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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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fantastic

this being my first experience with an audio book I have to say it was a great one. the book itself is fantastic and brilliantly performance from the voice actors. the story was very engaging and comical in places that really made me laugh and of course there is the violence. alot less violence then most 40k books I have read and am used too but just enough in there to keep me listening. all in all fantastic.

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excellent hope they put more Cain stories on here.

Great listen really enjoyed the performance of the voice actors would like to see more Cain stories on here.

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good intro

I'm already a fan of the books, however this ebook introduced my partner to the universe

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Ciaphas Cain Delivers

I look forward to more Cain audio books in future. As they a pleasant to listen to.

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amazing performance...

just wow. my third Warhammer 40k Audiobook and so far the best one. great performance, good albeit not surprising story climax, great listen and good production value. definitely worth it!

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Very good

enjoyed how different this book was compares to other imperial ones i have listened so far.

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An excellent addition to the series

wonderful book well narrated and written. The most self serving servant of the emperor is back in an excellent addition to the series.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Paul ocampo
  • 07-12-18

We need more!

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