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Summary

A Warhammer 40,000 audio drama boxed set.

The galaxy has changed. The Imperium is divided, and a primarch has returned - and the Ecclesiarchy, the great Imperial church - is close to civil war. Only Saint Celestine -with the aid of Inquisitor Greyfax - can stand in the way of this disaster.

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Two of the biggest heroes of the Dark Imperium - Saint Celestine and Inquisitor Greyfax - join forces to stop one of the most important Imperial organisations from falling into civil war in an epic four-part audio saga starring none other than Catherine Tate!

The story

During the turbulent Reign of Blood, a great schism in the Imperial Ecclesiarchy threatened all of Terra and promised a darkness to rival the terrors of Old Night. Fell times have come again to the Imperium, and a War of Faith appears inevitable. Standing in the way of catastrophe is Celestine, the Living Saint and one of the greatest heroes of the age. Only she can reunite the warring factions of the Ecclesiarchy and prevent a second Reign of Blood. Together with the Inquisitor Greyfax, Celestine and her allies must hunt across the shrineworlds of the Imperium and beyond to root out the evil behind the schism and burn it out with righteous, cleansing flame.

Written by Gav Thorpe. 

Performed by Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Matthew Hunt, Toby Longworth, Carla Mendonca, Richard Reed, David Sibley, Ramon Tikaram and Jo Woodcock, with Emma Gregory as Saint Celestine and Catherine Tate as Inquisitor Greyfax.

Contents:

Part 1: Troublesome Priests

Part 2: Conspiracy Theories

Part 3: Faith Endures

Part 4: The Sternest Test

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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absolutely incredible

I need more 40k audio dramas in my life.. this was next level stuff! really enjoyed it, action packed, shame it's only 4 hours long.. the last hour is interviews with the voice actors but absolutely worth this month's credit.

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Noise, dull noise

Black LIbrary have assembled a decent cast for this audio-drama, including Catherine Tate in the lead role. So I was reasonably optimistic when I downloaded this. Unfortunately, that feeling lasted about 5 minutes into the story.

What's the problem? Well several actually. FIrstly: soundtrack. There is awful, cheap-sounding keyboard music sounding almost constantly throughout this. Characters also frequently speak at once, when they are not yelling above explosions - all of which makes it pretty hard to make out the dialogue.

Secondly: Lead character, Inquisitor Greyfax is utterly, excrutiatingly dull. A zealot with an unshakeable belief in her own righteousness, she lacks any of the depth or personality which make Dan Abnett's inquisitors, Gregor Eisenhorn or Gideon Ravenor such compelling protagonists. Instead Catherine Tate has little to do except bellow at pretty much everyone.

Thirdly plot. There really isn't one, it's just cheesy keyboards, explosions and Tate yelling. I've stuck out every audio book I've ever paid for, but I simply lost the will to live halfway through this.

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FANTASTIC

Get this book if you want to be effortlessly entertained it is FANTASTIC start to finish

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Loved it - brings together many 40K threads

A great story, great performances, thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

I wasn’t too sure about Catherine Tate being a lead character, but actually pretty good as Inquisitor Greyfax.

More 40K audio dramas please - take my money :-)

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So cool

This audiobook does such a good job of capturing the current state of the Imperium in M42. It's leads are memorable, it's story does a good job of drawing you in and it sets an atmosphere that screams "Warhammer 40,000". I highly recommend it to any and all 40K fans and say to all who have been tempted by it to not hesitate any longer.

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Very good listen!

Never written one of these but fantastic, 10/10, best black library audio book I've listen to! All of the voice actors work well together and build the world well. If you're considering this or another book I'd go for this one, it won't disappoint!

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Best audiobook ever!

This is my favourite audiobook ever.
I love the characters, plots and everything about it.
You need to buy this!

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Fantastic

The over all story was was good and the last hour has a nice interview with the cast.

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Fabulous story, brilliantly acted.

Some great politics in this one, and important for the wider universe. Definitely worth the credit.

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Always fun hanging out with Inquisitor Greyfax.

Wonderful characters. Pacey story. Great acting. Oh, and a smug Necron. As I play Necrons, I think every story should have a smug superior Necron, looking down its nose at the primitive humans.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-19

Great performance

Really liked the book, but the portrayal of the Custodians are contradictory to Master of Mankind.

