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Audiobook five of the Ciaphas Cain series

On Periremunda, the populace are rioting. With local forces unable to contain the widespread civil disorder, Commissar Cain and his regiment of Valhallans are called in to help.... 

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An unruly populace, enemies at work behind the scenes, and the presence of an inquisitor (the one who puts the footnotes in the Cain Archives no less!) - it all adds up to trouble for Cain, doesn't it? And fun, of course. 

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On Periremunda, the populace are rioting. With local forces unable to contain the widespread civil disorder, Commissar Cain and his regiment of Valhallans are called in to help. However, it seems there is more to the rebellion than first appeared, and Cain suspects sinister forces at work behind the scenes. When the commissar is reunited with Inquisitor Amberley Vail, it seems his fears are realised. In this the fifth book in the popular Ciaphas Cain series, our hero is thrown into a deadly conspiracy that even he might not be able to emerge from alive.

Written by Sandy Mitchell. Narrated by Stephen Perring, Penelope Rawlins, Emma Gregory, Richard Reed, Tara Rawson and Andrew James Spooner.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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Keep them coming

Another great book in the Cain series, which has come quickly on the release of the previous one. A trend I hope continues as I love the Cain series and is my favorite in all of 40K.

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Hands down the best cheeky/gritty scifi

If you want something with the cheeky fun of bobiverse, the grit of warhammer, all with a dash of adventure and romance, you'd be a fool to overlook this series. Its fun, its sexy, its a thrill. It truly has something for everyone delivered with an unmatched performance. Get it.

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Narration team is amazing as always.

The Ciaphas Cain audiobooks keep getting better. Duty Calls feels much more like an audio drama than just an audio book. The narration team Black Library have put together for these is amazing. Great fun, light hearted 40k material that always keeps me coming back for more.

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The Cain series keeps getting better and better!

The Cain stories are all fantastic but I think the voice actors really bring the story to life. This title incorporated news reports that were well done and really stood out. Great story and fantastic voice acting!

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God i just want the rest of the books

the story of Caiphas Cain is one of the best this series just keep giving more and more awesome stories.

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Aah, another story to feast on!

If you haven't heard the other Ciaphas Cain storys. Do so before getting this. But its damn worth it.

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the puns are PAINFUL

absolutely brilliant in terms of the puns. It's Part2 of the Shadowlight Trilogy. hearing the words spoken as opposed to just reading them really made them POP. Perring and Rawlins are an absolute treat to the ears. Gregory absolutely NAILS every pompous retired jackass I've been stuck in briefings with.

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Perfect as usual

Again typical Cain in all greatness. Great story perfomed by great actors...what more do you want?

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  • 05-27-21

Cain

It’s a Cain novel, if that’s your thing it’s great- delightfully pulpy and as humorous as you’re likely to find in the 41st millennium

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They have news anchors/ reporters

overall I enjoyed this, I feel as if the writer has pulled quite a bit of inspiration from a variety of non scifi novels for this. The acting and preformance is top notch as usual, and it feels like the team that puts this together try and throw creativity in as much as possible. I'm also pleased with how much emotion that is described without actually saying it, it helps that the perspective of Cain is well done by the writer. I also feel like the narrator is extremely in tune with Cain, to the point that if someone else portrays him and dosen't sound like him, I'd probably put off a little. That goes to show how much I'm enjoying these books.

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  • 05-02-21

Great need more of the series

love this series of books need them to bring more of this series as soon possible

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  • Ash
  • 04-29-21

Constantly Improving

The quality of the production is constantly improving from one book to the next, all voice actors involved breathing emotion into the pages and bringing characters I've read years in the past to life in a great way. The news caster segments were a particular highlight.

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  • Zacharias
  • 04-28-21

great as always

A perfect installation in the Chain archives! 10/10 peformance as usual and a great story aswell. what is not to love?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-21

Fantastic!

Absolutely loving these Cain audiobooks!
First gave it a try after going through lots of Gaunt's Ghosts and felt like a change of style,
I didn't think humour and 40k would work but it does, especially thanks to the editorial 'notes' and
snippets from 'other sources'.
Overall quality of both the stories and the cast's performance is excellent.
This instalment is no different and probably the best so far, really hope they bring out another one soon....

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  • Mark
  • 05-19-21

Fantastic series

I absolutely love and enjoy the series great writing and talented narration I hope there’s more books out soon

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-19-21

Excellent addition to the series

Story and performance to the normal high standard. However, the recording jumped several time. I don’t know if this is an issue with my device or the audiobook itself

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  • Randomch
  • 05-15-21

Another good entry

Very good fun. Cain's internal 'oh no, oh no, I'm gonna die, how do I slither out of this' while he continues to perform actually heroic actions is still great.

One thing did disappoint me however. In previous installments, the narrator voiced General Zyvan with an accent similar to Sharpe as played by Sean Bean. It gave the character a lot of, well, character. This accent now seems to have been abandoned and Zyvan has a bland, neutral voice which I felt didn't suit. It's just a small thing, and by no means ruins the story, but I thought the change wasn't for the better.

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  • John
  • 04-29-21

funny, tense, brilliant

the best of the cain series. very well voiced with some real flare shown in the "news" extracts.

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  • G Rowlands
  • 06-13-21

Great book, shame about accent changes

Great book and story, but it's a shame the narrator abandoned the Sharpe-like Yorkshire accent for General Zhyvan he'd given him in the Traitor's Hand. In this book he just has a boring old "British officer" voice. Doesn't ruin the book, but is a shame as the narrator is an excellent voice actor.

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  • Mark cowan
  • 06-03-21

Cain at his best

Story is well written as always and the narration is perfect and well performed suiting the story.

Enjoyable and fun would recommend to anyone interested in warhammer or not.

“Tanna Sir?”

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  • Typhus.
  • 06-14-21

great story.

Another great story great performance from all and a very interesting story thoughly enjoyed it.