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  • Ghostmaker

  • Gaunt's Ghosts, Book 2
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,471 ratings)

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Summary

Book 2 in the Gaunt's Ghosts series

Of all the Astra Militarum regiments who fought in the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, few are as celebrated as the Tanith First - Gaunt's Ghosts. Now, their tragic origins and earliest battles are revealed....

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Discover the origins of Gaunt's Ghosts and see the Tanith First and Only are put through the wringer as they overcome their home world's destruction and battle the forces of Chaos. 

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On Monthax, Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his Tanith First-and-Only await the order to advance into the sweltering jungle and drive the alien eldar from the world. As battle approaches, Gaunt walks the lines, raising his men's spirits and remembering their most heroic deeds - and the tragedies that have dogged Gaunt's Ghosts from the day of their founding on lost Tanith. The day that Gaunt became known as the Ghostmaker. 

Written by Dan Abnett. Running time 10 hours 16 minutes. Narrated by Toby Longworth.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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As good as I remember

This is the audio series I have been waiting for. Great reading wonderful writing. Awesome.

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  • JJ
  • 25-09-20

I forgot how good this ghostmaker is!

Ghostmaker is a amazing collections of short stories, it was great to revisit them.
I can't remember the voice actors name but he is great, what a fething ledge! with spot on scottish accents bringing the ghosts alive and a massive locker of other accents available to him that I didn't know I wanted or needed! bravo
had a lot of fun listening to this book, gutted that the whole back catalogue isn't here @audible get on it please!

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Great!

Great audiobook and performance.
only problem is having to wait for book 3 to be made 🤞

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Brilliantly Executed

Having read these books already, the audiobook brought a new perspective to it. Dan Abnett's writing is complimented perfectly by Toby Longworth.

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Special Forces!

Get to know the ghosts! Lots of events with each character and a big battle. Book 2 of the series.

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For Tanith!

A great book about the imperial guard and Gaunts Ghosts, loved every second of it.

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I am completely biased

I've had this book on my shelf for a year and never found time to sit and read it, so i decided to listen to it instead, its a good story with its moments of levity, but does well to capture the soul of life as a guardsman in the 41st millenium.

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Bloody Brilliant

As per title the second in the Gaunt's Ghosts series. Outstanding book set in the 40k universe, get it asap!

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great Audio book

Love the ghost books.
Tody is great story teller easy to listen too
look forward to more

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Brilliant series, brilliant narration.

The Gaunts Ghosts novels are action packed and beautifully written anyway. But Toby Longworth’s narration brings them to life. I’m amazed by the sheer amount of accents and voices this man can imitate. Auto purchase this series.

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  • Elvina
  • 03-08-20

love it! Need more Dan Abnett Titles

So happy this is here and I've listened to it 3 times....GIVE ME MORE! please. I'll buy every Gaunts Ghost title.

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  • ryan Hanlon
  • 07-01-20

fantastic book that requires your full attention

For context, i usually listen to audiobooks while working and driving so when i started this book I realized i needed to pay more attention to the story because its really well told but frequently jumps to different points in time and tells multiple short stories about the members of the ghosts. It was easy to miss some of the transitions to different stories and could be confusing but it was such a good book that i went back for a second listen to pick up the details that i missed.

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  • M. Strzelecki
  • 05-04-21

A story with no plot

There is nothing happening in this story, except for long descriptions of mundane things. I don't know if it's because this is Dan Abnett's first book or what, but characters are all over the place. No reasons to why they go places, where they are going, or what they are actually try to accomplish. Even the narrator sounds genuinely bored for most of story, but he still does his best with the material. Skip this one unless you absolutely must know the very uninteresting back story to Gaunt's Ghosts, or if you just need to fall asleep

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-06-20

Ghostmaker, by far the best in Sci-Fy!

Although written years ago before the iPhone or even Amazon existed, Gauntsghosts is just as pertinent to the genre as it was when I first read it in its paperback format. I would recommend Warhammer 40,000 to anyone who loves Sci-aft!

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  • J smith
  • 16-01-20

Action packed collection of short stories!

The sequel to First and Only surrenders a large, overarching plot to instead delve deep into the primary characters of the Taneth 1st Regiment. Abnett flexes his skills as a writer of brutal, engrossing scenes depicting the heroics of soldiers fighting a war that sees them as nothing more than specks of sand against a ride. Still, each take is riveting and gives you a crystal clear look into the hearts of men fighting for the memory of ahome long since burned to ash.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-20

Ghostmaker is..

Absolutely amazing!
Toby Longsworth does a great job as always!
Next book in the series, please audiable!

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  • So Jung, Yoon
  • 26-12-19

best ghosts novel

despite what you might hear this is the best novel of the series. the characterizations are strong and the stories are easy to follow.

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  • MSG50
  • 25-12-19

Great book

Gaunts Ghosts is now my favorite Warhammer 40k book series. No offense Ultra Marines of Ultramar.

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  • tim dekowski
  • 16-09-22

has some moments but overall great

there is a few moments where things jump around and I'm lost in where we are in the time line but it irons itself out and works very well

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  • Drew
  • 11-09-22

oh wow.

...I'm now in love with this series ❤️

Ciaphas and Gaunt, my two favorite commissars