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Fabius Bile: Primogenitor

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: John Banks
Series: Fabius Bile, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (385 ratings)

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Summary

He is known by many names - Clonelord, Manflayer, Primogenitor. He is the epitome of deceit and perversion, and feared by man and monster alike. Once the Chief Apothecary of the Emperor's Children, the madman known as Fabius Bile possesses a knowledge of genetic manipulation second to none.

Now a renegade among renegades, he is loathed by those he once called brother, and even the most degraded of Chaos Space Marines fear his name. Exiled for his dark experiments, Bile has retreated deep into the Eye of Terror, leaving a trail of twisted abominations in his wake. But when a former student brings word of the ultimate prize for the taking, Bile is unable to resist being drawn once more into the cauldron of war. For in seizing this prize, Fabius Bile might yet discover the one secret his has been unable to unlock...the secret which will prevent his inevitable doom.

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Black library

Finally Warhammer 40k comes to audible. This is going to get expensive for me. Sweet as.

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Vividly Grotesque and Intriguing

Excellent voice acting and narrating. Enthralling story with beautifully vivid imagery. A enjoyable 40k novel delving into the infamous 3rd legion and Fabius Bile.

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Maybe I've been spoiled by the Horus Heresy Novels

Maybe I've been spoiled by the Horus Heresy novels but I found this version of Fabius Bile to be pretty bland. Only one character in this novel was of any interest to me and that was an Iron Warrior who had literally one line of dialogue.

The Slaanesh characters all came across as parodies of their Heresy counterparts. The body horror wasn't really that scary, more like someone had watched Hell Raiser and decided to mash it into 40K. The book had one World Eater character in it and he could just have been any other type of Marine, he wasn't written like a World Eater and wasn't voiced as one.

The main character (other then Bile) is called Oleander Koh and he is very annoying. I think the author was trying to make him the eyes and voice of the audience but he just came across as a nobody who was trying to manipulate characters that were so much more powerful then him.

The voice actor had a too deep voice for my tastes when it came to Slaanesh characters, he did his best but their were several occasions when he didn't swap voices fast enough and the accents (which were very similiar to each other) blended into each other.

I'll never listen to this again and am glad I can get my credit back. Sorry - a hard pass for me.

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Fabulous bile

I got this on a whim, but thoroughly enjoyed it! Bile is a really compelling character. It's really worth a listen!

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outstanding on all fronts

amazing story about a amazing character who doesnt get enough attention but this proves his greatness

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Surpassed all my expectations!

Fast paced and addictive. I could not stop. Great development and perspective of fabius bile

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Worth a Listen.

Very well narrated, very good story and a great insight into the working of the Choas Space Marines.

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Good but I'm not a fan of chaos stories

It was okay I guess. Performance was great, made something great from an subpar story.

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excellent stuff

well read, amazingly written and full of great lore!
characters are a joy to follow!

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Simply amazing

I love the lore and the books are good but the audio books take you there. The voice acting, back ground music and just the story itself.

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  • Ball
  • 06-08-18

Good background info!

engaging story - lots of good supporting characters and motivations. Shows how Chaos gets ready for conflict.

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  • chris smith
  • 25-06-18

Unbelievable novel

When I first delved into warhammer, I hated Fabius Bile. But a friend of mine talked me into reading this novel, and I must say, I have found a new respext and love for the primogenitor. Within the first few hours, this book quickly made its way to the top of my favorites list. It is beautifully written, and the performance is simply amazing. A must read for anyone who lokes Warhammer 40k and its lore!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-04-18

Absolute gold

Absolute gold Toke me three sessions very Enjoyable. still need five more word two one...

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  • Donald Findlay
  • 13-04-18

Intrigue and action

Excellent narration and story. Really expands on society within the eye of terror. Great for any 40k fan.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-11-17

Best chaos story I've read since the night lords!

I had real doubts going in but this is actually the best chaos story I've read since the night Lords Trilogy after reading this I believe I will actually pick up the model!

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  • Berserk
  • 22-05-20

Wow

The funny thing is I hated the lore behind Fabius Bile since I was a kid, but because of this series, he's, without a doubt, one of my favorite characters. It's successful because Josh Reynolds writes all the Chaos characters in a very layered and sophisticated way. The stories have a great balance of action and character development. I really love the series and await more.

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  • Lewis Luna
  • 06-05-20

This was a good book

Good book i enjoyed it and think others will aswell. Good for all those seeking Chaos.

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  • WELSBERN
  • 20-12-19

Fabius Bile is a great character

I loved the storyline and the further fleshing out of the Fabius Bile character. He makes Dr. Mengele look like a Boy Scout!!

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  • Varshard
  • 10-12-19

Never knew that Bile is this interesting

The narrator narrated with clear voice with distinguishable tones for each character.

I never knew that Bile is this interesting before. Eldar aren't jobbed and actually a formidable force as well. They managed to putted Bile in dangerous situation all the time and killed off named character here and there, especially with Harlequin.

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  • Amazon-O
  • 03-07-19

Slaanesh Approves

Great performance by John Banks as always. Story got a little bogged down in the middle, but totally worth persevering - great ending!