• The Lords Of Silence

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Chris Wraight
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,151 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Cadian Gate is broken, and the Imperium is riven in two. The might of the Traitor Legions, kept shackled for millennia behind walls of iron and sorcery, has been unleashed on a darkening galaxy. Among those seeking vengeance on the Corpse Emperor’s faltering realm are the Death Guard, once proud crusaders of the Legiones Astartes, now debased creatures of terror and contagion. 

Mighty warbands carve bloody paths through the void, answering their lord primarch’s call to war. And yet for all their dread might in arms, there is no escape from the vicious legacies of the past, ones that will pursue them from the ruined daemon-worlds of the Eye of Terror and out into the smouldering wastes of the Imperium Nihilus.

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

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Nurgle more than just a plague God

After reading/listening to this book I’m a full convert to Grandfather Nurgle’s way of life. When you realize how bad the people in the empire are treated it’s just best to go with Nurgle’s philosophy

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Great Insight

This story really shines insight into the Death Guard and the inter-communication with other traitor legions. Also really shows the other side of an imperial vs. chaos battle.

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The Death Guard walk the galaxy once more

This audiobook details the story of a Death Guard warband, The Lords of Silence. The characters (mostly villains!) are incredibly fleshed out. Each has their own agenda and personality. Many iconic characters are included in the story, such as Mortarion and Typhus in their 10,000 year old rotting forms. A fantastic narrative and incredible voice acting make the Lords of Silence a very fun book! I'm a fan of the Death Guard, and I enjoyed every minute of the experience.

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Docking a star for one reason alone...

The volume levels need increased so bad it isn't funny. Such a great story so well writen and preformed, but you can't hear much of it while doing anything. As an aside... AUDIBLE GIVE US VOLUME BOOST!

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More....we want more Death Guard stories

More Lords of Silence, these are great characters and this was a good story. I would love read more about them.

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This will be...Horrible!

Lovely narration and insightful perspective on the Grandfather's chosen sons. Vivid and wretched depictions of filth and stagnation. Would highly recommend to any true heretic.

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Finally.

I am biased when it comes to Death Guard as I play them in tabletop, but this was exactly what I wanted. I have waited some time for a Death guard novel and was not dissapointed. The characters had that slow methodical cadence to them that I expect from the sons of the Rotten Angel. The combat was satisfiying, and the insights from the characters were interesting. I was pleased with the descriptions, which were gross but not overly so. I can only speak as someone who is already a big fan, but I found the book very enjoyable. Chris Wraight wrote a detailed delve into the depressed, disgusting world of the Death Guard, and John Banks gave yet another terrific performance.

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Disgusting and full of character

A must read for any Death Guard fan! Chris Wraight takes the characterizations he cut his teeth on from Dark Imperium and turns it up to 11. The characters are disgusting, evil, petty killers but you can’t help but want to know their stories. As a giant Death Guard fan this novel was an utter treat to listen to!
#Chaos #DeathGuard #Nurgle #Warhammer40k #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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Peerless

There are not enough good things to say about this book. The quality of the writing is unbelievable. The way Wraight matches the tone of the writing with the subject matter is masterful. The story is phenomenal and the characters are of the best in any book I have ever read 40k, 30k or otherwise. Vorx!!! Before reading, I liked DG just fine because of the good job Swallow has done with them. After this book, I am truly fascinated by DG.

Performancewise, we all know if it’s Keeble, Longworth, or Banks reading, the reading is going to be gold, but Banks outdoes himself here. Excellent voice work for perfectly written characters and a reading pace that really gives the book a DG feel (in a good way).

The only drawback is you will want more and it does not seem like there is a current plan to do more. Hopefully, some of these guys show up in Warhawk.

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One of my fav 40k Books

I have read or listened to just about every 40k/Fantasy book BL has released. Some have been a downright chore and some a real pleasure, this was undeniably a pleasurable listen.

Lords of Silence is very well written. Vorx (Leader of the Lords of silence) is now one of my favorite characters from the setting. He is not the typical two-dimensional wet fart of a nurgle lord we’re usually served up in the fiction. He has nuance and is far more terrifying because of it.
Wraight really gives the “modern” death guard something interesting and cool with the inclusion of these characters. I’d recommend it to ANY fan of the 40k verse.

