Realmslayer

Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Series: Gotrek Gurnisson, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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Realmslayer is the most exciting project I have worked on in years, and playing Gotrek fired my imagination with wonder. He possesses enormous courage and imagination, and is totally fearless – more powerful than any hero in literature and history.

What a challenge! It was like playing ten King Lears at once! He will live forever.

(Brian Blessed, the voice of Gotrek Gurnisson in Realmslayer)

Gotrek Gurnisson was the greatest monster slayer of the age, who met his doom at the End Times. The heroic duardin stepped forth into the Realm of Chaos to fight the daemons gnawing at the world's ending and satisfy his death oath, leaving behind his companion Felix Jaeger. 

Now Gotrek has returned, having outlived the old gods and the Old World. Spat from the ruinous depths with his redemption unfulfilled, he emerges into the Mortal Realms, a strange new world where gods walk the earth and dark forces are ascendant. Nothing is as he remembers. His oaths are dust, and the lands are torn asunder by Chaos.   

Yet when Gotrek learns of human champions being elevated to immortality for Sigmar’s fight against this darkness, the so-called 'Stormcast Eternals', he knows why fate has brought him into this new age. To find Felix. For only then can he find the peace in death he seeks. But is there more to Gotrek's apotheosis than even he can fathom? Has he truly been chosen by Grimnir and for what purpose?

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Solid return for Gotrek

My only complaint is how brief everything is but its a surprisingly good return to form of the original series mixed with the straight high fantasy of the second authors books. The changes to Gotrek are appropriate for a dwarf stuck in the realm of Chaos for about ten thousand years and the characters that come along perfectly fitting.

Well voice acted, accompanying sound effects perfectly over the top, chapters get broken up into parts sort of like the originals in Trollslayer and Skavenslayer and is used to good effect. Very reminiscent of where the series started without being an uninspired series of repeats.

Now we need the original series done this way, plus all of Ciaphas Cain, Black Librarys latest effort for their audio have been amazing and these older series seeing new love is amazing.

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It has Brian blessed

Brian blessed voicing Gotrek. That's enough reason to buy the audiobook. get it now!

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amazing performance ends abruptly <br />

last 1 and a half is the voices talking about the characters. waste of my money

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Terrible

Gotreks fighting prowess is definitely not captured and the character feels different from the original, more soft, stupid and uninteresting. Stick to the original. Shouldn’t have touched the series and just left them as a legend. The writers are simply too different, and it is painfully disappointing.

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An excellent story

Great, even if you're not familiar with the previous Felix and Gotrek fiction. All I knew going in was that they were a dwarf and a human who had some adventures.

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Great fun

An amazingly fun and immersive audio featuring great known voices.

It is always a great joy to get in on duardin action!

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Brian Blessed in Warhammer OMG!!!

I haven't finished listening to this yet but just had to review it.

Brian Blessed has the coolest voice I could possibly imagine for Gotrek Gurnisson. Excellent choice there. Everyone else sounds good too.. The audio atmosphere, music, acting and drama is brilliant. If you like Warhammer then put you will really enjoy this one.

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Excellent

This was a very fun audio drama, and well-made with quality sound effects. The story wasn't overly bombastic or world-changing, being much more character-driven, but still contained plenty of action. The voice actors did a great job all around, and Brian Blessed was born to play Gotrek. His voice and demeanor are perfect for the blustery, tragic, joyfully violent character.

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BRIAN BLESSED IS GOTREK

Brain Blessed voicing Gotrek is beyond words amazing, if you love Warhammer do not miss this book. I didn't even know most of the context but its easy to enjoy this amazing performance.

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One of Black Library's Best

Just like the title says. A truly phenomenal audio drama that I look forward to re-listening to again and again and again.

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  • Christopher
  • 11-03-18

An absolute must!

An amazing cast and production that makes it feel like a (great) Hollywood movie! I actually listened to the whole thing in one sitting. They need to make more of these!

