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Saga of the Beast

Warhammer 40,000
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Space Wolves audio drama boxed set.

In the aftermath of the Thousand Sons' invasion of Fenris, Wolf Lord Ragnar Blackmane is thrown into danger as he hunts a dangerous beast in a quest that will decide the fate of the galaxy.

Listen to it because: Experience the latest chapter in the saga of Ragnar Blackmane in an all-action full-cast audio drama serial that pits the Young Wolf against one of the greatest – and most terrifying – warriors of the 41st Millennium.

The story: Glory returns to Fenris. Magnus the Red and his traitorous legion are defeated upon the icy cliffs of the Space Wolves’ home world, their hollow remains scattered into the darkest depths of the World Sea. Yet Ragnar Blackmane, the youngest Wolf Lord in his Chapter’s noble history, does not feel victorious. He is uneasy. Uncertain of his purpose and place in the great war for the Imperium.

Until a vision strikes him of a terrible beast, one greater than any he or his warriors have faced before. A monster that it is his destiny to confront. The young king throws himself into a quest to meet this fate, for no Space Wolf can turn from the call of his wyrd. Alongside a small band of Space Wolves, Ragnar Blackmane begins what is certain to be an odyssey for the ages, on which will hinge not only the fate of a single warrior, but of the entire galaxy.

Written by David Annandale. Performed by Tom Alexander, Charles Armstrong, Gareth Armstrong, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Colleen Prendergast, Jon Rand and Richard Reed.

Contents:

Part 1: 'The Call of the Wyrd'

Part 2: 'The Brotherhood of Fate'

Part 3: 'The Voyage of the Storm'

Part 4: 'The Jaws That Split the Sky'

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

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Great performance, predictable story.

If you own an arty t-shirt with a wolf on it, have a beard and refer to the Space Wolves as The Rout you'll probably love this over the top book of Bolter Porn. If howling at the moon doesnt get you rock hard and you were hoping for an interesting Imperium vs Xenos story, look elsewhere. The performance and sound effect audios are great, though.

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So much potential ...... Bugger

The whole “book” is more of an Audio Drama. In itself this is not a bad thing. The performances of the actor/narrator (s) are very, very good. Where it’s really let down is the lack of narrative or descriptions leaving one moment to blend into the next without adequate warning. It makes the story feel unfinished and incomplete and at times nonsensical. I found this incredibly frustrating.

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headache inducing

muddled from the start and not easy to listen to. Ragnar talks to himself constantly

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awesome full immersion audio drama!

awesome full immersion audio drama! listen to how he gets there and listen to how it ends.

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Hail to the Young King!

A spectacular Audio Drama, in this Games Workshop has delivered! I only wish there were more. Captures the Spirit of the Young King perfectly, his impetuousness in the face of authority, his fervour in the face of battle. I really do hope that we see more of this Saga, for there is much more that need be told. However, be warned: this is not the WAAAAAAGH!!! of Ghazgkull Mag Uruk Thraka, this is The Saga of the Young King! Absolutely loved it, and look forward to listening to it again.

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good listening

dont usually like audio dramas but this was exceptionally good. highly recommended to all fans of warhammer 40k.

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Good story but distracting elements

The background sounds over played the story at times and were very distracting. Length was made longer by unneeded music - giving a fake book length. Should have had an epilogue for after the fight and were both are now so it better linked to the models.

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  • snozek
  • 18-04-2020

You have got to be kidding me

So the voice actors are really good. The production quality is very solid. All in all, 2/5 stars is the best it could manage. So from the author of the worst novel in the Horus Heresy series (The Damnation of Pythos) and the worst of the Primarchs series (Roboute Guilliman, Lord of Ultramar) comes the worst audio that I have listened to from anything Games Workshop related. David Annandale has succeeded in compelling me AWAY from interest in his book, away from the most colorful and entertaining of the Adeptus Astartes (the Sons of Leman Russ), and making me stop the torture of having to endure Ragnar "Plot-Magic" Blackmane's idiot hero fabrication. I love Black Library! I have and have read literally hundreds of their books. The story doesn't advance logically, things happen, "just 'cause," the characters are magically said to improve and develop as if through sorcery or, worse yet, just because the author said do. I cannot finish this farse of a story or the coronation of the "Young King" when he is s knuckle dragging moron of a character. David Annandale, stop ruining the 6th legion.

