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Red & Black

By: James Swallow
Narrated by: Lisa Bowerman,Beth Chalmers
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Publisher's Summary

When a mysterious messenger contacts the Adepta Sororitas, Celestian Miriya must travel to Hollos and pass judgment on the world. Will she find a world embracing the Emperor's truth or one in need of cleansing? Her decision will liberate or condemn an entire planet.

©2011 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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short but sweet and worth it.

I thought it was great, the narration flowed and voice actors really pull you in. it filled my quiet day for a moment with gunfire, politics, and duty.

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sound effects can be deafening.

storyline was good, acting was good, but, at times, the sound effects drown out everything else.

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Audio Drama

The multiple voice actors and the cool sound effects made this short story very entertaining.

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Overall, simple

in the story the take a bit of liberty in place of time but all in all its pretty neat. I just feel like a YouTube video would have given the same result. The voice acting and sound effects where AMAZING though. they did a FANTASTIC JOB props to all the readers

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The Imperium and the cost

The audio drama was great captures the sisters of battle and the 41st millennium of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The magus is correct the price was to high they destroyed a beautiful civilization that didn’t really do anything wrong the cult wasn’t doing of the clones more a product of the warp storms and demons.

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In Faith and Fire

A great Adepta Soroitas story. Intrigue, action and heresy all in one. Narration was very well done.

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Glorious!

a enjoyable listen and good intro to the sisters of battle. also good audio drama and sound effects.

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Epic short story

Music, Sound effects, many different voice actors and a story worthy of 40k and to those who have no clue what that is.

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Great Novella

Fantastic listen for those who enjoy a succinct story or those interest in the Adepta Sororitas / Sisters of Battle. Excellent performances by the voice actors.

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  • 01-19-18

An entertaining audio drama

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good solid hour (and a bit) of entertainment. The performances of the main actors are decent and the story is engaging. The only significant fault I found with Red and Black was a plot twist which rather reduces the complexity (and thus the interest) of the story's main dilemma (if you've listened to it I'm sure you know which bit I'm taking about!). Otherwise, I very much enjoyed it.

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  • Thrand_17
  • 06-13-22

Short but sweet, a great audiodrama

Listened to this while on a walk with the dog. Brilliant pacing of the story and a satisfyingly grim-dark setting & conclusion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-17-22

Good story but poor effects

I liked the story (even though it was a bit rushed. Unfortunatelly the poor sound quality of effects (like gunshots), problems with volume (some of ambient sounds overwhelming the narrator) made it a bit unpleasant. Overall worth the listen (for SoB fans especially).

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  • Nathan Carr
  • 12-29-21

At 1hr 11mins for the price of a credit???

This short story should be included free with your audit account. Why spend your credit on this when you can get a full length novel for the same credit? The story itself is a curio for fans of James Swallow's Sister of Battles novels Fire and Faith and Hammer and Anvil. if you have a credit to spare and have not already done so; I recommend Faith and Fire as it's much better value than this titbit. In regards to the narration, Lisa Bowerman and Beth Chalmers do a fine job.

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  • Mikko
  • 12-19-21

Very skippable

Perfectly average, not really worth a credit. Not a very engaging plot or story.

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  • Tyler
  • 06-04-21

Could almost be a short film

The choice of music and sound effects in this audio book, along side the great voice narrations felt incredibly immersive.

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  • jack cf
  • 01-04-21

Interesting concepts explored in a short bite

I actively enjoyed the characters in this feature. Rho, the near-human, appeared as a devout Imperial servant. Nolan, the tech priest, provided good insight. We had a glimpse of Leithi, and I could help note the contrast between herself and her less ruthless (familial) sister, Verity, in the other books.

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  • Mr. Michael J. Clark
  • 01-23-18

very enjoyable

quite enjoyed that, narration was good as were the characters. easy enough to listen too

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  • 12-02-20

Good Short Performance

It was pretty entertaining for an audiobook. Kinda felt like I was watching a movie without watching anything.