• Anarch

  • Gaunt's Ghosts, Book 15
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (596 ratings)

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Anarch

By: Dan Abnett
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
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Publisher's Summary

The battle for Urdesh has begun - and the outcome will determine the fate of the Sabbat Worlds Crusade. Ibram Gaunt, now right hand to the Warmaster, and his Ghosts hold the key to victory - but can they defeat the sinister Anarch and his Sons of Sek?

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It's all been leading to this. The Victory arc concludes with an epic story that weaves together plot threads from throughout the entire Gaunt's Ghosts series and puts the beloved characters in more danger than you'll be able to bear. Fair warning: they're not all going to get out alive. 

The story:

Men of Tanith...do you want to live forever?

On the forge world of Urdesh, the massed forces of the Imperial Crusade engage in a final bloody battle with the Archenemy commander known as the Anarch and his elite warriors - the barbaric Sons of Sek. A victory for either side will decide more than just the fate of Urdesh...it will determine the outcome of the entire Sabbat Worlds Crusade. Ibram Gaunt - now serving at the right hand of Warmaster Macaroth - finds himself at the very heart of the struggle. His regiment, the Tanith First “Ghosts”, holds the vital key to ultimate success. But as the forces of the Imperium and Chaos square up for the final, large-scale confrontation, Gaunt discovers that the greatest threat of all may come from inside rather than out.

Written by Dan Abnett.

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

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loved the book but the audio was so quiet on this

great book, fully redeemed after a lack luster previous novel. i highly recommend however my one compliant is that the audio in this one was so quiet, the narrator was incredibly hard to hear at times. I've heard plenty by him ( toby longworth) and hes normally amazing, I'm not sure if the issue was with their equipment this time or what but it explains the 2 month delay after the book was released.

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fething meh

I finished this book only out of obligation. I don't know. this whole last 3 book arc started off cool. I loved salvation's reach. I hated warmaster. and this one is not much better than warmaster. if we get to the point where Gaunt is running the Crusade after the last book, then he should be commanding from a strategic level but Abnett drills down to this tactical level that is just more of the same and it becomes tedious and predictable because we have done this before. at least the narrator is solid.

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Abnet does not disappoint

Great story in the series, I listen while working around the house and never has the garden looked better as I was looking for ‘excuses’ to go out and listen.
The only negative would be the overall very low volume which made listening while commuting impossible for me.

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Woo-hoo!

Be ready to sit on the edge of your seat for the entire book! The narrator is perfect as always and the story’s full of suspense, action, and honor!

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great

Dan Abnett is the best gw writer and it shows here once again, Enjoy 😉

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Good narrator

Great story with a good narrator that keeps you invested the entire time. Lots of twists and turns and has the right amount of Grimdark

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Awesome now where are the rest?

Can't wait for the rest of the series is made available on audible. The victory series is good, but the founding and the lost are my favorites

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Everything you could want.

Great story with a great reader. Proper 40k voice for a proper 40k book. I hope the series continues but if not this was a great end.

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A fitting end.

A fitting end to an amazing series of books. Truly enjoyed listening to all of them.

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Great end to an Arc

If you've made it up to this book you already know the deal, Toby Longsworth is amazing and Dan Abnett is always amazing. Sad for everything to wrap up, but it was a good conclusion to a lot of the stories so far. I'd love at least one more book to wrap things up more completely.

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  • Printguru
  • 02-25-19

Fantastic ending

Once again Dan Abnett has written a cracker, Gaunt's Ghosts continues to be one of the best 40k series. The Anarch is a fitting end to the current storyline and the narration by Toby Longworth is spot on. If you have enjoyed the previous titles in the series you will not be disappointed. I really hope that some of the earlier books from the series come to Audible as they certainly are excellent also.

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  • Vespasian
  • 06-30-19

Very impressive narration

The book itself is fantastic, but I think at this point any 40k fan naturally expects this from Abnett's fantastic writing. What particularly surprised me was the quality of the narration, Longworth's deep tones are brilliantly suited to narration, and he skilfully breezes through a huge variety of accents in a very engaging way. I will definitely look out for more things narrated by him in the future!

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  • Mr. Ean E. Proctor
  • 03-26-19

Awesome story

A brilliant conclusion to this story arc. Dan has a way in writing where you become so emotionally engaged with the characters that it makes the whole story more realistic.
Toby Longworth is also the best narrator of the GG novels, so please use him on the next audio book in the series.

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  • Chris Dann
  • 03-21-19

An amazing follow up to Warmaster

Abnett has done it again. A stunning completion of the story begun in Warmaster. (And with much better narration, which was my only issue with the previous book.) The pace is perfect, switching between the various ongoing stories and keeping you on the edge of your seat, guessing what is coming next.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-20-19

still the best of the best

will have to listen to that again. Dan abnet is still one of the best at his craft. couldn't put it down. loved it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-15-21

Hopefully not the last one

An entertaining story and we'll narrated.
Expect some ouch moments.
Hopefully this is not the last one

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  • paul sparks
  • 12-10-19

My second Gaunt’s Ghost book

And I really enjoyed it, listening to the narration particularly the parts that are in the undercroft there is a real sense of gloom, despair and horror, I know I have come late to the Warhammer party but I will be staying to the end 😉

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  • Matt
  • 08-20-19

What Feels like a final chapter in one epic story

Loved it, the narrator is brilliant, the story works well and I never found myself getting bored. Cridd quickly became a favorite of mine and the gut wrenching twists in the tale pay off years of waiting

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  • Nicholai Risvang
  • 05-23-23

Wauw, what a climax.

10/10. Easy as that. Story, performance. Just perfect. Felt sad as it ended, I wanted it to go on. That tells more than any number of stars.

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  • dj rawlings
  • 01-25-23

Awesome

One of my favourite ones wish it could be made into live action but done well!

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  • Joe
  • 04-08-19

One of Abnett's best 40k novels to date.

Abnett is a brilliant writer of military sci-fi and has set the standard for the 40k universe. The Gaunt's Ghosts series has been consistently excellent. But this novel, coupled with its predecessor, are without a doubt the most gripping and exciting novels to date. Abnett's treats us with cast of beautifully realised characters, throwing them into not only the horror of war, but the horrors that lie beneath the human soul. There were times when I literally winced as the Ghosts faced "vergotten" terrors.
I rarely grant star reviews. This novel deserves the it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-30-23

FIRST AND ONLY!!!

Another fine addition to the series its got everything you could possibly need and more

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-26-22

What an Awesome book, worth every cent.

loved the book, lots of twists and turns,
the endgame is jaw dropping worth reading and listening.
You will not be disappointed with this book and the narrative is a way above par.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-06-19

great

great book. really enjoyed it, recording volume a little low at times but performance was great

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-19

classic gaunts ghosts

well it was a nice rap up of the gaunts ghosts alot happens and alot die.