Tuesday, 25 September 2012

SCIENCE FICTION AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Chosen of Khorne - Anthony Reynolds

Release Date: 25/09/12


Deep within the Eye of Terror, the followers of the blood god Khorne war amongst themselves to win their patron’s favour, and for the right to lead a new crusade against the Imperium in his name. Argus Brond, berserker champion of the old World Eaters Legion, has called upon his old comrade Kharn for assistance – surely, this legendary warrior will break the deadlock and secure victory for him? But Kharn, known with good reason as ‘the Betrayer’, is far more than just a crazed killer, and his own agenda will always come first...


Whilst some audio books don’t quite work on the level that they’re intended this visceral story by Anthony Reynolds comes over with its deep sense of menacing weighing wonderfully against a mind gone mad. It’s definitely a title that I enjoyed with the vocal talent really bringing it over to the listener with a cracking set of pace, some wonderful sound effects which when blended with a tale of paranoia alongside a mind lost within itself that really keeps you going from start to finish.

Back all that up with writing that’s wonderfully suited to audio, a tale of bloodshed alongside insanity that leaves you wondering what is real and imagined from one of the characters points of view with a climax that really will keep you glued to every word and all in its one of my favourite 40K Audio books. Great stuff.

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