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The Lords Of Silence

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: John Banks
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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Summary

The Cadian Gate is broken, and the Imperium is riven in two. The might of the Traitor Legions, kept shackled for millennia behind walls of iron and sorcery, has been unleashed on a darkening galaxy. Among those seeking vengeance on the Corpse Emperor’s faltering realm are the Death Guard, once proud crusaders of the Legiones Astartes, now debased creatures of terror and contagion. 

Mighty warbands carve bloody paths through the void, answering their lord primarch’s call to war. And yet for all their dread might in arms, there is no escape from the vicious legacies of the past, ones that will pursue them from the ruined daemon-worlds of the Eye of Terror and out into the smouldering wastes of the Imperium Nihilus.

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fantasic development of the story.

this certainly developes the story and gives you better insight into the sons of the Mortarian, as well as the Primarch himself.

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Disgustingly brilliant!

The Lord Of Silence is a brilliant, if grim exploration of the Death Guard told by John Banks who is utterly fantastic as a narrator and makes all of the characters come to vivid life. Wonderful writing and a decent plot. Highly recommended.

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Space stuff

To weird for me waste of money.note to self don't buy anymore sci if crap with monsters to horrible to describe. Unless the reader has a very vivid imagination

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Disgustingly good.

Absolutely gripping from start to end, I loved the deathguard before, now I love them even more. it's a perfect mix of humour and horror, a compelling story that you don't want to stop listening too. the life that the voice actore gives to the characters is unmatched by any audio book I've listened too so far. 10/10

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John Banks is fantastic

Fantastic performance, and solid story. John Banks collection of voices add a length and breadth to his readings that are phenomenal and hugely entertaining.

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great

Well narrated with good voice definition between charachters. engaging story and great definition. will be listening again.

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Excellent story and very well written.

Love this novel. I have never felt sympathy for Mortarion's sons before but this book really engaged my interest in how they have developed since their brush with the destroyer hive. The narrator did an excellent job as always. Highly reccomend.

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Great Read would Recommend

Another great book by all who contributed. Great universe and great insight to the inner workings of the Death Guard

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Fantastic

I've been enjoying warhammer books for a while and this is truly another great listen both from the story and voice acting

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A wonderful listen

I was a little doubtful about this novel but wow does it deliver, if you like nurgle and anything deathgurard this is a must !! Without doubt one of the best audio books I’ve had the pleasure to review.

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  • RICHARD
  • 24-08-18

Nurgle more than just a plague God

After reading/listening to this book I’m a full convert to Grandfather Nurgle’s way of life. When you realize how bad the people in the empire are treated it’s just best to go with Nurgle’s philosophy

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  • Hector Marquez
  • 22-08-18

Great Insight

This story really shines insight into the Death Guard and the inter-communication with other traitor legions. Also really shows the other side of an imperial vs. chaos battle.

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  • SDWATTERS
  • 25-08-19

Docking a star for one reason alone...

The volume levels need increased so bad it isn't funny. Such a great story so well writen and preformed, but you can't hear much of it while doing anything. As an aside... AUDIBLE GIVE US VOLUME BOOST!

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  • Adrian Ojeda
  • 30-08-18

The Death Guard walk the galaxy once more

This audiobook details the story of a Death Guard warband, The Lords of Silence. The characters (mostly villains!) are incredibly fleshed out. Each has their own agenda and personality. Many iconic characters are included in the story, such as Mortarion and Typhus in their 10,000 year old rotting forms. A fantastic narrative and incredible voice acting make the Lords of Silence a very fun book! I'm a fan of the Death Guard, and I enjoyed every minute of the experience.

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  • Holly
  • 17-03-20

This will be...Horrible!

Lovely narration and insightful perspective on the Grandfather's chosen sons. Vivid and wretched depictions of filth and stagnation. Would highly recommend to any true heretic.

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  • james
  • 16-11-18

Finally.

I am biased when it comes to Death Guard as I play them in tabletop, but this was exactly what I wanted. I have waited some time for a Death guard novel and was not dissapointed. The characters had that slow methodical cadence to them that I expect from the sons of the Rotten Angel. The combat was satisfiying, and the insights from the characters were interesting. I was pleased with the descriptions, which were gross but not overly so. I can only speak as someone who is already a big fan, but I found the book very enjoyable. Chris Wraight wrote a detailed delve into the depressed, disgusting world of the Death Guard, and John Banks gave yet another terrific performance.

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  • Andrew Roach
  • 11-05-20

More....we want more Death Guard stories

More Lords of Silence, these are great characters and this was a good story. I would love read more about them.

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  • Kevin Suttell
  • 11-11-18

Disgusting and full of character

A must read for any Death Guard fan! Chris Wraight takes the characterizations he cut his teeth on from Dark Imperium and turns it up to 11. The characters are disgusting, evil, petty killers but you can’t help but want to know their stories. As a giant Death Guard fan this novel was an utter treat to listen to! #Chaos #DeathGuard #Nurgle #Warhammer40k #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • Jacob Holte
  • 16-10-20

Truly captures the feel of the death guard

I loved this, it captured the feel of the death guard completely. It offers a great glimpse into the cryptic dealings and maneuvers that are a constant in the forces of chaos.

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  • Nathaniel Duncan
  • 09-09-20

top read for death guard fans

looking to hear a great death guard story well here is your best option. the timeliness is a bit confusing at first but hang in there as things will be cleared up soon