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Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The Custodian Guard have stood watch over the Emperor's Palace on Terra since the foundation of the Imperium. Charged with protecting the Master of Mankind from all threats, within and without, their fearsome resolve is renowned throughout the galaxy, and their golden armour is the last thing that a would-be assassin or saboteur will ever see.

Alongside the Null-maidens of the Sisters of Silence, who are anathema to psykers and sorcerers alike, there is no threat to the Golden Throne that they alone cannot vanquish...until now.

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

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Amazing

Absolutely amazing! Story, performances, the lot! It was great to have the story broken up in to 3 characters. Each with a different view.

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  • Agent Filthy
  • 06-10-2017

Amazing work!

If I could I would have stood up and given Chris Wraight and the narrators a standing ovation. Absolutely brilliant in all fronts. I'm starting it ver immediately and I'm sure I'll pick up tons of things I missed.

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  • Triken
  • 09-07-2018

read this before dark imperium if you can!!

great book, takes place chronilogically before dark imperium, I read them out of order but it doesn't matter too much.

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  • Michael
  • 02-10-2017

Enjoyable from start to finish

Loved this story, it has a good cross between narrative and bolter open. I would suggest this to anyone wanting to know more of how Custodes and Null Maidens think.

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  • Daniel D. Johnson-King
  • 31-01-2019

stay away from the black library app

I purchased this audiobook along with another and an audio drama on the black library app... Due to unfortunate complications with the BL app I had to make the purchases again; I'll gladly do so seeing as though I loveed each one of my purchases that much!
I have listened to each one more than 10 times separately and may end up adding the "carrion throne" to my collection. 😏 I must be kidding myself I am definitely going to add it to my collection.

My collection is as follows:
"The master of mankind"
"The emperor's legion"
pretty soon hereafter the review "the carrion throne"
"The interrogation of Salvador Lermentov"

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  • Robert
  • 12-10-2018

Great Story to Immerse yourself in.

Loved it, 40k is a beloved franchise to me and this was phenomenal. The characters are felt and the story is worked through in elegance.

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  • s zank
  • 19-08-2018

fun listen.

took a few chapter to get rolling, but it really runs well as Soon as it does.

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  • Mark C.
  • 18-10-2017

Great to see Black Library on audible!

I liked the story more than I expected (didn’t know what to expect though). Chris Wraight is one of my favorite BL authors- & I think his writing helped carry the book. The characters have depth to them, but the action sequences are well written & not confusing.

I know a fair amount of the story that led up to this setting- so I can’t recommend just blindly diving in.

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  • Ricky
  • 21-03-2019

three voices, three means of enjoyment

Having three different prospectives in this book you'd assume they'd have the same reader read all three but in using different people they increased the overall enjoyment and immersion of the book.

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  • Aaron Mendes
  • 16-02-2019

A great story with an outstanding cast!

A great 40k story with a great branching narrative that is stunningly voice acted! Great Job!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-01-2019

starts slow but....

Slow to start but good overall. Nice to have 3 narrators. Refreshing to hear a woman narrator.

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  • Kai Leingod
  • 09-10-2017

Enthralling

I was hooked from start to end with everything being told. The inclusion of multiple points of view with different voice actors adding an even further depth to each characters views was a very nice touch.

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  • Andrej
  • 10-03-2019

awesome book

this is one the most grim darkest books I’ve listened to from 40k. And I listened a lot of them

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-2019

good book

have the book thought i would give the audio a try, was good loved the naration

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  • Houghey
  • 09-03-2019

amazing writing an reading

Truly wonderful reading and writing here, with some great insight into the lore of Terra

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-2019

Stunning

It was absolutly fantastic. Loved every second. My only minor 'complaint' is that it is rather long, but that may be a pro depending on what kind of listener you are.

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  • Rhys Lewis
  • 18-02-2019

hands down one of my favourite 40k audio books

ands down one of my favourite 40k audio books.
it is a bloody great listen

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  • JBragg1984
  • 14-02-2019

amazing

love this book. the way it works alongside the Dark Imperium novel, as well as subtle nods to Talon of Horus and Black Legion is brilliant.

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  • M. L. Higgins
  • 28-12-2018

excellent!

a must for 40K fans who wish to understand the modern galaxy as it is and how we came about great insights on the high council and how people reacted with the astronomican just simply brilliant.

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  • L4ur4
  • 27-12-2018

Great listen

Really enjoyed this and would recommend to people who are into 40K and even those who don't know what it is.

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  • 451
  • 23-12-2018

Excellent - one of the best 40K experiences so far

Told by three narrators at various points, the 40K universe undergoes a fairly terrifying upheaval in the status quo. What makes this novel a huge leap forward compared to more run-of-the-mill contemporaries is that Wraight truly shapes his own part of the cosmos with living, breathing humans and transhumans alike. The idea of three narratives allows us to appreciate the scale on both a personal and global level while at all times keeping a tight rein on plot and characterisation.

For one of the Custodes' revelations in particular this pays off handsomely and credit to Wraight for continuing to develop his own mythos rather borrowing from others. The narrations are excellent and really take this to the upper heights. I rarely venture beyond Heresy novels and this one demands its own series. Well done to all for an essential addition to the Black Library