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The Wicked and the Damned

Warhammer Horror
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Summary

A Warhammer Horror portmanteau.

Drawn together by mysterious circumstances, three strangers meet in the mists of a desolate cemetery world. As they relate their stories, the threads of fate are drawn around them, and destiny awaits.... 

Read it because: It's a classic horror portmanteau comprising three Warhammer 40,000 novellas, each with its own distinct feel - a ghost story, a monster saga and a psychological horror tale - that all draw together through the terrifying linking story.  

The story: On a misty cemetery world, three strangers are drawn together through mysterious circumstances. Each of them has a tale to tell of a narrow escape from death. Amid the toll of funerary bells and the creep and click of mortuary-servitors, the truth is confessed. But whose story can be trusted? Whose recollection is warped, even unto themselves? 

For these are strange stories of the uncanny, the irrational and the spine-chillingly frightening, where horrors abound and the dark depths of the human psyche is unearthed.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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simply amazing

interesting take on the grimdark universe that is actually grim and dark. audio is not well levelled in the interludes, but performance in the main chapters are captivating.

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Interesting start

I enjoyed the three short stories though they didn't quite hit the 'horror' mark. The stories had a nice Lovecraftian horror style to them which is a very fitting style for the 40k universe. Though the stories where a bit to on the nose to really pull of the style. In all they are good stories and an interesting start to the 40k horror setting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-19

A Respectable Start for Warhammer Horror

When if first saw the announcement that Black Library would begin producing horror pieces I was immediately skeptical. Warhammer is known for being over-the-top action, for Space Marines who biologically know no fear, for immortal Stormcasts who are reforged upon death. These traits do not lend themselves strongly to horror. But I was pleasantly surprised to see the authors going in what I think was the correct path with these stories.

Each of the three stories in this audiobook are interesting narratives, and each tries to capture a different element of horror. I found the second story “The Woman in the Walls” to be notably frightening, and actually lost some sleep over it. The first story works better as a mystery or drama than as a traditional story. While the final story is more reminiscent of a classic monster tale, with its own very Warhammer twist.

Overall this was an excellent first entry in Warhammer Horror, only enhanced by excellent narration and the diverse and interesting stories.

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  • Ronnie Komstedt
  • 22-04-19

Loved it

I barely put it down after i startes, and enjoyed every minute of it

Now i dont usually do horror, as my mind is a fragile thing, so weather this makes my review an indorcement, or not is up to you
Or maybe just a reflection of my love of 40k

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  • So Jung, Yoon
  • 14-04-19

pretty good. well worth the credit.

not entirely scary though. lol

gruesome and more grim dark than usual, but that's just 40k for you! 😎🤓

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  • ODA doc
  • 12-04-19

not my preferred Warhammer story.

I struggled to finish this story. Out of all the audio books that I have heard, this one left me wanting more. I think having the first person narration actually ruined a bit at the story. It seemed to miss vile aspects. I'm not entirely certain what it was missing, it just seemed not to grab me as many of the other stories have in the Warhammer 40,000 world.

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  • chad
  • 07-04-19

ok

stories were good. the tie in story not so much. it was unoriginal and anticlimactic.

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  • Aaron L
  • 06-04-19

great story!

full recommend this for some really good 40k stories that are different from the normal wars stories told in the books. the ending is predictable but doesn't ruin the stories told in the least!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-19

Great horror collection!

I've gotta admit I went into this not expecting a whole lot but it was amazing! All three stories were wonderful!

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  • Sid
  • 01-04-19

good psychological stories. not horror

hard to write horror in the 40K setting, which is inherently dystopian horror. the ending was predictable and unimaginative. three short stories. first is excellent. the second is okay. the third, the worst.