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Helsreach: Warhammer 40,000 Audiobook

Helsreach: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

When the world of Armageddon is attacked by orks, the Black Templars Space Marine Chapter are amongst those sent to liberate it. Chaplain Grimaldus and a band of Black Templars are charged with the defence of Hive Helsreach from the xenos invaders in one of the many battle zones.

But as the orks' numbers grow and the Space Marines' numbers dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in an Imperial temple. Determined to sell their lives dearly, will the Black Templars hold on long enough to be reinforced, or will their sacrifice ultimately be in vain?

©2010 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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    Carl Hall Somerset, England 25/10/2017
    Carl Hall Somerset, England 25/10/2017
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    "New to Warhammer books, but I enjoyed it a lot."

    I bought this Audible title when it was the Daily Deal, and I'm glad I did. I was apprehensive buying it as I've not read any Warhammer books before had know knowledge of the universe and themes across the series. There were a lot of terms and references used that I didn't know, but they didn't make the book any less enjoyable.

    I enjoyed the story a lot more than I was expecting, and it certainly doesn't follow a typical or predictable plot line you'd expect with a small outnumbered army defending a city against a huge invading army.

    The performance from Jonathan Keeble is superb- I would probably say one of the best I've heard so far. He is perfectly suited to the story that he reads and does a fantastic job of it.

    I would recommend this book.

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    Chris Dann 31/10/2017
    Chris Dann 31/10/2017
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    "Wow. Just wow."

    Aaron Dembski-Bowden is an amazing author. His writing carries the perfect balance of action, suspense, character building and humour. The characters feel real, and are brought to life brilliantly by Jonathan Keeble, who performs each of them as the unique individuals they are. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

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    Adam M Newport, Wales 30/10/2017
    Adam M Newport, Wales 30/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Listen"

    loved it! Narrator was excellent showing a diverse range of characters. looking forward to the next space marine battles!

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    T. H. 25/10/2017
    T. H. 25/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Mirabile!"

    Truely an epic listening experience.

    The narration brings to life what is an incredible story.

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    Ben 21/10/2017
    Ben 21/10/2017
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    "superb "

    first warhammer book and I knew very little about the series before buying. easy to follow and very engaging story. listened to this everyday until finished

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    Mark 20/10/2017
    Mark 20/10/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent narration brings the book to life"

    The narrator really couldn't have been better. Made the book very enjoyable. Highly recommended and I'll be looking to see what else he has narrated.

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    Mrs Gail Williscroft 15/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Great "

    Great action and pacing. The characters are well portrayed and the story is gripping throughout

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    Mouse 12/01/2018
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    "OK story "

    I read an eldar warhammer book a few years back and really enjoyed it. This book was good and the performance was good but the time skips, and changes between character view and narrator were sometimes sudden and hard to tell. I thought I'd skipped ahead by accident at one point.
    over all enjoyable book.

    For helsreach and the black legion ...

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    "excellent novel"

    one of my favourites in prose, and just as good on audiobook. highly recommended to any fan!

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    Anonymous 27/12/2017
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    "exellent narration!"

    story wise it is what it says on the tin, having only dabbled in warhammer in my youth I was quite impressed with the emotive and very well voiced performance.

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  • Mark C.
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    "Really enjoyed it!"

    ADB does a good job of switching perspectives to different factions/viewpoints for a single battle in a planetary invasion. This keeps things interesting & fresh.

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  • john
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    "a bit rushed"

    have read many many warhammer books over the years, both 40k and the medieval style, this is my first audio book of warhammer. although I really enjoyed it, it just seems like it was a bit rushed at certain points of the story, especially the ending. no spoilers, kinda expecting more drawn out conflicts

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    "Bleak and action packed. Warhammer in a nut shell."

    This book opens up with the main character telling you he is going to die. The real story is how he conducts himself with that knowledge. His frustrations, his doubts, and his anger all rolled up and fighting against his feelings of Duty and Honor. There is also the wrecking non-human booty in the name of the Imperium. Action packed and gripping, you feel for the characters. I hope gameswork shop puts out more 40k content. This was great!

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  • Anissa Cornelius
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    "One of my favorites!"

    ADB kills it with this one. Action packed and amazing characters. The production quality is great too.

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  • Jason Enderle
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    "First Foray into Warhammer 40k"

    This book was suggested to me by a friend when I asked which Audible Warhammer book I should begin with.
    It did not disappoint. I was vaguely familiar with Warhammer 40k before beginning this story (I had primarily seen pictures of Space Marines etc.) and I was quickly drawn into the Universe with little trouble imagining the different characters, species, and machinery. The backdrop of this Universe is one of War on such an immense scale that it is difficult to understand, however this story takes the big picture and slowly focuses in from a planetary system scale to a single planet, to a continent on said planet and finally focusing on the defense of a single city. In doing that, the reader receives the feeling of both the grand scale of a star systems at war all the way down to individuals in hand to hand combat trying to survive and claim victory over seemingly insurmountable odds. While listening, I as the reader was unsure as to which characters were going to survive and indeed if ANY would survive. The character development was nuanced but well done and with enough humor to release the tension when needed.
    The voice acting was well done and added to the war type atmosphere that was ever present throughout the story.
    All being said this was a great introduction to Warhammer 40k and I plan on listening to more in the future.

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  • Noah
    23/10/17
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    "A great listen. "

    While I did not enjoy this title as much as the black legion series by this same author, I must applaud his ability to give great and unique character to each legion for which he writes.

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  • Samuel martin III
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    "Far more than wrath incarnate! "

    Get an inside look into the Eternal Crusade! Even Death is complex! All HAIL GRIMALDUS

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  • BrianK
    05/10/17
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    "Excellent 40k story"

    Accessible to newcomers to the 40k world, a wonderful, character driven narrative that is satisfying & enjoyable. The narrator, Jon Keeble, does a wonderful job & is pleasant to listen to. Recommended, though I would note this story offers no juicy tidbits or secrets, nor does it advance any greater narrative.

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