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Pandorax: Warhammer 40,000

Space Marine Battles
By: C Z Dunn
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)

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Summary

In the Pandorax System, on the death world of Pythos, an ancient secret that has laid buried for millennia has been unearthed....

Ignorant of this terror, troopers of the Catachan 183rd, stranded on Pythos and under the command of Colonel 'Death' Strike, find themselves under attack by the forces of Chaos. Daemons in their thousands flock the sky, and none other than Warmaster Abaddon leads the attack.

With the Death Guard and Black Legion arrayed against them, the Catachans appear to be doomed, until salvation arrives in the form of the entire Dark Angels Chapter, led by Master Azrael and a host of heroes. But what is the so-called 'Damnation Cache'? What secrets does it harbour and why has it also attracted the attention of the daemon-hunting Grey Knights?

©2014 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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Everyone and his dog

I enjoyed this book. Non stop action but with good humour.

Whole chapter of dark angels with some well named characters.

Gareth Armstrong does a great job of narration. Good voices. Loved his Corpelax voice.

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Simply amazing

This is one of my warhammer audiobooks and I highly recommend this to any warhammer fan.

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Outstanding listen

Cadians , Mordians, catachans, ordo malleus, Dark angels and grey knights, plague lords and Abbadon!! Only the end left me feeling low, not because it was bad but Epithemius ......

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gripping!!

dark Angel's and gray kinghts working together what is this madness.over all a very good book. keeps you engaged to the story line

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too much battle and bolter fire

I am surprised at my own realization of the fact that there can be just too much battle and too much bolter fire. There is also repetition and incoherency as to the numbers and it really gets tiresome. Good audio performance.

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great book.

such a great story. and good to listen to but the vostryan accent was terrible

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sensational

A book brought to life in the mind, truly a masterpiece, both in writing and reading

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engrossing

was a very engrossing story, could picture everything that was going on, definitely a good read

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Overall, a solid book for fans of 40K

I did enjoy this book, i'm not going to lie: I though overall the story was pretty well paced, brought in some interesting ideas and didn't fall back onto the usual "Marines turn up" and then everything is ok!

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Nice use of Characters.
Casualties match the fluff: marines are far from immune, Guardsmen die in droves.
Nice mix of battles: no cookie cutter stuff.

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Mixed voice's: some are REALLY good, some are very mediocre. It doesn't ruin the story but it doesn't make it either.
Sometimes odd character interactions: I won't spoil it for you but on occasion it does leave you scratching your head.
Parts of the story are fun but don't really contribute to the overall journey
LOTS of dates; I got fed up of hearing a string of numbers before a very small chapter. I understand this works on Paper but on audio it makes it feel disjointed

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An amazing experience

The character development and story was inspiring. Gareth Armstrong's vocalisation of this brilliant book gave life to characters great and small. Whole heartedly recommend this experience.

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  • christian
  • 15-09-18

this book needs to be longer

this is my seccond favorite warhammer 40k book character development was great story was not bland

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-18

Dark Angels Lover

A very good WH40K book, it covers both the glorious Imperial Guard, and the Adeptus Astartes. For Dark Angels fans I can honestly say, that these will enjoy this book the most. Yet, I believe most 40K fans will like the story, and find the plot twists and cliffhanging Chapter endings to their liking :) The narrating is good, and it is easy to "hang on" as the story progresses. Overall I would say it is very Worth listening to!

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  • Kevin Wilson II
  • 05-01-18

Great story

this was an amazing book and a great read for any dark angels fan / grey knights fan

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  • Robert Sloan
  • 11-12-17

audio to low.

Loved it wonderful story, and excellent narration, but volume was to low. Still recomend to anyone wanting a great book.

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  • Ryan Scripter
  • 07-03-19

audio

the only reason I give this book one star is that the audio is so low that its to the point of not worth listening to. If the audio ever gets an upgrade then I will properly rerate the book.

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  • axcl99stang
  • 28-04-20

Great book

This is a really good book and well written to develop characters and the story while also providing history and future story arcs.

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  • Seth O Freudenburg
  • 14-01-20

Great ending

The book has its ups and downs. Overall though I enjoyed the twists throughout the book.

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  • 25-10-19

Good listen, character voices not the best.

Narration was solid, but the different voices could have been better for some characters. Definitely worth the listen though, I recommend for any fan of the Catachan, Dark Angels, Gray Knights, out Black Legion.

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  • Shayn Lavender
  • 05-10-19

Good Story in the 41st Millennium

Overall, a good story. the sound mixing was a bit too quiet. even at max volume it was hard to hear at times. The story and performance though were fantastic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-19

Great all the way around!

Excellent narration and great story. Definitely will look at other 40k books to listen to.