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The Lords Of Silence

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: John Banks
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The Cadian Gate is broken, and the Imperium is riven in two. The might of the Traitor Legions, kept shackled for millennia behind walls of iron and sorcery, has been unleashed on a darkening galaxy. Among those seeking vengeance on the Corpse Emperor’s faltering realm are the Death Guard, once proud crusaders of the Legiones Astartes, now debased creatures of terror and contagion. 

Mighty warbands carve bloody paths through the void, answering their lord primarch’s call to war. And yet for all their dread might in arms, there is no escape from the vicious legacies of the past, ones that will pursue them from the ruined daemon-worlds of the Eye of Terror and out into the smouldering wastes of the Imperium Nihilus.

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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Wraight and Banks are a dream collaboration!

Opened my mind to a fresh view on the corrupted Death Guard of the 40k era.

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Well worth a listen.

The performance was very good and really helped to bring the story to life. Worth a lost3n if you're into 40K

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a masterpiece

The book and its accompanying reader. I came away actually finding myself really liking the main character. He is... benevolent, while being exactly what he is supposed to be as a follower of nurgle. Great characters, amazing setting.

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nurgles finest

a great perspective of the followers of the plague god. good group of characters. great voice work by the narrator.

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  • RICHARD
  • 24-08-2018

Nurgle more than just a plague God

After reading/listening to this book I’m a full convert to Grandfather Nurgle’s way of life. When you realize how bad the people in the empire are treated it’s just best to go with Nurgle’s philosophy

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  • Hector Marquez
  • 22-08-2018

Great Insight

This story really shines insight into the Death Guard and the inter-communication with other traitor legions. Also really shows the other side of an imperial vs. chaos battle.

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  • Adrian Ojeda
  • 30-08-2018

The Death Guard walk the galaxy once more

This audiobook details the story of a Death Guard warband, The Lords of Silence. The characters (mostly villains!) are incredibly fleshed out. Each has their own agenda and personality. Many iconic characters are included in the story, such as Mortarion and Typhus in their 10,000 year old rotting forms. A fantastic narrative and incredible voice acting make the Lords of Silence a very fun book! I'm a fan of the Death Guard, and I enjoyed every minute of the experience.

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  • james
  • 16-11-2018

Finally.

I am biased when it comes to Death Guard as I play them in tabletop, but this was exactly what I wanted. I have waited some time for a Death guard novel and was not dissapointed. The characters had that slow methodical cadence to them that I expect from the sons of the Rotten Angel. The combat was satisfiying, and the insights from the characters were interesting. I was pleased with the descriptions, which were gross but not overly so. I can only speak as someone who is already a big fan, but I found the book very enjoyable. Chris Wraight wrote a detailed delve into the depressed, disgusting world of the Death Guard, and John Banks gave yet another terrific performance.

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  • Kevin Suttell
  • 11-11-2018

Disgusting and full of character

A must read for any Death Guard fan! Chris Wraight takes the characterizations he cut his teeth on from Dark Imperium and turns it up to 11. The characters are disgusting, evil, petty killers but you can’t help but want to know their stories. As a giant Death Guard fan this novel was an utter treat to listen to!
#Chaos #DeathGuard #Nurgle #Warhammer40k #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • Nathaniel
  • 08-09-2018

Actually pretty close to silent

While I did like this a lot, I'm not sure why the events in the book happened. The descriptions are expansive and amazing, but I the narrative gets lost in them. Still a fascinating examination of the Death Guard.

My one complaint is that it was really quiet. Quieter than other audio that I have on my phone.

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  • Derrick Odom
  • 20-04-2019

Audio too low

It was hard for me to get drawn in by the story. The voice acting is great and I love all things related to Warhammer, but the audio quality is too low. Please fix this!

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  • Chyrl
  • 12-04-2019

great 40k book

I really enjoyed this edition to the 40k world. The perspective makes it very interesting.

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  • Wes Bennett
  • 12-04-2019

Good Voice Acting

Decent story overall in the already crowed 40k space, EXACTLY what i expectex from a Death Guard story, not toooo many characters to keep track of, a few decent side stories but a few shitty side characters😥😥, decent action when necessary for 40k standards(maybe would've liked a tiny bit more scythe action but that's me being picky) and a nice "finishing" for also leading into events that "already happened" within the existing universe. BUUUUUT the VA also was BEYOND on-point for what i expected the Death Guard to sound like, to the point I had to back up a few times and re-listen and made sure I heard right because how slurred he got the voice to be for some of them. Solid 8.5/10 for me

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  • Anne
  • 11-04-2019

Papa Nurgle Approves

The book was amazing! Great descriptions of everything, and the character voices were awesome. Unfortunately, there are areas of the book which just feel dry, like no emotions were shown through the narration. 7/7 would recommend.

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  • Benjamin Martin Sadler
  • 25-09-2018

fantasic development of the story.

this certainly developes the story and gives you better insight into the sons of the Mortarian, as well as the Primarch himself.

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  • Anima
  • 23-09-2018

Disgustingly brilliant!

The Lord Of Silence is a brilliant, if grim exploration of the Death Guard told by John Banks who is utterly fantastic as a narrator and makes all of the characters come to vivid life. Wonderful writing and a decent plot. Highly recommended.

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  • alan
  • 19-09-2018

Great Read would Recommend

Another great book by all who contributed. Great universe and great insight to the inner workings of the Death Guard

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  • Mr. Daniel M. Ford
  • 15-09-2018

John Banks is fantastic

Fantastic performance, and solid story. John Banks collection of voices add a length and breadth to his readings that are phenomenal and hugely entertaining.

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  • Richard Usher
  • 15-09-2018

great

Well narrated with good voice definition between charachters.
engaging story and great definition.
will be listening again.

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  • Alexander Brown
  • 14-09-2018

Excellent story and very well written.

Love this novel. I have never felt sympathy for Mortarion's sons before but this book really engaged my interest in how they have developed since their brush with the destroyer hive. The narrator did an excellent job as always. Highly reccomend.

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  • Podcaster
  • 09-09-2018

Fantastic

I've been enjoying warhammer books for a while and this is truly another great listen both from the story and voice acting

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  • B1zle
  • 05-09-2018

A wonderful listen

I was a little doubtful about this novel but wow does it deliver, if you like nurgle and anything deathgurard this is a must !!
Without doubt one of the best audio books I’ve had the pleasure to review.

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  • Mr. S. Howers
  • 03-09-2018

Great exploration of the death guard

Chris Wraight does a great job of really delving into the character of the Death Guard, warts and all, really capturing the character of this most esoteric of legions and their relationship with their patron god. The performance by Jonathan Banks really captures the feel of the story. Excellent job all round.

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  • jonneyD
  • 25-08-2018

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loved this audio book. I want to hear more from the same war band and voice actors



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