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The Devastation of Baal

Warhammer 40,000
By: Guy Haley
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
5 out of 5 stars (143 ratings)

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The Blood Angels Chapter of Space Marines is under threat. Having obliterated all human life in the Red Scar region of space, the largest tendril of Hivefleet Leviathan ever seen in the Imperium has converged and is making relentlessly for Baal. 

To face this awesome foe, Commander Dante has called upon the Successor Chapters of the ancient Ninth Legion. The Sons of Sanguinius gather in numbers not seen since the dark days of the Horus Heresy. Thirty thousand Space Marines stand ready to thwart the Great Devourer, save the homeworld of their primarch, and prevent the consumption of billions in the Ultima Segmentum beyond. 

But the tyranid swarm numbers in the trillions, and they are not the only danger to the chapter’s future. As the galaxy slides toward a terrifying new era, events far away threaten to unleash a greater evil. A further enemy must also be overcome, that of the Black Rage that lurks in the souls of all Sanguinius’ bloodline.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Loved it

After reading reviews and seeing the prologue was missing. I kept scrolling and found it had been added. Great listening, loved the book.

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missing chapter

book is incomplete and had tobuy physical book to finish. cannot give a good rating.

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loved this audible

amazing, incredible, the narrator and story and ending was magnificent. and all throughout

listen to it, by the Emperor

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Exhilirating

Loved every moment of it the action scenes were described in vivid detail and the culture and legacy of the Blood Angels are fully brought to life in this audiobook

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Amazing for all 40k fans

love every second of this book. if you like marines or Tyranids you'll love this book

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Made me want to play blangels again

I was unsure of this book at first but I really enjoyed it and a look in at the events at Baal.

Good writing for a BL book and to see aoem of the history behind the blood angels

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Epic scale, truly emotive sadness and black rage

probably one of the best Warhammer audio books I've heard. epic scale, excellent heartbreaking tragedy and lots of violence.

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  • Bean Counter
  • 05-11-2018

Great Audiobook and includes Chapter 30

Well versed in the Warhammer 40K lore and this book added to my knowledge about the sons of Sanguinius. Great story and characters. A lot of reviews said the book was missing the last chapter, but mine included chapter 30 so I believe Audible fixed the issue. Definitely worth the listen.

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  • Christopher
  • 16-11-2018

Amazing book and Narration!

The Story is amazing Chapter 30 has been added, I know some reviews were saying it was missing but the complete book is here and it is worth every minute. I would highly recommend the book Dante as well it is a great back setting or prequel to this book.

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  • Al
  • 22-05-2018

Where is chapter 30????

Chapter 30 is missing which is the epilogue!! This audio book is incomplete. I have no idea if this is intentional.

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  • Ivan
  • 23-05-2018

Missing last chapter

I would have rated this all 5s, but it's missing the final chapter, one that is fairly important to the overall story. Especially annoying, since it's advertised as being "Unabridged".

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  • Al Valentyn
  • 04-06-2018

Missing chapter 30

Well written and narrated; but sadly missing the 30th and final chapter. Despite being advertised as the unabridged version.

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  • Jorrahn
  • 02-06-2018

missing the last chapter

i loved reading this book but i was disappointed when listening to it to find that the full ending is not there... it ends early and leaves out a huge plot point with the Flesh Tearers

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  • Chris C.
  • 26-05-2018

Great story, but Audible is missing Chapter 30.

I enjoyed it, but it was a real bummer when Audible didn't include Chapter 30. WTF?

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  • David Kaplan
  • 18-05-2018

Good, but missing the last chapter.

The book was good. The narration was good. The fact that the last chapter is MIA is doubleplusungood.

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  • Shawn Murray
  • 01-08-2018

Fantastic! and includes chapter 30

It was fantastic, regarding previous reviews complaining of missing chapters. This has been seemingly fixed.

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  • Joshua Calhoun
  • 14-06-2018

Missing chapters

This is missing the last 2 chapters. Rating 1 star until this is fixed. I listened to the whole book just to find out the very end is missing....

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  • Sewell247
  • 22-07-2018

Great book

I’m a fan of the Blood Angels, but I think anyone who enjoys tales of Astartes, and flawed ones, will enjoy this. Dante is an intriguing character and the tension between the autonomous chapters is portrayed really well here. The Tyranids and the threat they pose are brought to shocking life and Guy Haley has done a great job with pacing and description, showing the slow, but seemingly inevitable, defeat of the Blood Angels. Great ending which, surprisingly for 40K, leaves you feeling hopeful. Worth listening to for anyone looking for some action while advancing the story into the 42nd millennium.

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  • Ryan Reynolds
  • 06-08-2018

Nobility and Humanity

Guy Haley writing and performance by Gareth Armstrong brought me to the edge of my seat and to the brink of tears, this story adds so much to the advancing narrative of the 40k IP.

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  • Mrs Gail Williscroft
  • 18-07-2018

Brilliantly performed and excellently paced

This book takes care to explain aspects of the astartes and the tyranids in detail without hindering your enjoyment. The set pieces feel suitably epic while more subtle aspects of the story are also captured. Highly recommended

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-07-2018

If your a 40K fan

If your a 40K fan you have to listen to this if you play this chapter as I do its a fantastic insight into our History and you learn our Primarks First Name if you did not know it

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  • jackgdryden
  • 26-05-2018

For Sanguinius!

Amazing sequel to Dante and brilliantly connects the new Imperium to the old Imperium of the 41st millennium

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  • Tom
  • 30-11-2019

Amazing

Absolutely loved this book, it is written perfectly and read by Gareth Armstrong extremely well. I'll definitely be listening more than once

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  • Max D.
  • 01-11-2019

By the blood

Great long book to keep you entertained, slow start to build up for the epic battle looming over the second half of the book. FOR THE EMPEROR!

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  • jake scullion
  • 18-10-2019

Epic

A great read. All chapters of the blood coming together to defend the home world of their primarch was nothing short of epic, it was a tragic yet glorious end to the 'first born' marines of the blood. I only hope that in future lore, Blood Angel primaris develope/show the unqiue properties and character of the blood and Sanguinius, proving Gabriel Seth wrong.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-2019

what a book!!

loved this from start to finish the insight on some of the characters and factions was anazing and a musy read for any 40k lover

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  • Kareem
  • 04-10-2019

Truly an epic tale

I have always been a fan of the blood angels so really enjoyed listening to and absorbing more of the lore.

The pacing was perfect, the slow build of dread, impossible odds yet glimmers of hope finally building to an utter crescendo.

A must read for any fan of the blood.