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Summary

It is the 32nd millennium, and the Imperium is at peace. The Traitor Legions of Chaos are but a distant memory, and the many alien races that have long plagued mankind are held in check by the Space Marines.

When a mission to exterminate one such xenos breed on the world of Ardamantua draws in more of their forces, the Imperial Fists abandon the walls of Terra for the first time in more than a thousand years. And when another greater foe strikes, even the heroic sons of Rogal Dorn may be powerless against it. The Beast arises...and it is mighty.

©2015 Games Workshop Limited (P)2015 Games Workshop Limited

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Great book

Great story, and feel that I am going to really enjoy this series of books.

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First audio book

Overall really liked this will continue with the series, space wolfs would have hammered them lol

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Great start

Really enjoyed this first installment in the series. Great characters and I'm looking forward to more about the orks in the next book

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great if u like warhammer.

great read. I havnt been into warhammer40k for at least 20 years, it's a bit nostalgic to read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-18

Definitely worthwhile

Abbot at his finest. Certainly a worth while listen if you are a fan of the series. Really liking this narrarator as well.

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  • J. Harris
  • 12-12-17

Great intro to the universe.

Great introduction to the Warhammer series, and the narration is full of passion and character.

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  • Ellis
  • 27-03-18

Great start!

The book was enjoyable, and then narration is top notch. My only complaint is one that's pretty common if you read 40k books regularly which is pacing. Pacing is good...then rushed...good...then rushed etc. And it is relatively short to pay full price.

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  • ron white
  • 19-03-18

The Empire Contiues

Good story line in the Warhammer tradition.
Narrator is excellent.
Will want to get the next in series ready.

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  • Brent G.
  • 01-03-18

fantastic story, excited to continue reading the s

fantastic story, excited to continue reading the series. waaagh ya gits!! the beast arises yaaa

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  • Ryan
  • 19-01-18

As entertaining as it gets!

The story was capturing; worlds beyond are painted in explicit color with familiar similes and analogies, all the while remaining in the fantastic universe of WH40K. Armstrong's narration is brilliant, with distinct voices that portray the internal morality and mettle of the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this audio book and would recommend it to anyone interested in a gruesome sci-fi thriller.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-18

fun story

great story really enjoyed yhe content woukd like different people reading the dofferent characters though

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-18

love the orks

the female voices were a bit off putting. EVERY other aspect of the performance was great.

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  • Jesper
  • 22-11-17

realy good

loved it. The story was good and the reader made it realy nice to lissten to

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  • Billy
  • 08-11-17

Great Start

It is a good start to a larger story, but don't expect a fully self contained narrative here. I enjoyed it, as someone who has read/listened to a lot of the Black Library books. It wasn't as great at some of the Horus Heresy books, but still enjoyable.