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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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Amazing

Another amazing book in the series. Gives you a feel for each charecter and a little back story

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Excellent if difficult to follow

Was great but struggled to keep attention at points. Maybe the short story format.

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Ghostmaker

This one is really up to the reader. If you're a fan you will enjoy this. Trench warfare and terrible odds.

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Not bad, good souize

One of the few poor showings from Dan Abnett, with this novel being less of a cohesive story and more of a loose collection of cool story ideas that have been strung together.
Great to get some more backstory to the ghosts and as per usual Toby Longworth knocks it out of the park, and I think if it was advertised and structured a bit better I might've enjoyed it more as DA is usually good at trying threads together by the end.
For the advertisement, it only has to do with the blurb for less than half of the book, other than that it's all flashbacks, memories and old tales that quite a few of which would've sat well before the first book or placed sparingly in this one.

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Damn good story, a must read after the first book

Great story, excellent performance its a must read after first and only. I don't hesitate in recommending it.

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Excellent

Second in the gaunts ghosts series provides an excellent background for the major characters. Excellent

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Great book.

Awesome book, great narrator. Excellent voice acting at setting the tone. Very dark as always.

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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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  • Elvina
  • 03-08-2020

love it! Need more Dan Abnett Titles

So happy this is here and I've listened to it 3 times....GIVE ME MORE! please. I'll buy every Gaunts Ghost title.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-06-2020

Ghostmaker, by far the best in Sci-Fy!

Although written years ago before the iPhone or even Amazon existed, Gauntsghosts is just as pertinent to the genre as it was when I first read it in its paperback format. I would recommend Warhammer 40,000 to anyone who loves Sci-aft!

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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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  • MSG50
  • 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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  • Matthew moinette
  • 21-05-2021

good story, below average performance

I cannot stand the constant, sharp intakes of breath, so I read the book somewhere else. the story is great however.

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  • James
  • 11-05-2021

Tremendous storytelling

Though I am biased to books set in the grimdark 41st millenium, I'd recommend this to anyone.

Toby Longworth does an outstanding job narrating. His accents, voices, and performance bring the characters to life.

Dan Abnett manages to build a band of lovable humans in a universe occupied by infinitely more powerful beings.

Highly recommended.

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  • Steve Ray
  • 15-04-2021

Meet The Taniths

A fine introduction to all the characters, very good at rounding each one out with his own short story.

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  • Nicholas Smith
  • 14-04-2021

Amazing series!

I honestly wasn't the biggest fan of getting audio books before, let alone ones on a series that garnered such high praise for its writing. But with the difficulty of finding good copies of Gaunt's ghosts, I decided to give the audio books a shot. absolutely love them now!

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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
  • 05-04-2020

Great!

Great audiobook and performance.
only problem is having to wait for book 3 to be made 🤞

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  • JJ
  • 25-09-2020

I forgot how good this ghostmaker is!

Ghostmaker is a amazing collections of short stories, it was great to revisit them.
I can't remember the voice actors name but he is great, what a fething ledge! with spot on scottish accents bringing the ghosts alive and a massive locker of other accents available to him that I didn't know I wanted or needed! bravo
had a lot of fun listening to this book, gutted that the whole back catalogue isn't here @audible get on it please!

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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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  • Jay
  • 22-09-2020

Bloody Brilliant

As per title the second in the Gaunt's Ghosts series. Outstanding book set in the 40k universe, get it asap!

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  • Sammy
  • 20-09-2020

great Audio book

Love the ghost books.
Tody is great story teller easy to listen too
look forward to more

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  • JAMES MACKENZIE
  • 07-08-2020

Brilliant series, brilliant narration.

The Gaunts Ghosts novels are action packed and beautifully written anyway. But Toby Longworth’s narration brings them to life. I’m amazed by the sheer amount of accents and voices this man can imitate. Auto purchase this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-2020

its Dan Abnett !!

if you love 40k then Dan Abnett should be on your reading list . fantasy has Terry Pratchett we have Dan Abnett gold every time

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  • James Cooper
  • 28-05-2020

Epic!

Toby Longworth has to be my favourite narrator , accents are spot on and add a real depth to the characters and story. Dan abnett also deserves praise for pulling together a story that although has its roots in 40k , could easily be a stand alone saga .

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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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