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Book six of the Ciaphas Cain series

The Imperium's most unlikely hero is back, reluctantly returning to the front line and hoping his luck will hold out!

Listen to it because: this entry from the Cain Archives takes the Hero of the Imperium into his greatest - and possibly last - battle. He's an old man in this one, pulled out of retirement for one last mission as the hordes of Chaos close in on the Imperium....

The story: after a long and distinguished career defending the Imperium from its many enemies, Commissar Cain is enjoying a well-deserved retirement on Perlia, teaching in a schola progenium. But when a Black Crusade threatens the sector, all able-bodied citizens must rise to the defence, including Cain and his cadets. As the forces of Chaos overwhelm Perlia, can the wily commissar prove himself to be a real hero of the Imperium one last time?

Written by Sandy Mitchell. Running time 10 hours and 31 minutes. Performed by Stephen Perring, Penelope Rawlins, Richard Reed, John Banks and Phillipe Bosher.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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Black Library gets it right again!

Black Library has once again produced a funny, action filled audio drama. Just like the other Cain audiobooks this one is filled great Easter eggs and head nods to things both in and outside of the Warhammer 40k universe. Performance and production quality are top notch.

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Great book

Great book as always, however it was weird when the voices changed in the last 2 hours.

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Love love love this series

Absolutely great fun listen. The writing is great with great story and characters. As always narration by voice actors and actresses is spot on. Hoping the rest of the Cain series makes it to audio soonest!

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Rather good stuff

Excellent as always! A well narrated installment of the Cain archives in a refreshing new setting.

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Need more Cain books

Cain is reunited with some old friends in this Book 6 of the series. This novel is a bit darker than the other six in the series (I've already finished 1 to 5 and 7 before starting 6) but just as enjoyable.

Now waiting for Books 8 to 10 to complete my collection.

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Great!

If you have enjoyed the previous books then you will like this one as well.

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A pleasant romp

Always been a long term fan of this misadventures and, as the series may put it, bowl clenching jaunts of the ever dropping coin. While I tend to favor the stories focused on Caines time with the 597th, this volume cast of characters familiar and new great fun and the performances by the readers solid as ever.

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Loved it

as usual I always look forward when I find that came has a new book in his story line. The only thing that draws back from being able to get this book is that now I have to wait for the next one to come out.

Kane as usual is his fairly goofy self. and the only thing I can really say after that is that I hope that the next book becomes available on Audible very soon.

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another banger

Sandy Mitchell brings yet another fantastic book to add to the Cain archives. I wish more books like this existed in the Black Library

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Its Cain, just press buy and enjoy .

More please?

I am so hooked to this series. And sence this is Book....5(?) I assume you are too.
Is it worth it? YES!

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  • Martin esq
  • 10-31-21

Loved the nod to Dads army!

Another great story following the "Cad of the imperium" and his trusty tea cup wielding side kick.
Well worth it.
Narration was excellent.
Maybe the vox castes were a little forced but hey .. it's a Cain story. 5 *

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  • aaron mcewan
  • 12-05-21

please put more of these on audible

I loved this entry like all the rest hopefully they will add the last books onto audible

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  • Robert Brown
  • 12-04-21

another hit

love these stories, the quality and depth of story is amazing and the narrators are excellent in every way. can't wait for the next one

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  • Matthew Payne
  • 11-26-21

Another classic Cain story brought to life!

Another classic Sandy Mitchell story of a more realistic expectation of what the 41st millienum would be like. Told with action and comedy and a solid plot line. Audio was top notch, well read by the team bringing the characters to life. Looking forward to the next Cain novel to release on audio.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-21

Old man Cain

while managing both to establish sevral supporting charakters and use them in ways that aktualy advance the plot. seeing Cain from something close to the perspective vere the narrative tool called the Cain arkives. sertantly enjoyable and I found myself aktualy surprised a handfulle of times and lauthing/grinning quite often.

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  • Swords and Spectres
  • 01-16-22

Excellent Cain novel, as per usual

As ever, this entry into the Cain archive is a fun-filled romp through the 40k landscape with Cain and his trusty, yet malodorous, aide, Jurgen, at the helm.

Cain's Last Stand does a couple things differently to other entries in the series; most prominently being the fact that it is set at the tail-end of his career, so he's an old man without the aid of the Valhallan regiment to call on. But he has Jurgen, so that's pretty much as good. Jurgen and his Meltagun is essentially a one-man army on its own.

Another thing this book does is throw EVERYTHING at the reader. It's almost like the author thought 'I'm not quite sure what enemy race I should use. Maybe all of them. And have it set to the backdrop of a black crusade. That should probably do it.' And, surprisingly, it didn't feel like there was too much going on or that anything was shoe-horned in. Everything felt like it had a legit reason for being there and the call backs to previous arcs from earlier books was very nicely done. This book really made me feel like the series was progressing and was going places. I can't wait to see where those places are in future works as things were certainly left on a bit of 'well, things could get nasty' footing.

As ever, the writing is witty, clever and engaging. If you want a bit of light-hearted fun with your 40k darkness, or you just fancy dipping your toe in the ever-expanding ocean that is Warhammer 40k content, the Ciaphas Cain series is probably the best place to start. Not least of all due to the footnotes by the Inquisitor (they explain some of the more ambiguous, hard to tackle terminology used within the universe). I class this as a 'comfort read' and hope the series keeps on keeping on.

The narration was top draw, as it always is with this series. The lead narrator truly gets across the tired, 'must I really do that' vibes that dominate Cain's life. I believe other narrators voice the short stories and this saddens me greatly. This team of narrators are the Ciaphas Cain books to me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-23-21

Superb as ever

Another excellent story in the latest instalment of the series highly enjoyed it great voice acting as always highly recommended

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  • bryan glasspool
  • 12-19-21

great story

Cain up to his neck in it again, some really nice tie backs to previous novels.

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  • A C POLLAND
  • 12-16-21

Top form return

brilliantly written and performed, another unforgettable chapter in the Cain adventures across the 40k universe

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  • David L.
  • 12-10-21

another great story

Once again did not disappoint me. I look forward to amazon getting the next book added.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-15-21

Nice

Another great performance by Stephen Perring. Blacklibrary needs to bring more of these old books to audio form, like Last Chancers.

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