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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 (41 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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  • Matilde Palacin
  • 21-07-2020

Slightly muddled, but satisfying tale.

The middle can be somewhat confusing as perspictive shifts. That said the somber tone of the end was satisfying in a way warhammer novels sometimes lose track of, and was refreshing.

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  • Christopher Wolfe
  • 15-07-2020

great story only getting better with each book. i

loved it story is developing well and so far noth booksleft in a clifc hangar

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-06-2020

Great narrator. Story is boring at times

The narrator does a great job. The story was a bit slow at some points and was kinda hard to get through.

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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 Horwood
  • 22-07-2020

Good book that is slow in parts but builds well

Not as strong or compelling as the first book in the series but it has it's moments. definitely worth hanging out for the end chapters as they become quite gripping.

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  • Johan olsson
  • 26-05-2020

A good book

This was not a favorit of mine but still a good book i loved the first in this epic story, and i will continue this series but for me this was not long as good as the first. narration was realy good

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  • Tom Godson
  • 16-03-2020

Pedestrian At Best

Usual GW/Black Library fiction with plenty of gore-porn designed to titillate the mind of those in need of a bath and a walk. The plot is very bitty, with too many far reaching characters that have fleeting, if any, connection to each other. As with most sequels it just had no punch to it, and thus all the characters were expendable. Repeated clichés didn't help the story at all.

The performance was flawless though. Great work done by the narrator, shame he was stuck with such a poor script.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-02-2020

Yet more intriguing grimdark tales of the imperium

Expanded on the first book in the series well. Gave you a sense of magnitude of the beginning of the threat. Laced as ever with plenty of grimdark reality.

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  • The Bearded Bookworm
  • 30-01-2020

Better than book one.

While it is far better than book one this book really doesnt capture me and i will not be continuing the series.

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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