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paul sparks

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In the grim dark future there is humour 🤔

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-20

Not a bad start to the Warhammer Crime books, I see this as a taster for future tales of our “heroes” good narration

A bit of a struggle

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-20

Aside from the T Rechs stand alone books I have really enjoyed all the GE books but I found this book too hard to engage with, not for me but I am sure many others with love it

Great addition

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-20

To the GE stable of books, really enjoyed this book and the narration was good except for the accent given to Owens! that was achingly painful to listen to

Ork fun

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-20

Superb narration by John Banks including my first listening to him narrating the ork perspective which was hilarious, I would love a full book told from their viewpoint and voiced by Mr Banks, the space marines chapters were good and gave some indication that maybe and just that maybe they have more emotions than previously seen, overall a pretty good book

Intriguing but.....

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-20

I am not a great reader of Dark Angels books as I have found the heresy books involving them laborious but I was looking forward to a 40k story particularly with Tau and Primaris featuring, it was enjoyable but could have been better, the narration as alway by John Banks was the saving grace

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Magical AI

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-20

A good solid story again in this ongoing saga, I did feel a bit flat about the ending as I felt it could have been skynet and less ghostbusters, great narration

Average story but terrible narration

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-20

As the first book of the Indomitus Crusade I had expected a story with scope and breadth, this book belongs with the space marine conquests sun genre as it is basically one long battle from start to finish, I have seen criticism that it is an advertisement for the new models, I don’t get involved in that and only listen or read Warhammer books so can’t comment, what I can say is that the narration was just awful, probably the worst I have heard in Warhammer books to date and I won’t get any more books he narrates

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Classic culture tale

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-20

This is the first Culture book I have heard Toby Longworth narrate and it is quite change from the darkness of the Warhammer books I have heard him read, he lifts the humour, pain and pathos of the characters to new levels, I have yet to read a book in this universe I have not been enthralled by and this wonderful book is not going to be the first

Good with pauses

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-20

The book overall is a good listen, Emma Gregory is a superlative narrator and as always her narration of this book is pure class, the story basically reads one chapter titles beyond and the next chapter is a demon infested planet about to lose the fight until Celestine arrives, the problem being all the beyond chapters were ok but left me waiting for the next chapter on the planet, I enjoyed the book but would have enjoyed a more coherent tale

Let down by narration

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-20

I could listen to this for the first hour and if you asked me what I had heard I would be unable to tell you, the narrator is not for me sadly, I am sure the book is very good but I can not listen to it