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Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: Stephen Perring
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
5 out of 5 stars (358 ratings)
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Summary

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?

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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The rest of the series needs to be recorded too.

I read several of the Cain series of books many years ago when they were first published in physical format and i thoroughly enjoyed them, and with GW's recent push into audio books by putting practically all of the Horus Heresy titles (and others) online i hoped they would get around to Cain too at some point.

Listening to the first book after all these years was as enjoyable as when i first read it, and i strongly hope that GW has plans to adapt the rest of the series.

Story is good though understandably from a different perspective than most 40K books which tend to focus far more on characters who are perfectly willing to die at the drop of a hat.

The performance captures Cain's personality well and the interludes from the Inquisitor and excerpts of Sulla's memoirs are handled great.

Thoroughly recommended.

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Needs more Stars

Possably one of the most enjoyable 40k books I've listened to in a while. The running "editorial" notes throught the story are brilliant and well done.

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Top notch Warhammer 40k audio

one of my favourite 40k audio's so far .
excellent narration and story ,a must for any Warhammer 40k fan

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Need the other books

Story is perfectly place in the warhammer 40k universe and filled with characters you love and hate. It gives a great incite to the universe and everyday life. The sole narrator does a great job with voices and there are other voice actors for certain places too. I love this series and think that it is perfect to listen to and hope they put up the rest. they need to really.

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Probably the best Black Library audiobook

Absolutely fantastic performance - hats off to the talented people making these books come alive. Can't wait for the rest of the Cain series to become available too.

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Awesome

I love this book and the performances.
I believe Stephen really brought Ciaphas to life and Sandy did an amazing job too.
Needless to say I will now be going ahead and getting the other Ciaphas Cain books.

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Fantastic storytelling

Wonderful job by the narrators, and as usual phenomenal writing from Sandy. Now if we can get these bunch to do all of the Cain novels...

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Love Ciaphas Cain

Love this series, it really brings a sense of life, character and humour to the 40K universe that I haven't seen from any other series. The performances are also great - like truly surprisingly good and the voices were better than how I imagined from reading the books. All in all, this is a great book and a great series for anyone new or veteran to 40k and it's one of those few audiobooks that would be worth the sticker price too. I hope the others come to audible / audiobook format soon.

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The galaxy is whimsical and full of humour

A wonderful breath of fresh air in the 40K universe. All the cast give amazing performances and the story is very well written. A worthy addition to your library

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easily most enjoyable audiobook i've heard in a while

somewhere between between sharpe and blackadder, cain is a delight and kudos goes to stephen for bringing the character to life for me (full disclosure: this is my first venture with cain despite breathing 40k for a decade or so). other performances are also super enjoyable and the story has just enough intrigue and twistiness to keep you interested without straying from what it cares about most: the characters, specifically the titular coward/hero and his friends/human shields. waiting with bated breath for the second book to arrive in the post and for more narration from stephen!!

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  • Christopher
  • 18-09-18

Now the rest

Finally. I have been waiting for these books since you started to post warhammer. Now do the rest! lol

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  • Vincent
  • 14-09-18

The reluctant hero born again!

This appears to the be the first book in the entire series from Black Library (according to the wikis anyways) - nice to see older titles getting the audiobook treatment.

There are two narrators (Penelope Rawlins is also present); one does Cain the other is the Inquisitor-friend who is editing his "memoirs."

Excellent performances, and the writing is what one would expect from a Cain novel: witty, self-aggrandizing, and very much the reluctant hero we expect from a Cain story (basically it is very entertaining to make a long story short - the writer does a stellar job).

Great book overall - if we see more Cain you will see more coin.

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  • Ivan
  • 22-09-18

Please Put The Rest On Audible

Please put the rest of the books on Audible please! I really really need it!

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  • Cassie
  • 29-09-18

Finally, Ciaphas Cain comes to Audible!

it's wonderful that the Black Library is finally expanding on audible. The stories of Commisar Cain are legendary across the Segmentum and I've devoured every one in book form, going as far as to purchasing the hard covers when they were released. The narrators do a top notch job of capturing the characters personalities and foibles and I can't wait for the entire series to be released.

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  • Richard Walter
  • 01-10-18

great for 40k beginners

Great for people just learning about the 40k universe as well as established veterans. All the flavor of 40k with a some lite to humour to keep it fun.

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  • Chris Bartus
  • 28-09-18

Please let there be more

Love the Cain books. The set up here was fantastic, especially how the footnotes were handled. Please tell me that more are coming!

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  • TheCarlinist
  • 25-09-18

More Cain! For The Emperor!

The Ciaphas Cain series is some of the best Black Library has to offer. Great book and a great series, very accessible to those just getting into the 40K universe. A mix of action and humor that is not the standard from 40K but is a very welcome change from the grim dark future(not that I don't enjoy the other books.) Hopefully they will continue this series in audiobook form, the rest of it is well worth a read/listen.

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  • Nathan Dillion
  • 30-09-18

my first non codex 40k book and I loved it.

was and still is one of my favorite books,Audible please get more Ciaphas Cain books I beg you.

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  • Paul ocampo
  • 07-12-18

We need more!

This book is simply amazing! Can’t wait to buy the next one “hint hint audible.”

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-18

Great performance to one of the classic 40K novels

Perfect performance to one of the best 40K novels. great entry point to the Grim Dark.

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