Listen free for 30 days

Warlord: Fury of the Godmachine

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: John Banks
Series: Adeptus Titanicus, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

The Battle Titans of the Adeptus Titanicus are towering war engines, striding to war as holy effigies of the Omnissiah. Greatest of all are the mighty Warlord Titans, their weapons bringing righteous death to alien and heretic alike. Still reeling from a near disastrous battle against tyranids, the Pallidus Morr demi-legio is assigned to a new warzone, a nearby forge world which has fallen under the sway of Chaos.

Here their battered war-machines must fight alongside another Titan Legion, the Imperial Hunters. As city after city falls before the relentless tread of Chaos war machines, the Imperium's only chance of victory lies in the two legios putting aside their differences and fighting as one.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    76
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    84
  • 4 Stars
    29
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    3

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    65
  • 4 Stars
    37
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    3

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

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

Titan madness

What a absolutely amazing story just like dan Abbots Titanicus for all of you Titan lovers out there this is the audiobook for you

4 people found this helpful

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

Relentless and majestic.

This is basically titans, banelords, god-machines and tanks pummelling the crap out of one another. Nothing wrong with that! Highly recommended.

1 person found this helpful

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

Meh, the worst aspects of BL

I was looking forward to a good 40k Titan novel, for me this is not it.

The good
Good production values
Classic grim dark story

The bad
Sadly, Titan combat feels like a normal battle but with big combatants, distances are far too short for machines of this size
I disliked the main character and most of the imperial characters, the main character came across as annoying

I'd skip this and find some Titan action in other BL novels, I haven't got the 2nd in the series and have no interest in wasting a credit on trying it

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

Average story, good performance

There's a few good story beats but generally not as gripping as other Titan novels.

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

Brilliant, engaging and utterly enjoyable!

This book is a must read for fans of titan combat. Lore friendly, those that prefer infantry or tank combat get a brilliant display of leman Russ and secutarii action. Definitely a good investment!

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

Great epic story<br />

Epic story about sacrifice and duty of every titan princeps comes to bare in a millenia that knows only war

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

4 THA EMPRAH!!!

fantastic story coupled with outstanding narration bring you a little grim dark slice of awesome into your ear holes.

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

Great book, excellent performer; shame about the forced grim dark ending

Really enjoyed the book - decent amount of Titan on Titan combat and the interpersonal parts weren’t half bad either.
The only real downsides were the slight predictability of some parts and the ending, which despite victory, felt needlessly bleak and almost shoehorned in by some overzealous GW manager at black library who has “grimdark” tattooed on his forehead.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

ONE OF THE FEW

One of the few books written in whole about Titans and yes a few Tanks, and it's a cracking book . Very well read and very well written, worth every penny or that valuable credit if your a member. I'm not going to tell you the plot in any way as that would spoil it. Just to say it's full of surprises, twists, turns, battles galore ,and much much more. So yes it's well worth the listen and I totally recommend and then some.
This. Is one brill book not to be missed, so add it to your 40K collection I did and havnt regretted in the slightest..
Regards Kez Purser. 😉

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

gripping and enjoyable

if you are fan of Titan's then this is the story for you. Also if you play Adeptus Titanicus it will give you idea of the mind set of a legion and the way to fight a game.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brian Green
  • Brian Green
  • 17-10-17

Once it got going...

While I had a hard time getting into it at the start, once I did get into the story, I was completely and utterly sucked in. Great story!

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Josh Boyle
  • Josh Boyle
  • 02-11-17

Good Titan Action

While I wouldn't qualify this as an excellent book it was still well written and had good action sequences of Titans blowing each other apart. Which is what I was looking for. So I was well satisfied.

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 Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-17

loved every word!

I own this wonderful story in limited edition book form and I loved listening to it.
like mechwarrior on super steroids.

6 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 DB
  • DB
  • 08-02-18

Mediocre but passable

Character development doesn’t start until about an hour and a half in. I bought this book mostly for some titan inspiration, but found the titan characters fairly flat and boring. Everybody in this book is a grimdark stereotype. The preacher is bombastic and quick to anger. The titan princeps are haughty and quick to anger. Just about everyone in this book is quick to anger over the slightest insult. If you’re hoping for something along the quality of Mechanicum, I think you’ll be sorely disappointed.

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 Brandon
  • Brandon
  • 07-01-20

Fantatic Story, with great characters.

The story was really well written, giving alot of depth to the Titans and answering some questions about there functions and pilots. Delves into the politics of nobles and the burdens that come with Pride. Each character I got invested in, they were interesting and unlike many a Warhammer story it didn't feel like plot armor was largely in play. Overall I absolutely recommend even if you care little for the lore of the Titans as it deals with much more than just them.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J. Scott
  • J. Scott
  • 25-08-19

Close to being good

***Spoilers included***

The start of the book was amazing, the tyranids should have been the main villains for this novel. When the titans redeployed and faced the traitors the book fell short. The titans were exploding so often and with such frequency I felt like I was reading about guardsmen in an Ork invasion. The Titan on Titan action was only good in two parts the rest was a very good job at describing explosions. The side plots needed more time to develop and the main character was stripped of all choice for the entire novel which was pretty boring.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Uplandbackpacker
  • Uplandbackpacker
  • 12-03-19

A dull story. Terrible Narration!

Warhammer 40K is a rich and imaginative universe replete with unique and entertaining tales of war, adventure, and treachery. Unfortunately, this isn’t one of those stories. A dull story tediously told, Warlord is a challenge to complete. Worse still, the narrator infuses the characters with overly dramatic attitude no matter what the situation itself actually calls for. On top of his poorly chosen depiction of characters, the narrator routinely mispronounces words in the most annoying fashion.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Frank
  • Frank
  • 26-02-19

Didn't even finish it.

Maybe Dan Abnett and Toby Longworth set the bar to high. I stopped listening at chapter 9 and the story never pulled me in. For a book about God Machine Titans, it was underwhelming.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for James C Hobbs
  • James C Hobbs
  • 25-02-19

it just didn't do it for me.

I'm not sure it it was the writing or the voice acting but it came across as bland, with too many metaphors.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cannon
  • Cannon
  • 17-02-19

good story . ok female voice

it starts off nice and strong and vary easy to fallow evean with the constant view jumps the story makes . the narrator needs to work on his female voices. but it's not to bad