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  • Nightbringer

  • The Chronicles of Uriel Ventris: Warhammer 40,000, Book 1
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mackinnon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (377 ratings)

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By: Graham McNeill
Narrated by: Bruce Mackinnon
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Summary

Book one of the Chronicles of Uriel Ventris

Newly promoted Ultramarines Captain Uriel Ventris is assigned to investigate Pavonis, an Imperial planet plagued by civil disorder and renegade eldar raiders.

Listen to it because: here is where the legend begins: the first mission of Uriel Ventris as captain of the Ultramarines Fourth Company.

The story: newly promoted to the captaincy of the Ultramarines Fourth Company, Uriel Ventris leads his warriors to the world of Pavonis, where vicious alien raiders are bringing death and destruction. As Pavonis descends into political turmoil, Uriel and his warriors must battle the xenos as they unravel a plot to unleash an ancient evil buried deep beneath the world - the mysterious and deadly Nightbringer.

Written by Graham McNeill. Narrated by Bruce Mackinnon.

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

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Ain’t no Toby Longworth

Great planetary intrigue story read by a narrator better suited to childrens stories. Shame as I noticed he reads the next in the series too.

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Good Story

This was a very good and entertaining novel which at the end was very well rounded and left me feeling good about the book it was a little predictable towards the end but still very well written and the narrator did fantastic

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Great introduction to 40k

Not too complicate story for newcomer, however there are so many titles and names that could get newcomer confuse.

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volume increase please

could do with an Increase in the Volume. I had to have the sound maxed out to be able to hear the story on my headphones

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An enguaging story well narrated

I read this series of books some years ago now and when I saw the black library audio was on Audible hoped it would be there, but no luck. Then I spotted them recently during one of the innumerable sales and snapped up the first two without a second thought.

Having just completed this first in the series, I am happy to say it is a solid story with one or two interesting twists and, for me at least, well narrated. I noticed some reviews found Bruce's narration poor, but I have listened to a hundred or more audio books now and found this one easy to listen to, so no complaints from me.

The story is not perfect but it contains a good mixture of politics and action. It can get tiring when the books spend too much time with the space marines and their experiences (and battles) and I appreciate it when the story takes time to build up a variety of main characters in their own settings before throwing them all in to the mix for what is usually an explosive finale. Here we find ourselves following an Adept of the Imperium, the Planetary Governor, opposition leaders, the Adeptus Arbites as well as Uriel Ventris and his Space Marines as the story unfolds.

Overall a book I would recommend and will be listening to again in the future.

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Fantastic from start to finish

Nightbringer is a fantastic tale that the narrators exquisitely performance will be chills as you listen.

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Incredible narrator

Hire this narrator for more books. Give McNiel less important jobs. He's good for workdbuilding, not paying off big plot points.

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Just great

This was the first 40k book I read way back when. Delighted to listen to it. I great performance, Uriel, Pasanius and learchus. Fantastic characters. First in a great series. Bring them on please 👌👌👌

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Sort of ok

A little disappointed in the narration. Seems as though speed in delivery was irritating and really a space marine should have a deep voice. Story wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. There are better in this series.

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Brilliant

A nice story with good narration 8/10. Some parts are a bit tedious but vital the overall story.

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