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Summary

A Warhammer Crime audio.

Murder in the neutral zone between Imperial and Adeptus Mechanicus territory sets Probator Symeon Noctis on a dangerous investigation.

Listen to it because: discover tensions between Imperial servants on Varangantua as an extremely odd pair of detectives seeks to solve a murder.

The story: born into riches, Probator Symeon Noctis attempts to atone for his past sins by championing the powerless of Nearsteel district. But the sprawling city of Varangantua is uncaring of its masses, and when a bisected corpse is discovered in the neutral zone between Nearsteel and the Adeptus Mechanicus enclave of Steelmound, Noctis finds himself cast into his most dangerous case yet.

Partnering with the tech-priest Rho-1 Lux of the Collegiate Extremis, Noctis is drawn into a murky world of tech-heresy, illegal servitors and exploitation that could end his career or his life.

Written by Guy Haley. Narrated by James Mcnaughton.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Entertaining

This is a familiar trope used in many crime books the main difference here that it is set in the Warhammer universe, it’s an entertaining listen and I enjoyed it but the use of the first person narration meant far too many “I said, he said” which after a while became annoying, personally I prefer Chris Wraights telling of life in this world, i had not heard this narrator before and he did a really good job and kept the interest alive

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Brilliant listen well done Guy Hayley

Fantastic audio book well written and narrated exceeded all my expectations totally recommend this audio book enjoy

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Meh, the real crime is the writing.

Dry writing, dull characters, uninspiring twist, half resolved plot, overused tropes. Thankfully it was well narrated.

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A great listen!

Interesting characters, good use of perspective and an exciting and intriguing look into underhive life and the hypocrisy of the ruling hive elite. Highly recommended.

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interesting start to a series

will have to see if they do anything with the setup they have created so far.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-20

MORE!

Honestly really loved this, I would love for them to continue this storyline with noctis

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  • brooks n.
  • 03-11-20

40k crime?

At first is was suspicious, but as the book went on, I fell into it's embrace.

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  • Don McKeon
  • 29-11-20

I sad when I finished because now I need to wait

I am really enjoying the 40K crime novels so far. This book was really entrancing and had me wanting to listen all day. Why listen to my family argue over dumb stuff during thanksgiving, when I can listen to the description of how a crashed battleship was turned into a casino or how a servitor is made. The narration was great and I hope to hear James McNaughton again soon.

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  • Jacob
  • 22-11-20

Eager for more

this is such a great insight of the life in the Imperium sides the view of the astartes an I am eager for a continuation of this story of Noctis an Lux

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  • Charles E Valdyke
  • 17-11-20

Warhammer Crime flashes out the universe

Really loving the Warhammer Crime novels. they really add alot of detail to the universe of Warhammer 40000 by giving you the perspective of what life is like on an Imperial World in a city that's not quite a hive, but more akin to New York in the movie "the Warriors". The characters all feel real, and the stories are not too outlandish. the Narrator in this one did a great job with the voices, and they occasionally bring in a female to narrate as well.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-11-20

A great read!

Another great look into the tough job facing a Probator in the 40k universe. The author's writing of the books setting adds to the enjoyment and Simeon's background in one of the noble houses gives us a look into an area of society that doesn't get a lot of coverage... Had to be one of my favorite 40k books.

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  • Michael Jones Jr
  • 01-11-20

a good story for a long drive

I think overall the story was really good the only part that kind of hung out a bit. The performance was Stellar from the voice actors and the overall Ambience of it. It did dragon some locations but I would definitely say it's worth having in your collection of audiobook. Guy Haley as usual always brings out a great story and I see he's trying to few new element along the way. James McNaughton has a nice voice for a young character and seems to be a strong point with flexibility between different characters that are male and female.

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  • ClothingMonster
  • 22-10-20

ok or good not great

I didn't like the detective much or the story. The book could have all happened on present day earth with a few tweaks. Some cool descriptions of mechanicus but I may pass on the next crime novel.

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  • Josh
  • 14-10-20

Simply great and I can't wait for more!!!

Put simply, I love this book. The narrators did excellent job of bring the story to life. And I can relate with the main character, he and I own practically the same cat lol The author did a good job on this story, setting up the location and did a particularly excellent job on describing the Mechanicus outpost. (That Servitor processing scene... speechless). I genuinely cannot wait for more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-20

great showing

This book was another surprise for me. I thought WH crime would be too focused... no I was wrong. GH delivers a facinating story and we get to look into the policing of Mechanicus populations and the rich people of the imperium. chapters 13 and 14 show the inside of a servator factory and i will be shocked for life by it. pick this story up its excellent.