• Manflayer

  • Fabius Bile: Warhammer 40,000, Book 3
  • By: Josh Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (849 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As his Homo Novus project comes to fruition, Fabius Bile faces a new threat - the dreaded haemonculi of the Thirteen Scars. Can he marshal his forces to protect his creations, or are the New Men doomed to death? 

Listen to it because: discover what happens when you cross the Haemonculus covens...and what lengths Fabius Bile will go to in order to survive their deadly attentions.  

The story: in the centuries since his return from Commorragh, Fabius Bile has distanced himself from the affairs of friend and foe, content only to oversee the cruel evolution of his New Men. But when his creations are threatened by the monstrous haemonculi of the Thirteen Scars, the Manflayer is forced to seek out new allies and old enemies alike in an effort to preserve all that he has built. Homo Novus must survive...even if Fabius Bile must die to ensure it.  

Written by Josh Reynolds. Read by John Banks.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Loved it!!!

A very insightful glimpse into the world and mind if Fabius Bile! I definitely recommend this to anyone curious about Fabius and the forces of Chaos in general. There is plenty of cool stuff for Drukari fans as well.

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Loved it. but maybe rushed?

I loved it, a bit rushed ending. I would've loved the third part being its own book entierly. hopefully theres another one. there was so much to cover I don't fault the author. hopefully theres another and I will be there to get it.

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Space Pimp for the win!

Fabius is by far my favorite nefarious character in all of 40k and this book just made me love him all the more.

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fabius bile

Great voice and subtle sounds really convey the unique crippling insanity of each individual damned soul. Bile is even more of an antihero losing the fight against the ruinous powers then before

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If you like chaos/Fabius stories, buy it.

It's sublime.

40k novels are often hit-or-miss, but this one is a homerun. I'd suggest getting the first two books in the trilogy first though. part of what made this one so fun was the way it advanced characters and stroylines that began earlier in the series. It was a lovely read though, and one I had long looked forward to. Bravo.

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Almost as good as the first two!

This one almost feels like someone else wrote it. A plot change, a minor detail missed, but still worth a listen. The narrator seemed to have trouble remembering which voices belonged to certain characters.

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It's fine.

Not as engaging as the first 2 books but you might as well see how it 'ends' if you read the first 2 books.

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Really good series.

Better ending then I'd thought it would be for the series. Used to dislike Fabius Bile, and the Emperor's Children. This series has utterly changed my perspective. Fabius the ultimate mad scientist, and has all the returning characters from the prior books, good fun. Also LOTS of Drukari, even Drukari POV scenes.

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Woah... Chills

From start to finish, A-1

I won't spoil anything. I'll just say this in regards to Fabius.
Thesis, antithesis, synthesis.... A must read. The ending will give you a shiver

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bravo!

I need more fabius bile after this trilogy! hopefully black library will deliver more in the future. I'll buy it without a second thought. John Banks does a wonderful job narrating as always.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-26-20

Great finnish to one of the best trilogies in 40k

Loves Reynolds nuances storys of the typical evil faction, operating on a grey scale.

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  • jack cf
  • 09-18-20

A short summary of the book.

Fabius (sneering, of course): "Well, well, well....if it isn't the consequences of my own actions."

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  • Jonathon Martin
  • 07-09-20

A Satisfying Conclusion

Despite some other reviews I felt this was a good ending to the series.

Previous characters get wrapped up well, and the series ends on a bang with a surprising revelation.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-20

A Fabulous book

Its well written and read, the reader represents each character with different voice or accent making it clear who is talking.
Its fun to listen to and fascinating to see what fabius does.

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  • Lostinthe_pages
  • 07-09-20

Fantastic

I really loved this series. I highly recommend it. I really hope there will be more.

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  • Jake Dootson-whelan
  • 07-09-20

what a guy

fabulous bill is hands down one of the best characters of 40k, great story, brill ending

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  • James W.
  • 07-08-20

great from start to finish. great twists and turns

brilliant character study on fabius bile, seeing the how he became who he is and how chaos manipulates everything

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  • Lukasz Sikorski
  • 06-03-22

Fabulous

This is, by far, the best series form WH40K I’ve read so far. I highly recommend it.

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  • Danny Monaghan
  • 05-16-22

Good performance

Good performance however the story has errors about the time line as fibulas has meet primaris marines before this book

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  • steven
  • 05-03-22

good trilogy

the ending leaves a lot of questions to carry it on . black legion is better , but it's very good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-21

A great culmination of the series

loved how this whole series filled in so many gaps about Bile. narrating was spot on and really involved. ends with a kicker twist

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  • Alex
  • 07-02-20

Just phenomenal!

This was a great story from the start and just got better!
I love the link to the current storyline being released in War of the Spider.

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  • Khalm Down
  • 07-01-20

Excellent book interesting ending

An excellent listen with the actors nailing their assigned roles. The story flows and is interesting. The ending isn't what i was expecting but it helps to drive the narrative nicely.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-24-20

challenging changes

a good listen. a disappointing story direction however it is entertaining and well paced. I hope more are in the offering.