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Adeptus Mechanicus, Book 2
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Series: Adeptus Mechanicus, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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The disciples of the Machine God, the Cult Mechanicus are on the front line of the Quest for Knowledge. Tech-priests lead their forces of augmented warriors and battle-automata into battle with the Omnissiah's foes in defence of His secrets. Magos-Explorator Omnid Torquora orchestrates war against the Iron Warriors for control of a long-lost forge world. With skitarii legions and maniples of battle-servitors and robots at his command - not to mention the mighty god-machines of the Titan Legions - victory is within his grasp until treachery threatens to end his dreams of conquest.

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9/10 needs more toasters

Praise the omnissiah and his machine blessings.

Flesh is a portal that invites the entry of corruption.

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  • Richard
  • 30-03-2019

It’s ok

Good conclusion to the series but felt something missing, unlike book one you got attach to stroyka 44.

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  • Ankhmahor
  • 04-11-2017

Warhammer!

Another good one from the Black Library! Engaging story from one: bright future :)
Audio adaptation was quite good.

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  • brian hess
  • 29-05-2020

holy Mars this was AWESOME!

As a space marine fan boy I have often scoffed at other factions, even chosen to be ignorant of what they had to offer just because. I started a journey with the mechanicus because I thought the models were cool and this series took me to a whole new appreciation of the Warhammer universe as a whole and how painstakingly difficult it must be to have such a wonderful story with relatable characters that are yet so fantastically over the top is insane. I felt the frustration of the Stryker unit and the cool steely calm of the arch magos omnid toqura? please forgive me it's an audio book. the narration of course was on point. really drove home the entire journey for me, very well done product and I look forward to listening to the epic again.

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  • Mangawut?
  • 21-05-2020

And They All Die All The Time

I understand that the author was writing for the Mechanicus, but there is very, very little character development here. Far too much: And Then He Died...

Yes, EVEN for 40K

I didn't care about any of the characters, or what happened to them. The few parts that could have helped with that (interactions with the Electro Priests, interactions with the Iron Warriors Warsmith) were far too short and in the case of the Electro Priests, resolved very poorly.

Each victory felt hollow (Especially with the Electro Priests). Each defeat felt numb. After about the tenth gruesome death, I was thinking "can we get on with this story already?"

Even with Toby Longworth as narrator (my favorite Black Library voice!) I found this book to be a mire I had to wade through. I WANTED to like it. I even was willing to give a lot of slack because I can imagine how difficult the Mechanicus would be to write for; so cold and unyielding, their personalities oft times stripped away or muffled.

This is the first Black Library novel I actually disliked.

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  • Timothy J. Roemer
  • 21-04-2020

Good performance but the story is a bit lacking

the story had an obsessive amount of adjectives and wasn't very exciting. Worth the listen if you can return it.

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  • Rooftop
  • 03-01-2020

Forgettable -- only for mech lovers

I write my reviews 2-3 months after reading/listening to a book, to make sure that what I've read actually made an impact. I don't want to be caught in the moment of a story, and have a bias.

Anyways, This two part series is largely forgettable -- and this second installment is more forgettable of the two. Losing the PoV of the Skitarii ultimately makes this less interesting, as the tech adept is simply not that engaging of a personality. HE is neither likable nor is his method of thinking particularly interesting.

I find myself grasping at fleeting memories of the plot. Very low impact, though there a couple of stand out moments for imagery, it is far below the amount fantastic visuals in a standard black library book.

Strong performance by mister Longworth, as per usual.

I'd pass on this in retrospect, unless you're really in love with the mechanicus, or out of warhammer books (which is unlikely). I recommend The Cawl Book instead.

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  • David
  • 15-09-2019

Meh

First off there’s no reason this should have been split from “Skitarii”, it’s pure money grab to sell them as separate stories, second, there’s a lot of “bolt porn” fluff. What little story there is was ok, except for the ending, where all of the sudden the enemy troops start doing just wildly stupid stuff.

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  • BrokenArrow
  • 15-09-2019

Better than the 1st Adeptus Mechcanicus Novel

I enjoyed his audiobook more than the first. A lot more variety with the audiobook and less difficult to keep up with all the terminology in this book. There’s ship battles, fighting on the planet and an infiltrator in the Adeptus fleet.

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  • kieran lowe
  • 17-07-2019

Cant wait for the third!

epic story of mechanicum struggle in the face of the odds... little sad about what happened to Stroika Unit buuuuuttt he had an arc so did everyone actually everyone in here who didn't die had some solid character development. theres some truly side splitting moments in the dark horror of it all as the protagonist, being as socially inept as he can be just sort of states the truth and it's really great. good read recommend.

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  • Cassie
  • 19-10-2018

Better story than the first book, but...

Great performance by the narrator of a somewhat underwhelming storyline. Usually Warhammer 40k stories leave me hungry for more, but in this case I was just thankful that the story had ended and I could find something else better to listen to.

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  • Olli
  • 28-05-2020

Ad Mech goodness.

I enjoyed it as back ground listening while painting the real thing. Storyline wasn't the strongest I've come across but it gave you a very good idea as to how they operate and communicate. voice acting was ok. not the worst but certainly not the best...a worthy listen...if your desperate for a good listen to spend your credit on though...this probably isn't it.

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  • Boxer
  • 13-03-2020

great listening

a fantastic dive into the world of the adeptus mechanicus, exploring the cult of the machine god.

praise the omnissiah!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-02-2020

Striker deserved a better ending.

awesome story but man did they waste character developmennt on striker. I get that the writer wanted to make him into a terrifying weapon but by lobotomyzing striker they took all individuality from him making him a slave. so he never got the chance to find faith again or to truly get revenge on the ironhands commander.
i would have liked alot to see him become a ruststalker as it would also be quite poetic when he would eventually face the ironhands commander in battle since their original battle started with him killing his rustalker "friend"/ally in the book skitarius. overall liked the book but not quite satisfied with the ending.
however the reading audiotrack was exelent and I loved how he was not hesitant to speak in silly robotic voices.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-01-2020

A GREAT LISTEN!!!

Another fantastic book in the 40k universe. The fight over light and dark the suspence and ship battles all a great listen well thought out would recommend x

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  • G C Bagley
  • 29-03-2019

Exhilarating

A book of twists and turns which leaves you saying your own prayers to the machine God. Absolutely love the Adeptus Mechanicus now...

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  • Arch Unit
  • 08-01-2019

slooow start

well performed, but the story is painfully slow yet the book is actually quite short. a little concerned that this and skitarius were originally one book then burtchered into 2 books. everything happens at the end, which is a good ending but pacing seems off. Ok if you have lots of spare credits but there are a lot of better books out there

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  • Mike Thompson
  • 19-07-2018

Another stunning WH40K book

This second novel in the Adeptus Mechanicus series is simply awesome. I loved listening to it and it gave me a lot of ideas as I run a WH40K roleplaying campaign.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-2018

Solid Black Libary

Another good book set in the 40k universe, solid story and stellar performance. highly recommend.