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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?

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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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What a treat!

This story is an absolute treat. Great production valves and excellent work by the voice cast. I know it’s hard to imagine but I actually forgot Brian Blessed was voicing Gotrek, he is superb. The only negative I’ll say is that the last hour is interviews so maybe not so much story as you might be suspecting. Still though it was great fun and I hope they do more. Well done Games Workshop.

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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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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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great listen

great listen and incredibly enjoyable to listen too Brian Blessed is the perfect choice to bring the voice of Gotrek to life and as a long time fan of the Gotrek storyline I'm incredibly happy with this book

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Love that gotrek is back By far my favourite hero

Brian is great as the voice as hers fantastic I just hope this is not the end.

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Blessed is the perfect dwarf.

Wonderful audio drama. Blessed is perfect as Gotrek; how has he not been signed up for this before? Best one of the Warhammer audio dramas that I've listened to.

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Wow. Exceptional in just about every way

Confession: I’ve been skirting round the hobby for the best part of two decades, but love my audio, and Brian Blessed. So I thought I’d start with Hammerfall the go to this. I found Hammerfall a bit elitist. Like if I didn’t know what it was, then they certainly weren’t going to explain it. Wasn’t sure whether to even bother with this. So glad I did. Superb writing, amazing production qualities, and with Mr Blessed playing the main part, it is a testament to the other actors that they managed to hold their own.
Ridiculously good, especially for those skirting round the new age or experiencing for the first time. Seen through the eyes of Gotrek, you can learn about the new world

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The Hero We Need

David Guymer has been an author to watch at the Black Library since his explosively good debut novel, Headtaker. In this audio drama, he addresses the burning question of exactly how the greatest hero from the Warhammer Old World would cope in the mortal realms of the Age of Sigmar. Split across four parts, the drama follows Gotrek Gurnisson as he embarks on a mission to see if his old travelling companion Felix Jaeger might somehow have also been resurrected in this strange new universe.

David's talent for descriptive but economical prose is a perfect fit for the medium, leaving the listener in no doubt at any point exactly what is going on and who is where, even during some impressively large battle scenes. Dialogue is weighty and portentous without crossing the line into overblown drama.

An excellent cast does its best to match up against the legendary voice of Brian Blessed, but of course the self-proclaimed loudest voice in acting has a tendency to overshadow everyone around him with his powerful tone. It's a perfect fit for the character; belligerent, dour but with a dark sense of humour. Blessed's legendary growl gets some serious run out as Gotrek throws himself into battle after battle against all manner of foes, including some extremely big and powerful ones indeed.

I am generally more a fan of the sci-fi of Warhammer 40k than the fantasy of Age of Sigmar when it comes to fiction - especially in audio drama format - but this is definitely the strongest AoS audio drama I have heard to date, and is possibly the best audio drama yet produced by Games Workshop full stop. If you've ever been a fan of either Blessed or epic fantasy fiction, this is well worth your time.

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  • Christopher
  • 03-11-18

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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  • 03-11-18

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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  • james
  • 10-11-18

What a treat!

This story is an absolute treat. Great production valves and excellent work by the voice cast. I know it’s hard to imagine but I actually forgot Brian Blessed was voicing Gotrek, he is superb. The only negative I’ll say is that the last hour is interviews so maybe not so much story as you might be suspecting. Still though it was great fun and I hope they do more. Well done Games Workshop.

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  • David Connor
  • 09-11-18

"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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  • Andie McCallum
  • 19-01-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-19

great listen

great listen and incredibly enjoyable to listen too Brian Blessed is the perfect choice to bring the voice of Gotrek to life and as a long time fan of the Gotrek storyline I'm incredibly happy with this book

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  • R. Gursahani
  • 08-01-19

Love that gotrek is back By far my favourite hero

Brian is great as the voice as hers fantastic I just hope this is not the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-12-18

Blessed is the perfect dwarf.

Wonderful audio drama. Blessed is perfect as Gotrek; how has he not been signed up for this before? Best one of the Warhammer audio dramas that I've listened to.

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  • Mr. J. Ambler
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  • 21-12-18

Wow. Exceptional in just about every way

Confession: I’ve been skirting round the hobby for the best part of two decades, but love my audio, and Brian Blessed. So I thought I’d start with Hammerfall the go to this. I found Hammerfall a bit elitist. Like if I didn’t know what it was, then they certainly weren’t going to explain it. Wasn’t sure whether to even bother with this. So glad I did. Superb writing, amazing production qualities, and with Mr Blessed playing the main part, it is a testament to the other actors that they managed to hold their own.
Ridiculously good, especially for those skirting round the new age or experiencing for the first time. Seen through the eyes of Gotrek, you can learn about the new world

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  • Performance
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  • Greg
  • 21-12-18

The Hero We Need

David Guymer has been an author to watch at the Black Library since his explosively good debut novel, Headtaker. In this audio drama, he addresses the burning question of exactly how the greatest hero from the Warhammer Old World would cope in the mortal realms of the Age of Sigmar. Split across four parts, the drama follows Gotrek Gurnisson as he embarks on a mission to see if his old travelling companion Felix Jaeger might somehow have also been resurrected in this strange new universe.

David's talent for descriptive but economical prose is a perfect fit for the medium, leaving the listener in no doubt at any point exactly what is going on and who is where, even during some impressively large battle scenes. Dialogue is weighty and portentous without crossing the line into overblown drama.

An excellent cast does its best to match up against the legendary voice of Brian Blessed, but of course the self-proclaimed loudest voice in acting has a tendency to overshadow everyone around him with his powerful tone. It's a perfect fit for the character; belligerent, dour but with a dark sense of humour. Blessed's legendary growl gets some serious run out as Gotrek throws himself into battle after battle against all manner of foes, including some extremely big and powerful ones indeed.

I am generally more a fan of the sci-fi of Warhammer 40k than the fantasy of Age of Sigmar when it comes to fiction - especially in audio drama format - but this is definitely the strongest AoS audio drama I have heard to date, and is possibly the best audio drama yet produced by Games Workshop full stop. If you've ever been a fan of either Blessed or epic fantasy fiction, this is well worth your time.