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Double Eagle

Warhammer 40,000
De : Dan Abnett
Lu par : Toby Longworth
Durée : 10 h et 16 min

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A Sabbat Worlds novel.

The war on Enothis is almost lost. Chaos forces harry the defenders on land and in the skies. Can the ace pilots of the Phantine XX turn the tide and bring the Imperium victory?  

Listen to it because:

It takes the famous Sabbat Worlds Crusade to the skies, with fast-paced aeronautical action, memorable characters and compelling emotional arcs from Dan 'Master of War' Abnett.  

The story:

High-speed air combat in the war-torn Sabbat Worlds! 

When the elite fighter pilots of the Phantine XX arrive on the beleaguered world of Enothis, they know it is a desperate hour. The forces of Chaos are closing in, and their final push could well wipe out all human life on the planet. Thousands of refugees flee the dark armies, and the infamous Chaos fighter pilot Khrel Kas Obarkon is always hunting the skies for more prey.... 

And so it falls to the brave men and women of the Phantine fighter corps. Can they hold off the Chaos advance until reinforcements arrive? In the high-speed, white-knuckle terror of aerial combat, can they defeat an enemy possessed by daemons?  

Written by Dan Abnett. Running time 10 hours and 17 minutes. Narrated by Toby Longworth.

©2019 Dan Abnett (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Jonathan M Trdan-Schmidt
  • 29/09/2019

battle of Britain Warhammer 40k style.

You will find no strange mythos, angsty and godlike primarchs and no space Marines here. This is no space opera and you will certainly not find a glistening view of the future here. Instead you will find pilot's and their machines, the absurdity of war, and the grim dark determination of an Imperial world standing against all odds. As a pilot and a reservist, I cannot recommend this book enough. it reads like a far more desperate and far more relatable version of the Battle of Britain. It is well read, well narrated and a good book all around. This is a story that Warhammer 40k was meant to tell. Good luck, the emperor protects and check your six for bats!

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  • Charlie M.
  • 18/09/2019

One of my all-time favorite 40k books

There is no other 40k book like this one. Air combat is a subject not many BL authors are willing to focus on, so it's truly unique that the entire book focuses on Imperial fighter pilots. it's one heck of a ride!

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  • James C Hobbs
  • 17/09/2019

This is going to cost me some money

This book was amazing. Now I have to go buy $300 of forgeworld models. Seriously though, the characters are great and believable and the dogfight scenes get your heart racing. this should be his next series, I'd buy them all!

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  • Tjark Aldeborgh
  • 18/10/2020

Great air combat story.

The story was pretty slow at first, but it got really intense later on. Toby Longworth is one of my favorite narrators and this one is no different.

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  • Vincent Vega
  • 11/10/2020

Pleasantly surprised

I'm a big fan of WWII era aviation history and reading about the air combat that took place all around the world at the time, so cue my surprise when I discovered that Double Eagle read a lot more like WWII air combat stories than Top Gun. Pacing. Black Library novels have a really bad habit of being all over the place with pacing. But this book nails the pacing dead on. I was listening on the edge of my seat for much of the story. It rolls in and out of air battle scenes effortlessly and in a way that feels realistic for the situation at hand. The descriptions of action taking place in a 3D environment were very well crafted and it was easy to see things happening in my head as they took place. Kudo's to Dan Abnett on achieving this feat because it's not always easy to describe things that are happening when there's a whole other plane (no pun intended) to describe throughout the action. The characters were all believable and had very human motivations and goals. Some were true patriots, some were there for the thrill, some were true aviation professionals, some were whiny bastards you wanted to slap and some were egotistical pricks. Basically just like any flight deck in any country in the world. But very few of them stayed that way through the entire novel. Most had changed by the end, which was enjoyable to see. The only negative thing I could say about this book is that it spends 99% of the time with the "good guys" of the story and a very weird 1% of the time with the "bad guys" of the novel. Honestly, that 1% spent from the bad guys was completely unnecessary and could have been cut. If I had been the editor, that's exactly what I would have done. Let the bad guys be these nameless and faceless horrors that our hero's are fighting against. No need to cut to the bad guys for their pointless thoughts. Other than that, I'd place this in the top five of the dozens of Black Library / 40K books I've read. Of all the ones on my list, this one I can see myself reading again in another couple of years or so when I start to forget parts of the story. It was definitely worth the purchase. Kudos yet again to Toby Longworth for another outstanding narration. If my life were interesting enough to be narrated one day, then I'd want you to narrate it.

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  • C. Harris
  • 29/09/2020

A classic even outside of the 40k Universe

My favorite book within the 40k universe. A great book to read if you are not familiar with 40k as well.

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  • Dylan Siasoco
  • 27/09/2020

It's the Battle of Britain in space and I love it

First and foremost, I must give credit to the voice over by Toby Longworth. Having listened to several of the Black Library books he narrated, I must say I am once again impressed by his work. He does a wide range of unique voices and accents that really flush out each of the characters. The emotion he infuses into each line spoken really brings the characters to life.a¹

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  • Jacob Adams
  • 26/08/2020

GREAT!!!

This is certainly one to keep in your library. and is very enjoyable even if your not super familiar with the 40k universe.

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  • Jake
  • 21/05/2020

I expected a good book. I got better.

I don’t know what I was expecting. It’s a 40k book by Dan Abnett so I knew it’d be good. I picked this one randomly as it’s a one off story and not a part of a long series. I was not expecting to like it as much as I did. The characters were great and really tied things together. Story is good and wraps up to a satisfying degree. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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  • Pam Godwin
  • 19/05/2020

I've listened to this book 10 times already!

This is my favorite Warhammer 40k book. Great narration and fantastic story! It's great listening to the dogfights and getting caught up in the intense action.

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  • Dennis
  • 05/10/2019

Packing dogfights

Intense dogfighting during the Sabbat crusades. Follow the 20th airing into its brawls for AS

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