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  • Helsreach: Warhammer 40,000

  • Space Marine Battles, Book 2
  • Written by: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

When the world of Armageddon is attacked by orks, the Black Templars Space Marine Chapter are amongst those sent to liberate it. Chaplain Grimaldus and a band of Black Templars are charged with the defence of Hive Helsreach from the xenos invaders in one of the many battle zones. But as the orks' numbers grow and the Space Marines' numbers dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in an Imperial temple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grimaldus

  • By Spencer Abbey on 2019-02-07

Grimaldus

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-07

Grimaldus.
In all seriousness this story is one of the best I've listened to in 40k. True show of brotherhood in the Black Templars. The battle scenes are great. And the grow in character of grimaldus is amazing.

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  • Horus Rising

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 1
  • Written by: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man hasstretched out across the galaxy. It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. But now, on the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favourite son, Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, can the idealistic Horus carry out the Emperor's grand plan, or will this promotion sow the seeds of heresy amongst his brothers?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top to bottom amazing

  • By Mike on 2017-11-05

40k is amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-07

For me this was my second audio book on the 40k universe. I've just gotten into everything really, including the table top and man I am loving all of it.

If you're new to the 40k universe give the first 4 books a listen on the horus heresy, will really get you into the universe and understanding of it all.

  • Akillia's Reign

  • Puatera Online Series, Book 4
  • Written by: Dawn Chapman
  • Narrated by: Anneliese Rennie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Taking the day off work to surprise Andy with a ticket to the hottest fantasy VRMMORPG, Emma returns home to find his cheating ass in bed with her sister. Throwing them both out, Emma sits slugging back the wine they’d just shared. Drunk and devastated she almost blows his gift, but watching the adverts for the amazing fantasy world depicting monster’s mayhem and adventure, Emma keys in her name and details - Akillia-F-22 - and decides to take on Puatera Online.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, good spin on the VR game theme

  • By Spencer Abbey on 2018-08-29

Good story, good spin on the VR game theme

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-29

Got this book for free

Good story building with the main character, especially since she isnt a gamer. The story in the virtual world was really good to, had to re listen to a few parts.

But I enjoyed the development with the main character the most, how her powers and spot in the world are established. Definitely recommend giving it a listen.

  • The Singularity Trap

  • Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ray Porter is quickly becoming a favourite.

  • By Schills on 2018-06-20

Great Sci fi

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-31

Good story building, the way the chapters are constructed annoyed the hell out of me. But that's pretty minor, good take on the alien aspect of space. 100% recommended

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