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Publisher's Summary

A Necromunda novel.

When full-scale gang war erupts between Houses Goliath and Escher, Brielle of the Wild Hydras finds herself on the run and desperate for revenge.... 

Listen to it because....

Delve into the darkest reaches of the underhive in a tale of vengeance, ambition and gruesome deeds from Necromunda's underhive.  

The story.... 

In the polluted, sprawling hive cities of Necromunda, life is short. From the decadent heights of the Spire to the murderous deeps of the underhive, those on the climb must be bold and brutal, or face a violent end.  

When the barbarous Fettnir, Goliath overlord of the Chemfall Butchers, turns his attention to Escher territory, the result is nothing short of a massacre. 

Brielle of the Wild Hydras escapes the slaughter and is cast into the deepest levels of the underhive. 

Determined to avenge her family, Brielle vows that she will end those responsible, but to reach Fettnir and the bounty hunter who murdered her mother, she must first survive...and the darkness is full of horrors.  

Written by Justin D Hill. Running time 9 hours and 5 minutes. Narrated by Emma Noakes.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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feminist

it seems too close to feminist propaganda lots of girl power and stuff like that mc is a a merrysue

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maybe my expectations were too high

Where to start other than the beginning? I felt the story started off excellent, got slow in the middle kinda lost its way entirely and then finished ok. Without giving too much away the middle chapters were a real chore tonget through. I have enjoyed Mr Hills shie and stories in this setting but this felt needlessly stretched out. sorry for gammer spelling typing this out on mobile. get it for the beginning bits and the wonderfully descriptive setting.

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Great trip into the bowels of Necromunda.

I was a little surprised to see folks saying that the protag is a Mary Sue - not sure that any bits of this story suggest she is. I will say this book has me in love with my Eschers and will be happily putting together a box in honor of the Wild Hydras. Emma Noakes did a great job voicing. :>

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A Truly Grimdark Tale

Unpopular opinion. The vast majority of 40K...isn't Grimdark. Its more Heavy Metal Absurdism, especially whenever the Orks show up. But Terminal Overkill is genuinely grim dark, and appropriately so. It really goes into all the gross details of how bleak life would be in the lowest pits of a hive world, even for a skilled Escher warrior. The main character doesn't have any higher goals than survive, and make gain power. Despite the simple plot the book doesn't have you rooting for her the whole way through. The story drags in a few spots, making the final act feel a bit rushed, but I was still hooked the whole way through.

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Fodor's Guide to Necromunda

A great listen for those who already know, or are interested in, the Necromunda setting. If you aren't, how the hell did you even get here? Excellent narration, and the main story, while entertaining, is really overshadowed by the richly detailed descriptions of the places and peoples of the underhive. Want to know what a fatberg fed by 10 billion people is like? Then this book is for you! Fits nicely with the new line of miniatures without being heavy handed and pays plenty of homage to oldhammer and the new apocrypha.

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i wanted to read about Necrominda....and this was?

It was good not great. Brielle was a fun character (sidebar....what's with the badass female characters being named Brielle. This and Rogue Trader. I loved both characters) The narrator did great, and I truly equated her voice with the characters. Which means they did good enough for me to forget about it being narrated. The problems came from pacing. It let me know who the major players were and who the main characters in a way that built up the setting. A lot of the story just jumped forward in ways that felt incongruous with pacing in other parts of the book. Its still an interesting book but the jumps ahead would kind of leave cold to the characters. it did this just enough to make it hard to finish the book. Oddly enough I am still interested in the follow up to this book that it alluded to. So it was good with small improvements the next book will be great.

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All the extremes of the underhive

Content warning The underhive is a truely foil place, and I was left gaging several times from the vivid descriptions of survival and "work" in the underhive

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Story seems interesting but the narrator is flat.

I honestly may be spoiled by Ray Porter but this narrator is terribly flat. I couldn't get past the first part of the book because of her strained attempt at voices and the complete lack of personality to the reading.

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great story, needs a part 2

This was a great story if you like Necromunda, hopefully this isn't the last we see of Braille of the Black Widows.

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Enjoyable experience

It was a pretty good story. Decent plot development and, descriptive action kept me listing long past my bed time. Like other's noted the narrator is not the best at doing male voices, but it didn't break emerson for me. Would like to hear more Necromanda books and would listen to the narrator again.

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  • 09-03-19

When is the next one?!

At first I feared the story was just going to be a slow monologue then when it picked up I was eager to go back to the beginning to make sure I didn't miss out on any vital moments of the story. I was hooked and was quite pleased how Emma narrated the story. More please, I have a whole bunch of Escher miniatures to paint and I need more inspiration to listen to whilst I'm painting.

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  • Daniel Martin
  • 11-17-19

A great listen with a proper hive feel.

Very much enjoyed this book and its narrator, much better than the other Necromunda stories I've heard. Fell into the story and it was difficult to stop once I'd started it.

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  • Cy Dudley
  • 07-29-20

dark and grimey

Enjoyed this well-performed look into the world of Necromunda, the best character is the hive city itself. Found a few of the male voices a bit jarring but very appropriate for the outlook of the main character as she retells her life story.

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  • tin
  • 06-24-20

entertaining

this was a great book. narration was on point and the story had some great moments. it was fun and exciting from the start to the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-20

Loved it! Want more like this.

Avid 40k reader and this is one of my favorite books. Great story and exploration of necromunda, fantastic narration. At times I felt really gripped in the drama and events, more so than useally , not to say the whole book was not engaging but I am talking nearly angst inducing trepidation and anticipation. It really immersed me in the story and I can't recommend it enough.

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  • mimnouk
  • 11-13-19

Die you scummers

As a fan of Justin I started this audio with high hopes, which weren’t dashed. The story is a wonderful mix of events as they happen and wistful repost. The narrator gives the right tones to the story as it really wouldn’t work being narrated by a male. A truly wonderful story that paints a vivid and sometimes disturbing image of the underhive...... Large spiders anybody?!?!? Kudos to you sir!

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 10-22-19

Very good!

Grim, brutal story and BILLIANT voice acting. This is the Necromunda book we all needed

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  • Alex
  • 10-12-19

pretty awesome

The first half of this book has the same intensity of the opening scene of Mad Max fury road and it's a pretty awesome look into Necromunda. The one slight I would give it is some time jumps I felt made the pacing a bit off.

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  • Elliot M
  • 09-05-19

Why the title?

This book perfectly captures the horror, desperation and depression of the Underhive and combines it with a solid underdog story. Perhaps I missed it somewhere, but the only thing I didn't understand is why its called Terminal Overkill and not something a bit less forgettable.

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  • paul sparks
  • 07-23-20

Let down by narration

I could listen to this for the first hour and if you asked me what I had heard I would be unable to tell you, the narrator is not for me sadly, I am sure the book is very good but I can not listen to it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-19

great listen

loved the world she made in necromunda and actually nearly get my models out to paint. good listen