Category Archives: Audio Books/Dramas

Master of the First by Gav Thorpe / The Long Night by Aaron Dembski-Bowden – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]

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With the Horus Heresy still in full swing, Bellarius steps back to offer his opinion on an older duology sadly overlooked by far too many fans.

“A solid combination of stories, offering some very interesting twists in the usual loyalist/traitor dynamic.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Alone by Joe Parrino – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]

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Looking into another of the Black Library’s audio dramas, Bellarius details the strengths and weaknesses of Alone by Joe Parrino.

“One of the single best examples of Space Marine horror to date” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Kauyon by Andy Smillie – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]

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Picking out another audio drama, Bellarius judges the strengths and weaknesses of The Kauyon by Andy Smillie.

“A exceptionally flawed tale which still manages to have the Tau Empire win for all the wrong reasons.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Shape of the Hunt by Joe Parrino – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]

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Reviewing something with M41’s White Scars for the first time, Bellarius analyses Joe Parrino’s The Shape of the Hunt.

“An essential purchase for any White Scars fan.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Khârn: The Eightfold Path by Anthony Reynolds – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]

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Looking once more at the Lord of the Space Marines shorts, Bellarius picks out Khârn: The Eightfold Path by Anthony Reynolds for analysis.

“Brief, bloody and insightful, Khârn: The Eightfold Path sets the standard for all future short audio stories.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Veil of Darkness by Nick Kyme – Audio Drama Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews the Black-Library exclusive Veil of Darkness Audio Drama, set following the Ultramarines’ defeat at Damnos, detailing the consequences of Sicarius’ failure. This audio drama is written by Nick Kyme, and narrated by Gareth Armstrong, set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe as part of the Space Marine Battles exclusive Audio Dramas.

“A great, first person-narrated take on one of the most iconic Space Marine characters, Cato Sicarius, and apart from a few flaws – Veil of Darkness stands along with Damnos as being another very strong instalment in Nick Kyme’s Ultramarine stories.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Honour to the Dead by Gav Thrope – Audio Drama Review [Bellarius]

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With one more Horus Heresy audio drama having hit the shelves, Bellarius takes a look at what worked with Gav Thorpe’s writing and what failed.

“Honour this series by spending your money on something better.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Veil of Darkness by Nick Kyme – Advance Review [Bellarius]

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Bellarius takes a look at the sequel to Fall of Damnos, Veil of Darkness, and finds many failings.

“A good story at points let down by some very poor choices in both writing and vocal direction.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks- Audiobook Review [djinn24]

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djinn24 reviews the audiobook for The Way of Shadow, book one of The Night Angle trilogy by Brent Weeks Read by Paul Boehmer, published by Orbit books in October 2008, Finalist for the David Gemmell Legend’s award.

A mix of the shadow arts and magic makes this book a winner – The Founding Fields

Divergent by Veronica Roth – Audiobook Review [djinn24]

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Larry reviews the audio book of Divergent by Veronica Roth, Read by Emma Galvin published by Katherine Tegen Book on May 3rd, 2011, distributed by HyperCollins Publishing (print).

“Divergent takes on the Dystopian genre, from the point of view of yet another female lead.” – The Founding Fields
Publication Date: May 3, 2011