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A Warhammer 40,000 anthology

Take your first steps into the adrenaline-fuelled fiction of the 41st millennium with a thrilling collection of tales, including an action-packed novella pitting noble Ultramarines against sinister necrons. 

Whether you're dipping a toe into the galaxy of Warhammer 40,000 or are a hardened veteran of the universe, this anthology is the perfect way to discover the many factions of the games in action-packed tales.

Within this book you will find Nexus, a fantastic new novella by Thomas Parrott.

In a galaxy beset by war, where the Adeptus Astartes are all that stand against annihilation, the Ultramarines are exemplar - noble, honourable and oathbound to the protection of mankind. Where the predations of the alien, the witch and the heretic threaten the Imperium, the Angels of Death fight to oppose them.

Brother-Sergeant Allectius wages a brutal war of attrition against a seemingly endless xenos foe. But when the vile necrons unleash a mysterious pall over him and the people he protects, Allectius must take his fight beyond the walls...for more than just victory, now their very survival is at stake.

Also included in this book is a host of awesome short stories to give you a flavour of the many warring armies that exist within the worlds of Warhammer 40,000.

Authors include Dan Abnett, Guy Haley, Chris Wraight, Rachel Harrison, Mike Brooks, Danie Ware, Steve Parker, Peter McLean, Josh Reynolds, Phil Kelly, Thomas Parrott, Robert Rath, Marc Collins and J C Stearns.

Narrated by Andrew Wincott, Richard Reed, Emma Gregory, John Banks and Toby Longworth. Running time is 18 hours and 49 minutes.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Worth listening to but not for the nexus

The main story in the audio book sadly feels like nothing but advertisement for the new range of necron/primaris models, with the exception of a side story about a serf.

However most of the other stories do not suffer from this with the standout being “war in the museum” a short story about trayzn the infinite set after the event of “the infinite and the divine” worth getting purely for this story with the rest being merely gravy.

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A great anthology

It is often a case of good story and mediocre story when it comes to short story collections I have all the BL short stories (sad I know) and have to say this was a really enjoyable listen, various narrators brought their inimitable style (John Banks, Andrew Wincott) and I completely immersed myself in the grim dark future

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Good stories

Pity about the narrative. Mono tome and it as though the story is being read to an infant. Lately I’ve not brought books from war hammer 40,000 because of the poor narrative. The stories are good but could of been awesome.

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good sample of 40k

not as bleak as some of the older stuff but gives a good feel for the 40k lore

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2 stories stuck out as awsome and memorable

some of the stories were kind of meehh and some of the naration was very bland and boring to listen to.

other stories were good and naration was good.

Nexus was totally awesome and I think I liked that one the most, however the story called "where theres da warp, theres da way" is a very close second place! richard reed was born to narate orcs interacting with each other! it is just so much fun and believable. i really felt like a fly on the wall throughout that whole story!! i am definently listening to those 2 stories agsin in the near future!

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Various stories for the early 42nd millennium .

I got this because it was 18 hours of 40k stories. I liked some more than others. They were all good. The voice actors were amazing for all of the stories. If you want to know what is going on across the length and breadth of the Imperium then this is well worth the price of admission.

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store stories!

Great interwoven tapestry of 40k! its a must listen to fir anyone into the new 41stK

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  • snozek
  • 21-01-21

A big collection, some good and some bad.

This book is a bit of a sampler. There are several stories, some fairly long. The quality of the narration and of the stories varies fairly wildly.

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Void Crossed was a story I could not stand to listen to any longer. The narrator had such acute, uneducated, mispronunciations that I had to stop a few minutes in.

Duty Unto Death was SO monotonous that I stopped after the 2nd Tyranid wave. The narrator suffered from an inability to make any differentiation between normal conversation and moral battle. The story was bad enough that I just didn't care anymore.

Robert Rath's Ork story was excellent! I will buy more of his stiff.

The Crystal Cathedral was unexpectedly compelling.

Eisenhorn was a winner as usual.

Nexus, the title of the anthology and this particular story, was tedious, overly long, and seems to reflect the sort of generally depressive nonsense stories of Imperium vs Necrons common right now.

War in the Museum was a lot of fun!

On balance, the collection is worth it. There are a few stinkers in the set however, so be ready to skip a few.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-21

Good listen

Good collection of stories in the 40k universe. Some have been in other books but good overall into to factions.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 09-01-21

The Good the bad and the long winded narrator

they're all good books with some up and down but the narrator just took too long to say words in some of the books

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  • sean
  • 06-05-22

A very good mix of stories throughout the universe

Although I did not love each story, each was a great example of that faction's views or characters. All but one story had me writing down it's suggested 'next read' as a book to spend next month's credits on.

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  • Alexandru Panus
  • 02-03-22

Skip Nexus, Lightning Run and Crystal cathedral

They are plain and blank.
Others are good.

Last one about custodies is also meh.

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  • Dick Forney
  • 24-09-21

A Great 40k Collection!!!

I'm going to approach this review a little differently. First, "Nexus" is classic 40K! If you are a 40K fan, there's not a single story in here that you won't love. I love to get the audio books, so I can listen to all the stories while I travel. This is definitely a great way to approach this one! All of the narrators/voice actors are fantastic. John Banks, Richard Reed, Emma Gregory, these are my favorites or at least the ones I am most used to throughout the stories, but each of the actors do marvelous jobs at bringing the stories to life. Just a side note, John banks, at least to me, sounds a lot like Ewan McGregor and Emma Gregory, after hearing this, has a tremendous singing voice! Five stars, all the way around. Enjoy!

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  • Casey D.
  • 09-08-21

not worth listening to if it were free.

unfortunately I finished the whole thing. almost all the stories were short and boring adding nothing to 40k

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  • Andrew Bennett
  • 03-07-21

Dark Angels always too dark

The best stories have the more human feel to them. Some of the stories are a little too "grime dark for me.

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  • Christopher Bruner
  • 08-02-21

meh not worth it. just buy an actual book

a collection of samples half of them are from low tier writers. the other half that have length passion and plot worth delving into one would be better served just buying the book. At least a third are from books I have already enjoyed. not worth it for me.

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  • TJ
  • 25-12-20

Standalone teasers for newer books

A bit more rewarding than Crusade+Others for the read 40k scholar, but some stories are bland for the same reasons. Some stories are outright flat. Great content for the price!