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Faith & Fire

Sisters of Battle
Narrated by: Emma Gregory
Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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Summary

In the grim nightmare future of the 41st millennium, the witch-hunting zealots of the the Sisters of Battle stand between humanity and damnation. From the elite Seraphim warriors to the berserk Sisters Repentia, they are the strong arm of the Ecclesiarchy and the brutal hammer of witches. 

When dangerous psychic heretic Torris Vaun escapes from her custody, Seraphim Miriya is disgraced in the eyes of her fellow sisters and superiors. Following Vaun's trail to the planet Neva, Miriya takes her sisters in pursuit and, along with Hospitalier Sister Verity, starts her investigations. 

When they uncover a terrifying plot that could threaten the future of the Imperium, is Miriya's and Verity's faith strong enough for them to triumph?

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

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Excellent

Faith and Fire is a AudioBook I have heard a huge amount about and, in all honesty, is one of the reasons I decided to take up a subscription: boy (or Sister) does it not disappoint. The action is fantastic, the characters awesome, the voice work excellent.

I thoroughly enjoyed this and was in a position where I was looking forward to coming home from work to listen to some more! Would highly recommend for a 40k Fan or Sci-Fi fan in general.

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Amazing

Amazing one of the best 40k books I've heard 10 out of 10. would listen again

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everything I wanted from a sisters of battle story

I loved every second of this book, wonderful detail from James swallow in his writing and an excellent story which managed to showcase a lot of the best elements of the sisters of battle and their order. Emma's telling of it was enthusiastic and passionate, if you are a fan of these fanatic females then you will enjoy it for sure.

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Battle Nuns!!

It sounds like a plot for a B movie but the story of the sisters is very interesting and details the fanatical ideology that religion can imbue, I enjoyed this book but at times felt it too long, the narration was very good

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The sisters are fierce

a good story and well narrated but I'm not a big fan of the sisters zeal and unwavering almost heretical fervour.

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A grand book.

A range of interesting characters. Twists and turns at every other chapter. A fine look at the women that serve the divine god-Emperor of mankind.

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A very good story

A great story showing the adepta sororitas in 40k which fantastic voice acting and strong characters

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Pretty decent

The plot is surprisingly complex for a 40k story. It was a compelling core cast of characters and a couple of antagonists who combine cunning and monstrousness. Everything works from beginning to end - I'm just not really convinced by James Swallow's writing. It's fine. It's competent. He does characters well but action less well. If you're in the mood for a Sisters of Battle novel this will definitely be your thing.

If you're not familar with Warhammer 40k, be warned that James drops a LOT of terminology (Rhino, multi-melta, bolter) without any explanation. You can pick it all up from context but it might get annoying.

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Great 40k novel, and an interesting story line.

Loved It, and great story of how the sisters of Battle operate.

I wish there are more stories.

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Great story!

Loved it! Great story I've read before but listening to it while painting. Can 't wait until the plastic Sisters come out!

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  • Hector Marquez
  • 24-06-18

Another Great Black Library Book

A great look into the Adeptus Sororitas. This book delves into the fabric of what makes them the "Daughters of the Emperor".

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  • Tyler
  • 20-09-18

Sustain

This is a story all about how a sister gets her life flipped upside down, this’ll just take a minute so sit right there how I tell about this sister and her faith in the Emperor.

Good story, a nice surprise twist and filled with action and suspenseful situations. A new appreciation for the sister saroritas.

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  • Bernie Monsanto
  • 30-04-19

Too much expectation?

I started this right after listening to "The Flight of The Eisenstein" also by James Swallow. I loved "The Flight of The Eisenstein" it was an excellent sequel to the first three Horus Heresy book. I also love the lore of the Battle Sisters. So I figured this would be an excellent story. It wasn't excellent, but it wasn't bad. It did suffer what I call the "Star Wars effect" in that something horrible happens, but if it didn't you wouldn't have a story. The only thing is that it happens quite often. I feel like this could have been, maybe two chapters shorter. There were parts that made me SMH. Like why. Why would they do that?

As for the narrator, she did a great job voice acting the story. Although I would highly recommend you listen with headphones as when the character whispers, so does she.

Overall, I would read another story about Battle Sisters, by James Swallow or narrated by Emma Gregory. Maybe this wasnt the right mix for me.

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  • Vincent
  • 03-11-18

Duty and devotion.

One would expect a story featuring the Sisters of Battle to be filled with pious dialogue, devotion to duty, and an unrelenting drive to hunt down the Witch in the name of the Emperor.

They would be correct in that assumption.

Following a squad of Sisters, you journey to a world steeped in the faith of the Imperium; you will witness the Sisters in combat and in contemplation, and you will not be disappointed.

Sound like something you might enjoy? Good, then may the light of the Emperor guide you as you embark upon your journey.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-20

loved it.

every scene felt vivid enough to watch like a tv show. truly wonderful performance by Emma and writing by Mr. Swallow.

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  • J. Howerton
  • 12-12-19

Ave Imperator!

Brilliant look at the Adepta Sororitas. The performance was perfect and gave great voice to all of the characters.

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  • EXR75
  • 03-10-19

Good but not great

Entertaining but characters are extremely shallow and one dimensional.
narrator did a great job.

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  • grognard
  • 23-07-19

perfect performance, excellent story

Emma Gregory is most excellent at this work, able to keep the voices for each character different, even throughout lengthy conversations, between protagonists.

I do hope that Audible has the same narrator do Hammer and Anvil. She worked on Celestine, so there is a chance.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-19

amazing

Emma Gregory has serious talent when comes to not only narration but acting the various roles uniquely and convincingly. WELL DONE!!!

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  • Orion
  • 07-03-19

Everything that's Sisters of Battle!

Emma Gregory is just an amazing narrator and is perfect for portraying the Adeptus Sororitas.