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Blackstone Fortress

Blackstone Fortress: Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: Sean Connolly
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

A Warhammer 40,000 novel

When he discovers a prize that could change the face of the galaxy, disgraced Rogue Trader Janus Draik recruits a team to treasure-seeking misfits to claim it. But danger lurks in the darkness…  

Listen to it because: The full story behind the Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress game is revealed! Join Janus Draik and his crew as they venture into the depths of the fortress and encounter all manner of deadly foes.  

The story: There are those in the great expanse of the galaxy that seek profit wherever it is to be found: the deal makers, the opportunists and explorers – the Rogue Traders. Granted power by an ancient charter, sanctioned by the Emperor Himself, these scoundrels, entrepreneurs and adventurers roam the galaxy in search of fortune and glory. 

None perhaps are as hungry for these twin vices as Janus Draik. All but disowned by his wealthy family, regarded as a wayward son of ill repute and little potential, Draik knows he must restore his fortunes soon or his misadventures will see him destitute and discarded.  

So it is then that when he finds a truly exceptional prize, one that will return him to his deserved station, Draik recruits a crew of fellow treasure seekers and sets them to the task. Draik's obsession is all-consuming, and he will risk everything to obtain his prize and its many secrets, including his life or even that of his crew.

Written by Darius Hinks.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited
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Enjoyed this one

Ive long found the idea of Blackstone Fortresses fascinating and this was very interesting for that reason. There was one part early on which I found a bit jarring where a character arrives somewhere without a lot of explanation (trying for no spoilers) but it makes sense later. All in all good though, would recommend and hope there's sequals a plenty, its a great environment and I liked the characters.

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  • 25-06-20

Original Adventure!!

Great story, lots of fun, keeps you guessing all the way, especially when you know the variety of characters on the board game!! Well told and atmospheric.

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didn't expect to enjoy this as much..but

this is a great book ideal for getting into the 40k universe or for those with 30 plus years experience. great work and great reading!

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Awful narration

I tried and tried again to listen to this book but the narration was just not for me, I found it grating and insulting to be honest, I have also purchased the book on kindle so will read it instead of listening

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good overall performance but from chapter 23 on the sound level/quality is distinctly different & alters the tone of voice of the main character

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  • 30-06-20

A few writing issues but overall very engaging

I frankly had a few issues with guessing some of the twists, but besides a few blunt writing choices, it really was an engaging story with a lot going for it.

Reminded me a lot of a movie I saw as a kid called "The Cube". A group of disparate characters essentially stuck in a deadly enigma, but with a nice 40k shade to it all.

Check it out if you like the enigmas and mysteries of the 40k galaxy, like rogue traders or even if you just want some insight on the Kroot and how the interact with humans.

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  • Chris B.
  • 25-06-20

4.5 would be spot on<br />

Great narration in a well layered story. Small touches like bumping into an undercover man of iron, and some minor lore here and there, were nice touches. This title rides the difficult line of appealing to 40k fans and still welcoming a new audience. Narration never broke immersion for me despite men,women and foul xenos having roles.

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  • Michael C Redl
  • 24-06-20

Great book!

Very well done story. The voice actor is the best I have hear to date from GW stories, very good and making everyone sound different.

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  • Andrew Cole
  • 23-06-20

Amazing

I have not read or listened to a book from Black Libary that I have not liked yet. Loved it.

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  • Jacob C. Contreras
  • 17-06-20

Need more BSF!

It's like Treasure Island in space! That's all.

ps: I'd love to see more characters from the board game introduced in future books.

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  • Sam Breitenbauch
  • 09-06-20

An enjoyable intro to the actual board game.

Well performed by a enjoyable voice. A story that goes beyond (or rather before) the events portrayed in the GW boardgame. This was a good and satisfactory listen. I only hope for more. Currently following up with the beast inside audio drama. Janis is a great character.yet I really enjoy the Kroot Grehk
All in all loved the whole character cast.