• Dante

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,690 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dante is Chapter Master of one of the noblest but most troubled Chapters of Space Marines in the Imperium: the Blood Angels. From the time of his birth in the rad-scarred wastes of Baal Secundus, he was destined for glory and strife.

From his apotheosis to Scout, to the hive cities of Armageddon and the alien menace of the Cryptus system, Dante has waged war against all the enemies of the Imperium. He has witnessed the divine, and struggled against the darkness within all sons of Sanguinius. Longer lived than any other Chapter Master, this is his chronicle, his great and storied legend.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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A perfect Blood Angel story.

This book was as perfect a Blood Angel story as has ever been released and as a fan of 14 years, it will now always be on the top of my list of Angel novels. bravo.

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Dante is a badass

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would only recommend this audio book to a friend who is a blood angels fan, i feel like they wouldn't appreciate it if they didn't know some of the ranks,titles and rituals of the blood angels.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dante?

During one scene the angels where in the presence of a chapter master they did not like,
Dante spoke to the chapter master as if he was one of his own, showcasing his nobility

Which scene was your favorite?

Early on in the book Dante spoke with Mephiston and the sanguinary guard stood around them in a circle, has to be the best scene in the book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't intend to listen to it all at once but as the story progressed it kept me listening for hours,

Any additional comments?

10/10 Book, Perfect for any fan of the blood angels or anyone wanting to learn more about our beloved chapter master, The Emperor Protects.

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Dante!

Loved hearing a back story to one of 40k's great
characters, along with the narrative of his home world. Great fun.

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I want a Blood Angel army

amazing story, as a 40k player I expected no less from this novel. Not to mention we share the same first name.

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Dante

I'm a simple man, I see Warhammer I buy. But this is a damned good book. I enjoyed listening to it and learning about the recruiting process that would be Space Marines are subjected to. The audio recording is high quality and the story is simple yet full of detail. This book acheived what every good Warhammer book has achieved, it made the Blood Angels and Dante in particular feel human. Which is a nice change of pace for Warhammer. I highly recommend this book to die hard fans and newcomers alike.

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A must about the Blood Angels. Excellent reading!

Excellent story ! Learning the life and back story of Dante from child ! Also you learn about the Blood angels recruitment and their ways in the chapter.

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Excellent glimpse into the Origin Story of Dante.

I loved the way the book jumped from his childhood and threw the trials of the blood Angels then go to his first battles. I would recommend this book to any Fan of space marines or blood angels!5

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Dante is the most reasonable and realistic charact

Most war hammer characters are one dimension and sometimes written rather poorly. Dante is not. Which I believe is the work of the writer more than anything. More Dante please.

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By Sangunius!!

Great book, Guy Haley crushed it. brought alot of life to one of my favorite characters.

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good background for dante but not great.

a must have for fans of the blood angels. a good insight into one of the best space marines to ever live!

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  • Simon Foley
  • 10-16-17

Enjoyable drama.

A very enjoyable listen - well written and well read. I was disappointed when it ended.

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  • harry perrin
  • 08-29-19

A genuine hero in a universe of grim.

Dante is such an endearing character despite the hellish universe he exists in. The book also delves into the Blood Angels lore and the path to becoming a space marine more comprehensively than most other books. Which is the real meat of it. The change from when Dante is a child in awe of the godly Asterties to his eventual leadership of them is compelling and weirdly... warm and heartfelt. He never loses himself. He just does the best he can in the situation hes in. It honestly is a great listen. And as always, Gareth Armstrong IS the Blood Angels. I find his hopeful yet sorrowful tones to be a perfect match for the troubled sons of Sanguinius.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-17-19

Excellent

Finally a blood angels book which does the chapter credit, freed of the shackles of Jim swallow the blood angels shine as they are supposed to.

A fascinating look at the mentality of angels where we get to see behind the death mask and glimpse the nobility Beneath.