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  • Marley
  • 11-01-20

good in spite of it's main character

the story is told well but it has so god Emperor damned many assumptions at th proven true out of thin-air she has no reason to assume half of this shit is actually correct out of all the other ones it's transparently just cause the author said so voice acting saves it despite that grayfax is a terrible inquisitor and an annoying character to boot I understand inquisitors can be intense however she acts like a spoiled rich kid a catty office bitch and an arrogant douche who needs to be taken down a peg celestians great though

in short great performance, bad inquisitor and a very good saint

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  • Austin
  • 04-09-19

Great reading plus sound effects.

The added sound effects from the battle sounds and holy music to echo effects on the saint really pushed it over the top. even my coworkers who dont like warhammer thought it was impresive and stopped to listen. 10/10

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-03-19

Great acting; ok story

Black library audio consistently has great voice actors and this is no exception. Plot was a bit inconsistent though and some of the events, especially at the end, seemed a bit rushed and incoherent.

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  • Vincent
  • 19-03-19

A dive into the faith of the Imperium.

Religious fervor has always been a key element in 40k lore concerning the Imperium, and in this audio drama we get exactly what we expected from a story concerning a saint of the Imperium.

Full of intrigue, politics, and the typical: "drive me closer I want to hit them with my sword!" bluster that we have come to associate with Warhammer 40,000 this audio drama will not disappoint.

Outstanding cast; both veteran and new voices make their mark on the 40k universe and it shows - the work they put in is from enthusiasm and passion.

Let your faith in the Emperor be rewarded: let his light shine into your soul! Get this drama today!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-19

Worth the credit?

I was a little reluctant to spend a credit on 6 hours of audio but this production was so excellent, the story so gripping & the consequences for the Imperium so grave I have zero regrets. Not bolter porn if that's your thing, but full of action, mystery, & political intrigue.

Highly recommended.

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  • Christopher Alexander
  • 09-06-19

Imagine a hormonal teenager as an Inquisitor

This is the worst 40k book I have ever read or listened to that had more potential than just Space Marines shooting and eviscerating things. I don't understand what happened, The Inquisition and Saint Celestine are some of the coolest things in the entire 40k universe. I liked Lorgar, so it can't be that Gav Thorpe, the author is to blame. The production is awful. It is not a book on tape, but more like an audio drama. The transitions are bad from scene to scene, as the background sounds distract more than augment. When Space Marines sound stiff and dumb I can tolerate it. Maybe the author is bad, maybe the progenoid glands in the Space Marine make them say inane corny things. Who knows? But this.... These are humans. Apparently, someone at BL thought, "Let's get a hyper critical, super demanding "City Girl" and make her an Inquisitor." "Amazingly someone actually agreed, "Yeah, Sex and the City in space, it's perfect." When the stupidly obvious is not being crammed down your throat, you are subjected to an Inquisitor who constantly seems to be annoyed by her own retinue and always tells them to do whatever it is they are doing, but faster. As if that were not bad enough, she even criticized the Lord she reports to for not, and I can't make this up, allowing a council member to vote on whether or not they should be assassinated. At that point, I called this one quits. There are great, believable female characters all over 40k. Ilya from White Scars and every single female in the entire 492 Horus Heresy novels comes to mind. There are a ton of great audiobooks for 40k on here, and they are a bargain over buying from the BL directly. The Lords of Silence and Dante are awesome. As are a bunch of others. Try all of them before you get this. Really bummed out that this fascinating subject was apparently written for a Seventeen magazine expose on women in space,

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  • Tjark Aldeborgh
  • 12-10-19

Amazing story, felt like you were in 40k.

The performance was amazing , characters were well developed and the plot was something that had a lot of weight behind it. Even the opening speech made me physically excited.

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  • Melissa
  • 12-09-19

Typical Gav Thorpe

Full of infallible women evil weak men,and cringe worthy court intrigue. It could be worse at least GW had the good sense to remove him from the Codex team. I think I'll stick with the books from Dan Abnett and Guy Smiley going forward.

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  • Joseph Diomede
  • 01-04-21

A True Audio Drama

The actors brought these characters to life in a remarkable way. I could see every scene played out in my minds eye without the need for narration. Absolutely brilliant.