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Predator Prey: Warhammer 40,000

The Beast Arises, Book 2
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Series: The Beast Arises, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After centuries of peace, the Imperium is thrown into panic as human worlds everywhere are menaced by orks. In a relentless tide of slaughter, ork attack moons destroy planet after planet with gravity weapons of unstoppable power.

On Terra,the High Lords are paralysed by the scale of the threat and fail to take any effective action. With entire Space Marine Chapters missing or known to have been wiped out, does anyone have the will and the power to rise to the Imperium's defence?

©2015 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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dont get attached. it just hurts

was a very good book full of awesome characters and an even more awesome story. its Warhammer though and everything sucks. so don't get attached.

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  • Steven
  • 23-10-2019

great story with a slow set up

Reading this book after the 1st it feels like things slow down to almost a grinding halt. It's a great set up but it feels a little disorganized by whats going on

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-08-2019

Excellent

This series is awesome! A great performance and several different groups of characters, all highly interesting!

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  • Belicimo
  • 11-04-2019

Kill the xenos!

Great book. well read and exciting a great addition to the series and the genre.

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  • Travis K.
  • 15-10-2018

good listen

it was better than the first book, but still a bit slow considering the subject matter. maybe it is just because it is still building setting for the larger story though.

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  • Eddy
  • 11-10-2018

The story evolves

The first book had the very hard task of introducing a wide stage of worlds, background history and cast with differing agendas.
The second book builds on top of that groundwork and gathers speed early on, skillfully weaving occurrences and agendas across worlds together into a captivating and cohesive narrative. Political intrigue relates to planet-wide wars across the galaxy in a desperate war for survival.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-2018

wow...

an absolute thrilling ride i really feel for the mariners in their last moments such a great listen

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  • Chris
  • 03-02-2018

Amazing

This series is incredible so far. This book in particular, while slightly slow about a third of the way in ended up being strangely emotional. Incredibly well written. Cannot wait for the next!

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  • SteveC
  • 04-10-2019

Too short

After spending 5-6hrs building the story (akin to winding up a spring) the ending comes short and sharp (as though the spring was unleashed and it just fell about, lifeless).
Given the short nature of these books, I do question their value compared to other Black Libray titles which can be double or more in length.
Overall, good story buildup and narration. Let down by content length and quick ending.

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  • The naj man
  • 09-11-2017

enjoying this epic series

this series is great. it has a wide ranging scope and cast of characters which I found daunting at first but it's coming together nicely.

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  • Nathan Carr
  • 07-11-2019

heavy going

look, its a 6hr episode is a long series, so it doesn't really progress past setting up a few more characters and their motives. It's a slog and not particularly fulfilling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-06-2018

Fantastic follow up to the first book

Great follow on from the first. Expands and adds much, only reason I've rated the story a 4/5 is because it's very much a set up for bigger things too come.

Can't recommend the series enough

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  • M. Collins
  • 11-04-2018

40k fandom at its finest

very well read, the voices put on do get a bit strange but the story and setting are fantastic

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  • Ramo82
  • 31-01-2018

loved this book as much as book 1.

I loved how they took back slaughter right at the end, I wonder what will happen in book 3