Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

The war is over, and the Mortal Realms have all but fallen to Chaos....

Korghos Khul rampages across the fiery Realm of Aqshy, hunting down mortal kind to slaughter or subjugate to Khorne. His Goretide have crushed all resistance...until the storm.

From the heavens hurtle paladins clad in gold. Sent by Sigmar, the Stormcast Eternals have come to liberate all the realms from the yoke of Chaos. Their leader is Vandus Hammerhand, Lord-Celestant of the Hammers of Sigmar.

After a long age of darkness, there is hope. Vandus must open the Gates of Azyr to unleash Sigmar's righteous fury against the damned. Everything depends on his victory.

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

What listeners say about The Gates of Azyr: Age of Sigmar

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    109
  • 4 Stars
    68
  • 3 Stars
    30
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    143
  • 4 Stars
    42
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    99
  • 4 Stars
    51
  • 3 Stars
    37
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    5

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A good entry point for Age of Sigmar new comers

It's the Age of Sigmar starter set but told through a story and it sets up the universe for further tales.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Great introduction but maybe not the best book

I was just a little disappointed to find the Stormcast et al so flat after coming from Plaguegarden - some broader world building was nice to take in but I felt it lacked the depth of the titles I have just spun through, and I accept that was going backwards!

Whilst giving it his all, the narrator was not the easiest listening of an evening, which is no criticism. It just didn't combine for me.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Dave D

I love the way we go from the age of chaos into age of sigmar.

There’s a great start with creation of stormcast eternals. The description is awesome.

Iove vandus hammerhand

I feel stormcast are the Jedi knights of age of sigmar.

Sigmars lightning power is amazing.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good Story

I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was brilliant, this gave me a more indepth knowledge into the beginning of The Age Of Sigmar. Great book for anyone just getting into the lore.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story wonderful performance

Loved the story, it was easy to finish and the narrator did a wonderful job

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Brilliant performance by Keeble

Brilliant book. just a shame it was so short. Not enough time to develop a full story

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Great place to start

Really enjoyed this opening story.
Now I’ve finished, I’ll let my son listen as we are painting models.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very pleased with the first of the age of sigmar.

Great listen, can't wait to start the second book. Great way to learn the fluff behind the story line and helps to familiarise the characters and there relevance in the game. Already purchased the next two books from the lineup and can't wait to continue the journey Into the mortal realms. Hope you will enjoy this book as much as I have.

Happy Listening

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Powerful delivery of an average story

The introduction of Age of Sigmar performed brilliantly by Jonathan Keeble. Chris Wraight's well-paced battle didn't leave much room for character development

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Really good book .

narrator read it brilliantly . story was very good with great descriptions . My only issue was the book felt a bit short . may just be the books im used to listening to are quite long

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bryan N
  • Bryan N
  • 06-08-18

A Short Intro into Age of Sigmar

The book is good story wise, but the run time of 3.5 hours is much less than the other Realmgate Wars books for the same price.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anton Brunberg
  • Anton Brunberg
  • 06-07-18

More action than story

Short and a good introduction to Age of Sigmar, although the story was mostly battles.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Eric
  • Eric
  • 11-11-17

reboots are tough

a reboot for a franchise like warhammer fantasy will always be a hard undertaking. The fight scenes are good, the character development is ok. But the biggest negative is the worldbuilding. all we really get is "oh yeah, chaos destroyed everything". fair enough, but where are we, where is Azyr, or akshi? are we in the physical world in this scene or the warp?

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Andrew
  • Andrew
  • 09-01-21

Narration Perfection

Easily one of the Best narrations I've heard, and I have over 300 titles in my library.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joseph Tipton
  • Joseph Tipton
  • 25-07-18

A short and sweet introduction to Age of Sigmar

While I expected more for the price, this is a great hopping in point for people new to the franchise.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ross
  • Ross
  • 20-07-18

Awesome!

I absolutely love the way the narrator did the characters voices. It puts you right in the battle and never got bored. Well done!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mike Patterson
  • Mike Patterson
  • 01-02-21

An explosion of action!

This book was one of my fastest reads ever. Normally when there’s a lull in the action I put a book down to do other stuff. There was no pause here. From beginning to end, it’s a high speed, hard hitting epic battle. Jonathan Keeble’s performance was fantastic and he gave so much energy to each character’s voice.
My only complaint was how short it was. Not a ton of time for character development but I don’t think that’s what this book is about. This is Stormcast Eternals bursting onto the scene of mortal realms. Kicking ass and taking names!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-21

as a first timer to war hammer fantasy

I am not disappointed. This story is fast-paced and action-packed and I love the interaction between the storm host and the gore tide.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Girsh
  • Girsh
  • 24-12-20

bought this for my mother to listen too

My mother just started playing the table top and wanted to know more about the lore of the world. so I bought the book for her to listen too. and she really enjoyed it and as her son I love Warhammer in general.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Doug Mayovsky
  • Doug Mayovsky
  • 14-10-20

A masterful delivery of an okay introduction.

The story is brief, and paper thin outside of the battles. But John Keeble's delivery is wonderfully melodramatic in a way that elevated the whole listening experience.