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A Carcharodons audiobook. 

With a millennia-long hunt close to its end, Carcharodons Chaplain Manu must redouble his efforts as he ventures into the nightmare city of Commorragh.

Listen to It Because

This is your chance to learn more about the secretive savages of the Carcharodons Astra as they tangle with some of the most terrifying predators in the galaxy… almost as terrifying as themselves.

The Story

In the darkness beyond the galaxy, there are monsters. Some swim closer to the light, drawn by the beacon that is the Astronomican, while others stalk the Void, predators in the dark. The Carcharodons have hunted for millennia, but now they are drawn into a new blackness...the Dark City of the drukhari itself. Commorragh. 

For a thousand years, Chaplain Tangata Manu has searched for a relic lost under his watch - an ancient thing, once charged into the keeping of the Forgotten One himself. But at the brink of seeing his hunt fulfilled and the relic returned, it is stolen from under him. Now, if Tangata would see his honour restored, he must lead his hunt against some of the vilest predators the galaxy has ever seen, before they can turn the artefact to their own purposes.... 

Written by Edoardo Albert. Narrated by Gareth Armstrong.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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author is genuine.. but story is a little cliche

The story finale is a predictable cliche full of missed opportunities, but the author manages to project a bit of humanity into a universe that centers around inhuman monsters.

In saying that, his charactors are rare outside of HH for his telling of inhuman individuals that are so obsessed with doctrine and personal oaths that they fail to remember where they come from and what they fight for.
Narrator is excellent but this was NOT his scene, between poorly pronounced names, poor editing and a voice that belongs more to Lovecraftian horror than action he fails to bring gravitas to rich characters.
My biggest quibble though goes to (Not)-Hodor, a character that, well at least in my opinion, gets a little on the wrong side of homage.. but full marks to the only other human character that really injects relatable humanity into the story.

TLDR- though the characters are excellent the story falls flat, the narrator fails to bring them to full life. Yet I would gladly listen to both narrator and author as there lies alot of potential in each of their abilities in future.

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  • Dylan Mosley
  • 09-04-2021

Really?

Having the chaplains relation to the Librarian from the other two books was really bad writing especially since that librarian is supposed to be only 3 generations of space marines removed from the Horus Heresy. It’s like Thai author didn’t even bother to read the cliff notes of the books the came before it

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  • Tyson Corley
  • 30-03-2021

Great story but performance drags it down a bit.

Several occasions of repeated sentences and strange voicing choices can sometimes take you out of universe that the authors words is trying to pull you into.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-04-2021

I gave this one a shot.

never read anything on the space sharks nor the Drukhari so I was excited to get that insight. it was a decent story. I wasn't a big fan of the human aspects of it, felt too heartwarming for 40k in my opinion. the 'torture' scene had me laughing out loud when it happened, again not something I associate with Warhammer at all. overall gareth armstrong was good in performing the dialogue, but it felt awkward in some situations -- can't help but wonder if it was just how the author worded it, tho. (previously I enjoyed his narrations of Dante and Devastation of Baal)

I guess to boil it down: pretty okay, was a fun read. definitely a very low stakes story and focusing on its characters. it didn't feel like warhammer to me, but that is subjective.

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  • Toke
  • 20-04-2021

This might be the most 40k grimdark thing i everXD

Noone is good and noone gets a good ending, and yet its not depressing... Just very 40k and very very grimdark. Very much a warhammer 40000 story! if someone asks what grimdark is, this might be my new answer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-04-2021

DO NOT BUY

this is so oddly written each scene has no introduction and we jump from act to act without any build up. and its mostly a dark eldar story not Carcharadon story.

this is fan fiction level writing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-04-2021

excellent story about my favorite chapter

a very personal story very nice interesting insight to the workings and struggles of the carcharadons. One of my new personal favorites and highly recommended.

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  • Joseph romenesko
  • 10-04-2021

Amazing!

the beginning was a little hard to follow, but after that I finished it in one sitting. amazing I couldn't put it down.

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  • snozek
  • 30-04-2021

Surprisingly good!

This is the 1st book by this author I've listened to.

The subjects of the story I am familiar with an ever read several books about.

Albert's work in this book was very good. There was subtlety, suspense, action, and metaphysical interest that is normally not common in a space marine novell.

I have rated the story 5 out of 5, so understand that I think very highly of the story. That being said common I will remark on a few points.

The book took a while to get going. My normal rule is 100 pages, then I drop it if I don't maintain interest.I was challenged a bit in the beginning.

Very similar names can cause a bit of confusion until you get used to them. This is a particular disadvantage to audio books.I hope that the author keeps this in mind in the future, even though fixing this problem would likely detract from the thematic quality of the sorts of names used by this chapter.

