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A Space Wolves audio drama boxed set.

In the aftermath of the Thousand Sons' invasion of Fenris, Wolf Lord Ragnar Blackmane is thrown into danger as he hunts a dangerous beast in a quest that will decide the fate of the galaxy.

Listen to it because: Experience the latest chapter in the saga of Ragnar Blackmane in an all-action full-cast audio drama serial that pits the Young Wolf against one of the greatest – and most terrifying – warriors of the 41st Millennium.

The story: Glory returns to Fenris. Magnus the Red and his traitorous legion are defeated upon the icy cliffs of the Space Wolves’ home world, their hollow remains scattered into the darkest depths of the World Sea. Yet Ragnar Blackmane, the youngest Wolf Lord in his Chapter’s noble history, does not feel victorious. He is uneasy. Uncertain of his purpose and place in the great war for the Imperium.

Until a vision strikes him of a terrible beast, one greater than any he or his warriors have faced before. A monster that it is his destiny to confront. The young king throws himself into a quest to meet this fate, for no Space Wolf can turn from the call of his wyrd. Alongside a small band of Space Wolves, Ragnar Blackmane begins what is certain to be an odyssey for the ages, on which will hinge not only the fate of a single warrior, but of the entire galaxy.

Written by David Annandale. Performed by Tom Alexander, Charles Armstrong, Gareth Armstrong, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Colleen Prendergast, Jon Rand and Richard Reed.

Contents:

Part 1: 'The Call of the Wyrd'

Part 2: 'The Brotherhood of Fate'

Part 3: 'The Voyage of the Storm'

Part 4: 'The Jaws That Split the Sky'

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Really Games Workshop.

I will try not to spoil the story for those who haven't listened to it yet, but despite this being a truly great story they will have to work hard to appease people due to the ending of this. For all wolf fans and orkameadies clan members this is a must listen

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A performance like no other - outstanding!

A great story elevated by exceptional voice acting and superb sound editing. Really draws you into the action. Hoping for many more!

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Great story

A true saga of two protagonists and an epic struggle that will show the dawning of the works waaagh

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Truly great audiobook

New to audiobooks having read some warhammer books in the past I gave this a go as my first audiobook and have to say I was blown away, the story itself is fantastic but the way it has been enhanced via audiobook is amazing, extremely immersive and engaging I really hope if anyone’s looking through reviews for their next read I highly recommend this title

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For the young wolf King

This was fantastic, I loved every moment of this book. A must read space wolves are the best and this proves why.

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A saga worthy of Valhalla

The black library is full of great stories and saga of the beast is one such. The audio drama style is really engaging with fantastic performances all round. If you are looking for a more bite sized 40K story to enjoy then look no further, obviously the main focus here is on the space wolves but there are some stand out moments featuring the second sons and the orcs too.

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A space vikings saga.

This was Amazing. I have zero complaints. All of the narrators/voice actors performed with excellence. You could feel their joy and immersion, acting out their roles. The background sound team deserves a shout out too. Best audiobook sounds i've listened to so far. *Spoiler warning* I did not like that they killed of ghazkull. This is my one complaint tho. Too good a character to whack like this.

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an audio play

I was pleased with the change of format from a standard audio book. great listen.

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very cool

gotta buy more models of the fenrisian warriors and play out these scenarios. very epic

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excellent book.

had me wishing was there, fighting for the All Father and for Russ. if this doesn't get the adrenaline going then I am afraid you have no soul.

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  • 18-04-20

You have got to be kidding me

So the voice actors are really good. The production quality is very solid. All in all, 2/5 stars is the best it could manage. So from the author of the worst novel in the Horus Heresy series (The Damnation of Pythos) and the worst of the Primarchs series (Roboute Guilliman, Lord of Ultramar) comes the worst audio that I have listened to from anything Games Workshop related. David Annandale has succeeded in compelling me AWAY from interest in his book, away from the most colorful and entertaining of the Adeptus Astartes (the Sons of Leman Russ), and making me stop the torture of having to endure Ragnar "Plot-Magic" Blackmane's idiot hero fabrication. I love Black Library! I have and have read literally hundreds of their books. The story doesn't advance logically, things happen, "just 'cause," the characters are magically said to improve and develop as if through sorcery or, worse yet, just because the author said do. I cannot finish this farse of a story or the coronation of the "Young King" when he is s knuckle dragging moron of a character. David Annandale, stop ruining the 6th legion.

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  • Lewis Luna
  • 29-04-20

May be worth listening for diehard fas

A bit short and only the second half was interesting to me. Diehard fans will enjoy it perhaps

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  • Peter Sörenen
  • 16-04-20

To short

Great start and build up. But falls short when they hurry thrue the story in just 6 hours. What could have been was cut short.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-21

The voice acting is great

This saga is so well told i forgot i had my headphones in a was growling in the brake room when my boss came to see what got in the store he found me just sitting

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  • casey ashmore
  • 02-12-20

More dakka

A bit slow to start but finished really strong. love the wolves and orks. I'd tell any fan of 40k to pick this one up

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  • Danniel of the Lions
  • 27-10-20

Amazing, Brutal, a tale of glory!

What can I say about this epic tale that hasn’t already been said... the cast were brilliant, the tale, the music, it was like being in the theatre watching an action movie unfold!!! By the All Father, I have to listen again !

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  • SketchWhatYouSee
  • 14-10-20

300 with Space wolves.

if you want a bad ass story with a full cast and all the accompanying sound effects to match. this story is for you. Its like a retelling of the film 300 but with Space wolves. its perfection. just get it. listen to it. its awesome!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-09-20

loved it

this was my first audiobook and while initially I was slow to start very quickly it became impossible to put down

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  • Michael H.
  • 17-09-20

Acted well.

The audio drama was an entertaining listen that any Space Wolf fan would love. A warning however, there is a character in the story who is referred to as a Wolf Priest but he seems to be more indicative of a Rune Priest. Fans of any type of GW products are probably used to such oversights and will probably enjoy this regardless.

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  • Natasha
  • 15-07-20

great story

loved every minute of it, kept me of the edge of my seat, great character development too