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The Wicked and the Damned

Warhammer Horror
Durée: 10 h et 42 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 évaluations)

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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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GW's foray into horror?

The meeting of strangers was a great concept to start most horror tropes. In this foray by gamesworkshop three such strangers meet on an eerie world, each with their own story to tell. An imperial guard commisar, a commander, and a priest meet and try to decide what twist of fate had brought them together... before it's too late.

The one thing, if anything that got me hooked on this was the concept of horror. warhammer 40k is rife with tales that can be horrific of told in a horror slant. this the conglomeration of authors have pulled off really well.

the second piece of this audio drama is just that. the drama. the voice acting is unlike anything I've ever heard. well acted. well voiced. for hours the tales spun held me as I drove on in my roadtrip.

lastly was story. the stories seemed like normal warhammer fare yet gone are the grandiose theatres of war, space marines, and foul xenos. replacing them are horror elements slotted into 40k skin. a bit clumsily at times the authors did well enough to keep my interest as I drove. but there seems to be a bit more room needed to flesh out the story(s). maybe an epilogue? final words that would wrap up the trinity of terrible tales?

I would recommend this to any warhammer 40k fan if you are looking for a different take on our favorite universe.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-04-05

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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  • Sid
  • 2019-04-01

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.

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  • Katona Renáta
  • 2019-08-22

The first one was great

The first story by Josh Reynolds is great. Doug Bradley is great. Well worth your time. Intelligent, interesting, immersive.

The second story is okay I guess, but it's way too long to listen to Emma Gregory's near crying voice. When she is acting scared she does something with her voice what is just makes my skin crawl....in a bad way. She is mostly fine, but it gets annoying quick. The story is not that interesting either.

The third one I found really boring. I can't tell anything more about it.

The first one saved the experience for me tho.

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  • Los
  • 2019-08-15

pretty ok

It was interesting to see 40k from this angle, the gritty problens of humans and not fantastical transhuman gods of war.

My only complaint is just how predictable it all was. The narrator's were ON POINT, some parts of the 2nd story really communicated pure DREAD. Loved it.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-08-01

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really good idea but the storyline was rather unappealing, nice try though
three stars from me

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-20

3 stories relatively decent

not what I was expecting from warhammer horror story, but i enjoyed it all the same. wish it had more depth and intrigue.

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  • qzstcapz
  • 2019-06-17

great listen

while the overarching theme is very predictable, each story is fantastic. well worth it!
so good.

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  • Quentin Westcott
  • 2019-05-10

Horror is still possible in universe at war

I love 40k, and have for decades. The setting is pretty horrific on it's own- plenty of unsettling elements or far far worse.

When I heard about this new venture I was hopeful, but unconvinced, because of what I'd already read in the book. However, this book was an incredible start to Warhammer Horror venture! The stories that I've read were inevitably broad scaled events, set in huge looming cities, with expansive themes, that could make or break planets.

Warhammer Horror took the 40k universe and made it intensely personal- distilling the setting down the experiences of one person, and it was fantastic. It did everything a good horror setting should- alienate the character, isolating them further and further as the situation gets worse.

An absolute must listen! Big thumbs up!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-08

Warhammer 40k horror is great!

I loved this audiobook.
near the end I started to understand what was coming but it was still a blast all the way through.

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  • Nicholas
  • 2019-05-06

3 great stories

3 amazing short stories that all come together. the ending was a bit easy to see coming but was still great. It's hard to make the 40k universe more horrifying then it already is, but it definitely worked. look forward to more.