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Audiobook five of the Ciaphas Cain series

On Periremunda, the populace are rioting. With local forces unable to contain the widespread civil disorder, Commissar Cain and his regiment of Valhallans are called in to help.... 

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An unruly populace, enemies at work behind the scenes, and the presence of an inquisitor (the one who puts the footnotes in the Cain Archives no less!) - it all adds up to trouble for Cain, doesn't it? And fun, of course. 

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On Periremunda, the populace are rioting. With local forces unable to contain the widespread civil disorder, Commissar Cain and his regiment of Valhallans are called in to help. However, it seems there is more to the rebellion than first appeared, and Cain suspects sinister forces at work behind the scenes. When the commissar is reunited with Inquisitor Amberley Vail, it seems his fears are realised. In this the fifth book in the popular Ciaphas Cain series, our hero is thrown into a deadly conspiracy that even he might not be able to emerge from alive.

Written by Sandy Mitchell. Narrated by Stephen Perring, Penelope Rawlins, Emma Gregory, Richard Reed, Tara Rawson and Andrew James Spooner.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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great as always

A perfect installation in the Chain archives! 10/10 peformance as usual and a great story aswell. what is not to love?

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Great need more of the series

love this series of books need them to bring more of this series as soon possible

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Constantly Improving

The quality of the production is constantly improving from one book to the next, all voice actors involved breathing emotion into the pages and bringing characters I've read years in the past to life in a great way. The news caster segments were a particular highlight.

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funny, tense, brilliant

the best of the cain series. very well voiced with some real flare shown in the "news" extracts.

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Another good entry

Very good fun. Cain's internal 'oh no, oh no, I'm gonna die, how do I slither out of this' while he continues to perform actually heroic actions is still great.

One thing did disappoint me however. In previous installments, the narrator voiced General Zyvan with an accent similar to Sharpe as played by Sean Bean. It gave the character a lot of, well, character. This accent now seems to have been abandoned and Zyvan has a bland, neutral voice which I felt didn't suit. It's just a small thing, and by no means ruins the story, but I thought the change wasn't for the better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-21

Narration team is amazing as always.

The Ciaphas Cain audiobooks keep getting better. Duty Calls feels much more like an audio drama than just an audio book. The narration team Black Library have put together for these is amazing. Great fun, light hearted 40k material that always keeps me coming back for more.

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  • TheCarlinist
  • 01-05-21

Keep them coming

Another great book in the Cain series, which has come quickly on the release of the previous one. A trend I hope continues as I love the Cain series and is my favorite in all of 40K.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-21

Hands down the best cheeky/gritty scifi

If you want something with the cheeky fun of bobiverse, the grit of warhammer, all with a dash of adventure and romance, you'd be a fool to overlook this series. Its fun, its sexy, its a thrill. It truly has something for everyone delivered with an unmatched performance. Get it.

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  • MSG50
  • 11-05-21

Great book

Cheers to the author and narrators. As usual the Ciaphas Cain audio series is on point. The hero, with a little help from his friends have done it again.

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  • Damon Barley
  • 07-05-21

As always, another book over too soon

Absolutely smashed this book in two days, and, as always with this series, enraptured the whole time.

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  • Dan Telfer
  • 05-05-21

Duty done well

Mitchell has an incredible flair for writing humorous books, but this book was simply saturated with well written punchlines. I enjoyed every Cain novel thus far, but this one reserved a special spot in my heart.

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  • John Vinnedge
  • 04-05-21

Cai Cai Caiphas Cain

Hero of the Imperium. what a great time this book was. if you liked the previous ones you will also like this book.

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  • Terry
  • 03-05-21

Ci-Ci-Ciaphas Cain! Hero of the Imperium!

I loved it! The narrator's made it into a a great Audio Drama. if you like Sandy Mitchell other books you'll like this.

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  • beau
  • 01-05-21

Great just like the rest.

loved it. I think I finished it in 3 days. it great just like the rest they have done. please keep up the great work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-04-21

❤️

Another amazing book in a wonderful series. This story brought into a new experience with a wonderful cast if actors and creative narration. I thought the news coverage bits had been wonderfully done. I tip my metaphorical hat, to both the writer and voice actors for another job well done. Look forward to the next book! ❤️