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The Warmaster

Gaunt's Ghosts, Book 14
Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
Series: Gaunt's Ghosts, Book 14
Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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After the success of their desperate mission to Salvation's Reach, Colonel Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First race to the strategically vital forge world of Urdesh, besieged by the brutal armies of Anarch Sek. However, there may be more at stake than just a planet. The Imperial forces have made an attempt to divide and conquer their enemy, but with Warmaster Macaroth himself commanding the Urdesh campaign, it is possible that the Archenemy assault has a different purpose to decapitate the Imperial command structure with a single blow. Has the Warmaster allowed himself to become an unwitting target? And can Gaunt's Ghosts possibly defend him against the assembled killers and war machines of Chaos?

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

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all voices great, except young girl voice

seriously, any scene Yoncy was in I hoped she'd never speak. super squeaky voice was too accurately annoying.

but so many great voices and accents, differing between the tanith, verghast and belladon characters was great.

story and performance top notch.

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another great gaunts ghosts !

another amazing gaunts ghosts. they never get old. can't wait for the next ones !

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Read it instead!

book was 100% awesome. the narration was horrendous however. i will never listen to another book narrated by this james stewart bloke. genuinely struggled to listen. Definitely recommend that you READ this book instead of listening to it.

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Gaunts Ghosts is great as a novel but not in audio

Gaunt's Ghosts is a great series but I just couldn't get past the narrator's character voices so much so that i went and purchased this in hardcopy to read.

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  • Berserk
  • 30-12-2017

Outstanding

The ghosts series is amazing. This is another example of how good the novels from the 40k universe can be. I really hope that convert the other books in the series so I can buy them all.

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  • Justin
  • 07-12-2017

Some character voices are unbearable, good overall

Some characters voiced by the narrator are absolutely unbearable. Specifically the child Yoncy Criid when she is crying or whining the narrators voice gets so high pitched and shrill I cannot stand it. I still to this day do not know what happened during any scene where he uses this voice as I had to skip through them.

Outside of that the performance is well done. The voice acting is emotional and there is a vast variety of voices and the inflection and tone changes based on content which is very nice.

I had to deduct some points for the story as it feels incomplete. I cant go as far as to say its a short story as it is plenty long enough but it feels like there was a lot of padding added in some places to make it long enough and this book is just being used to set up the coming ones.

Worth the time and credit for sure, but beware the shrilling voice of the crying little girl.

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  • G. Cueto
  • 07-12-2017

what the feth!

I have read all of the ghosts books. Multiple times. I love the story and the characters. This is my first audio book of the series and it was excellently performed. I have waited 2 years for this...I am thoroughly disappointed. I will read it when my paper copy comes in, however, it feels like half a book.

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  • Matty P
  • 11-09-2018

Great story, terrible voice acting

the story is excellent however the voice acting is bad enough to make you cringe and ruin any sense of immersion

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  • bakaDOH!
  • 26-01-2020

Powerful reading, great story

It’s been years since I’ve read this series. It’s great it’s coming out on audible and I can relive them.
My only problem to that they are coming out at bookends first two then the last three and I completely fethed up the order listening to them. Ah well once they are all out - I’ll restart at the beginning.

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  • Imre Biro
  • 13-01-2020

Good.

Good story, as expected. Narration is mostly good except some voices, especially female, are annoying.

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  • Hannah Bigelow
  • 30-12-2019

Loved it. An absolute gem of the grimdark genre.

A great addition to the enduring Gaunt's Ghosts series. I absolutely recommend this book and the series as a whole.

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  • Pieter Spijkers
  • 09-12-2019

boring and repetitive

honestly I couldn't get through the first 4 chapters of it (which are roughly 15 - 20 minutes each chapter) simple due to the narrator sounding unenthusiastic and monotone throughout the book. It's like watching an animal documentary on the discovery channel. Also, the writer of this book like to repeat a lot of the same words, which irks me. I finally lost interest in continuing when I heard "man, but not man" for the 6th time in a row, and also using the word "ghost" way too often.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-2019

avatar the last airbender had better twist.

the action is rad, the way certain characters are just killed off in an arbitrary fashion just to cover up a sudden bs plot twist is a slap in the face.

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  • PETER
  • 23-09-2019

blood and gore with language..

good overall story and performance, why does the author use PG language? fithing instead of "fuck", are we really worried about sugar coating a book about war for the kids? it doesn't get anymore adult than that for fith-sake!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-2018

Amazing as always

great stuff as always. Action and characters you love and hate. And love to hate.
big surprises and some real shifts that keep the ongoing series feeling fresh.
please don't make us wait so long for the next one.
I'm getting old. I might die soon. I want to read the end of the story

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  • Drew
  • 05-12-2017

Only half a story...

A short story was cut out of the main novel and the main novel is really just a set up for the next novel. Some twists and reveals but little conclusion.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-12-2017

Worst book in the series

This book is pure filler. It's an obvious setup for the next book and lacks a lot of the story that makes the other novels such an enjoyable read. There's little action and what there is, has been done before. I could almost believe that this wasn't written by Dan Abnett, which is a shame because after 2 decades of reading his novels this one is the only bad book I've come across and it just so happens to be in my favourite series.

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  • Jamaconda
  • 06-01-2020

Sets the scene well for the next book

This in my opinion isn’t one of the best books in the series, but even if it’s filling a gap and setting the scene for the last book I still enjoyed the character progression. Some good bits of drama and a few surprises.

Didn’t enjoy some of the voices - lots of the women sound pretty much the same, or they have very jarring accents. Doesn’t take away from the overall story or narration though.

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  • Ashley S Deakin
  • 27-08-2019

Great Story hindered by a poor performance

I enjoyed the story thoroughly in book for and audio however the Narrator ruined it slightly for me. Very stilted delivery, dodgy voice choices for some characters as well as the pronunciation of some names. Would have benefited if James McPherson was able to reprise is narration role for this audiobook

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  • Matt
  • 20-08-2019

FOR TANITH! FOR THE WARMASTER!

Brilliant, I loved every second, Some fantastic twists and turns and really highlights certain characters in a way not done before! Cridd quickly became a favorite of mine and the gut wrenching twists in the tale pay off years of waiting

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  • Beef
  • 24-06-2019

Good story but needs 2nd part

Decent story but ends just as it gets going.
Good narration but voice acting of women grates a little

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  • Andy Dormer
  • 19-04-2019

Stilted reading, great story

A stop start performance but once you get used to it it's easy to enjoy a story that throws the Ghosts straight back into the thick of the action and raising the stakes for the régiment. A great return to form.


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  • Chris Dann
  • 07-03-2019

Fething brilliant

A nett has done it again. This far in to the series he still manages to give us something new with the Ghosts. The evolved conflict of the Crusade, the politicking of High Command, the character development - it's exactly what you want and more.

My only drawback is that the performer cannot, for the fething life of him, do a decent female voice. Ruined the otherwise fascinating character of Yoncy for me. But he makes up for it in part with other great voices.

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  • Ben mayes
  • 12-02-2019

Bloody Brilliant

This book was absolutely brilliant it really helped ke understand and engross myself in the plight and confusion of the guard.