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The Vorbis Conspiracy

By: Jude Reid,Noah Van Nguyen,Guy Haley,Graham McNeill,Darius Hinks,Alec Worley,Chris Wraight
Narrated by: Helen Keeley,Phillip Sacramento,Richard Reed,Tom Alexander,Greg Jones,Harry Myers,Charles Armstrong
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Summary

A Warhammer Crime Anthology.

Return to the mean streets of Varangantua for another taste of just how grim life can be for the average Imperial citizen in the 41st Millennium. 

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Seemingly disconnected stories from some of your favourite authors weave together into a nightmarish glimpse of desperation and poverty, and the powerful elite who keep it that way.

The story:

Varangantua is in turmoil.

After the district of Korsk is obliterated in a fiery cataclysm, the city’s enforcers must pick up the pieces. As sanctioner teams comb the wreckage for survivors, dogged probators such as Agusto Zidarov and Lycia Calix seek to uncover the truth about what happened. Their stories become intertwined with those of petty criminals and desperate citizens, even drawing the vaunted attention of agents beyond Alecto itself, painting a picture of sprawling conspiracy.

But while the calamity means death and destitution for many, others take advantage of the chaos to gain wealth or position within the city’s byzantine hierarchies. With Varangantua’s place in the wider Imperium at stake, will the truth about the disaster come to light, or will it be buried in the rubble along with thousands of bodies?

This Warhammer Crime anthology contains seven brand-new stories featuring both new and established characters from the city-sprawl of Varangantua.

Contents:

  • 'The Bones of the Martyrs' by Jude Reid
  • 'Carrion Call' by Noah Van Nguyen
  • 'Against Entropy' by Guy Haley
  • 'Servant of the Righteous' by Graham McNeill
  • 'Skin Deep' by Darius Hinks
  • 'Angels in the Gutter' by Alec Worley
  • 'Outside Powers' by Chris Wraight

Narrated by Helen Keeley, Phillip Sacramento, Richard Reed, Tom Alexander, Greg Jones, Harry Myers, and Charles Armstrong. Running time is 10 hours and 55 minutes (approx).

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

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nice background flavour for 40k

good use of short stories to cover the world of 40k with it's different aspects and getting the grim darkness of the corruption of the place to link it together

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Another Varangantua Banger!

Warhammer Crime can’t miss - a great set of stories with some familiar characters too.

Baggit and Clod, and Rho-1 Lux are particular favourites.

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Another excellent Warhammer crime book

The Warhammer crime stories are consistently good, expanding the grimdark future away from power armoured death dealers fighting chaos and xenos, to a more human, down to earth (sorry holy terra!) setting. This anthology uses many characters from previous books to great effect and is one of the best books yet, even if you are not a 40k fan this can act as a great gateway to the wider universe. Highly recommended.

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Innovative

Pleasant listen. A good number of original story, loosely but masterfully linked, the overall plot is sophisticated for 40k standards. Good job.

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  • 30-11-22

pretty okay

I got this really because I wanted more Clodde and Baggit. I hope they become the Gotrek and Felix of 40k.

the rest are short stories about a conspiracy in Varangantua that somehow tie together. they're fine. but the story with Baggit and Clodde remains my favorite. if you're not into those characters then you can safely skip this one if you're not into 40k Noir.

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  • David J Ray
  • 26-10-22

Solid Anthology

Like Grim Repast before it this anthology demonstrates the absurd scale of 40K and the callousness of the Imperium from the off- never has the truism about a thousand deaths being a statistic felt quite so apt in a BL story. Each story is interlinked, delving deeper into the titular conspiracy in increasingly satisfying ways. The individual stories are great, but the way that they interlink to form a whole marks this collection out as extra-special, and when one considers the high quality of what the imprint has included so far, that’s high praise indeed. As well as the obvious connective tissue between the stories, thematically this anthology is concerned with the nature of death in the same way that Sanction and Sin was concerned with family.

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  • John Work
  • 21-10-22

Interwoven short story format worked

I really enjoyed the format: The same primary event serving as the backdrop for multiple short stories, with those stories each interwoven to varying degrees, and each advancing the underlying plot related to the primary event.

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  • Carl
  • 07-10-22

MOAR!!!!

We need MOAR!!!!!!!
Superb writing and voice acting!
If Dan Abnett wrong a chapter id marry this audiobook.
MOAR!!!

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  • 04-10-22

The greats

This group of authors is awesome. It’s a great story of conspiracy and a great addition to the 40K crime series.