The Lords Of Silence

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: John Banks
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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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.

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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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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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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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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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Surprisingly excellent story!

One of the best I've listened to. It did great justice to GP Nurgle, Mortarion and the Death Guard. I'm an Emps & Custodes guy at heart but by the end of the book I was cheering for these guys. Love the story of the 13th Black Crusade. Such great lore in this universe. Nothing comes close imho.

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Worst Narrator Ever!

The story is irrelevant if you can’t hear what’s happening. The Narrator whispers everything that happens in the book and screams for all the characters. Not only are the voices so loud that your wars will bleed, but you can’t understand what they’re saying because the Narrator chose voices that sounds like deaf people trying to speak. I feel so bad for anyone who chose this book thinking it’d be a good listen. Maybe the book is good but nobody can hear what’s happening.

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Liked it a lot.

A well read and told story with a refresing different perspective: The daily life of Plague Marines is surprisingly interesting.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mr. S. Howers
  • 09-03-18

Great exploration of the death guard

Chris Wraight does a great job of really delving into the character of the Death Guard, warts and all, really capturing the character of this most esoteric of legions and their relationship with their patron god. The performance by Jonathan Banks really captures the feel of the story. Excellent job all round.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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