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Fabius Bile: Primogenitor

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: John Banks
Series: Fabius Bile, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He is known by many names - Clonelord, Manflayer, Primogenitor. He is the epitome of deceit and perversion, and feared by man and monster alike. Once the Chief Apothecary of the Emperor's Children, the madman known as Fabius Bile possesses a knowledge of genetic manipulation second to none.

Now a renegade among renegades, he is loathed by those he once called brother, and even the most degraded of Chaos Space Marines fear his name. Exiled for his dark experiments, Bile has retreated deep into the Eye of Terror, leaving a trail of twisted abominations in his wake. But when a former student brings word of the ultimate prize for the taking, Bile is unable to resist being drawn once more into the cauldron of war. For in seizing this prize, Fabius Bile might yet discover the one secret his has been unable to unlock...the secret which will prevent his inevitable doom.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Ball
  • 06-08-2018

Good background info!

engaging story - lots of good supporting characters and motivations. Shows how Chaos gets ready for conflict.

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  • chris smith
  • 25-06-2018

Unbelievable novel

When I first delved into warhammer, I hated Fabius Bile. But a friend of mine talked me into reading this novel, and I must say, I have found a new respext and love for the primogenitor. Within the first few hours, this book quickly made its way to the top of my favorites list. It is beautifully written, and the performance is simply amazing. A must read for anyone who lokes Warhammer 40k and its lore!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-04-2018

Absolute gold

Absolute gold Toke me three sessions very Enjoyable. still need five more word two one...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-04-2018

Intrigue and action

Excellent narration and story. Really expands on society within the eye of terror. Great for any 40k fan.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-11-2017

Best chaos story I've read since the night lords!

I had real doubts going in but this is actually the best chaos story I've read since the night Lords Trilogy after reading this I believe I will actually pick up the model!

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  • Amazon-O
  • 03-07-2019

Slaanesh Approves

Great performance by John Banks as always. Story got a little bogged down in the middle, but totally worth persevering - great ending!

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  • 29a_hex
  • 13-06-2019

Much more than a pound of flesh...

A gory talk of Chief Apothecary Fabius "Fabulous Bill" Bile and the remnants of the 3rd Space Marine Traitor Division read by THEE best voice working in audio books today. Even for non-Wh40k this book is incredibly fun.

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  • gc
  • 03-03-2019

Chaos is just not interesting.

this book, like many movies, is just about Gore and violence for the sake of Gore and violence. Fabius is just not an engaging character from my perspective. Abandon is the only chaos character I have found to be intriguing and this and other choas POV books are simply "hey, look at how bad we are".

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  • Duzake
  • 12-02-2019

Good for Intro readers, Great for veteran 40k

Great story progression that kept me coming back waiting to see what happened next. Along with interesting insight into Fabius Bile and how he views the Warp and its inhabitants.

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  • Paw
  • 30-01-2019

Great preformance

it was a good book, and it was preformed very well, but the story just didn't click with me, i don't care much about the emperors children, or fabious bile, after this. but this is a taste thing, i don't think it's bad at any rate, just not for me

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  • Pat
  • 27-09-2017

Black library

Finally Warhammer 40k comes to audible. This is going to get expensive for me. Sweet as.

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  • Matthew Mayers
  • 04-10-2017

Vividly Grotesque and Intriguing

Excellent voice acting and narrating. Enthralling story with beautifully vivid imagery. A enjoyable 40k novel delving into the infamous 3rd legion and Fabius Bile.

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  • Mark W
  • 17-10-2019

excellent stuff

well read, amazingly written and full of great lore!
characters are a joy to follow!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-10-2019

Simply amazing

I love the lore and the books are good but the audio books take you there. The voice acting, back ground music and just the story itself.

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  • Bester
  • 21-07-2019

Fabulous Bile

He was always one of my favourite miniatures back in the 90s but I knew very little about him. Well now I know a lot more and even more about apothecaries as well as the disputes between different legions and even disputes between the same legion. The bottom line is, if you like the sound of Fabius Bile, The Emperor's Children, Eldar and Daemons, you'll enjoy this story.

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  • Daniel
  • 16-06-2019

A thrilling look at the primogenitor!

A much more in depth look at the tragic history of fabius bile, after listening to the black legion novels this was next on my list and did not dissapoint, painting the sometimes 2d evil 'bad guys' in a much more complex light

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  • ben
  • 10-04-2019

very good

amazing book must read out of all of them it trump's the best of them.. it's up there with Eisenhorn (but not as good story )

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-2019

Bile part 1

really enjoyable book, good action and performance. highly recommend for 40k and chaos fans :)

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  • The naj man
  • 11-01-2019

so good

One of the best 40k novels, and I have read/heard plenty. a truly complex character is our fabius, gifted, twisted, cruel, idealistic. Many of the other characters were absolute peaches also (greetings from slaanesh radiant king). The voice performance was fantastic, the character sounded just as I would have imagined them. fabius bile... mad bad and dangerous to know.

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  • S. Gallagher
  • 20-07-2018

Awesome listen

Once again another great listen from the 40k universe! JOHN banks brings the characters to life brilliantly.