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Summary

Audiobook five of the Ciaphas Cain series

On Periremunda, the populace are rioting. With local forces unable to contain the widespread civil disorder, Commissar Cain and his regiment of Valhallans are called in to help.... 

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An unruly populace, enemies at work behind the scenes, and the presence of an inquisitor (the one who puts the footnotes in the Cain Archives no less!) - it all adds up to trouble for Cain, doesn't it? And fun, of course. 

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On Periremunda, the populace are rioting. With local forces unable to contain the widespread civil disorder, Commissar Cain and his regiment of Valhallans are called in to help. However, it seems there is more to the rebellion than first appeared, and Cain suspects sinister forces at work behind the scenes. When the commissar is reunited with Inquisitor Amberley Vail, it seems his fears are realised. In this the fifth book in the popular Ciaphas Cain series, our hero is thrown into a deadly conspiracy that even he might not be able to emerge from alive.

Written by Sandy Mitchell. Narrated by Stephen Perring, Penelope Rawlins, Emma Gregory, Richard Reed, Tara Rawson and Andrew James Spooner.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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Great need more of the series

love this series of books need them to bring more of this series as soon possible

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great as always

A perfect installation in the Chain archives! 10/10 peformance as usual and a great story aswell. what is not to love?

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Constantly Improving

The quality of the production is constantly improving from one book to the next, all voice actors involved breathing emotion into the pages and bringing characters I've read years in the past to life in a great way. The news caster segments were a particular highlight.

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Funny as f#*k

Loved it. As usual. The adventures of blackadder and baldrick..... I mean Cain and Jurgen never fail to disappoint. Fast becoming one of my favorite 40k series. Story is great but the performance really is top notch. Love Amberleys notes dotted in throughout

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Another tale of the Emperor's finest

Sandy Mitchell is one of my favourite writers in general, not just for games workshop and this series has such a charm that I cannot endors it more as a light hearted introduction to the grim darkness of the 41st millennium.

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Great book, shame about accent changes

Great book and story, but it's a shame the narrator abandoned the Sharpe-like Yorkshire accent for General Zhyvan he'd given him in the Traitor's Hand. In this book he just has a boring old "British officer" voice. Doesn't ruin the book, but is a shame as the narrator is an excellent voice actor.

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Cain at his best

Story is well written as always and the narration is perfect and well performed suiting the story.

Enjoyable and fun would recommend to anyone interested in warhammer or not.

“Tanna Sir?”

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Fantastic!

Absolutely loving these Cain audiobooks!
First gave it a try after going through lots of Gaunt's Ghosts and felt like a change of style,
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This instalment is no different and probably the best so far, really hope they bring out another one soon....

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Fantastic series

I absolutely love and enjoy the series great writing and talented narration I hope there’s more books out soon

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Excellent addition to the series

Story and performance to the normal high standard. However, the recording jumped several time. I don’t know if this is an issue with my device or the audiobook itself

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  • 01-05-21

Keep them coming

Another great book in the Cain series, which has come quickly on the release of the previous one. A trend I hope continues as I love the Cain series and is my favorite in all of 40K.

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  • 01-05-21

Hands down the best cheeky/gritty scifi

If you want something with the cheeky fun of bobiverse, the grit of warhammer, all with a dash of adventure and romance, you'd be a fool to overlook this series. Its fun, its sexy, its a thrill. It truly has something for everyone delivered with an unmatched performance. Get it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-21

Narration team is amazing as always.

The Ciaphas Cain audiobooks keep getting better. Duty Calls feels much more like an audio drama than just an audio book. The narration team Black Library have put together for these is amazing. Great fun, light hearted 40k material that always keeps me coming back for more.

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  • Andy!
  • 28-06-21

“Favorite 40K story line” said the Ultramarines player

This is one of the few story’s I’ve listened to that make me laugh. I can’t recommend it enough. The Narrators are excellent and that there are many of them the story is 100% better. I’m not sure why the heck other books aren’t done this way. I feel it really makes a huge difference to the story being told having more than one.
Thanks for the great storyline!

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  • Benjamin Garwood
  • 02-12-21

Great oration and story

Yet another fantastic production of a well written story about a favorite character in the universe.

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  • Jared Stapp
  • 22-10-21

Another amazing story

This is probably my favorite book from the series so far. I really would like to see the rest of the series on here.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-10-21

More Cain, More Fun!

I've been reading/listening to the Cain novels in order and was beginning to worry that they might become to formulaic. However Amberly finally returns as an active participant in the story and that adds a lot. Although the first novel is by far my favorite- this one can at least contend for the next spot.

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  • WELSBERN
  • 03-08-21

Our Hero Ciaphus Cain Does It Again

By trying to avoid danger and imminent death, our hero only gets further and further into the thick of danger...and comes out smelling like a rose, the direct opposite of Jurgen!!

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  • Rolland Riives
  • 31-07-21

When's the next one

I absolutely love this series. Does anyone know when the next one (cains last stand) is going to be realised for audible? cannot wait lol.

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  • WeAreAllDavis
  • 18-07-21

Amberly, Cain, Genestealers, Radical Inquisitors….

What’s not to like? This is definitely a Part 5 of the Ciaphus Cain series of novels, as it follows the events of the previous set. If you have not read the first 4 in order in are missing out on not only some of the best books Black Library has to offer but you will also will be confused.