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Realmslayer is the most exciting project I have worked on in years, and playing Gotrek fired my imagination with wonder. He possesses enormous courage and imagination, and is totally fearless – more powerful than any hero in literature and history.

What a challenge! It was like playing ten King Lears at once! He will live forever.

(Brian Blessed, the voice of Gotrek Gurnisson in Realmslayer)

Gotrek Gurnisson was the greatest monster slayer of the age, who met his doom at the End Times. The heroic duardin stepped forth into the Realm of Chaos to fight the daemons gnawing at the world's ending and satisfy his death oath, leaving behind his companion Felix Jaeger. 

Now Gotrek has returned, having outlived the old gods and the Old World. Spat from the ruinous depths with his redemption unfulfilled, he emerges into the Mortal Realms, a strange new world where gods walk the earth and dark forces are ascendant. Nothing is as he remembers. His oaths are dust, and the lands are torn asunder by Chaos.   

Yet when Gotrek learns of human champions being elevated to immortality for Sigmar’s fight against this darkness, the so-called 'Stormcast Eternals', he knows why fate has brought him into this new age. To find Felix. For only then can he find the peace in death he seeks. But is there more to Gotrek's apotheosis than even he can fathom? Has he truly been chosen by Grimnir and for what purpose?

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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An absolute must!

An amazing cast and production that makes it feel like a (great) Hollywood movie! I actually listened to the whole thing in one sitting. They need to make more of these!

I've been listening to GW audio dramas / books for years and this is by far the best thing they've done (and they've done a lot of great stuff)!

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Gotrek is Back!

Absolutely loved this, the gotrek and felix books are my all time favourite fantasy novels and bringing this into the new warhammer world made me very happy indeed and I hope they make more! P.S Brian Blessed is amazing!

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A Love Letter to Old Fans

Long time Gotrek fans will enjoy this. Brian Blessed is great, but strikes me as a slightly odd choice for the character in retrospect; Gotrek has quite a dark, tragic side that Blessed isn't quite able to capture.

That being said, Gotrek is very much the embodiment of grouchy, old-school Warhammer fans in this story. It's great to see GW are not beyond laughing at themselves, and it work very well seeing the Mortal Realms through the lens of an ancient, irascible grouch.

It's nice to see a bit more of the Fyreslayers, too, as they've been somewhat neglected for a long time.

The plot itself, whilst not outstanding, is not bad either. Realmslayer serves as an amusing, gentle reintroduction of a beloved character into a new setting, btmut probably won't be terribly entertaining to listeners without a vested interested in Gotrek's story.

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"My axe thirsts, and I shall lead her to drink!"

The only negative I have about this production is that I want so much more of it!!! This isn't an audiobook, a reading of a novel, but more a radio play, relying on the amazing ambient sound effects and the divine delivery of all the voice actors involved. Dialogue heavy, sound effects and music are all perfectly balanced and Gotrek was made for Blessed! Story is only four hours long, last hour is interviews. Set up for a whole series. Bring it on!!!!

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Pretty good for a leyman of 40k like myself

The story was great, I love greater-than-life characters. I wish they would make a movie about him. The narration was amazing! As to be expected from such names. The only thing I didn't like were the added noises from the background. Sometimes it was hard to understand what the actual characters were saying. And some of the have hard enough accents alreary.

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GOTREKS ALIVE

far and wide the best Gotrek story yet and Brian Blessed just takes this whole work to the next level.

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Brian blessed was incredible , buy it listen to it

More please black library ! Awesome work to all the cast and crew. The story/script going forward needs to keep up the tempo , the diversity of characters is particularly excellent.

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gotrek reborn

I truly believe that Brian blessed is the perfect voice for gotrek I wish that they would get him to do all the gotrek and Felix books

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A Warhammer story fantasy and AoS fans deserve

If you are a wars gamer fan, be it fantasy or Age of Sigmar, you need to listen to this. It does a fantastic job connecting fantasy to AoS and is a good starting point for getting into AoS lore because Gotrek himself is not familiar with the setting.
The voice acting is superb and the study is thoroughly entertaining. The dialogue feels natural. You could not ask for more if you’re a warhammer fan of either fantasy or AoS.

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Just wish it was longer...

Brian Blessed is perfect as Gotrek!

The story is fun, the script well written and the performances are all excellent.

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  • charles craft
  • 14-11-18

Solid return for Gotrek

My only complaint is how brief everything is but its a surprisingly good return to form of the original series mixed with the straight high fantasy of the second authors books. The changes to Gotrek are appropriate for a dwarf stuck in the realm of Chaos for about ten thousand years and the characters that come along perfectly fitting.

Well voice acted, accompanying sound effects perfectly over the top, chapters get broken up into parts sort of like the originals in Trollslayer and Skavenslayer and is used to good effect. Very reminiscent of where the series started without being an uninspired series of repeats.

Now we need the original series done this way, plus all of Ciaphas Cain, Black Librarys latest effort for their audio have been amazing and these older series seeing new love is amazing.

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  • Bighertz
  • 08-06-19

It has Brian blessed

Brian blessed voicing Gotrek. That's enough reason to buy the audiobook. get it now!

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  • Oscar
  • 30-09-20

perfect start for a sequel series

the scripting casting and sound effects were all top notch, they should have hired this guy to write the star wars sequels cause my man David knows his stuff! cant wait for more!

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  • Jacob
  • 21-12-19

amazing performance ends abruptly

last 1 and a half is the voices talking about the characters. waste of my money

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  • dima
  • 13-12-19

Terrible

Gotreks fighting prowess is definitely not captured and the character feels different from the original, more soft, stupid and uninteresting. Stick to the original. Shouldn’t have touched the series and just left them as a legend. The writers are simply too different, and it is painfully disappointing.

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  • J.S.
  • 15-11-18

An excellent story

Great, even if you're not familiar with the previous Felix and Gotrek fiction. All I knew going in was that they were a dwarf and a human who had some adventures.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-18

Great fun

An amazingly fun and immersive audio featuring great known voices.

It is always a great joy to get in on duardin action!

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  • The Kindly One
  • 02-04-21

its alright.

recently got into the Gotrek series, and still waiting for the rest of the books, so decided to get this and give it a shot. despite being age of sigmar.

its ok. gotrek lacks some of the fire and character of the original novels, now just kind of joking and gabbling along. maybe he chills some in the later of the original series, but feels like he was just recast to fit how the writer wanted then how the character actually is.

that said its ok. the narrator is ok, but lacks the growly depth of Johnathan Keeble, who was able to show Gotrek as a raging berserker, a morose wanderer, and occasionally a drunken fool.

finally, while i like having some sound to go along with the story, this relies on it a bit to much, as much screaming as a season of dragon ball z, no real description of whats going on, and constant loud clashing that drowns out what is being said.

but its really just ok. grab it on sale, or if you have a credit to burn.

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  • Jamie Venning
  • 13-03-21

Gotrek's Alive!

Larger than HUGE performances from some really talented actors who manage the switch between dramatic and amusing without missing a beat! Come for Brian Blessed booming, stay for the Skaven screeches! Hurry-scurry! Quick-quick, man-thing get this book now! Yes-yes!

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  • Richard M. Forney, Jr.
  • 07-12-20

I'm so glad to see Gotrek come back!

I kind of messed up, and listened to these two audio dramas out of order. I'm going to go back and listen to the second one again. Both of these were fantastic. I was so happy to hear Gotrek's story now continued in the Age of Sigmar. Well worth it, and you'll never be able to listen to or read a Gotrek Story without hearing Brian Blessed's voice.