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Book one of the Chronicles of Uriel Ventris

Newly promoted Ultramarines Captain Uriel Ventris is assigned to investigate Pavonis, an Imperial planet plagued by civil disorder and renegade eldar raiders.

Listen to it because: here is where the legend begins: the first mission of Uriel Ventris as captain of the Ultramarines Fourth Company.

The story: newly promoted to the captaincy of the Ultramarines Fourth Company, Uriel Ventris leads his warriors to the world of Pavonis, where vicious alien raiders are bringing death and destruction. As Pavonis descends into political turmoil, Uriel and his warriors must battle the xenos as they unravel a plot to unleash an ancient evil buried deep beneath the world - the mysterious and deadly Nightbringer.

Written by Graham McNeill. Narrated by Bruce Mackinnon.

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

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Really shouldn't have been this voice actor

I have heard this voice actor before in Warhammer books, not 40k books, and as a personal preference thing. I don't like him. I have night bringer as a book and love there story. This voice actor ruined it its almost unbearable to listen to. thumbs down on him sorry

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Sort of ok

A little disappointed in the narration. Seems as though speed in delivery was irritating and really a space marine should have a deep voice. Story wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. There are better in this series.

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Missing Chapter

It's literally missing an entire chapter. Chapter 10 is repeated twice and there is no chapter 11.

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Ultramarines being Ultramarines

The story is no nail biter full of mystery and Machiavellian machinations but it is a story of the boys in blue doing what they do best and we get inquisitor in disguise too, I enjoyed it but it not one I would listen to again, the narrator was new to me and he did a good job with all the right intonations and inflections

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volume increase please

could do with an Increase in the Volume. I had to have the sound maxed out to be able to hear the story on my headphones

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Just great

This was the first 40k book I read way back when. Delighted to listen to it. I great performance, Uriel, Pasanius and learchus. Fantastic characters. First in a great series. Bring them on please 👌👌👌

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Great story but basic facts wrong

Only downside to an otherwise good story is the constant reference to the god emperor and the worshiping of him by the space marines which is interly inaccurate for the astartes

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Brilliant

A nice story with good narration 8/10. Some parts are a bit tedious but vital the overall story.

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  • Elisabeth
  • 12-11-20

Missing chapter 11?

Luckily I have the novel but this audio book is currently missing chapter 11. Chapter 10 is repeated in its place.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-11-20

Missing 11?

A bit sad that the 10 chapter is played again in 11 that a side the story was awsome, have some Eisenhorn vibs on it love it.

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  • HarmonicaJay
  • 04-12-20

Fixed version

When I was first listening to this, it repeated one of the chapters. That has now been fixed and I can say that this is worth getting. I'm not used to Bruce Mackinnon, but he's not bad and I think he does well enough to show enough enthusiasm without going too over the top to be annoying like Robin Bowerman can be. The story itself is fine, but from what I have heard the series gets much better second book onwards.

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  • Jon
  • 25-02-21

Cringe

Predictable story and Eldar chapter reads like it was pulled from the worst teenage erotic fanfiction

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  • Greg Kunkle
  • 06-02-21

Good book

Good book and good love for the ultramarines I hope they continue and do the rest of uriel venture books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-21

WE ARE ULTRAMARINES

Dark Eldar vs. the space marine chapter your girl told you not to worry about.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-12-20

Solid, good clean heroes. Ultramar!!!

the voice of the creepy eldar was a little annoying but not an impact on good book and narration.

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  • Brian C Waggoner
  • 14-11-20

Excellent narration with good story!

The narrator is new to me, but has impressed me immensely with his voice skills.
The story is exciting at moments, but I found all the "twists, turns, and surprises" to be highly predictable. As far as the Ultramarines, they do what Ultramarines do as always. I found the Arbites to be more human and less "Ultra Chad" than the Astartes. Overall, worth the listen, especially if you like Loyalist Astartes.

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  • Coder50
  • 13-11-20

Awesome!!!!

Enjoyed it the whole way through. A mix of terror, and Adrenaline mix with Good narration and story. Haven’t read a Warhammer 40k book like this in some time. DWW