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Brothers of the Snake

Warhammer 40,000
Written by: Dan Abnett
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
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A Sabbat Worlds audiobook.

The war-torn far future is laid bare as Brothers of the Snake follows the exploits of the Iron Snakes Space Marines as they battle against the enemies of mankind. 

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Dan Abnett brings his unique sense of the Warhammer 40,000 universe to Space Marines, crafting a series of encounters between the mythic heroes of the Iron Snakes and their foes that will leave you breathless and begging for more. 

The story:

Best-selling author Dan Abnett turns his hand to the mighty Space Marines! The war-torn far future is laid bare as Brothers of the Snake follows the exploits of the Iron Snakes Space Marines as they battle against the enemies of mankind. 

First appearing in the pages of Inferno! magazine, the Iron Snakes Space Marines quickly gathered a loyal following, and now they wage war in a full-blown adventure, battling aliens and heretics as they defend the Imperium. 

Written by Dan Abnett. Narrated by Toby Longworth.

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

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A bit dated, but worth a listen

Overall a good story. Some of the lore and phrasing are a bit dated, but the book is over 10 years old, so it's fitting. An interesting story about a chapter that we don't hear very much about. My only "complaint" is that some of the human characters were a bit wonky, but I definitely recommend this title overall.

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  • Bud Thomas Loper
  • 2019-08-30

new to the 40k universe and this book was amazing

I am new to the 40k universe and this book was amazing. about to search for another

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  • Scotty
  • 2019-08-28

Dan Abnett does it again

A unique space marines chapter gets a unique book written about them as we follow the leader of an elite squad of space marines through several deployments. Normally we only see a single mission in most 40k novels, while in this we get to see more of a "day in the life" take. And as a result, it makes for a very fast read/listen. And an entertaining one at that.

It has a "stylised" feel to it I can't fully explain. There came a point while listening to this where everything being described seemed like something out of a kick-@$$ Genndy Tartakovsky animation, which I then started to imagine, and that made it even more awesome. But the fact that Dan Abnett wrote this should be enough of a reason to check this book out.

My only complaint is that we don't get more of a feel for the entire squad, instead focusing more on their leader and their apothecary. This leads to the rest of the squad feeling somewhat samey, which is a little bit of a let down after Gaunt's Ghosts gave us such distinct characters, but it's not as egregious as other 40k books.

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  • Wes Brown
  • 2020-06-26

Better than Eisenhorn?

Great story! It was nice to have a linear story that didn't bounce from subplot or memory scapes from past to present. I am hoping for more like this and perhaps a BotS2... again... GREAT STORY.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-18

Masterful

Dan Abnett strikes gold yet again - introducing us to some of the most believable, endearing, and HUMAN space marines in the Warhammer World. Hard to believe this is his first time writing Space Marines!

Perfect for fans who prefer smaller squad-focused space marine novels. An excellent choice for Abnett fans. I love the Eisenhorn novels, but I think I actually like the Snakes even more!

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  • Engel Boyd Becker
  • 2019-12-27

Disappointing

SJW insert

Dan needs to stick with nonmarines. Too
Many little things that didn’t fit into the grand 40k timeline.

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  • Joe Peterson
  • 2020-08-14

awesome

Fully what I wanted, loved it. Voice actor was perfect for this story. Will be getting more.

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  • Joshua
  • 2020-08-14

Hesitant at first

Let me start off by saying I was avoiding listening to this book because I’m a legion fan not a chapter fan but as the story went on and I realized how the book had been written and how it all came together I loved it definitely need more space marine audiobooks like this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-09

shoehorned political drivel

I love 40k very much, but this is not a book I can recommend. There is quite a lot of inserted modern-day political and social justice warrior narrative. It is not done tactfully, but simply thrown in your face. Not sure if it is coming from Mr. Abnett or GW themselves..

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  • Mchiz
  • 2020-08-02

FOR ITHACA!!

Really enjoyed listening to this while painting my army. what I enjoyed most was the multiple trials and missions of Damocles Squad, and the tribulations of Priad.

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  • Michael
  • 2020-07-27

Mike

wow. WOW. Get this if you're unsure. Get it. Im getting an all black dog now.