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Damocles: Warhammer 40,000

Space Marine Battles
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Summary

Two centuries ago, the Imperium of Man and the upstart Tau Empire fought to a standstill in the Damocles Gulf.

Now, as the 41st millennium draws to a close, the tau have returned. As the world of Agrellan falls under attack, the White Scars and Raven Guard rush to its defence, but with the skilled Commander Shadowsun leading the alien forces, the Space Marines and their allies are hard pressed. Kor'sarro Khan, Huntmaster of the White Scars, swears that he will win the day in the most direct way possible - by taking Shadowsun's head.

©2014 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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not great

series of short stories, well read but the plots are a bit pants. save your credit for something else!

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  • Steve
  • nottinghamshire, uk
  • 04-07-18

Too quiet

The story is great but needs a sound engineer to turn the volume up so you can hear properly

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amazing I'm a massive tau fan

just gold both the writer and the narrator is amazing story well written and griping this is my 7th-11th listening to it.

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Tau fans will like this

As a fan of the Tau, I have to say, this is an enjoyable book. Although I wished they cover more on the Tau action in the latter part of the book, it was still nevertheless still good.

I also find some of the latter actions a tad favouritism towards the Space Maries, even though they took more casualty. I do not see how a super tech suit and tech can be outgunned so easy sometimes, plus no way will a SM get in range of a Tau suit.

All in all, I will give it a 3 star because of how I feel there was favouritism towards the SM even though this is more a Tau story.

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Awesome but needs more fire warrior's

amazing, first audio book not disappointed. Some mini stories where better than others but can't put 4.9 so It's 4
5 start.

would like to have more story's based on the tau infantry perspective and to have the ending not just focus in the space marines perspective but both the tau and humans, like most of the time the novels did

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Sucks ass

Sugar coating Tau propaganda, not following established lore, making space marines look obsolete. Sucks ass

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  • jeremy
  • 27-12-18

I love the Tau but...

A few spoilers ahead.

Overall it was good. The narrator is really good, but some of the story was... not right. Not in a canon way, I'm not a 40K expert. But like why where the tau constantly caught in close combat? Why did the 2 war leaders constantly fall for each other's traps when they knew each other were always setting traps? Why did shadowsun seem incompetent when she's the leader of the entire 3rd sphere expansion?

I get that there would not be much to write about if the tau did what they do and just smear the enemy from a mile away, but everyone just seemed incompetent at times and it took a lot away from an otherwise great few stories.

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  • Benjamin French
  • 08-11-17

Audio is low

They have great stories but the audio is very low I wish they had it turned up a bit

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  • Peter M.
  • 10-06-19

Pretty Decent

White scars were portrayed as more inept, which got on my nerves, but good book.

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  • ArdenEmil
  • 11-07-18

Very fun. excellent narrator. No foul language.

A very fun , fast paced intro to the 40k world. For the Greater Good!

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  • Twinky
  • 09-12-19

Another great clash of two mighty factions.

It's four stories rolled into one fallowing multiple perspectives. Once more the writers have shown that they can show both sides of a fight and make both sympathetic. Shows that they're are no true good or bad people in the 40k timeline (Save Erebus). Each faction also gets a chance to shine in the story. Fan of the franchise, check it out. Minor nitpick, they don't cover the event that I thought they would. Not really a spoiler, but takes place before it. Fans will know what I'm talking about.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-19

Best story was Broken sword.

Broken sword is amazing and one of the best 40k stories out there. If all stories would be like this emotional rollercoaster, this book had potential to get 5 stars. But other stories were only little over avarage, so book gets only 4 stars from me.

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  • TJ
  • 12-06-19

40k shorts that follow up Blades of Damocles well

4 related stories by 4 separate authors mesh nicely together in Damocles. Doesn't compare to a full novel in quality, but the assortment of perspectives and styles of storytelling has it's merit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-19

For the greater good!

Love the distinct voices. This collection has quite a bit to offer on the Tau.

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  • Bob Swanson
  • 24-01-19

War in many ways

A 4 story anthology, Damocles tells the stories of the white scars, imperial defectors to the Tau, and the mind games one plays in the Warhammer 40,000 world.

All the authors did an incredible job

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  • Triken
  • 28-12-18

good stories, narration is hit or miss

good collection of stories. some of them interlinking which was nice. the narration wasn't the most amazing in some cases but, a man trying to sound like an old woman does get some leeway.