Cannot praise this book enough

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-20

Incredible

Guy haleys truly has a gift for writing blood angels stories. For any brother seeking to know why Dante is such an important character within the 40k universe, I cannot recommend this and devastation of baal

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  • A Wilkes
  • 01-08-21

Some decent lore but didn’t like the narrator

Great origin story of Dante & some awesome insight into the chapter gene flaws but I personally didn’t like the narrator - his range of voices wasn’t good enough in my view and some of the characters just sounded.......silly.

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  • Adam
  • 05-14-20

Fantastic

Great story covering various points in Dante's life. I think narrators are always at a disadvantage when voicing Astartes and xenos without some form of post modulation. However this is narrated admirably.

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  • Andrew Holcroft
  • 05-11-20

get enjoyable

Great ending, have me the shivers! Extra words extra words why can't I be laconic? Extra words.

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  • emma
  • 08-06-21

Guy Haley as great as ever

this is the 4th Guy Haley book I have read and in each one of them his excellence shines through Dante is one of the best books I have read I would recommend it to anyone interested in the Lord of angels

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-21

great insight into chapter master of BA

Great story about one of the greatest heroes of the imperium, showing its human, and space marine side.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-21-20

It made me love the blood angels

This was my first black library book and it has made me want to try more

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  • Chris Sindel
  • 07-28-19

Really good, well written and very well read.

One of the best audio books from the Warhammer Universe that I've listened to. The way the narrator reads this novel was brilliant. The character building that was done in this book was excellent. Didn't want to stop listening.

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  • David Goodrich
  • 12-31-17

Great book

Captures the essence of 40k and this character very entertaining and interesting novel even if it is clearly trying to get you to buy the overpriced model.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-15-22

great read

Excellent story and masterfully narrated, this book really highlights the plight of the people of Baal and its moons and makes you respect what it is to be chosen to be a Blood Angel.

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  • Zach McCarthy
  • 06-16-22

Rounded

I actually choked up towards the end. Really quite well written and read. Does a lot to show the burdens of Dante.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-23-22

a story about the process

this was my first audible and I love the blood angels. the story gave a great layer of lore to the life of a space marine and what it means to be a blood angel. excellent for those who are faithful to sanguinius

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  • HL
  • 09-14-21

An amazing story, but come on Gareth

Gareth Armstrong is an ok narrator, he’s not completely terrible but bearable, I’d recommend that you listen to his audiobooks in succession otherwise you’ll realise how much better others are.

He just lacks emotion, during scenes that would otherwise be full of passion there’s a dull feeling.

Other than the narrator it’s a fantastic story, one where you actually get glimpses into the black rage, you get to put yourself in Sanguinius’ place abroad the vengeful spirit, for a brief second you’re there.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-27-21

The boy who became an angel

Now I’m not a blood angels fan, I’m a dark angels fan. So didn’t think I would like this book, but as Guy Haley has made me like Cawls novel I enjoyed this 1 aswell. Gives you an understanding about the blood angels and their rituals and bonds. But also their flaws. I really like Dante now and know that he’s not just another chapter master.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-15-21

epic!!!

Couldn't get enough of this one! Really loved hearing about Dantes journey to become a space marine and I'm not much of a blood angels fan.

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  • James
  • 07-20-21

Wow.. just, wow.

Very few series of entertainment in my life have ever warranted 5 stars. The Witcher books, 2018 God of War game on the PS4, and well, this.

The entire Novel is completely breathtaking. It takes a chapter or two to really get into it. But once Lewis meets the other boys, things seriously kick off. The voice acting in this one is absolutely astonishing. Much more believable than D.o.B. Mephiston doesn't sound so 1930's british. Dante commands respect and earns his badge with absolute honour.
I'm not joking when I say, that this is the best 40k Novel that I've ever read. hats off to you, Guy Haley. and also hats off to Gareth Armstrong for the amazing narrating. Well done lads, truly, well done.

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  • Optimist P.
  • 11-30-20

Well written and excellently narrated/acted!

I loved the writing and pacing of Dante and I'll definitely seek out more Guy Haley books after this. Gareth Armstrong really brought the characters to life in a way that was fitting and not behind his means which allowed it to stay engaging throughout.