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Publisher's Summary

Book five in the Gaunt's Ghosts series.

Gaunt's Ghosts make a daring drop assault on a vital world, but as tensions within the regiment reach boiling point, the enemy may not be the biggest threat....

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The Ghosts are thrown into a new kind of war, sent into battle on grav-chutes to fight on platforms far above a toxic atmosphere. And the atmosphere in the regiment isn't much better as the feud between Mad Larkin and the really insane Lijah Cuu heats up...and turns deadly.

The story

Gaunt’s Ghosts embark on their most dangerous mission yet as they make a daring drop assault on the world of Phantine. With the elite enemy Blood Pact and vicious xenos mercenaries ranged against them and short of ammunition with no means of escape, things look grim for the Tanith First. But the greatest danger may come from within the regiment as an old grudge is settled and tragedy strikes.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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excellent

another great addition to the series masterfully narrated. Fantastic listening to this old story during lockdown

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  • Dominic
  • 01-12-2020

a group of servators guarded the tech magi

good book but crap editing. the only reason I'm not docking points off the rating is because some of the screw-ups made me laugh. example above

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  • Alicja
  • 01-12-2020

Great story some bad editing.

A few cases where stuff repeats. Including one part where an entire sentence repeats like 3 or 4 times.

The story itself is great though

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  • Elvina
  • 08-12-2020

Another Great Chapter is Ghosts

I Jump for joy every time I see them add a new Gaunt's Ghosts book, and this was no different!

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  • Brian C Waggoner
  • 26-11-2020

Great story...frustrating ending.

As usual, Toby Longworth does a most excellent job with his talented narration. A great story by Abnett worthy of Gaunt, but the ending is very frustrating and left a bad taste in my mouth.

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  • Bo
  • 28-11-2020

Great Listen

Toby Longworth brings the Ghosts to life in another great listen. Hold on to your seat, this one gets bumpy.

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  • michael
  • 11-06-2021

Awesome but where’s the next book?

I’ve been reading/listening to this series consistently and consecutively and now I find audible does not have the next book in the series. Very disappointing. The book is awesome but not I’ve got this need to know what happens next and no way to do that while traveling.

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  • Jacob Weaver
  • 31-05-2021

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Good like always but I disagree with some narrative choices. definitely don't start here, for sure.

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  • Christopher Heintz
  • 27-05-2021

The Emperor Protects!

great narrator. you know what you're signing up for if you're looking at this 40k masterpiece by Dan abnett. my favorite book in this series so far. FOR TANITH! FOR VERGHAST!

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  • Ruby
  • 20-05-2021

Abnett's Best Yet

Guns of Tanith is everything you want out of an Imperial Guard tale, and a few things you didn't realize you wanted at all. Abnett masterfully weaves the stresses of war and command into one incredible story. As usual, Longworth's talent for bringing these characters to life cannot be denied.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-2021

would likely be 5 stars but....

it would likely be 5 stars if not for the errors the Black Library seems to always end up with in post production. The repeating sentences, even when infrequent greatly undercut the immersion. Toby Longworth's excellent narration provides.

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  • Printguru
  • 24-11-2020

So nearly perfect.

Firstly let me say, the gun's of Tanith is one of the best of the early Gaunt's Ghosts novels, and I'm delighted it's come to audio so quickly. I have always felt that Toby Longworth is the perfect 40k narrator, and he seems to always really set the right tone for Abnett's characters. So it's a real shame that this time around I have a gripe with the narration and annoyingly it's something that could so easily have been avoided. Dan Abnett carries characters through his novels, so in the case of the Guns of Tanith the Phantine pilots Brea Jagdea and Oskar Viltry appear in the later unconnected (to Gaunt's Ghosts) novel Double Eagle, no problem there, and I really love the job Toby Longworth did with the Audio book of it, indeed I think it's possibly one of my favourites so far. Why then did Longworth not continue the voices the Phantine pilots had Double Eagle in the Guns of Tanith? It's so jarring to go from the clipped British accents that fitted so perfectly with the Battle of Britainesque Double Eagle to the cod American voices in Guns of Tanith. Sure listened to apart it's fine, but since Toby Longworth has narrated virtually all of Abnett's books, it would not have been much to take note of those voices and carry it through, it's a small gripe but it feels a really missed opportunity.

My small narration gripe aside, it's a great book, and it's up there with the best of the series so far, I can't wait for the next instalment of the Tanith First and Only.

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  • Lictor
  • 23-11-2020

Narration error so early, but still a great book!

About 50 mins in the narrator repeats a line with a mispronunciation, before getting it right on the third time.

Glaring error that seems like it should of been fixed considering the earliness it appears.

Otherwise, another great Gaunt's Ghost book!

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  • paul sparks
  • 24-11-2020

Better and better

Each book I listen to in this series just goes from strength to strength, thus take seeing the ghosts go Airborne! Not always to their delight, as well as dealing with Khornes servants Gaunt has to deal with the internal problems of a mixed cultural and gender regiment and murder most foul, superbly narrated as always I cannot wait for the next book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-01-2021

Curse you Abnett!

He viciously killed off one of my favourite characters in this book.
Very good book anyway and a great voice acting.
Too bad Longworth forgot how he voiced the phantine pilots tough.

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  • Quirijn van Dierendonck
  • 25-11-2020

Awesome story, great narrator!

Great story as always, Dan Abnett is a master of writing real people. Although the narrator struggled on a particular sentence (had to redo it 3 times, which was still part of the audiobook), Toby Longworth again effortlessly performs multiple characters like it's nothing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-06-2021

Absolutely breathtaking

Amazing book the ending had me in tears with the bravery and struggle against the odds and the tragic losses!

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  • Fudgedog
  • 21-05-2021

Another Amazing Adventure from Dan and Toby.

Thanks Dan and Toby. Loved the Exciting Assassination Storyline. Felt like I was Behind Enemy Lines With the Ghosts.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-2021

Not the best

Story ends on a cliffhanger and the audio book is only divided into 3 big chunks. No chapters or anything so when you lose your progress you have a not of searching.

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  • paul millar
  • 22-03-2021

Abnett at his best

loved it. one of all time favourite stories about the ghosts. on to the next one

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  • CoOCooKacho0
  • 21-03-2021

Great follow up

Abnett brings us another saga in the 1st and only world.
Great voice acting
Helps me through them boring days

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