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  • Lewis Luna
  • 29-04-2020

May be worth listening for diehard fas

A bit short and only the second half was interesting to me. Diehard fans will enjoy it perhaps

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  • Peter Sörenen
  • 16-04-2020

To short

Great start and build up. But falls short when they hurry thrue the story in just 6 hours. What could have been was cut short.

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  • SketchWhatYouSee
  • 14-10-2020

300 with Space wolves.

if you want a bad ass story with a full cast and all the accompanying sound effects to match. this story is for you. Its like a retelling of the film 300 but with Space wolves. its perfection. just get it. listen to it. its awesome!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-09-2020

loved it

this was my first audiobook and while initially I was slow to start very quickly it became impossible to put down

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  • Michael H.
  • 17-09-2020

Acted well.

The audio drama was an entertaining listen that any Space Wolf fan would love. A warning however, there is a character in the story who is referred to as a Wolf Priest but he seems to be more indicative of a Rune Priest. Fans of any type of GW products are probably used to such oversights and will probably enjoy this regardless.

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  • Natasha
  • 15-07-2020

great story

loved every minute of it, kept me of the edge of my seat, great character development too

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  • Carrie A. Fowler
  • 26-06-2020

it's great but not very descriptive of anything.

people places and events, are never described in depth and that sort of kills it for me. the acting and audio was great though. a mediocre book made good by actors.

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  • Speasy McNuggernauts
  • 08-06-2020

Wow

The most incredible storytelling experience I've ever had. A review must be at least 15...

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  • Taylor Sloat
  • 26-05-2020

Oh boy here we go

Great story and performance. really does a good job at flushing out the 40k universe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-2020

Really Games Workshop.

I will try not to spoil the story for those who haven't listened to it yet, but despite this being a truly great story they will have to work hard to appease people due to the ending of this. For all wolf fans and orkameadies clan members this is a must listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-2020

A performance like no other - outstanding!

A great story elevated by exceptional voice acting and superb sound editing. Really draws you into the action. Hoping for many more!

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  • Joel Cassin
  • 05-07-2020

Great story

A true saga of two protagonists and an epic struggle that will show the dawning of the works waaagh

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-05-2020

Truly great audiobook

New to audiobooks having read some warhammer books in the past I gave this a go as my first audiobook and have to say I was blown away, the story itself is fantastic but the way it has been enhanced via audiobook is amazing, extremely immersive and engaging I really hope if anyone’s looking through reviews for their next read I highly recommend this title

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-2020

For the young wolf King

This was fantastic, I loved every moment of this book. A must read space wolves are the best and this proves why.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-07-2020

Very good Audiodrama

Very compelling audio drama, perfect introduction to the 'new' space wolves and the 'new' 40k universe... Well performed with great voice actors and effects which don't detract from the story. Really feels like a Space Wolves book and has alot more action than the Horus Heresy offerings about the legion tend too.

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  • RobinHoods
  • 24-05-2020

Excellent. Purely excellent

Great story. With wonderful sound effects that really add that 40k feel to the tale. Excellent voice acting throughout. As has become common in the black library audio books. A truly gripping epic.

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  • Ygillbert
  • 04-05-2020

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This book was absolutely brilliant it is a must read if you enjoy 40k lore

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  • Mr simon
  • 03-05-2020

Young King vs Beastie super war on

Great sounds chilling chaos engine well acted a pleasure to read while painting and fun

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  • Val Luke berry
  • 09-04-2020

I never write these but

one of the best I have listen too. the voice acting of all involved its 10/10

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