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When his body is hideously damaged in an enemy attack, it looks as though Inquisitor Gideon Ravenor's promising career would be abruptly brought short. Now, encased in a life support sytem that keeps him alive but forever cuts him off from the physical world, Ravenor utilises his formidable mental powers to continue his investigations. Along with his retinue of warriors and assassins, Gideon Ravenor fights to protect an Imperium he can no longer see, hear or feel.

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Fantastic Novel, Fantastic Audio Book

Really enjoyed this not only as a novel but also as an audio book.
Toby Longworth is amazing. The voices for each character are good.
Dan Abnett knocked it out of the park again. The climax of the book feels like a film!
An excellent start to the Ravenor Trilogy.

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great

really worth getting, great story with characters you get attatched to very easily and want to hear more about

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A great read

Loved it. Gave me a good inquisitor fix after I finished the eisenhorn trilogy. Same style and feel

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Good listen

Narrator fantastic as always. After the Eisenhorn series this is a slow burner whilst the story is set up. Some great set pieces though and a good finale made me hungry for the next part...

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Ravenor wins by 2 weeks

I love 40k universe in general Gideon Ravenor is my favourite character so it was a winning situation.
I finished listening to it 2 weeks before my next token so camt wait for the next token

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Dan Abnett some again!

A fantastic follow up to the Eisenhorn trilogy! Superbly read by Toby Longworth, it really draws you in!

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excellence from both Dan Abnett and Toby Longworth

Another brilliantly written book that captures the essence of the Warhammer worlds. Toby Longworth narration brings the story and characters alive as always.

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Perfect re-flect-ion of the book

Great to come back to this book years after first reading it when it came out.

Toby Longworth, as Steven Pacey does with the Joe Abercrombie books, really brings them to life and adds an additional dimension to them.
The accents for the characters were relevant and worked really well.

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One of the best performances I ever heard

Loved the performance. The voices may not be to everyones likeing but its easy to distinguish the individual characters. As for the story its ok with a few twists but mostly builds for the future. If your on the fence, plunge right in to an interesting world.

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Requires a high degree of prior knowledge

Going into this book I was unaware that it was a continuation of the Eisenhorn series, which meant that it suffered even more from a problem I've often encountered with other books in the 40K universe. There is a huge expectation of prior knowledge, not simply for the general world and species but quite specific character types are named without any subsequent explanation or description.
This book was also completely vague about stakes or the characters motivations. Only at the very end of the novel was it made clear why the main crew were persuing a particular investigation. That said the final third of the book did involve a pretty fun action sequence.

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  • marcus
  • 08-04-19

Grim and Glorious.

I came to this after the Eisenhorn books. Ravenor continues the fight! He is an equally (for me sometimes even more) excellent and compelling hero as Eisenhorn. I like how he is incredibly formidable, yet limited at the same time though being forced to survive in a support chair. It gives his staff more of a chance to shine, and creates some unique dynamics that separate this trilogy from the Eisenhorn one in an interesting way.

Ravenor inherited some team members from Eisenhorn so familiar faces are back. There are new members too so it's cool to see the familiar characters within this new ensemble while also appreciating how much fun the new people are. It's not just a rehash of the Eisenhorn books.

Toby Longworth is so super good as a narrator. It's an easy and satisfyingly intense experience to listen to his read of this. I liked the presence of Xenos as well as Chaos elements in the book and the mix of on the ground and ship based action.

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  • Trevor C.
  • 16-08-18

This voice actor is the best I've ever heard.

The performance is amazing, and the story is great. Like a well written DnD game.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-18

Magnificent!

First impressions made me think it was a little crass(adult language), but after listening to its entirety, I am glad I finished the book. Top marks for characters; from backstory to in-story implementation, everything fits together perfectly. only criticism follows; one character is voiced differently throughout the book, starting with one voice before switching to a distinctly different voice and manner. however, this is toward the end of the book and the character has few lines, less than a dozen. So only a very minor issue.

Thank you for writing this book(Dan Abnett) and for providing such a fantastic oration(Toby Longworth)!

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  • Stefan
  • 23-07-18

A good starter for new 40k readers

A slow burn of engaging characters and masterful world building set in the 40k universe.

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  • HAMMER
  • 06-06-18

Great Warhammer audiobook

The characters and story plot are all well done. I look forward for more.



This story is great for a long night of listening.

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  • Sam Breitenbauch
  • 08-10-18

Great story. I have a new favorite Character.

It is best summed up as a deep story building. Defiinatly in for the long haul. I like it better even than the eisenhorn books. And that is saying something. However I now cannot wait to start book two.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-04-18

Awesome

The story was great, the characters were very entertaining and the plot was very good, had a few surprises

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  • WELSBERN
  • 16-04-21

Great Story Bout the Inquisition

I love Ravenous. I love the Inquisition and their investigations. This story keeps you on your toes.

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  • Domenica lonchar
  • 22-03-21

i enjoyed it but...

i like dan abnett and i thought this was a fun book. i don't understand why the bad guys plan had to be so complicated. so i turned off my brain for a little bit and just had fun.
the narrator toby longworth was great.

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  • Derek M.
  • 08-02-21

An Tale of Intrigue Done Well

The opening was a little rough, but once you get into the main cast, the story becomes a fantastic ride of nail-biting intrigue, tension, and action. As one who hasn't yet listened to the Eisenhorn series and is thus a little out of order, I still fully enjoyed this book and can't wait to go into book 2 of Ravenor's mission!