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A T'au Empire novel

Fresh from his victory on Arkunasha, the young Commander Farsight leads a crusade to reclaim colonies lost to mankind's Imperium. But stiff resistance will test him to his limits and beyond.

Listen to it because: Phil Kelly continues his look at the life of Commander Farsight with his first campaign against the full might of the Imperium and shows how the T'au Empire's technological superiority fares against Imperial grit.

The story: the t'au are a mysterious alien race, diametrically opposed to the Imperium of Man in every possible way - in their mastery of technology, methods of warfare and social structure. Yet in galactic terms they are a young race, and naïve when it comes to the manipulations of Chaos. When promising young Commander Farsight is promoted to lead a crusade across the Damocles Gulf to reclaim the T'au Empire's lost colonies from mankind, the mood is one of optimism. With their mighty fleet, and superior weapons and machines, how can their endeavour possibly fail? However, despite a parade of early successes, Commander Farsight soon faces enemies he wasn't anticipating and finds not only his courage but also his soul tested to the very limit.

Written by Phil Kelly. Narrated by Helen McAlpine and Andrew Wincott.

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

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eh

good performance. sorry is... not the best from GW but good enough. typical of the greater good ;)

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A good start, but ending seems forced

A good start and decent buildup for the theme of broken faith. Stories end seems a bit forced. But it does leave one with a sense of wanting a part 2.

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Not my cup of tea.

To dry and uninspiring, slow development of characters. No explanation of the conflict and prologue was confusing.

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amazing

love it! the lore and back story are fantastic. very well done I can hardly wait to continue the series.

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A great listen, I hope we get more tau

I really loved this and look forward to more on Farsight's story. At the very least I'm a fan of his journey.

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great for any Tau fan

if you've scrolled long enough to see this, you're not getting the point of audible. if you don't like it, return it.

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Awesome T'au story

Loved the book and the characters, the battlesuit fights are very well written and the space marines feel appropriately intimidating. However the narrators, while fantastic VA's, frequently mispronounced a couple words. and I'm nuts so that bothered me. the word Cadre pronounced as "carder" and geyser pronounced "geezer". Other than that, loved it. T'au rule, and so do most of their stories despite what imperial fanboys whine about.

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Love the performance and farsight

The story can get bland from the start but when things starts kicking off Farsight has to adapt to the things he's facing.

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Shocked

I’m amazed at how much I liked this book. I love 40K books but this one has a really fun flavor to it that I don’t always get from the Imperium set books. I’ll definitely be back for more.

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Was a good listen

Story was alright, enjoyed it more for lore than story.
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  • 01-27-22

Get it read !

I must have read about 30 or 40 books from Warhammer 40K I must have returned at least 10. The one I love ...I really love ...This fits in that section.

I'm the guy that doesn't like bolter porn
I dislike the majority of the books after book 5 of the Horus heresy
I send my back any siege of Terra books that are filler and chaf
I love Manflayer, Eisenhorn, Gideon, Bequin!, Luther and Bellerasious Cal

So now you know I like a really good story, great imagination and great characters and you have it all in this book. I can't wait to see the rest.

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  • beefeb
  • 03-02-22

cant wait for the next

Really enjoyed this one....giving a lot more background on farsight and the 8. Im really enjoying disliking the ethereal caste , ever more so after this book....really entertaining. good fight scenes, decent dialogue, and plenty of little tidbits if you are familiar with the wider background of farsights circumstances.....looking forward t the next one.

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  • paul sparks
  • 01-20-22

Greatest good

It’s difficult not to like the majority of the Tau as apart from the Ethereals the other castes really want to improve life for all species, the glaring differences between space marines and their psychotic tendencies and the fire caste is like the eye of terror, vast and depthless! Farsight is finally opening his eyes to reality in this book and I really wish there was sequel!! Superbly narrated

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  • AudioCrook
  • 01-16-22

The greater good, doesn't make them good guys!

Very good introduction to the Tau race. Tau are the newest race in the 40k universe. They are very expansionist, masters of diplomacy and deceit, you get the impression they would rather expand the empire without firing a shot, winning "hearts and minds/propaganda".

The Tau cast system is very interesting, they view war as a means to an ends. The Tau "firecast"(warrior class) study the art of war more as a science and dogmatic in approach but follow the rules and tactics literally by the book. mathematical and statistical in their approach to warfare. The Tau class system really aren't keen on outside the box thinking and view off the cuff tactics as borderline insubordination, that will get you pushished, even if you got the desired results.... The other Tau casts view the firecast's with suspicion and trepidation, probably because they don't want firecast Tau to get any ideas above there station.

I really got an eastern/Japanese feel to this Xenos race, espeshally in the battlesuits and the feel for technology, they seem very 'manga'. The narration was really good. Would recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-22

Copium for Tau fans

If you want a book where Tau effortlessly beats up space marines in hard to follow battles this is a book for you. Everything interesting is far to spaced out and for a book about Farsight named Crisis of faith there is very little of Farsights faith being in crisis. Performance is good but the endless Tau speak jargon is tiring to say the least.

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  • Steven W.
  • 08-05-22

not too good

ended with surprise macguffin tactic, some early bits were good,did go on for to long.

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  • Ceeb
  • 08-05-22

Really like the Tau

Always been a Space Marine or Imperial Guard fan. but what a bunch of Xenophobic wombles we are.

I Kinda want the Tau to succeed.

Oh the Heresy

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  • Mr. S. Kemp
  • 07-05-22

WOW!!

If you are a fan of the Tau and the Tau’va then you need to listen (or read) this gem of a story!

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  • D
  • 06-11-22

Great story

This was a great showcase of what the Tau are and their capabilities. Well written and well performed, a must for any 40K fan.

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  • Will Mitchell
  • 06-06-22

12 hours of Tau Fanfic

Rather awful writing, poorly structured, drawn out, and also at times the ‘important’ sections are rushed.

All of this alongside what seems to just be Tau fanfic. Zero main character deaths or even what seemed to be close calls. The book tried to highlight the imperium as archaic and stuck in its ways, but instead portrayed as idiotic and simply too stupid to have survived. I understand this is a Tau book, and should expect some plot armour but this was just laborious to get through. Wouldn’t recommend unless you are a Tau fanboy, in which case you may have found your Bible.

It was offset somewhat by a good narrator with some decent range of voices. Would like to hear more of him.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-22

Excellent & Intriguing Story

Absolutely loved this, to listen to the history, the culture, the philosophy, the science and technology was fantastic.

The only criticisms I have is that the story transition between characters was very blured. Sometimes you would be listening intently to Farsight and the next second were listening to someone else in a completely different place and time.

Maybe I've listened to too much Halo where transitions can take up half a page.

Also, some pronunciation of the Tau words differ from how I know them to be pronounced, but that's fine.

Loved it, can't wait for more!