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On an Imperial outpost world on the fringes of tau space, the renowned Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his fractious regiment of Valhallan Guard, newly created from the remnants of two devastated units, find themselves in the middle of a war. 

As the Astra Militarum struggle to contain worldwide civil insurrection, can the wily Commissar Cain identify the real villain before the planet is lost to the Imperium forever?

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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CIA-CIA-CIAPHAS CAIN

NEVER BEFORE HAS THERE BEEN A GREATER HERO OF THE IMPERIUM WITHOUT QUESTION. ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY HERO!

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good listen

great little listen, was hoping that it was the full omnibus by the same name. sulas voice was a little off from what I imagined her to sound like.

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Great story and voice acting. No heresy here.

A very captivating story of a commissar who desire to survive throughout the conflict the imperium of man. Without soiling the name of the great Man Emperor. Worth to check other books about Commissar Cain.

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Flashman meets 40k with great success!

Sandy Mitchell returns to their much lauded 'Ciaphas Cain' series with "For The Emperor," and what a return it is. The Cain novels have always been a clear homage to George MacDonald Fraser's 'Flashman' series, replacing Harry Flashman with a Commisar officer from the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It may seem like an odd mix, but Mitchell regularly pulls it off, creating a fun, adventurous parallel to the often depressing "grim-dark" of the Warhammer setting. Stephen Perring is particularly 'Flashy' in his narration, and any fans of Flashman, Warhammer, or adventurous sci-fi in general should give "For The Emperor" a shot. #Audible1

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  • Christopher
  • 2018-09-18

Now the rest

Finally. I have been waiting for these books since you started to post warhammer. Now do the rest! lol

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  • Vincent
  • 2018-09-14

The reluctant hero born again!

This appears to the be the first book in the entire series from Black Library (according to the wikis anyways) - nice to see older titles getting the audiobook treatment.

There are two narrators (Penelope Rawlins is also present); one does Cain the other is the Inquisitor-friend who is editing his "memoirs."

Excellent performances, and the writing is what one would expect from a Cain novel: witty, self-aggrandizing, and very much the reluctant hero we expect from a Cain story (basically it is very entertaining to make a long story short - the writer does a stellar job).

Great book overall - if we see more Cain you will see more coin.

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  • Ivan
  • 2018-09-22

Please Put The Rest On Audible

Please put the rest of the books on Audible please! I really really need it!

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  • Cassie
  • 2018-09-29

Finally, Ciaphas Cain comes to Audible!

it's wonderful that the Black Library is finally expanding on audible. The stories of Commisar Cain are legendary across the Segmentum and I've devoured every one in book form, going as far as to purchasing the hard covers when they were released. The narrators do a top notch job of capturing the characters personalities and foibles and I can't wait for the entire series to be released.

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  • Richard Walter
  • 2018-10-01

great for 40k beginners

Great for people just learning about the 40k universe as well as established veterans. All the flavor of 40k with a some lite to humour to keep it fun.

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  • Chris Bartus
  • 2018-09-28

Please let there be more

Love the Cain books. The set up here was fantastic, especially how the footnotes were handled. Please tell me that more are coming!

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  • TheCarlinist
  • 2018-09-25

More Cain! For The Emperor!

The Ciaphas Cain series is some of the best Black Library has to offer. Great book and a great series, very accessible to those just getting into the 40K universe. A mix of action and humor that is not the standard from 40K but is a very welcome change from the grim dark future(not that I don't enjoy the other books.) Hopefully they will continue this series in audiobook form, the rest of it is well worth a read/listen.

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  • Nathan Dillion
  • 2018-09-30

my first non codex 40k book and I loved it.

was and still is one of my favorite books,Audible please get more Ciaphas Cain books I beg you.

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  • Paul ocampo
  • 2018-12-07

We need more!

This book is simply amazing! Can’t wait to buy the next one “hint hint audible.”

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-09

Great performance to one of the classic 40K novels

Perfect performance to one of the best 40K novels. great entry point to the Grim Dark.

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