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The Warmaster

Gaunts Ghosts
Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • ScubaSteve
  • 12-02-2019

New to the series, and now I'm hooked

This is only the second Astra Militarum-focused novel in the Warhammer 40000 franchise that I've read or listened to. It's a very intriguing look into both the daily life of an average Guardsman and into the political machinations of high command. The action scenes are quite well-written, and the narration is top notch. I highly recommend this book to anyone, though be warned: you'll want to go back and start the whole series from the beginning.

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  • David L. Ortiz
  • 10-02-2019

did anything happen?

I haven't read any other book in this series. And I believe they're probably required for this book seeing that it has no beginning or end all just middle. I never had any idea what was going on

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  • Maxwell J Oss
  • 18-11-2018

It mostly a good book

Look I’m going to recommend this but the author needs to learn how to be subtle about personal politics.

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  • Nicolaj Torstensen
  • 29-10-2018

Fabulous telling and an enthralling story

Absolutely loved it, fantastic story telling and a an absolutely fantastic story in it self, with multiple plot points within plots and a fantastic array of believable and credible characters

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  • Omar
  • 23-10-2018

good story and narration.

This one has substance. I do feel a little annoyed that they ended it in the middle of a campaign. But the ending is somewhat of a high note a high note.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2018

Another great Gaunt's Ghosts novel.

It's nothing like I predicted. The rank Gaunt was promoted wasn't removed for dramatic effect. The end set up for the next novel.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Mr. W. Inskip
  • 16-01-2019

More losses for the ghosts

It's been awhile since I last read a gaunts ghosts novel but was very enjoyable. Dan Abnett doesn't pull the punches but without jeapody there is no excitement. Narration was good.

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  • Ashleigh Brown
  • 25-12-2018

more!

want the whole Gaunt's Ghosts series on here. is a must listen/read for any 40k or dark scifi fan.

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  • Duncan g.
  • 19-12-2018

review

one of the best Warhammer 40k books out there very well done but the ending seem a bit quick but it is a 14 hours long any longer most people would get bored so it can't be helped and the ending is open for there to be a 2nd book

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  • ChrisL
  • 28-08-2018

Tanith Filler and Only?

I am a big fan of Abnett and the Gaunt’s Ghosts series but this is all filler, you can see the joins where bits cut from earlier stories have been pasted in to bulk out a short story to a novel. A shame.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-2018

great story, female voices are dodgy

honestly, all the women had the same voice, except yoncy who's was actually so so irritating