This last one is a smalle point.In the final battle of the arena, psychic powers are not like bullets, you do not have to hit specific bull's eyes.I wish the author would have managed that combat a little bit differently.

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As far as the narration is concerned, I do not believe there is a better narrator then Gareth Armstrong in black libraries stable of narrators.

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  • Chris
  • 22-04-2021

Space sharks!

Obviously best for 40k fans but I think anyone can find value in this surprisingly human story about redemption and family. It also has all the violence and grimdark fantasy you could want and a great view of the inside of the Sharky marines.

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  • dielow
  • 21-04-2021

One mans space shark is another's space tuna.

Could have been good if it had been any chapter besides the sharks.
What do I mean by that? Well to anyone coming to this tale in the wake of Red tithe and outer dark you will surely be dissatisfied. This is not a tale of the sharks, it is not a tale even those familiar with 4ok books will feel at home with. This author uses the sharks and a certain pale nomad with a loose understanding of their currently understood lore. Is this a bad story? No, there is talent shown here and if this had featured just about any chapter other than the sharks I would probably be entertained. Sadly his interpretation of the sharks left me feeling distressed. The void brothers shown here are some of the most talkative and compassionate space marines you'll meet. At least the two given any real screen time. Anyone who knows the sharks will find this to be odd at best and outright infuriating at worst. The oddness doesn't stop there, remember how the dark mystique of the chapter was always teased at? The truth hidden in the dark with only brief glimmers given sparingly? In this tale a blindingly bright light is shed upon the sharks and everything is explained in detail. It hurts.

But! This is not truly a shark story, it is a dark eldar story and that's the part that lifted this from a one star. The scenes featuring these dark degenerates are truly intriguing. At least until they are being culled like flies by our intrepid heroes. Only when the plot demands it do the dark eldar suddenly become lethal. Not only that but once more our dear author takes strong liberties in his interpretation of the dark eldar. The last chapter is where things finally became something worth listening to, though I will not spoil it.

There's also a mother and son, utterly forgettable and only exist to further the plot and commit MULTIPLE last second deus ex machinas. Much like this review, the story wanders and will leave you wondering when it will end. Which suits it, since it's a dark eldar tale with some space tuna for spice.

The last thing I wanted to say here is that my review is heavily baised thanks to my previous reading and the weight of my expectations. I came expecting a space sharks story, what I got was an almost poetic story of motherhood, repentance, vindication and duty.
Had I come with a clean slate and no prior knowledge of the sharks then I assume I would have enjoyed this.

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  • Ben Cole
  • 02-04-2021

Deeply disappointing.

After the sweet anticipation since this book was announced, this was a huge disappointment. The story is fine, if only adequate at best, but the characters' behaviour is what I might expect from Salamanders or Space Wolves. Compassionate and sentimental are not words I would have ever used to describe the Carcharodons Astra, yet here the main characters have it in spades. To make matters worse, well established pieces of chapter lore (the Red Tithe, the Edicts of Exile) are swept aside to facilitate this grossly uncharacteristic behaviour, amongst other things.

Aside from that the persistent shark and oceanic references, analogies and locations feel like the chapter theme is being bludgeoned home rather than simply inferred through the actions and behaviour of the characters. This does ease off a little as the book goes on, but it is grating throughout the entire story.

The voice performance was good, though Tyberos' voice did not match all previous descriptions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-2021

Not really 40k

This is Drukhari as jesters, the author has a superficial grasp of the 40k universe. The story is not entirely unentertaining as some of the dialogue is amusing which is the best I can report. The narrator must be in on the joke as he makes the Drukhari sound like the lowest necromundan bafoons.

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  • paul sparks
  • 29-03-2021

Void Sharks

This is not a chapter of a astartes I know much about so it was very enjoyable to get lore and tactics from their perspective, add in the dark city and a really funny stim head (who I think deserves his own book) and the overall is a really good story superbly narrated, more please

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  • Matthew W.
  • 15-04-2021

A fantastic book

completely worth ever minute, this book gives thoughts within the 40k community a better insight and knowledge into the mysterious Carcharodons. Well written with plenty of action and character to boot.

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  • Palendrome
  • 01-04-2021

Wow, we have another Abnet and Bowden people!!!

Amazingly written and narrated, this is a must. Incredibly impressed at Edoardo Albert with Gareth, I have over 200 black library books to date, I sincerely hope they both get more work, just excellent.

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  • Squeekish
  • 21-04-2021

Great book for the dark eldar

i did enjoy this book but i found i enjoyed the dark eldar parts more then the marine side of things. i left this book a fan of anothwr faction.

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