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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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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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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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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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Honestly it was a bit meh

It's weird, this book came highly recommended but I just couldn't get into it. Normally I power through 40k books but this one took me like a month. I couldn't really find myself getting through the beginning, then maybe about a fourth of the book through I powered through another half of it and then the same thing with the last quarter of it. I mean I enjoyed the premise, I thought the narrator was great but for whatever reason it just wasn't for me. I recommend if you're big into Chaos but other than that it left more to be desired.

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meh

I am really into the deathguard and learning all their Lore, this book had some genuinely interesting insight into their day to day lives that I thought was awesome. the story arc and combat however really had no substance narratively and ultimately found myself zoning out during what was supposed to be climactic battles.

you can skip unless you play deathguard or are really interested in how things are from their perspective

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • alan
  • 09-19-18

Great Read would Recommend

Another great book by all who contributed. Great universe and great insight to the inner workings of the Death Guard

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  • Podcaster
  • 09-09-18

Fantastic

I've been enjoying warhammer books for a while and this is truly another great listen both from the story and voice acting

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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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  • 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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  • Liam Harrisom
  • 04-30-21

an excellently narrated story in the 40K universe.

an excellent story from the perspective of the unbroken, with a strong and engaging narration.

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  • Timothy Stephens
  • 04-24-21

Making the Bad Guys Good

I really enjoyed this book, the writer was on point with his descriptions of the fallen death guard and the narrator was on point with his voice acting and narration. It was actually humanizing and showed that maybe the good guys in the universe aren't as good and benevolent as we think they might be and maybe it is worth turning down a different path.

I would love to see this link up with the Dark Imperium trilogy of which I'm eagerly awaiting a re-release.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-20

Deliciously macabre

Honestly loved seeing things from the death guards perspective. Super entertaining and macabre.. The infighting was intriguing and their musing upon their own decay was a highlight.

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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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  • 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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  • 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