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Summary

For too long the people of Tír na nÓg have suffered under the dominion of the drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future. 

Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tír na nÓg and use their mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!

Featuring Colin Morgan, Gerry O'Brien, Ayoola Smart, Gemma Whelan, Stephen Hogan and a full cast, fans of Sláine and newcomers to the famed barbarian's world will be transported to a world of Celtic mythology and fantasy for an immersive listening experience like no other.

©1986 Rebellion 2000 AD Ltd (P)2021 Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing

Critic reviews

"Indispensable for all Sláine fans" (Life of Die)

"Colin Morgan is brilliant as the brutal yet cunning Slaine, but it's Gerry O'Brien who steals the show as Ukko the Dwarf.... This epic audio hits the spot." (Starburst Magazine)

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A great version of a classic British comic

this is a great version of the original Pat Mills story from the comic 2000AD and has become known as one of the best comic stories to come from the UK.
This tells the story from the narrator Ukko point of view which helps keep the story flowing with the key scenes played by the rest of the cast . the use of Irish actors in this helps with keeping the story on track and helps with the visuals created whilst listening to the tale, The actor playing Slaine does a excellent job portraying the lead role and doesn't make him sound like an overbearing hero type but just a normal man trying his best for his people and land.
If you are fan of the original comic it may take a while to get use to not having the fantastic art work of Simon Bisley to help visualize the storytelling but stick with it and you will find yourself creating your own visuals as you would with any well played audiobook
One of the best audiobooks I have listened to in a while

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Excellent

Excellent production and outstanding performances by all. Would love to see more books in this series. Slaine is a great character and Colin Morgan is exceptional in this role.

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I had tears in my eyes

I have been a fan of Pat Mills (and Angie k) creation since the mid 80’s. When issue 1 of The Horned God came out I knew it would change comics forever. Pat’s gnostic knowledge was beautifully illustrated by Simon Bisley. It changed my world.
To hear it 30 years later was magnificent(it made me cry)I listened to it again with a copy of the HG graphic novel in hand- it’s the closest we will ever have to see and hear it (ahermmm Amazon prime or Netflix).
I intend to listen to agin and again. The cast was wonderful and they bought it to life.
Kudos to Pat and Simon this production brings further life to a beautiful piece of Art. More Slaine please.

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I can not highly recommend this enough, great cast

Great cast and one I will listen to again.
Hoping that more of the Slain store will be made into audio book form.

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Fantastic

I really, really enjoyed this. The Horned God is obviously ba classic and it translates to audio surprisingly well. Colin Morgan makes for a charismatic Slaine. Gemma Whelan was great as Maeve.
If there are going to be more Slaine adaptations, count me in.

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Nostalgia for me at a different level

Loved Horned God as a boy, wish I'd had the graphic novel as I listened I think it would be better received for those who haven't read it. Maybe that is why they haven't added more description of what's occurring.

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Disappointing

Sound mix was distracting. Narration method jarring. Some acting a little overdramatic. Sadly cannot reccomend.

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Very enjoyable experience.

Read the graphic novel at the same time, or let it play out in your imagination. Either way, you won't be disappointed. All actors did a great job, but I was a little surprised at Ukko sounding kind and gentle. Still, it didn't spoil the experience overall.
Highly recommended. I want more of these from Rebellion.

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Just stunning

A great way to experience new deminsions on this graphic masterpiece, I would highly recommend this to all Saline fans

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I loved the original story

I loved the original comic strip. Not so this abomination. kissmyaxe as Slaine would say

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  • 08-03-21

A Must Listen

I am an audio junkie and fan of both Stephen Hogan and the remarkable & underrated skills of Colin Morgan, so this listen was a no-brainer and a real treat.  I am new to the world of comics and was fortunate to be gifted a copy of the collector’s edition to view while listening to this stellar collection of talent.  From the performers’ seemingly effortless ease at inhabiting the characters and bringing them to life to the immersive sound effects and atmosphere-enhancing score…this was a delight to listen to (in one sitting, I might add). 

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  • Rosemarie
  • 05-03-21

Title is misleading...Expected to hear ‘Slaine’ with the talented Colin Morgan more but he had very limited lines.

Title is misleading...Expected to hear ‘Slaine’ with the talented Colin Morgan more, but he had very limited lines. How come? The performances were wonderful. But the title should have been more accurately reflecting the audiobook such as: “Narration about Irish folklore”.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-21

Was good.....

Thought it was ok....to much going on though with characters talking over others.

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  • JD
  • 30-03-21

Probably should have started with the earlier ones

Unfortunately most of it is narration. Without the images there isn't much story to enjoy.