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  • Crusade + Other Stories

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Dan Abnett, David Annandale
  • Narrated by: John Banks, Penny Rawlins, Andy Clark, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Sons of the primarch Roboute Guilliman, the Primaris Ultramarines are peerless warriors whose sworn duty is to protect mankind from the predations of the xenos and the foul traitors of the Heretic Astartes. In a galaxy riven by eternal war, they and the other armies of the Imperium are all that stand between mankind and damnation. Their ship damaged by warp storms, the Ultramarines of strike force Cassian make for Kalides Prime. Also within this book is a host of awesome short stories to give you a flavour of the many warring armies that exist within the worlds of Warhammer 40,000.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely not for newcomers

  • By 451 on 07-08-18

The good, the bad and the very short

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-19

Crusade and Red and Black, probably the best stories from this collection and that is why it received 4 stars. It was quietly read and it was a struggle to hear at times. John Banks is good and I enjoyed his reading of Pharos but I wonder how I would have enjoyed this if it had been read by Jonathan Keeble or Gareth Armstrong.
Some of the stories were so short it almost seemed pointless to even read them let alone listen to them.

  • Meg: Generations

  • The Meg Series, Book 6
  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Book six in the best-selling Meg series picks up after Meg: Nightstalkers with David Taylor in the Salish sea, attempting to locate and rescue any surviving Megalodon pups before a local fisherman slaughters them. Meanwhile, Jonas is coerced into joining an expedition into the Panthalassa sea in search of a prehistoric predatory species possessing liver enzymes that can cure cancer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meg:generations

  • By Alison Richardson on 22-03-19

More far fetched than a living megalodon

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-19

As much as I have enjoyed this series, this one I think is one too many. I've watched the film, I've read both versions of the first book. This one I had to stop listening.

  • Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Sandy Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 355

On an Imperial outpost world on the fringes of tau space, the renowned Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his fractious regiment of Valhallan Guard, newly created from the remnants of two devastated units, find themselves in the middle of a war. As the Astra Militarum struggle to contain worldwide civil insurrection, can the wily Commissar Cain identify the real villain before the planet is lost to the Imperium forever?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The rest of the series needs to be recorded too.

  • By Dougall on 20-09-18

Masterful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-18

Great story, well read. Now ready for the others to appear on Audible. Not as dark as other stories from the 40k universe which makes it good for those that are new to the grim darkness of the far future.