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Ciaphas Cain: Death or Glory

Written by: Sandy Mitchell
Narrated by: Stephen Perring,Penelope Rawlins,Joe Jameson,Richard Reed
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Publisher's Summary

Audiobook four of the Ciaphas Cain series.

Listen to it because:

It's a tale of Cain alone (well, except for Jurgen, but he hardly counts), surrounded by enemies and desperate for a good cup of tanna tea....

The story:

Once again, reluctant hero Commissar Cain is catapulted into glory in the fourth instalment of this tremendously popular series. Escaping from a disastrous space battle, the commissar and his malodorous sidekick Jurgen crash-land behind enemy lines. Even the sly Cain can't avoid a straight fight this time, as the only way out is to round up what few troops they can find and fight their way back to safety. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of barbaric alien orks stand in their way.

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More an audio drama then a simple book.

The cast, as always has done an incredible job, so much so that I ironically can’t bring myself to listen to the shorter stories voiced by a different reader.

The simple fact now is that Stephen Perring is Ciaphas Cain, just as Penelope Rawlings is Amberley.

I can’t wait for the best instalment.

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They keep getting better and better!!

If you like the first three you will like this one. I'm really enjoying this series.

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ciaphas is king

this series is the best. perfect voice acting and amazing story. well worth a precious credit

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this man has such titanic balls

I suspect his chronic imposter syndrome is the only reason he's so self critical

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Excellent as ever

I have fallen in love with both the story character CAIN and the voice actors that play all the parts. I wish all such books in the WH40K franchise were done so masterfully with multiple actors!

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Excellent!

The Cain. we need! The stories we love to read! Best 40k charactor hands down.

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Cain does it again!

Another easy to listen to Cain adventure. If you've read any of the others you know what you're getting, this book doesn't break the formula, but when you like the formula it's all good. Cain and Jurgen take on Orks in this one. It's pretty awesome. There is a good amount of guerrilla warfare and a desperate survivors trek across desert to get to the safety of Imperial forces. Without giving anything away, Cain has an epic chainsword duel with someone at one point.
The plot is pretty decent I think. As with previous books, events build on each other in interesting ways that lead to a satisfying end point. It's a solid action book.
You could definitely start here and not be lost but it's worth going back to the start of the series and enjoying each one before you get here.
Good to listen to on long drives or when walking the dog etc. I hope the rest of the series arrives to this platform.

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Worth of the Emperor

Being a Ciaphas Cain fan to begin with.
I thought this audiobook was incredibly well read and enjoyed every bit of it.
A must buy for beginners of the Cain series!

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Quite great!

young cain makes a lot more mistakes but it's entertaining nonetheless his encounter with the Orks is a refreshing one in audible.

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  • Lawson
  • 2021-03-31

Another stellar performance

this series is so grand, a thrill ride of adventure and full of Cains sardonic humor. 10/10
I can't wait till the next audio book in the series.

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  • TheCarlinist
  • 2021-03-30

Now to wait for the next one.

I love the Cain series, my favorite of the 40k series. They are all excellent books and listens. A great starting place for anyone interested in the universe too.

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  • Can't Spell
  • 2021-03-30

Felicia!!!

This book is fantastic fun. Im glad to finally reach Cains first meeting with Felicia who shows up in other adventures. The first battle for Perlia being such a turning point in Cains career makes this a must read.

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  • sun tzu lao
  • 2021-12-26

Love the series

The Narration is easy going, the story is quality, and I love the characters. Overall a great time.

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  • Ryan
  • 2021-03-30

Fantastic Book

Like all the other Cain books on audible, Death or Glory is an amazing listen.

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  • Alexander Brow
  • 2023-01-13

I love this series

This series gives the entire setting of Warhammer 40 K a human feeling in a setting, dominated by aliens, genetically enhanced, super soldiers, the idea of an average human being, strapping on armor, taking up his rifle and defending the imperium is fun, and this book in particular was well done by audible

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2023-01-02

Simply green

I have a huge love for ork and Ciaphas Cain books and this book just scratched the itch for both. Being halfway done with the series I can say I will finish all of the books and suggests anyone debating if they should read them to do give them a read.

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  • Derrick M.
  • 2022-12-18

Great read start to finish.

There are a few spots that felt like the pacing winter slower than I expected, but i think it was intentional and probably why it wasn't a struggle get past certain slow parts. Definitely love the series and this is nothing less than exceptional.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-12-16

Amazing Audio book

Well written. Engaging story. Phenomenal performance by a group of talented voice actors. Do you want a hero with imposter syndrome genuine care for those around him and a steadfast belief in maintaining the image he’s coveted and this is the book for you. One of the best books in the Warhammer 40 K universe.

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  • James
  • 2022-11-30

if you like Chiphas' stories, this will not disapp

This story lives up to Chiphas' high standards. if anything it feels short with so much action, and good writing it's hard to stop listing.

The voice acting is outstanding and adds to the story in so many ways.