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Summary

Book five in the Gaunt's Ghosts series.

Gaunt's Ghosts make a daring drop assault on a vital world, but as tensions within the regiment reach boiling point, the enemy may not be the biggest threat....

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The Ghosts are thrown into a new kind of war, sent into battle on grav-chutes to fight on platforms far above a toxic atmosphere. And the atmosphere in the regiment isn't much better as the feud between Mad Larkin and the really insane Lijah Cuu heats up...and turns deadly.

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Gaunt’s Ghosts embark on their most dangerous mission yet as they make a daring drop assault on the world of Phantine. With the elite enemy Blood Pact and vicious xenos mercenaries ranged against them and short of ammunition with no means of escape, things look grim for the Tanith First. But the greatest danger may come from within the regiment as an old grudge is settled and tragedy strikes.

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So nearly perfect.

Firstly let me say, the gun's of Tanith is one of the best of the early Gaunt's Ghosts novels, and I'm delighted it's come to audio so quickly. I have always felt that Toby Longworth is the perfect 40k narrator, and he seems to always really set the right tone for Abnett's characters. So it's a real shame that this time around I have a gripe with the narration and annoyingly it's something that could so easily have been avoided. Dan Abnett carries characters through his novels, so in the case of the Guns of Tanith the Phantine pilots Brea Jagdea and Oskar Viltry appear in the later unconnected (to Gaunt's Ghosts) novel Double Eagle, no problem there, and I really love the job Toby Longworth did with the Audio book of it, indeed I think it's possibly one of my favourites so far. Why then did Longworth not continue the voices the Phantine pilots had Double Eagle in the Guns of Tanith? It's so jarring to go from the clipped British accents that fitted so perfectly with the Battle of Britainesque Double Eagle to the cod American voices in Guns of Tanith. Sure listened to apart it's fine, but since Toby Longworth has narrated virtually all of Abnett's books, it would not have been much to take note of those voices and carry it through, it's a small gripe but it feels a really missed opportunity.

My small narration gripe aside, it's a great book, and it's up there with the best of the series so far, I can't wait for the next instalment of the Tanith First and Only.

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Narration error so early, but still a great book!

About 50 mins in the narrator repeats a line with a mispronunciation, before getting it right on the third time.

Glaring error that seems like it should of been fixed considering the earliness it appears.

Otherwise, another great Gaunt's Ghost book!

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Better and better

Each book I listen to in this series just goes from strength to strength, thus take seeing the ghosts go Airborne! Not always to their delight, as well as dealing with Khornes servants Gaunt has to deal with the internal problems of a mixed cultural and gender regiment and murder most foul, superbly narrated as always I cannot wait for the next book

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Curse you Abnett!

He viciously killed off one of my favourite characters in this book.
Very good book anyway and a great voice acting.
Too bad Longworth forgot how he voiced the phantine pilots tough.

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Awesome story, great narrator!

Great story as always, Dan Abnett is a master of writing real people. Although the narrator struggled on a particular sentence (had to redo it 3 times, which was still part of the audiobook), Toby Longworth again effortlessly performs multiple characters like it's nothing.

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ghaunts ghosts

like all of the books it's a classic of sci fi war.A gritty and edge of the seat story .

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Absolutely breathtaking

Amazing book the ending had me in tears with the bravery and struggle against the odds and the tragic losses!

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Another Amazing Adventure from Dan and Toby.

Thanks Dan and Toby. Loved the Exciting Assassination Storyline. Felt like I was Behind Enemy Lines With the Ghosts.

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Not the best

Story ends on a cliffhanger and the audio book is only divided into 3 big chunks. No chapters or anything so when you lose your progress you have a not of searching.

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Abnett at his best

loved it. one of all time favourite stories about the ghosts. on to the next one

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  • Dominic
  • 01-12-20

a group of servators guarded the tech magi

good book but crap editing. the only reason I'm not docking points off the rating is because some of the screw-ups made me laugh. example above

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  • Alicja
  • 01-12-20

Great story some bad editing.

A few cases where stuff repeats. Including one part where an entire sentence repeats like 3 or 4 times.

The story itself is great though

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  • Elvina
  • 08-12-20

Another Great Chapter is Ghosts

I Jump for joy every time I see them add a new Gaunt's Ghosts book, and this was no different!

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  • Brian C Waggoner
  • 26-11-20

Great story...frustrating ending.

As usual, Toby Longworth does a most excellent job with his talented narration. A great story by Abnett worthy of Gaunt, but the ending is very frustrating and left a bad taste in my mouth.

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  • michael
  • 11-06-21

Awesome but where’s the next book?

I’ve been reading/listening to this series consistently and consecutively and now I find audible does not have the next book in the series. Very disappointing. The book is awesome but not I’ve got this need to know what happens next and no way to do that while traveling.

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  • Bo
  • 28-11-20

Great Listen

Toby Longworth brings the Ghosts to life in another great listen. Hold on to your seat, this one gets bumpy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-21

Fantastic read!

another great addition to the "Gaunts Ghosts" series! Dan Abnett does another amazing job not only continuing the story of Colornel Comissar Gaunt, but he also adds in flairs of mystery and detective esk situations keeping you on the edge of your seat with every page. and of course throughout the series Toby Longworth does a fantastic job giving life to the characters and their emotions, portraying each individual in their own rights. it is one of my favorites in the series and is well worth the read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-21

Another great story of the Ghosts

Loved how they beat the enemy. A couple sad bits at the very end. All returning characters are as great as ever.

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  • noah
  • 17-10-21

ending

i very much disliked the ending of this book with my heart and soul. 15 word review requirement

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  • Chris Morris
  • 15-09-21

Another great story of Gaunts ghosts

Dan Abnett gives us another great book from Gaunts ghosts. Toby perfectly narration of the story are spot on. You will enjoy this book like the ones before it.