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Kinslayer

Warhammer Chronicles
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)
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Summary

Gotrek and Felix: unsung heroes of the Empire, or nothing more than common thieves and murderers? The truth perhaps lies somewhere in between and depends entirely upon whom you ask.... 

Once companions on the greatest of adventures, Gotrek and Felix have long since gone their separate ways. Felix, married and settled, secretly craves the excitement of his youth. And when the opportunity arises, Felix embarks upon what might be his final journey. As the chaos of the End Times engulfs Kislev, Gotrek and Felix are reunited, battling the hordes of the Troll King alongside Ulrika, Snorri and Max. But when long-hidden secrets are revealed, these old friends will be torn apart, and not all of them will leave Kislev alive.... 

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Disappointing

I loved the Gotrek and Felix novels as a teenager, and was excited to see some new ones appearing as audio books, but very disappointed with this one.
Firstly - the voice given to Snorri about made me turn off at the start! Not at all how I imagined it should be, a big, dumb dwarf and he sounds like a nasal snivelling cliche seedy guy from a sitcom. The story flicks about so much as well it's difficult to keep up, am I in the present, or is this now a flashback, or a dream? There's also one section that literally copy/pastes half a chapter from earlier and brazenly repeats it word for word! Suppose that's one way to hit your word count! But if you're going to reference something from earlier like that at least change the wording a bit, otherwise that's just down right lazy writing.
Also not a fan of Gotreks change in personality, yes he's always been gruff and that was his charm, he's actually been made into a bit of an a**hole here which was disappointing, I wasn't rooting for him like I used to do.
Will still try the sequel and hope it redeems itself a bit...

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Old friends

The narrator was top knotch and it was nice to come back to gotrek and felix I started these books when I was 15. Troll slayer being the first. I do enjoy the new author he captures Gotrek and Felix really well. A great author to take over the reigns of William King.

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  • charles craft
  • 25-11-18

Solid prequel for the new Gotrek series

While not the original, better series Kinslayer and the soon to be rereleased Slayer are fine companions to begin making more sense of the Realmslayer arc beginning in Age of Sigmar. This is the first part in the story of both how the Old World was consumed and how Gotrek is even alive many millenia later. Much more high fantasy than the usual Gotrek and Felix sword and sorcery these are pretty quickly paced and larger in scope than most of the series so much of the charm just isnt there. As an ending to the series they were a mixed bag, as a prequel to current times in Age of Sigmar theyre just about perfect because they may be rediculous but not as confusing as AoS can get.

Very much hoping there is the original series coming to audio as theyre some of the best examples of fantasy writing under the entire Warhammer brand and if theyre gonna give Gotreks background we at least need the Grey Seers as well seeing as hes somehow still around in "current" times.

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  • Acerock
  • 30-12-18

I had no idea what was going on but I loved it.

i am a 40k and HH fan. Never really got into Warhammer Fantasy or Age of Sigmar. But I know these two guys from seeing their art and stories. So when I saw the Kinslayer and Slayer books I thoguht they were a kind of rebooting the characters for AOS. Turns out I was totally wrong and most of the characters are from previous stories and tons of references to older stories so I barely had any idea of what was going on the whole time...but it was still a fun listen. It is a great story and i am sure if you're a fan you'll love it. Jonathan Keeble is awesome. That guy could read the phonebook and I'd find it enthralling.

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  • Derek Park
  • 11-12-18

awsome

awesome book. love gotrek and snorri. love dwarves in general cant wait for the others.

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  • Carlos Castaño
  • 06-12-18

Uno de los mejores audiolibros que he escuchado.

Por si las novelas de Gotrek y Félix no fueran bastante épicas, Jonathan Keeble le pone la guinda. Bestial. De lo mejor que he escuchado este año.

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