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Space Marine Conquests: Apocalypse

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: Richard Reed
Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

A Space Marine Conquests novel

The Word Bearers have come to despoil the Ecclesiarchy world of Almace - and it will take the Space Marines and the world's secretive leaders working together to prevent an apocalypse....

Listen to It Because:

Apocalypse is all about the biggest battles, and Josh Reynolds delivers that in this tale of three Space Marine Chapters waging war, with the fate of an entire world hanging in the balance.

The Story:

Following the cataclysmic Great Rift, forces from the Imperial Fists, White Scars and Raven Guard mobilise to defend the cardinal world of Almace from an invasion by the twisted traitors of the Word Bearers....

Lieutenant Heyd Calder is a Primaris Marine whose mastery of warfare is matched only by his diplomatic prowess. Under the orders of Roboute Guilliman, he is deployed to Almace, a minor seat of the Ecclesiarchy, to protect the world at whatever cost. Yet even as diabolical forces leer from the system's edge, Calder discovers that the capital's Cardinal-Governor, a sharp, inscrutable figure of spiritual and material authority, is hiding something. When it becomes clear that conquest is not the enemy’s sole aim, Calder resolves to uncover the secret of Almace. As the system is set ablaze, clashes of faith, strategy and politics ensue in the capital, and it becomes clear that the forces of the Ecclesiarchy and the Adeptus Astartes must fight together if they are to have any hope of victory.

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Great book

Lived how this was performed. The narrator did an awesome job selling the different characters. Really enjoyed the story in general, good plot and action without to many drawn out sections. One of my favourites

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great

fantastic story and so well read. great pacing and action. great to see old and new marines working together

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Disappointed.

Unnecessarily long story that is implausible and quite boring.

Accents were often cheesy and made characters sound silly.

Called apocalypse but has hardly anything to do with the new game.

I’m not harsh unnecessarily; this was genuinely disappointing.

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a struggle I wasn't expecting.

the book did have a lot of action and interesting characters. but their names were difficult to remember and follow in audio format. so I was left losing interest over several attempts to listen to it.

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  • Rooftop
  • 12-07-19

the Apocalypse turns out to be a pretty good read.

rumor is that Josh wrote this book in a month. if so that's an impressive feat. he knows his stuff, the story moves around briskly, and divides well into four or five sub narratives. everything makes sense and there's some genuine tension as to what's going to happen to characters. plot is strong, and so is the general theme. it all goes well with the standard warhammer trappings.

characterization is the weak point, and would have gained the most from more time. the good guys are fairly flat, especially the imperial fists, the Raven, and the sisters of battle. the white scars come off well.

it should surprise no one who's read Reynolds fabius bile books that his strong suite is traitor space Marines. the word bearers are fantasticly characterized, full.of passion, and have the most realized motivations and interactions.

narration was solid. reeds always good, but I question two of the choices. the lead human comes off a bit weaker than I think he was written. and the second word bearers comes off a bit more craven.

anyways a solid B rating.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-08-19

A good look at primaris

A good mix of characters, a good story and a good insight at how primaris work in the universe. I was hesitant about the primaris, but this novel made em reconsider my position.

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  • Michael Jones Jr
  • 25-07-19

when you start you cannot

I'll have to say this is one of the better performances I've heard so far. The storyline has you engrossed in the characters and their views passing moments of the story. A great book to listen and sitting down or while driving.

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  • Jorrahn
  • 08-07-19

kept me engaged

i thought the plot was good and even the villians likable in their own way. i wish there was some additional resolution at the end...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-19

enjoyable

I enjoyed the narration and the book would recommend it to anyone.
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  • Morgan benny
  • 03-10-19

Well done but long

The story was great. The writer did a quite a lot of justice to the space marines, made them feel like people with personalities not monotones machines like some do. I do feel however that quite a bit could be cut out so wordy when it came to the Word Bears, or maybe that was the greatest justice given to them...

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  • Samuel Serrano
  • 27-09-19

Good Story, Great Performance

Its a Good story of brotherhood between 3 differing chapters and 2 very different generations of Space Marine. Overall I felt that the writing was akin to Aaron Dembski Bowden with the way interactions between spaces marines play out and through a lot of the actions sequences. The best part of this audio book has to be Richard Reeds performance. To anyone who's played the original Dawn of War games, Reed's Chaos sounds just like that and even the way some of the dialogue was delivered gave me flashbacks of playing the game.

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  • Joakim
  • 23-09-19

Apocalypse, but not really

lots of "build"up, weak payoff
elaborate plans gets predicten and countered, repeat.
some cool characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-19

good book with a twist

Very cool book with a very amazing twist at the end. Imperial fist, Raven guard and White scars teaming up was awesome to hear all against Word bearers. Which is what I was listening too.

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  • Rodney Grimes
  • 13-09-19

A Great Story with Primaris Space Marines

I really Liked the book, All fan of 40K will love, the Author incorporated a great story with 3 Founding Loyalist Chapters and had a great take on the Word Bearers, curse upon the Traitorous dogs..