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Summary

An Orks novel.

Ghazghkull Thraka, the Beast of Armageddon, is one of the greatest threats to the Imperium. For the first time, hear his full story...as told to the Inquisition by his faithful banner bearer Makari.

Listen to it because: for the first time, get a grot's-eye view of the inexorable rise of the greatest ork warboss since the Great Beast, in a novel packed with all the action and dark humour you'd expect from an ork tale.

The story: of the billions of greenskins who swarm the galaxy, the name of one strikes fear into the hearts of human and xenos alike—Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka.

The Warlord of Warlords.

The Beast of Armageddon.

The Prophet of the Waaagh!

With his tusks, fists and power claw, he does the holy work of Gork and Mork—and soon all worlds will burn in his bootprints.

Mystery shrouds the origins of such a beast. Rumours abound that the mighty warlord was once just like any other ork—but if that is the case, how did he rise from a lowly lad to the biggest of bosses? Many have lost their minds trying to unravel the secrets behind his rise, and Lord Inquisitor Tytonida Falx is no different. She has headed into the murky depths of heresy to find the answer—but this time, something is different. This time, she has something the others did not. She has custody of the one creature in the universe who claims to know the truth of it all—Ghazghkull’s banner bearer: Makari the Grot.

Written by Nate Crowley. Narrated by Kelly Hotten, Paul Putner and Jon Rand.

©2022 Games Workshop Limited (P)2022 Games Workshop Limited

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Great listen well done 👏

Absolutely 💯 Amazing listen 🎶
Always had a fascination for 40k Orks now I know why

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Highly original

The three way narration worked well with the inspirational story, and made me want a sequel

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Da bestest book about orks.

Blood Axes are Da bests but not as best as Ghazgkull and Makari !

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaagh !!!!

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Great look into 40k Orcs -Very Funny

They are really funny, no wonder they are one of the most popular races in the 40k Universe. - Great narration!

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Hilarious, and absolutely fantastic!

this is an amazing book to learn more about the orks! the narration is on point.

Read this book 😁

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The Colour is Green

A great legalese Thraka story with bring orks together once more. This is the story writing that I have been waiting for. The story telling is a great way to find out about the great Ghazghkull Thraka the legend to life, with the intteragation of Makari.

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Superb

Always had a thing about Orks but this is just fantastic! Hoping for the next in the series of Da Boyz

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Oi!

Zoggin' great! Joo wanna 'ear da best fings 'bout da biggest boss evah? Lizen to diz den, ya gitz!!

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Shocked and appalled

To say this book was poor is an incredible understatement. The characters are weak, bland and uninteresting, other than the grot himself. Why the author felt is necessary to make the psyker a female ogryn is beyond me as its totally contradictory to the lore of 40k and further removes all credibility from the other characters. As a fan of the 40k orks since I was 10 I am bitterly disappointed. After listening to this book I know more about the inquisitors sexual orientation than I do about Ghazghkull.

I have listened to over thirty 40k audio books including a wide range of genre's from Ciaphas Cain to Gaunts Ghosts and a bit of everything in between but could not bring myself to even finish this book.

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stop using female narrators for spacemarines

I loved this book and would give 5/5 in everything except the complete butchering of male voices by female narator. when the male narator takes over for greenies it's damm near perfect. it's a shame it's marred by whatever accent is supposed to be fenrisian...

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  • Rooftop
  • 15-03-22

The Future is Green!

Prophet of the Waaagh, is a series of short stories about Ghazghkill, the biggest and baddest Ork in the galaxy. The narration is in the form of Grot/goblin, Makari, being interrogated by the human Inquisition . Makari recalls the events of the big beast's rising in the ork ranks, and subsequent conquest through the stars. Its a fun and jaunty tale, that often calls into the credibility of the story teller. It also reminds you that as goofy and fun as the orks are, they are indeed monsters. But go in knowing the "plot" is several small stories, and therefore are generally light.

Characterization is great. Warhammer books, especially the human focused books are rife with flat characters --or it should be said character, as the same thin grim personality is stamped across many individuals. The subject matter of this book avoids that, as the orks are outsized in personality, From craven, to clever, to brutal. They don't do half measures. I have to say the human characters were a pleasant surprise, as the 3 main humans were well defined for the sparse sections ther were in. They all had different drives, different relaitonship's, and quirks. They were all memorable. Its nice (and unsual) to see that in a warhammer book outside. of Abnett.

My only real negative thoughts with the book is a jarring choice that both creates the reader do a distracting bit of the lifting with the narrative, and is jarringly anachronistic for the setting. There is a section of the book where the author spends time having the characters discuss the gender identity of Orks. It is distractingly modern, doesn't fit with the setting and frankly a bad discussion of gender (this ain't Ursula Le Guin). It also creates confusion where the Orks refer to themselves as "they" but then refer to themselves with exclusively male phrases as da boys, or da lads. The author tries to ameliorate this by having Ghazghkull referred to as a "He" after the Space Wolf interrogator throws what is presented as a "hissy fit" about this. Hes treated as being stupid for stating this. Out of character for a Space Marine, and just out of character for Warhammer. The "They" pronouns for Orks also becomes problematic, as they are a horde species--they are almost always in numbers, so the "they" vs they becomes a quarter second announace everytime its used, as I/the reader has to quickly use context clues to figure out whats going on. Not hard, just takes you out of the story. "it" would have been a better pronoun choice if you wanted to use gender a gender neutral pronoun to highlight the Orks "otherness."

Anyways, It was a fun read. Recommend it to Warhammer fans, and is a must read for Ork fans.

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  • Cersox
  • 15-03-22

Not quite what I'd expected

When I ordered this story, I'd expected something similar to Brutal Kunning. Instead it takes a more heavily Inperial perspective, but that's not why I rate it so low. There are severe editing issues that detract from the story. The most severe of these is a point in Interrogation I where the story goes mute for several seconds.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-22

I'm going to update thia

21:30 10 secs is just "missing"?
also I never thought of female orgyns at all That's an injustice
great book and I'm terrified and ecstatic for the lore going forward since Vulcan was the last to fight off Goat The Beast

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  • Lauren Liwag
  • 03-04-22

Made me proud to be an Ork player!

loved the confirmation of orks not understanding gender and canonically using they/them pronouns, also how queer-coded Makari and Ghazghkull's toxic relationship was, AND AMAZING VOICE ACTING

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  • SDWATTERS
  • 28-06-22

Should have been longer.

Very much enjoyed the story. Just wish it was much longer. Interesting to tell the story from multiple points of view.

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  • luke620
  • 25-06-22

I just love orks

And this is some good writing about orks! Voiced by some people that sound like good orks! Waaaaaaaaagh!!!!!!

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  • Melissa
  • 16-06-22

Great book

Voice actors were great. great story. I love lore and orc lore us great. Nate is the man.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-06-22

WAAAAAAGH!!!

This was a great read for newbies getting into Oks. Highly recommend to friends.

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  • Domenica lonchar
  • 11-06-22

Fun and well performed.

Note: I hope people can put aside their politics and realize that Orks not recognizing sex/ gender and perhaps finding it funny makes sense. I enjoyed the audiobook and learning more about Ghazghkull as a character. The audiobook made me laugh and was humorous. I only wish there was more of it and was slightly disappointed Golgotha didnt make a bigger appearence. Squats!

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  • Harrison Scantling
  • 10-06-22

Zoggin Good

Funny, scary, and momentarily heartwarming before getting stuck in to the multifaceted story of the greatest Ork to ever live. A lot of fun to listen to the genuine performances of the narrators as they portrayed a wide cast of human and xenos. 10/10