40k was meant to tell. Good luck, the emperor protects and check your six for bats!

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  • Charlie M.
  • 18-09-2019

One of my all-time favorite 40k books

There is no other 40k book like this one. Air combat is a subject not many BL authors are willing to focus on, so it's truly unique that the entire book focuses on Imperial fighter pilots. it's one heck of a ride!

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  • James C Hobbs
  • 17-09-2019

This is going to cost me some money

This book was amazing. Now I have to go buy $300 of forgeworld models. Seriously though, the characters are great and believable and the dogfight scenes get your heart racing. this should be his next series, I'd buy them all!

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  • ian
  • 06-01-2021

Sad to see it end

I loved this book. It has action , some drama and characters you like i felt sad when someone bought it yet no death seems forced in. It’s a great book I’d recommend it

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  • Rob N.
  • 23-12-2020

amazing

dan abnett is a genius, and toby longworth is the perfect voice to his books.

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  • Tjark Aldeborgh
  • 18-10-2020

Great air combat story.

The story was pretty slow at first, but it got really intense later on. Toby Longworth is one of my favorite narrators and this one is no different.

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  • Vincent Vega
  • 11-10-2020

Pleasantly surprised

I'm a big fan of WWII era aviation history and reading about the air combat that took place all around the world at the time, so cue my surprise when I discovered that Double Eagle read a lot more like WWII air combat stories than Top Gun. Pacing. Black Library novels have a really bad habit of being all over the place with pacing. But this book nails the pacing dead on. I was listening on the edge of my seat for much of the story. It rolls in and out of air battle scenes effortlessly and in a way that feels realistic for the situation at hand. The descriptions of action taking place in a 3D environment were very well crafted and it was easy to see things happening in my head as they took place. Kudo's to Dan Abnett on achieving this feat because it's not always easy to describe things that are happening when there's a whole other plane (no pun intended) to describe throughout the action. The characters were all believable and had very human motivations and goals. Some were true patriots, some were there for the thrill, some were true aviation professionals, some were whiny bastards you wanted to slap and some were egotistical pricks. Basically just like any flight deck in any country in the world. But very few of them stayed that way through the entire novel. Most had changed by the end, which was enjoyable to see. The only negative thing I could say about this book is that it spends 99% of the time with the "good guys" of the story and a very weird 1% of the time with the "bad guys" of the novel. Honestly, that 1% spent from the bad guys was completely unnecessary and could have been cut. If I had been the editor, that's exactly what I would have done. Let the bad guys be these nameless and faceless horrors that our hero's are fighting against. No need to cut to the bad guys for their pointless thoughts. Other than that, I'd place this in the top five of the dozens of Black Library / 40K books I've read. Of all the ones on my list, this one I can see myself reading again in another couple of years or so when I start to forget parts of the story. It was definitely worth the purchase. Kudos yet again to Toby Longworth for another outstanding narration. If my life were interesting enough to be narrated one day, then I'd want you to narrate it.

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  • C. Harris
  • 29-09-2020

A classic even outside of the 40k Universe

My favorite book within the 40k universe. A great book to read if you are not familiar with 40k as well.

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  • Dylan Siasoco
  • 27-09-2020

It's the Battle of Britain in space and I love it

First and foremost, I must give credit to the voice over by Toby Longworth. Having listened to several of the Black Library books he narrated, I must say I am once again impressed by his work. He does a wide range of unique voices and accents that really flush out each of the characters. The emotion he infuses into each line spoken really brings the characters to life.a¹

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  • Jacob Adams
  • 26-08-2020

GREAT!!!

This is certainly one to keep in your library. and is very enjoyable even if your not super familiar with the 40k universe.

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  • InquisitorRex
  • 21-09-2019

Air War in the 41st Millennium.

A great, character-driven story that depicts the brutality of air warfare in the 40K universe. Strong characters, vivid depiction of both battle and behind the scenes interaction and admirable voice acting combine to make this a very enjoyable listen.

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  • R Bailey
  • 29-10-2020

brilliant

my favourite author combined with my favourite narrator. excellent work listened to it again straight away

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  • Andy
  • 24-10-2019

Wonderful

A beautiful mix of ww2 and 40k. Engaging and moreish. Great characters and far easier to listen to than any of the astartes stuff.

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  • Andrew
  • 10-01-2021

Battle of Britain in a futuristic setting

Good story and characters kept me engaged until the end. Recommended as it’s an easy listen.

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  • Andy
  • 29-12-2020

Great book.

Well read book. Performed very well. Gripping characters. Thrilling story line. Highly recommend this to anyone.

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  • philip bell
  • 16-12-2020

an action packed belter

love 40k, love the thrill of aerial combat. this is a must. the real reason this book is so good is because its about humans not mighty space marines. ace of aces, day of days.

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  • Piers Wilkinson
  • 26-10-2020

Toby Longworth stellar as usual

Voice acting fabulous Overall an incredibly exiting insight to 40k aerial combat Story is great, sometimes struggled with working out which viewpoint was which between the main arcs - a usual Abnett issue for audiobooks but it was still really good and I highly recommend

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  • Karl
  • 04-10-2020

BOB

40k meets the battle of Britain. One of my favourite black library 40k stories on audible.

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  • AB
  • 29-09-2020

Air war in the (19) 40K

Brilliant adaptation of (mild spoiler) the RAF in May to September 1940 to the 40K universe. Fab portrayal and voicing by Toby Longworth, maybe the best of his I've heard with a very large number of characters to portray. For the story think of the RAF forward force sent to France, facing off against a numerically superior force, operating from temporary bases, the air rearguard over the retreating land army as it falls back to the coast in May and June 1940 then skip ahead to the desperate days leading up to a climax of Sept 15th. Just awesome.

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  • I S.
  • 21-09-2020

decent enough

solid story but no wow moments like other HH novels. worth a read - more about the chaos side may have balanced out

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