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Summary

For many long years, the ork warlord known as the Overfiend of Octarius has bedevilled the Imperium, ruling his alien empire in the heart of the Emperor's realm.

Now, at last, three Chapters of Space Marines come together to destroy the greenskin menace and restore Imperial rule. The Salamanders, White Scars and Raven Guard, together with their allies from the Astra Militarum and bolstered by the aid of the mercurial alien eldar, fall upon the worlds of Octarius system with chainsword and bolter, bringing death to the orks.

©2014 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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disappointed

the narrator was a little monotonous. he failed to imbue the White Scars, Salamanders, or Ravenguard with any distinct character. the author must share some blame for this too, but im sure a better actor would have done more to differentiate between the three space marine chapters.

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Good Book

Overall worth listening to, the middle section in particular was good............the space marine battle
books in general are decent, this one follows the same pattern :-)

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3 chapters for one

Good story but leaves it open for a follow up. confused as to why the Salamanders spoke with a black South African accent?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-10-18

I Really enjoyed this book worth it!

I loved this book i was trapped in enjoyment the entire time must read homeboys

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-19

ovwrfiend is,really ?

cant wait until,next book. this defiantly explains how a certain ork becomea a prime ork. well,hopefully that is the case

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  • Charles E Valdyke
  • 10-02-21

Boring and flat

I expected better from Annandale and Reichlin.

The characters were all just 1d stereotypes of their chapters and uninteresting. The story wasn't compelling. The action was mediocre at best. The narration made decent background noise but little else. The prose isn't bad, but it is generic and didn't capture me.

I found myself often spacing out and not caring. I finished this 10 minutes ago and I already forget all the character names except the last techmarine.

The whole thing just seems like an excuse to get 3 first founding chapters in one book, but really this should have just stayed as a blurb in the SM codex on the timeline. As 3 interconnected novellas, it just doesn't work.

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  • Jacob Adams
  • 23-09-20

Not good

These three books suffer from a cancer known as poor writing. Narrator was good but you can only polish a turd so much. The books feel like it was written by a 12 year old with a 10 year olds vision of what war is like I spent most of the time listening thinking to myself why would they do that?... what the crap?.... get on with the story already!

This is a book I would not waste my money on and if I could return it I would.

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  • Rooftop
  • 26-02-20

Losing the story in the character Performance

As per usual: Regular Black Library Reader here. Take this as my bias.

I was lukewarm on this. This was a fairly bog standard Space Marine battle style story. A Little light on enemy talk, and meaningful interaction. But the actions exciting, and well described, so I can usually enjoy that (hence the middle of the road star rating on the story).

The Negative: The Narrator. So, I've seen some other people complain about the narrator sounding like a racist caricature when voicing the white scars. However, this is not accurate. Saul, does not have a racist voice-- the problem is that he only has one character voice at all. The White scars, the Eldar, the other space marine chapters. They all sound the same. I cannot tell who is talking to who, and the spare dialogue heavy spots of the story need full concentration to follow what is going on, as implied speakers become a problem. Its distracting, and discouraging.

His narration is great. Good elocution, nice pacing, Consistent volume. I've heard a lot of bad narrators on audible, -- he is not one. But he needs to get a bit more range in his character voices.

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  • Jonathan A Rae
  • 12-09-21

Not good

A short story stretched out into 8 hours. Characters not interesting, boring narration. Don’t waste your money. This author was left with the boring chapter of space marines marines. You don’t get to hear the side of the Orks.

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  • john childs
  • 04-09-21

Ork battle

The book its self is not bad, just really hard to follow. Some of the action scene are amazing sounding but the narrator just does not have the energy to do the book justice. I made it through the 1st of the three tales and just could not finish it. Going to try and get my credit back on this one.

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  • Matus cech
  • 24-08-21

epic!!!

loved it..it was epic...this is how you write wh40k novels!!3 space marine chapters of first founding..really epic

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  • Steve Ray
  • 01-08-21

salamanders techmarines orks eldar

Okay story, okay lore, but repetitive discoveries.

There were a hundred variations of "The Ork mechanism was crudely built, and wobbly, and devastating, as misshapen and lethal as the greenskins who had created it."

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-05-21

a fun and entertaining story, with lots of action.

the narration was awesome, and the story was well written. i would recommend this book.