• Predator Prey: Warhammer 40,000

  • The Beast Arises, Book 2
  • By: Rob Sanders
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (566 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After centuries of peace, the Imperium is thrown into panic as human worlds everywhere are menaced by orks. In a relentless tide of slaughter, ork attack moons destroy planet after planet with gravity weapons of unstoppable power.

On Terra,the High Lords are paralysed by the scale of the threat and fail to take any effective action. With entire Space Marine Chapters missing or known to have been wiped out, does anyone have the will and the power to rise to the Imperium's defence?

©2015 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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the assassin parts are worth it

Second book in the series. So far it's ok, generic kinda warhammer stuff. Really the only parts in finding truly interesting are the parts about the Grand Master of the Assassins and the politics of the Senatorum Imperialis. Those are making the series worth listening to. Otherwise story would be a 3 star. Not bad, not good.

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Boring

Boring and seemingly pointless. The author really dropped the ball with what they were given in the first book.

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Slaughter!

The tragic story of the victims of war.
Nothig good happends.
All is lost.
Good story.

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Moar Beast! Moar Gud!

Gareth Armstrong's narration brings these books to life. The plot is engaging and rather varied.

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Weak story, too meta and kinda boring.

This book was no where near asgood as the first book. The story was kinda boring and to focused on the big picture. I was very disappointed and it was really obvious that this wasn't the same author as the first book. Gareth Armstrong did a great job with the material he had to work with and is the reason I didn't rate the overall lower

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still leading up but getting into more action

there is definitely much more to come based on the way this is written and this is still part of the intro. but we are starting to get a real taste of the action to come.

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In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

Great ending, the characters are intriguing, and the story is very 40k. “
For Primarch Progenitor and Him on Terra!”

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The thumb nail is the best part

Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks Orks ok now let's address the MASSIVE mouth the ork has lmao

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Great flow!

This is a great second episode! It flows well from the first book to the second with a different writer.

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Slightly muddled, but satisfying tale.

The middle can be somewhat confusing as perspictive shifts. That said the somber tone of the end was satisfying in a way warhammer novels sometimes lose track of, and was refreshing.

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  • SteveC
  • 10-04-19

Too short

After spending 5-6hrs building the story (akin to winding up a spring) the ending comes short and sharp (as though the spring was unleashed and it just fell about, lifeless).
Given the short nature of these books, I do question their value compared to other Black Libray titles which can be double or more in length.
Overall, good story buildup and narration. Let down by content length and quick ending.

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  • The naj man
  • 11-09-17

enjoying this epic series

this series is great. it has a wide ranging scope and cast of characters which I found daunting at first but it's coming together nicely.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-22

I prefer my 40k narrated more grim dark.

The male voices sound too sophisticated and the female voices sound very girly and ladylike.
I did like the clear pronunciations and I could hear the story very well even though it is not my native language.

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  • Chris rodger
  • 01-04-22

a great listen

suspenseful from first to the last chapter. a great listen for warhammer 40k fans

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  • Nathan Horwood
  • 07-22-20

Good book that is slow in parts but builds well

Not as strong or compelling as the first book in the series but it has it's moments. definitely worth hanging out for the end chapters as they become quite gripping.

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  • Johan olsson
  • 05-26-20

A good book

This was not a favorit of mine but still a good book i loved the first in this epic story, and i will continue this series but for me this was not long as good as the first. narration was realy good

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  • Tom Godson
  • 03-16-20

Pedestrian At Best

Usual GW/Black Library fiction with plenty of gore-porn designed to titillate the mind of those in need of a bath and a walk. The plot is very bitty, with too many far reaching characters that have fleeting, if any, connection to each other. As with most sequels it just had no punch to it, and thus all the characters were expendable. Repeated clichés didn't help the story at all.

The performance was flawless though. Great work done by the narrator, shame he was stuck with such a poor script.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-20

Yet more intriguing grimdark tales of the imperium

Expanded on the first book in the series well. Gave you a sense of magnitude of the beginning of the threat. Laced as ever with plenty of grimdark reality.

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  • The Bearded Bookworm
  • 01-30-20

Better than book one.

While it is far better than book one this book really doesnt capture me and i will not be continuing the series.

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  • Nathan Carr
  • 11-07-19

heavy going

look, its a 6hr episode is a long series, so it doesn't really progress past setting up a few more characters and their motives. It's a slog and not particularly fulfilling.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-19

dont get attached. it just hurts

was a very good book full of awesome characters and an even more awesome story. its Warhammer though and everything sucks. so don't get attached.