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A Warhammer 40,000 audio drama collection.

From the heart of an alien-haunted space hulk to a war-torn shrine world and the wastes of Armageddon, the Adeptus Astartes bring the Emperor's wrath to mankind's enemies.

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Discover heroes of the Space Marines from a wide range of Chapters, across seven action-packed audio dramas.

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The Adeptus Astartes are humanity's champions, superhuman warriors armed with the finest weapons and clad in mighty armour. They defend the Imperium of Mankind from all its myriad foes - the alien, the heretic and the daemon. There are a thousand Chapters of Space Marines across the Imperium, each with its own traditions and ways of waging war, but all have one thing in common - their total dedication to eradicating their enemies in the name of the Emperor. This audio drama anthology contains seven stories of the Space Marines. Discover how the Blood Angels, Salamanders, Crimson Fists, Black Templars, Scythes of the Emperor, Iron Hands and Mortifactors Chapters wage war against mankind's enemies in action-packed, full-cast audio dramas with immersive sound effects and music. 

Contents:

'Taker of Heads' by Ian St. Martin 

'The Madness Within' by Steve Lyons 

'Heart of Rage' by James Swallow 

'Fireborn' by Nick Kyme 

'The Glorious Tomb' by Guy Haley 

'Daedalus' by L J Goulding 

'The Calculus of Battle' by David Guymer

Performed by John Banks, Toby Longworth, Steve Conlin, Jonathan Keeble, Antonia Beamish, Cliff Chapman, Luis Soto, Ian Brooker, Robin Bowerman, David Seddon, Gareth Armstrong, Andrew Fettes, Philip Nightingale, Matthew Hunt, Emma Gregory

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Awesome Short Stories

Many amazing short stories delivered with passionate performances! A cool starting point for listeners especially if you want to hear of different chapters other the main heavy hitters!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-2020

Certified Grimdark

Excellent narration and production, immersive action throughout. "The Great Tomb" is a standout. Title is wrong in the listing tho.

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  • NikEliJoe
  • 22-05-2020

Perfect 👌

i really enjoyed the time spent with the book being read to me so much so i hardly got any painting done when listening to it lol

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  • HarmonicaJay
  • 25-03-2020

Would recommend

Some of the stories are better than others, but the performances are fantastic and the action scenes are great. My favorite ones are The Glorious Tomb, Daedalus, and Fireborn.

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  • BrianK
  • 29-10-2020

Visceral, some interesting bits

This is an audio drama. Multiple voice actors, sound effects, background noises. Several of the settings are intense, and disturbing. Audio portrayals of slow, painful deaths. If you are concerned this could be traumatic for you, steer clear. “Taker of heads” is particularly disturbing. If the idea of fleshing out the experience of being in the 41k millennium is of interest to you, that is where this shines. What are the predominant rituals of a space marine chapter? What is the activation ritual of a dreadnaught actually like? If these interest you, this is a decent purchase. The stories are a Mixed bag. The Crimson Fist story is very disappointing. The Black Templar one is great. Most go on longer than is necessary. The voice acting is good, the sounds effects and background noises are ok, though at times far to repetitive.

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  • CONNOR
  • 17-10-2020

40K never disappoints!

A welcoming look into a more human side of the Emperors finest warriors. Defiantly a worthy choice for any 40K fan.

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  • christian Ruddell
  • 09-10-2020

great start

some great short stories to get you started in the 40k universe with the poster boys the adeptus astarters

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  • PoolCandy Customer Service
  • 21-09-2020

My first audio books of Warhammer 40k Epic!

Amazing wish it was longer. Great actors sound effects story etc. loved every second of it.

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  • K. Klein
  • 27-08-2020

A bit of the same isn't always a bad thing

This collection of stories served as my first foray into Warhammer 40K literature, and I must say I'm quite impressed. Every story was great in its own way, every actor performed fantastically (Toby Longworth in particular was great, that man's voice and acting chops were perfect for the stories he narrated), and the sound effects and music were generally on point. These stories are a great place to start for people new to 40K or those who have only played the tabletop game. The descriptions are on point, the sound effects, music, and narration all come together to create a dark, gritty, and beautiful immersive experience, and most characters are written in a way that makes you love to hate them. Indeed, it would seem that in the 41st millennium there are no good guys, just guys and girls who are slightly less arrogant than the fellow around the previous corner. In the 41st millennium people are still flawed. Still broken. With that being said, I do have a minor point of criticism. Around half of the stories suffered from a certain degree of sameness: Space Marines arrive to deal with a threat, they learn their mission isn't quite what it seems to be, the Space Marines face their foes and begin falling one by one, a solitary Marine survives and completes the mission...with some kind of twist. While normally that might be a big problem (you are paying for multiple stories and a decent amount are samey after all), here...it really isn't. That is to say it fits the overall tone of the universe, the gritty grimdarkness of the 41st millennium. Everything that is accomplished is accomplished at a price, even the mighty Space Marines who often look down on the humans they protect as "mere mortals" are not superheroes who get hit by a death ray and just stand up because they're the "good" guys, the happiest ending is the death of a wounded war vet preserved in a glorified mechanized casket. The formula also proved itself to be particularly effective in one of my favorite stories in the set: "The Madness Within". The twist at the end, a man's denial of truth and willingness to cast aside growth in favor of believing a comforting lie was especially poignant. The willingness to delude oneself to feel safe, to feel right, to feel comfortable is something I like to think we've all experienced ourselves or witnessed in others. For a brief moment the light is seen, but then we turn away from it because maybe it's just a little too bright, a little too painful. Then there's "The Glorious Tomb". The story is a masterpiece, and the performance just sells it. It starts at a fevered pace that will have your mind racing just as much as the dreadnought the story focuses on during his boot up sequence, and gradually slows to a somber, yet happy ending. An ending more sweet than bitter, where we're given a glimpse into the mind of a man who likely once looked down on normal humans as little more than something he was tasked to protect, but now understands his own mortality. We witness an Adeptus Astartes humbled, but nevertheless optimistic of humanity's ability to survive in a galaxy full of danger. This collection of stories gets a strong recommend from me.

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  • Elizabeth Amoroso
  • 18-08-2020

Great for any audience!

I loved it. As a longtime 40k player, but someone newer to the lore, this was a great way to better understand the role of Space Marines in the imperium of man. The dreadnought story particularly stuck out and the final 20 minute story was an absolutely perfect way to close everything out, it really shares the grim dark in a wonderful way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-2020

there is only war

really good short stories narrated fantastically! the sound effects and the superb narration puts you right there in the action. really cool introduction to the world of 40k

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  • Connor Whiteley
  • 10-11-2020

Great book

This is a great book that is filled with great stories. I love the last story.

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  • Tassos Moukas
  • 10-08-2020

Fireborn, Taker of heads & Madness within

Fireborn, Taker of heads & Madness within where the best chapters in this collection from my perspective. Performances where stunning in all stories though.

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