• Asurmen: The Darker Road

  • Warhammer 40,000: Phoenix Lord
  • By: Gav Thorpe
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It is said the Phoenix Lords arrive on the eve of great moments....

Guided by fate, Asurmen the Hand of Asuryan comes to the craftworld of Ulthwé. At the behest of the head of the seer council, he joins the warriors of Ulthwé and the young seer Eldrad on a quest to the Crone Worlds in search of the oracle Hiron-athela.

It is believed that this being holds an artefact that could safeguard Ulthwé's future, but in order to obtain it the eldar must travel a dark road....

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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solid radio drama for the craftworld eldar

this self-contained radio drama has good sound effects and decent acting. worthwhile and fun, it can be a little predictable but it's a solid adventure. at times the sound effects are a bit rough on the voices.

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Do more Asurmen books for audible!

Would love to know more about Asurmen and his adventures and back story. I got into the action and like asurmens character, logical, and to the point. Some good quotes as well.

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Aeldari Epic

Phoenix Lord Asurmen leading a small task force from the Aeldari faction to recover a relic or rather encounter an Oracle.

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Beautifully done but short

i absolutely loved the book. The narration was spot on. It was a great overall story but short.

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Well written, very well acted and produced.

This audio drama was very well done and stands up to others in its performances as well as the story.

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Fantastic, Though Brief

I would honestly listen to these audio dramas in full length form. It’s a shame they are likely too expensive to produce!

Fantastic story set in pre-Imperial (!) space where the Eldar are just starting to come to the realization that they really can’t trust anything or anyone. I sincerely enjoy the way Gav Thorpe writes Eldrad. Really enjoyed giving this one a listen!

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without a doubt this is the best of 40K audio

Asurmen is the most interesting of characters from the 40K universe, regal wise and deadly

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  • Mr L Cave
  • 03-23-18

I couldn't understand the audio.

Due to the sci-fi effects over production of this title, I could barely make out what the main characters were saying. It sounded like a load of drunken daleks in a lift. This is a production not a narration. I listen primarily whilst driving and couldn't make it out. Might be better through good quality headphones. Have read the book now and its a good story. Shame about the audio.

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  • M. Freeman
  • 06-19-21

Terrible

This story is very short and that’s it’s about as good as it gets. A cast of voice actors painful over act. The plot is boring, the writing basic. If you want to immerse yourself in WH40k lore, go for it. If you want a good read, avoid.

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  • B. L. Pinches
  • 09-05-20

loved it

this is a really well written short story, brilliantly produced as an audio drama, with gripping tension and quality. definitely listen if you're a fan of the eldar, or if your investigating the xenos of Warhammer 40k!

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  • Aaron
  • 06-18-20

Great short story

Loved the sound effects, perfect to listen to whilst painting. Really gets you indulged into the Eldar storyline and way of life. Would recommend listening with headphones on.