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  • Benjamin Martin Sadler
  • 09-25-18

fantasic development of the story.

this certainly developes the story and gives you better insight into the sons of the Mortarian, as well as the Primarch himself.

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  • Anima
  • 09-23-18

Disgustingly brilliant!

The Lord Of Silence is a brilliant, if grim exploration of the Death Guard told by John Banks who is utterly fantastic as a narrator and makes all of the characters come to vivid life. Wonderful writing and a decent plot. Highly recommended.

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  • Mr. Daniel M. Ford
  • 09-15-18

John Banks is fantastic

Fantastic performance, and solid story. John Banks collection of voices add a length and breadth to his readings that are phenomenal and hugely entertaining.

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  • Richard Usher
  • 09-15-18

great

Well narrated with good voice definition between charachters.
engaging story and great definition.
will be listening again.

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  • Alexander Brown
  • 09-14-18

Excellent story and very well written.

Love this novel. I have never felt sympathy for Mortarion's sons before but this book really engaged my interest in how they have developed since their brush with the destroyer hive. The narrator did an excellent job as always. Highly reccomend.

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  • Craig Thornhill
  • 01-26-22

my Personal favourite 40k book

gives a look at the DeathGuard in the current lore, in all there brilliance

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-19-20

Space stuff

To weird for me waste of money.note to self don't buy anymore sci if crap with monsters to horrible to describe. Unless the reader has a very vivid imagination

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-15-19

Disgustingly good.

Absolutely gripping from start to end, I loved the deathguard before, now I love them even more. it's a perfect mix of humour and horror, a compelling story that you don't want to stop listening too.
the life that the voice actore gives to the characters is unmatched by any audio book I've listened too so far.
10/10

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  • B1zle
  • 09-05-18

A wonderful listen

I was a little doubtful about this novel but wow does it deliver, if you like nurgle and anything deathgurard this is a must !!
Without doubt one of the best audio books I’ve had the pleasure to review.

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  • Eddy2shoes
  • 10-20-21

Outstanding

Atmospheric and descriptive, the narrator does a fantastic job, who doesn’t love Death guard,
The stinky outsiders of the chaos space marines.

My favourite part in the book is when all the chaos chapters gather together, answering the call of Abbadon.

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  • Mr Mystery
  • 12-12-18

a masterpiece

The book and its accompanying reader. I came away actually finding myself really liking the main character. He is... benevolent, while being exactly what he is supposed to be as a follower of nurgle. Great characters, amazing setting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-27-21

excellent book

excellent story and excellent narration, but a bit hard to follow at times. highly recommended to anyone interested in the death guard

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-16-20

Disjointed

A rather disjointed story that I had trouble following at times. Names seemed to close to each other and when given narration obscured what would have been easy to see in print. Nevertheless, it was an entertaining story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-25-20

Another great story narrated by John Banks.

I hope to hear more from John Banks and the Lord of Silence. A truly great listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-20

A must read for any deathguard fan

This book tells us so much about the deathguard, from life as a plague marine, to what the plague planet is actually like to how loyalists are turned to nurgle.

And it does this through an engaging story with genuinely interesting characters. The whole book follows the show don’t tell rule meaning we discover things through the story, not through exposition dumps. And while this does mean things can seem a little flat at the start it really keeps the flow going

I honestly can’t recommend it enough to anyone looking to learn more about the death guard.

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  • Shaun Whybrow
  • 01-19-20

New perspectives

It can get a bit repetitive to always have a rather limited perspective of the 40k universe. Books like this are a welcome change. We're shown a fascinating closer look at the internal thoughts and machinations of chaos space marines, specifically the followers of Nurgle the disease god.

Highly recommended.

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  • Allan
  • 10-09-19

its just not god

its just not that good. not a lot more i want to say. theres better 40k books out there

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-19

Wraight and Banks are a dream collaboration!

Opened my mind to a fresh view on the corrupted Death Guard of the 40k era.

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  • Khalm Down
  • 12-18-18

Well worth a listen.

The performance was very good and really helped to bring the story to life. Worth a lost3n if you're into 40K

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-18

nurgles finest

a great perspective of the followers of the plague god. good group of characters. great voice work by the narrator.

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