Monday, 15 February 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Raven Flight - Gav Thorpe


A brand new story exclusively available as an audio drama on CD complete with musical score, the sounds of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and professional voice acting.

After the horrors of the Dropsite Massacre, the Raven Guard are trying to survive in the caves and mountains of Isstvan V. Their plight is desperate, and escape from the roaming Chaos Legions seems impossible. Can they hold out against the forces of the World Eaters long enough to reach an unlikely salvation?


With reading time at a premium these days it’s always a delight to find a book that can be tackled at other times so these audio book releases from the Black Library have been ideal. Not only do you get a great story of heroism but you’re backed up with cracking narration and voice characterisation for each of the cast members. Its good solid fun and something I’ve been enjoying immensely.

Here in their latest offering the Raven Guard are fighting against the World Eaters in a no quarter asked or give battle to the death. Gory, high ideals and above all a story arc that not only fits in well with the world but also one that gives the reader that satisfied feeling as the last word fades. Great stuff.


SusanKMann said...

Excellent review. The book is not my cup of tea but I will be back to look at more reviews.

Michelle said...

I always have an audio book at the ready. It's a great way to get in extra reading time while doing errands, walking the dogs, and doing housework. I'm always on the lookout for ones in which the narrator stands out. Thanks!