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Publisher's Summary

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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A struggle to finish

Not really as engaging as previous installments. Not bad but not great either. While I have re-listened to all the previous books, this one feels like a single listen

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This was one of my favorites

We need more of these, we need ALL of these. Ciaphas Cain is my fav story series.

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Got to love Cain!!!

The narration of these books and the story have been great!!!!

Many thanks to Sandy for writing this and to the narrators for bringing them to life. Sure makes the work day go faster!!!

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A Guilty Pleasure

Cains last stand is a nice kind of cheesy grime dark adventure that will satisfy any nerds need for grimdark action.

I personally love the naration, the narrators/voice actors do a phenomenal job as always. the music always is so inviting and really brings me into the action. i feel as if I am actuaoly on the battlefield with bolter fore and plasma cannons firing all around me.




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War hammer 40 k fans will love this one as it deals with so much of 40 k from necrons to heratics to the traitor astarties.

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Ciaphas Cain is always FUN

Sure, there's neverending war, but Commissar Cain is at the ready. These stories are much like Flashman - a self-serving cad who finds himself in both the right and wrong place most of the time. But don't read it for yourself, read it For The Emperor!

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you know it, you love it

the best series in all 40k. it's ciaphas and Jurgen! poor guy just can't retire

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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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  • Tom
  • 05-04-22

Plot twist

Loved the ending 2 or 3 minutes, but of course the rest was, as usual, amazeballs as some might say ;)

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  • Stilton Disco
  • 04-04-22

The best 40K series delivers another belter!

Yet again the Ciaphus Cain novels show every other Black Library story how it should be done. If the fantastic story, character and, performances weren't enough, this also has the Dad's Army crossover we never knew we needed. 10/10, even if you've not listened to anything else in the series, get it, enjoy it, then get the rest.

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  • Phil shaw
  • 03-26-22

very original.

superb performance, very original . Did not think I would enjoy this that much but the style and humour made it one of the best so far.

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  • JJ
  • 03-13-22

the grim dark at it's most light-hearted

I would recommend this series to seasoned Warhammer readers or new comers.
I have read each book several times and would also highly recommend duty calls which informs a lot of the references in this book.
there are also many other references in this book that you don't need to be a warhammer reader to get.
Cain is the true embodiment of a hero of the imperium 😂 also definitely the funniest Warhammer book you're going to read.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-07-22

Top Ciaphus Cain

Yet another absolute winner by Sandy Mitchell. Fantastic narration as usual. This was a really enjoyable listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-22

Great edition to Cain’s story

The only problem I had with this listen was that after chapter 19 Cain’s voice changes abruptly. After listening to Cain’s sarcastic voice for 6 books it’s a dead giveaway when it switches to something different. I thought it was a different person all together

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  • William Waddingham
  • 03-27-22

Love the series

One of my favourite Cain Audiobook.

As always it’s well voiced and carry the right amount of air about the story.

Also, refreshing that they avoided adding battle sound effects.