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Soul Wars

Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Book 1
Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

It is said that all who live belong ultimately to the Undying King. In the shadowy lands of Shyish, Nagash, God of Death, calls forth his soulless legions to reassert his dominion. His dread advance begins with the free city of Glymmsforge, bastion of Azyr in the Realm of Death. 

Standing between Nagash and his prize are the brooding Anvils of the Heldenhammer, an ancient host of Stormcast Eternals, and Lord-Castellant Pharus Thaum, guardian of the Ten Thousand Tombs. 

As battles between the living and the dead rage throughout the Mortal Realms, the War of Heaven and Death begins anew. But even Sigmar’s chosen may not be enough to cease the onslaught. For how does one destroy what is already dead?

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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Was glad I bought it on a whim.

The author did a good job of writing this more in line with a compelling story versus a narrative of a game experience which I find to plague D&D books. This was my first experience with an AoS book and I'm glad I bought it. the narrator did an amazing job and the only negative I have is it would have been nice to have some more voice differences. He did have a decent amount of change but just not enough to get that top tier narration, but his actual narration voice was what I would say is at level with the best in audible. I would recommend this book and I will go back through the Realm Gate series to enjoy the beginning of AoS books.

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One of the best AoS books so far

Incredibly engaging. Love Balthas and the other characters. Really well written. Hands down the best book in the AoS library thus far

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loved it.

Loved it so much!!!! Can't wait for the next one and to play a game!!

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Great

great story and performance. though the narrator uses the same voice for every female character

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Enjoyed a great performance and a good story.

If you love Warhammer and Age of Sigmar, you will enjoy this story as it rolls out the Necroquake and the positions of Nagash and Sigmar. I liked it, even loved some parts (Arkan and Manfred)(Nagash and Arkan), but I never felt connected or invested in the main characters. I finished the book feeling only pity for them, as the truths of their existence and purpose comes to light. That may have been the point of the novel after all. I just was wanted more to like and believe in regarding the main characters. If I could I would score the bv story a 3.5.

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Unbearable Drag

Plus:

The setting is fantastically described and paints a great picture (when you understand it).


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The God characters are so insufferable. They often go on these long annoying monologues that seem to drag on until it sends the reader into a slumber. They are completely unlikable and un-relatable. I realize they are Gods, but I prefer the characters in my books to be interesting.

The book often has boring sections of dialogue that seem to be entirely pointless filler. Most of the book is just people
standing around and talking.

The narrator isn't great at female voices.

I am just a reader of fantasy (not a Warhammer tabletop fan), so I don't know if this problem is relevant for most of this book's audience. I have no idea what any of the rankings, locations, and mythologies are. So most of the time I am in the dark. The author goes out of his way to set up these really cool war scenes that are absolutely meaningless to me because I don't know what any of the titles mean.

Most of the main characters are members of the same religious order. So I often forget who is who, since they all have the same zealot-like personality.

Speaking of characters, there are tons of side characters that just seem to be entirely pointless to the main plot. I just don't care about them when the author decides to visit them. Maybe characters like the girl who lords over the cats, for example, will pay off eventually, but I just don't care about her right now. It's absolutely painful to follow her around. Imagine all the movies with kids in it that were uninteresting and annoying, its like that.

I don't know if I am going to be able to finish this, I am over half-way through and it's getting difficult to even pay attention.


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If you are a huge fan of the Warhammer universe, maybe you will get something out of this. I still wouldn't recommend it, due to the slow pace and filler. This book is a horrible chore. Maybe since I just got into Warhammer books, I just don't get it, but I just want something exciting with fleshed characters and real personalities. This book simply fails to meet that need.

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  • Samuel M.
  • 01-13-19

excellent

This book gives greater detail on Sigmaron, the Storm cast reforging process and how the gods of AOS interact with this people. definitely worth a listen

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  • Ryan Reynolds
  • 01-12-19

Brilliant from start to finish

Mr Wincott does a marvellous job in portraying the numerous and completely rememberable characters throughout the book.

Going to give zero spoilers as this NEEDS TO BE READ!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-19

Good but...

I did enjoy this book don’t get me wrong, it’s descriptions of Nagash and all his evil minions were good. The problem is that it doesn’t get going until the end and really the final chapter is the only part I found myself listening with rapt attention.

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  • Jon Davies
  • 01-07-19

excellent! best AOS story so far

truly enjoyed this, was the most. impelling age of signature story I have listened to so far.

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  • sam
  • 12-06-18

amzing

loved it very well written the narrorator brought the book and charictors alive would reccommend this to all