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Roboute Guilliman

Primarchs, Book 1
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

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Summary

Long before the coming of the Imperium, the realm of Ultramar was ruled by Roboute Guilliman, the last Battle King of Macragge. Even after learning of his true heritage as a primarch son of the Emperor of Mankind, he strove to expand his domain as efficiently and benevolently as possible, with the XIII Legion Ultramarines as his alone to command.

Now, facing a rival empire on the ork-held world of Thoas, Guilliman must choose his weapons carefully - otherwise his dream of a brighter future could be lost forever.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Cool, nicely read but short.

Toby Longworth should read allblack library's collection. awesome voicing for characters in the story. talking of which, I would have loved that to be alot longer. But what there was, entertained me immensely.

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Enjoyable

Was a pleasant shorter read and had all the gritty carnage I'd expect from a war with the orks.

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Decent book, but suffers the series issues.

Better than some of the reviews suggest, but suffers the same issues as many of the books in the Primarchs series which are the somewhat short length and the expectation on the story. I expected the series to be mostly on the "origin story" of the primarchs and some of the books indeed are. I enjoyed those ones more, but this was still an enjoyable listen and it was mostly focused on Guilliman. Because of the focus on the primarch, even though not really on the origin story and a good story, I rate this in the mid tier for the series.

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lacking

not great it could have been better it just seemed to lose its way, not a great effort

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great

love it I been looking forwarders too this for long time great job THANKS

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Damn, that was so good!!!

This, seemingly additional booklet to the Warhammer saga, is Amazing! How are people not talking about these books? I don't get it. I have no expeience playing games from the Warhammer franchise, and yet I think these are one of the best, if no the best sci-fi books out there!!! I have read some of the modern "greats" and their books are not as half as enthralling and entertaining as these. And for this specific one, I have a certain affinity. Roboute Guilliman is like an extreme version thinking-wise of myself. Dispassionate logic and thorough examination of events.. music to my ears :) David Annandale has written a fantastic piece, and as for Toby Longworth... it doesn't get better than him. He is in a separate league with few others like Stephen Fry and Jonathan Keeble. Superb!!!

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Below par

A disappointing insight into Roboute Guilliman, not aided by the narrator pronouncing his name as Gilly-man for 75% of the book. Well performed otherwise, but not an interesting story compared to the other Primarch books. I listened to this one last for the sake of completion.

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  • Joshua Stevens
  • 08-05-18

Good

A interesting look at the beginnings of the Codex Astartes and Roboute Guilliam. I wish it covered more than one battle.

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  • Alpharius77
  • 15-02-18

Good book

It is a short audio book but the fighting starts early and stops at the very end of the book. Enjoyed this one a lot.

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  • Alexandru
  • 09-01-18

perfect for warhammer fans

The book presents a glimpse look into the mind if Primarch Guiliman during an ork operation.

Excellent written and acted 5/5

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  • Wes Brown
  • 06-08-19

Great Production

As usual, great story brought to life by a great voice actor, Toby Longworth. Looking forward to my next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-06-19

Courage and Honor!

I loved the narration and the story was pretty good as well. Worth a listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-19

GMan

It’s ok. The build up is great but the ending is a little lack luster.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-12-18

not my favorite, but an entertaining listen

I am a huge Ultramarines fan and an even bigger fan of Guilliman. I like this book because it captures Guilliman and his thought processes but I enjoyed Know No Fear a lot more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-08-18

This book has a surprise lore I don't know.

I haven't heard about the Destroyer Companies before. Near the end, Guilliman unleashed the Destroyers, and the Rad missile detonation wipe out a whole Ork horde. Also to note that the Destroyers wore black power armour except for the shoulders pads. The ending is great.

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  • BrianK
  • 25-01-18

An excellent insight into Guilliman

This is what I had hoped all of the books in the Primarch series would be like. One walk away with a much better understanding of how Guilliman thinks & feels about himself, his Legion, the Emperor & the Great Crusade.

The story itself is good, if anti-climactic. This feels like the TV show “Lost” if the Ultramarines were there. It is engaging, mysterious, & perfect for illustrating the Primarch.

The narration is adequate. The whole book is just Ultramarines speaking, so very little variation is speech, but that is appropriate. Me. Longworth is perfectly fine, if unmemorable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-18

Wholly enjoyable, the narrarator was very good, over all fun listen, excellent length of book.