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The Lords Of Silence

Warhammer 40,000
Written by: Chris Wraight
Narrated by: John Banks
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Cadian Gate is broken, and the Imperium is riven in two. The might of the Traitor Legions, kept shackled for millennia behind walls of iron and sorcery, has been unleashed on a darkening galaxy. Among those seeking vengeance on the Corpse Emperor’s faltering realm are the Death Guard, once proud crusaders of the Legiones Astartes, now debased creatures of terror and contagion. 

Mighty warbands carve bloody paths through the void, answering their lord primarch’s call to war. And yet for all their dread might in arms, there is no escape from the vicious legacies of the past, ones that will pursue them from the ruined daemon-worlds of the Eye of Terror and out into the smouldering wastes of the Imperium Nihilus.

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

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I very enjoyed this novel this audio book!

As a fellow player of warhammer 40k. This audio book brought everything to life. Enjoyed every chapter of this and highly recommended for any deathguard lovers.

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Enjoyable

The voice acting is well done and the story was interesting. I started listening to the audiobook while I was feeling sick, which made me feel a certain connection with the Death Guard. Worth a listen.

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The Death Guard personified

The characters and motivations of The Death Guard brought to light and explored as I've never seen/heard before, a solid story with very interesting turns it is well worth a listen!

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  • RICHARD
  • 2018-08-24

Nurgle more than just a plague God

After reading/listening to this book I’m a full convert to Grandfather Nurgle’s way of life. When you realize how bad the people in the empire are treated it’s just best to go with Nurgle’s philosophy

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  • Hector Marquez
  • 2018-08-22

Great Insight

This story really shines insight into the Death Guard and the inter-communication with other traitor legions. Also really shows the other side of an imperial vs. chaos battle.

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  • Adrian Ojeda
  • 2018-08-30

The Death Guard walk the galaxy once more

This audiobook details the story of a Death Guard warband, The Lords of Silence. The characters (mostly villains!) are incredibly fleshed out. Each has their own agenda and personality. Many iconic characters are included in the story, such as Mortarion and Typhus in their 10,000 year old rotting forms. A fantastic narrative and incredible voice acting make the Lords of Silence a very fun book! I'm a fan of the Death Guard, and I enjoyed every minute of the experience.

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  • james
  • 2018-11-16

Finally.

I am biased when it comes to Death Guard as I play them in tabletop, but this was exactly what I wanted. I have waited some time for a Death guard novel and was not dissapointed. The characters had that slow methodical cadence to them that I expect from the sons of the Rotten Angel. The combat was satisfiying, and the insights from the characters were interesting. I was pleased with the descriptions, which were gross but not overly so. I can only speak as someone who is already a big fan, but I found the book very enjoyable. Chris Wraight wrote a detailed delve into the depressed, disgusting world of the Death Guard, and John Banks gave yet another terrific performance.

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  • Kevin Suttell
  • 2018-11-11

Disgusting and full of character

A must read for any Death Guard fan! Chris Wraight takes the characterizations he cut his teeth on from Dark Imperium and turns it up to 11. The characters are disgusting, evil, petty killers but you can’t help but want to know their stories. As a giant Death Guard fan this novel was an utter treat to listen to!
#Chaos #DeathGuard #Nurgle #Warhammer40k #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • hiker777
  • 2019-06-20

If you love Nurgle

If you love Nurgle (and He loves you) get this book! Fantastic telling and performance!

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  • corbin
  • 2019-06-05

Wow

this was a great book, i play 40k table top and my buddy has a Death Guard army. this really puts in perspective on how tough they are.

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  • Maria
  • 2019-05-18

First book ever about the Death Guard

An amazing story. the quality of the plot is pretty good And it gives you a pretty good insight on the lifes of the Death Guard. Will recommen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-08

Just like the death guard...

Just as the above line, slow in the beginning but amps up as they close the gap. I would say a few characters really weren’t important but it definitely had its moments. Solid work that would make grandfather Nurgle proud.

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  • Sean O'Rourke
  • 2019-05-05

A Perfect Death Guard Novel

Loved the story from front to back, the Death Guard done right for once. A rare novel that displays their motivations and ideologies without getting caught up on the "ickiness" of how they look. Very deliberate use of POV characters to restrict knowledge of certain upcoming events was done skillfully, especially as two sets of events are juxtaposed against each other in alternating chapters. Good cast of characters that display the range of the warband without deviating from the Death Guard model, showing how DG is often treated by other forces of Chaos was a treat.

Narration was excellent, didn't use the overwhelmingly phlegm-filled voices for the DG that are often used in Black Library audiobooks. Once you get used to the style of speech for certain characters it becomes a much easier listen. I ended up listening at 1.05 speed to counteract some of the deliberate slowness of speech without changing the pacing too much.

Overall a truly excellent entry into the Black Library.