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Summary

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

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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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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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Great Book, Great Reader

Always loved this story and Bruce MacKinnon did a brilliant job of bringing it to life. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. I wish Heavy Entertainment produced all audiobooks.

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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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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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Brilliant

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

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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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Just not feelin' it

The story is ok I guess, not exactly my jam. The Ultramarnies are worshiping the Emperor as a god which is directly against the Codex Astartes, so this is not a lore friendly book.

I feel this book fits best in the age group where warhammer adventures are too childish but the nightlords are too adult.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Robert Ijames
  • 25-08-21

passable

It was as though the writer didn't have a good grasp of 40k lore. Making the Ultramarines sound religious and all to human at times.

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  • Chris
  • 13-05-21

One of the best 40k stories ever

Out of all the 40k stories I've read and listened to this is by far the best one yet and it's also made me like the ultramarines more because of it. the storie is about captain Uriel Ventris of the ultramarines 4th company and this is his first campaign as captain.

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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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  • MSG50
  • 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

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  • Jacob Adams
  • 12-10-21

Good.... but not at the same time

I'm pretty picky when it comes to stories so keep that in mind while reading this. the performance of this audio book is great so no complaints there. I have issues with how the space marines were depicted these are power armored behemoths that are all but immune to Las fire and yet they hesitate time and time again when they are up against PDF... yes not guardsmen..... PDF. and in one part of the book it's states that a laser shot melts part of uriel's breastplate. Not lore accurate. It's a bunch of little lore inaccuracies that get to me in this story and the amount of plot armor is....ridiculous. I now completely understand why the ultramarines are known as the ultrasmurffs. with writing like this it's hard not to thing of them as such.

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  • Shimbochin
  • 22-09-21

Amazing

Simply put, this tale is well written well read and the clarity as to which character was speaking was brilliant they they do get named it was quick and easy to discern who was talking almost immediately after you’ve first encountered them. I feel every detail was laid out so well it was hard not to imagine, this book was a great listen and it’s only the beginning.

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  • thomas eddy
  • 10-09-21

can't hear

it's a great story! I loved it and TRIED to listen to it non stop bc it was so good. the reader however...he'd whisper so quiet that you need a 10 speaker surround sound at full blast to hear him! then he'd read so fast that he'd mumble a little bit. disappointed by the narrator.