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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
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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. Determined to sell their lives dearly, will the Black Templars hold on long enough to be reinforced, or will their sacrifice ultimately be in vain?

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Grimaldus

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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Epic on a grand scale..

This was my first Warhammer book.... And wow... What a way to start!!
It has hooked me and I will be taking in more from series.
I listed to it twice.... Right after I finnished the first time...
Great story.

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The best 40k novel featuring the best chapter

An excellent performance featuring several inspiring orations by Reclusiarch Grimaldus with a glorious stand against the xenos.

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Masterpiece

Aaron Dembsky Bowden delivered a pure masterpiece with Helsreach. Jonathan Keeble does a fantastic job narrating the book. I have listened to this book 3 times because it is such a great thing to listen to. Favorite warhammer audio book by far.

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Greatest 40K Novel so far.

I've read/listened to over 15 40k novels and this is the only one i comeback to over and over again. Nothing exemplifies what I think a space marine should be better than this.

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Must read/hear

This book is a must, simply wonderful. I highly recommend it to any 40k fan!

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Deus Vult

No Pity, No Remorse, No Fear. This novel makes the Black Templars proud. Grimaldus is the ultimate chaplain 10/10

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  • Jason Enderle
  • 2017-10-30

First Foray into Warhammer 40k

This book was suggested to me by a friend when I asked which Audible Warhammer book I should begin with.
It did not disappoint. I was vaguely familiar with Warhammer 40k before beginning this story (I had primarily seen pictures of Space Marines etc.) and I was quickly drawn into the Universe with little trouble imagining the different characters, species, and machinery. The backdrop of this Universe is one of War on such an immense scale that it is difficult to understand, however this story takes the big picture and slowly focuses in from a planetary system scale to a single planet, to a continent on said planet and finally focusing on the defense of a single city. In doing that, the reader receives the feeling of both the grand scale of a star systems at war all the way down to individuals in hand to hand combat trying to survive and claim victory over seemingly insurmountable odds. While listening, I as the reader was unsure as to which characters were going to survive and indeed if ANY would survive. The character development was nuanced but well done and with enough humor to release the tension when needed.
The voice acting was well done and added to the war type atmosphere that was ever present throughout the story.
All being said this was a great introduction to Warhammer 40k and I plan on listening to more in the future.

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  • John M. Borrini
  • 2018-01-21

Amazing Book!

This book is one of the greatest 40k books in the series, I highly recommend this book to any fan of Warhammer 40k.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-01-18

"Until the End"

Bowden's writing brought to life in only the way Keeble can. Road by bloody road the forces of Hellsreach are beaten back. Yet they stand. Until the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-05-22

Dang Orks Making a Big Ole Mess

We OrkZ Like Smashing dem Puny HOomiez . . .. . been bang smashing dah big onez into bigha onz gon smash em

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  • Vincent
  • 2018-09-22

Black Templars at their finest.

A story of sacrifice and courage in a universe where there is only war.

Black Templar Space Marine fans will enjoy this read - well worth the time and coin.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-09-06

a 40k must!

I highly recommend this audiobook. the narration is great and the struggle throughout the book makes for a great story

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  • Mike
  • 2018-04-28

Fantastic!

If you could sum up Helsreach: Warhammer 40,000 in three words, what would they be?

It is great!

What other book might you compare Helsreach: Warhammer 40,000 to and why?

Betrayer. Because it's the same author and also a great story.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Keeble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to a lot of Jonathan Keeble stories and this is one of his best.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

"Grimaldus. Die well."

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-09

Excellent Book

This book has so much to talk about. Great action, compelling subplots, relatable characters... Awesome read. I won't spoil anything but I think you'll find Jonathan Keeble's rendition of Trooper Andre to be hilarious.

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  • James
  • 2018-09-13

Awesome story!

Really loved this. Was my first Audiobook and I have to say I am VERY happy with this one.

The story is epic, and I was VERY engaged from beginning to end. The trials faced by not only Humanity, but the Templar themselves was very interesting to listen to. The Narrator for this book is FANTASTIC! Really nails it.

A true 40k! I recommend it to all 40k fans.

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  • jonathan camacho
  • 2018-08-31

instant favorite

probably one of the best 40k stories out there, unlike many others in the wh40k lore there is actual character development, it keeps the very real feeling of war prominent throughout the book, and the ending is actually worth something. worth the read.

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