I've been listening to GW audio dramas / books for years and this is by far the best thing they've done (and they've done a lot of great stuff)!

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  • Matthew Savagar
  • 11-03-18

Gotrek is Back!

Absolutely loved this, the gotrek and felix books are my all time favourite fantasy novels and bringing this into the new warhammer world made me very happy indeed and I hope they make more! P.S Brian Blessed is amazing!

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  • B. Porter
  • 04-09-19

A Love Letter to Old Fans

Long time Gotrek fans will enjoy this. Brian Blessed is great, but strikes me as a slightly odd choice for the character in retrospect; Gotrek has quite a dark, tragic side that Blessed isn't quite able to capture.

That being said, Gotrek is very much the embodiment of grouchy, old-school Warhammer fans in this story. It's great to see GW are not beyond laughing at themselves, and it work very well seeing the Mortal Realms through the lens of an ancient, irascible grouch.

It's nice to see a bit more of the Fyreslayers, too, as they've been somewhat neglected for a long time.

The plot itself, whilst not outstanding, is not bad either. Realmslayer serves as an amusing, gentle reintroduction of a beloved character into a new setting, btmut probably won't be terribly entertaining to listeners without a vested interested in Gotrek's story.

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  • David Connor
  • 11-09-18

"My axe thirsts, and I shall lead her to drink!"

The only negative I have about this production is that I want so much more of it!!! This isn't an audiobook, a reading of a novel, but more a radio play, relying on the amazing ambient sound effects and the divine delivery of all the voice actors involved. Dialogue heavy, sound effects and music are all perfectly balanced and Gotrek was made for Blessed! Story is only four hours long, last hour is interviews. Set up for a whole series. Bring it on!!!!

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  • Plamen
  • 03-03-19

Pretty good for a leyman of 40k like myself

The story was great, I love greater-than-life characters. I wish they would make a movie about him. The narration was amazing! As to be expected from such names. The only thing I didn't like were the added noises from the background. Sometimes it was hard to understand what the actual characters were saying. And some of the have hard enough accents alreary.

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  • Andie McCallum
  • 01-19-19

GOTREKS ALIVE

far and wide the best Gotrek story yet and Brian Blessed just takes this whole work to the next level.

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  • Andy7
  • 04-16-19

Brian blessed was incredible , buy it listen to it

More please black library ! Awesome work to all the cast and crew. The story/script going forward needs to keep up the tempo , the diversity of characters is particularly excellent.

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  • Harry williams
  • 04-06-19

gotrek reborn<br />

I truly believe that Brian blessed is the perfect voice for gotrek I wish that they would get him to do all the gotrek and Felix books

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  • KC
  • 11-15-19

Amazing story and performance!

Amazing story and performance by everyone involved! I couldn't put down the story, kept wanting more and felt like my life lacked purpose after it had finished!

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  • James Mc2107
  • 11-08-19

My favorite audio drama

Smiled for hours listening to this audio drama, loved Brian Blessed performance and everybody else's as well. Perfect!

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  • AT CT
  • 10-17-19

10 out of ten!

Bloody brilliant!

If you love Gotrek and want to hear of his epic adventures in Age of Sigmar, this Audiobook/Audiodrama is for you!

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  • Leigh O'Neill
  • 04-27-20

Gotrek in the mortal realms

The eagerly awaited debut of Gotrek in the Age of Sigmar was worth the wait. There is no one that embodies the Spirit of the Slayer than Brian Blessed and he adds a new dimension to the character. I wasn’t sure what to expect but once I started listening I was instantly hooked and enjoyed this title thoroughly. New characters, new worlds and new monsters to slay. This is everything I hoped it would be.

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  • Disco
  • 12-07-18

misleading length, story generic, amazing cast

first up over 1 hour of this are cast interviews!
the story is quite generic , no arc for main character, standard for a gotrek novel
performances are great
age of sigmar is really stupid, what can I say, it's hard to make it decent. the setting is beyond ridiculous.

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