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Jamie McMaster

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  • Vulkan: Lord of Drakes

  • The Horus Heresy
  • By: David Annandale
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

As the Emperor marshals his armies to reclaim the galaxy for the glory of mankind, one by one his Space Marine Legions are reunited with their missing primarchs. The XVIII Legion are still waiting to find their true identity, unaware their own lord has been found. In the Taras Division, legionaries face annihilation as they take a last, desperate stand against a monstrous ork invasion. Meanwhile, on Nocturne, Vulkan has raised and trained a new force of warriors. Now it is the time for him to lead his sons into battle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More an SM Battles novel than a Primarch novel

  • By Jamie McMaster on 21-01-19

More an SM Battles novel than a Primarch novel

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

Very little to do with Vulkan other than the fact that he is present during these events.

More like an SM Battles novel (and an extremely mediocre one at that).

GW really need to decide what they want from the Primarchs novels as they are horribly inconsistent. Some give a great insight in to backgrounds and others like this one, merely feature a Primarch and no more.

Very disappointing.

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  • The Lords Of Silence

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Chris Wraight
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

The Cadian Gate is broken, and the Imperium is riven in two. The might of the Traitor Legions, kept shackled for millennia behind walls of iron and sorcery, has been unleashed on a darkening galaxy. Among those seeking vengeance on the Corpse Emperor’s faltering realm are the Death Guard, once proud crusaders of the Legiones Astartes, now debased creatures of terror and contagion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantasic development of the story.

  • By Benjamin Martin Sadler on 25-09-18

Audio kind of quiet but decent story

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

Ordinarily I have no trouble hearing audiobooks in the car but this one I found myself almost straining at times to hear.

Story was decent, I felt the end was a touch anti climatic but a good Death Guard story. Perhaps the cliffhanger ending was to set up the next Death Guard novel (Plague Wars?)

  • Magnus the Red

  • Primarchs, Book 3
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Lord of the mystical and uncanny, Magnus the Red has long studied the ancient crafts of sorcery. A psyker without peer, save only for the Emperor himself, he commands his loyal followers of the Thousand Sons Legion in the Great Crusade, though also vigilant for any lost knowledge they might recover from the remains of dead human civilisations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First audiobook and loved it

  • By eomlcwgcgzxp on 21-01-19

Not quite what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Whilst certainly an enjoyable look at the events surrounding Morningstar, I was hoping for more of a life and times of Magnus and his thought processes and actions leading to and during his fall from grace.

This was my first “Primarchs” novel and therefore I perhaps misunderstood what the stories individual Primarch books would tell.

Still an enjoyable listen but not what I expected.

Jonathan Keeble’s delivery is top notch as I’ve come to expect.

  • Helsreach: Warhammer 40,000

  • Space Marine Battles, Book 2
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

When the world of Armageddon is attacked by orks, the Black Templars Space Marine Chapter are amongst those sent to liberate it. Chaplain Grimaldus and a band of Black Templars are charged with the defence of Hive Helsreach from the xenos invaders in one of the many battle zones. But as the orks' numbers grow and the Space Marines' numbers dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in an Imperial temple.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New to Warhammer books, but I enjoyed it a lot.

  • By Carl Hall on 25-10-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Extremely well written and expertly narrated. Great characters and character development, would highly recommend to 40k fans.