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Ghostmaker

Gaunt's Ghosts, Book 2
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Series: Gaunt's Ghosts, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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Book 2 in the Gaunt's Ghosts series

Of all the Astra Militarum regiments who fought in the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, few are as celebrated as the Tanith First - Gaunt's Ghosts. Now, their tragic origins and earliest battles are revealed....

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Discover the origins of Gaunt's Ghosts and see the Tanith First and Only are put through the wringer as they overcome their home world's destruction and battle the forces of Chaos. 

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On Monthax, Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his Tanith First-and-Only await the order to advance into the sweltering jungle and drive the alien eldar from the world. As battle approaches, Gaunt walks the lines, raising his men's spirits and remembering their most heroic deeds - and the tragedies that have dogged Gaunt's Ghosts from the day of their founding on lost Tanith. The day that Gaunt became known as the Ghostmaker. 

Written by Dan Abnett. Running time 10 hours 16 minutes. Narrated by Toby Longworth.

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

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One of my favourite Abnett books

Well worth a listen. It has been awhile since I listened to the first Ghost's book so I was somewhat unsure if I would like this one and by feth's sake I bloody loved it. The narration by Toby Longworth was solid throughout, as always. There were so many unique moments in this book that made me not want to stop listening, I would sit in my car an extra 10 minutes finishing the scene/battle utterly enthralled. Get it, try it, love it.

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Highly recommend

Absolutely amazing, really fleshes out the lives of the characters you know and love from the first book

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pretty good but lacks a bit of a story arch

not my favourite of Dan's work but still up to a high calibre. great performance by Toby as always

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  • ryan Hanlon
  • 07-01-2020

fantastic book that requires your full attention

For context, i usually listen to audiobooks while working and driving so when i started this book I realized i needed to pay more attention to the story because its really well told but frequently jumps to different points in time and tells multiple short stories about the members of the ghosts. It was easy to miss some of the transitions to different stories and could be confusing but it was such a good book that i went back for a second listen to pick up the details that i missed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-2020

Ghostmaker is..

Absolutely amazing!
Toby Longsworth does a great job as always!
Next book in the series, please audiable!

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  • So Jung, Yoon
  • 26-12-2019

best ghosts novel

despite what you might hear this is the best novel of the series. the characterizations are strong and the stories are easy to follow.

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  • Coder50
  • 25-12-2019

Great book

Gaunts Ghosts is now my favorite Warhammer 40k book series. No offense Ultra Marines of Ultramar.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-03-2020

Great book, would recommend to any 40k fan.

My only complaint is the rest isn't available, where's books 3-14? Other than that great book.

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  • Aleksis
  • 09-03-2020

good

enjoyable but sudden breaks between time to reference key story points can feel like theres a missing gap of time sometimes

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  • Kaden Robinson
  • 23-02-2020

Rest of series when

Fantastically done my only complaint being that books 3 through 14 aren't in the audible library yet.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-02-2020

even better

I enjoyed the first book, so when the second turned out to be a series of vignettes giving deeper understanding of the men under Gaunt's command, I was intrigued, and once finished, gratified. I will in all likelihood be buying this in hardcopy as well.

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  • James
  • 29-01-2020

Good 1st and 2nd acts, but ending less so.

Solid 40K book. My only complaint is the ending is abrupt and feels almost contrived.

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  • MSmith
  • 16-01-2020

Action packed collection of short stories!

The sequel to First and Only surrenders a large, overarching plot to instead delve deep into the primary characters of the Taneth 1st Regiment. Abnett flexes his skills as a writer of brutal, engrossing scenes depicting the heroics of soldiers fighting a war that sees them as nothing more than specks of sand against a ride. Still, each take is riveting and gives you a crystal clear look into the hearts of men fighting for the memory of ahome long since burned to ash.

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  • Marcus
  • 24-12-2019

As good as I remember

This is the audio series I have been waiting for. Great reading wonderful writing. Awesome.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-02-2020

A deeper look

A great second book in gaunt's ghosts series delivering deep look at the characters involved.

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  • Mr. A. M. D. Hodes
  • 28-01-2020

Another great production!

Another great story by this amazing author set in the 41st millennium. the narration is brilliant bringing the story to life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-2020

Another awesome work by Dan Abnett

An action packed collection of short stories with all the tip top military sci-fi you have come to expect from a master of the genre.

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  • Kevin Gillan
  • 26-03-2020

Toby Longworth is amazing.

Each character get his or her own voice. Their own accent.
Toby doesn't just read the pages in front of him, he acts them out.

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  • James McLaughlin
  • 24-03-2020

Brilliantly Executed

Having read these books already, the audiobook brought a new perspective to it. Dan Abnett's writing is complimented perfectly by Toby Longworth.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-03-2020

excellent listen

brilliant voice acting in my opinion although confusing at times to follow but well worth it.
shame there isn't the 3rd book on audible though

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-03-2020

Fantastic last chapter

The last chapter of this book is 40k battle written at its most captivating and brilliant.

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  • steven
  • 01-03-2020

A wonderful story

loved it grate story bring the paper version to life. loved the accents given to the ghost

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  • Abrattsti
  • 14-02-2020

good

I like Dan Abnett's 40k books. They are good for lore and small stories. But the end of this book feels rushed and a bit downer. Toby does as always a really good narrator job!