• The Infinite and the Divine

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Robert Rath
  • Narrated by: Richard Reed
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (4,951 ratings)

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The Infinite and the Divine

By: Robert Rath
Narrated by: Richard Reed
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A Necrons audio.

Trazyn the Infinite and Orikan the Diviner are opposites. Each is obsessed with their own speciality and their rivalry spans a millennia. Yet together, they may hold the secret to saving the necron race....

Listen to it because: explore a story told across the millennia that delves deep into a pair of fascinating necron characters, their relationship and their plans for the galaxy.

The story: before the being called the Emperor revealed himself, before the rise of the aeldari, before the necrontyr traded their flesh for immortal metal, the world was born in violence. Even when they inhabited bodies of flesh, Trazyn the Infinite and Orikan the Diviner were polar opposites. Trazyn, a collector of historical oddities, presides over a gallery full of the most dangerous artefacts - and people - of the galactic past. Orikan, a chronomancer without peer, draws zodiacs that predict and manipulate the future. But when an artefact emerges that may hold the key to the necrons’ next evolution, these two obsessives enter a multi-millennia game of cat and mouse that ends civilisations, reshapes timelines, and changes both forever. As riddles unwind and ancient secrets are revealed, the question remains: will their feud save the necron race or destroy it?

Written by Robert Rath. Narrated by Richard Reed.

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

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Two immortal nerds fight and troll each other.

The is a book about two immortal NERDS fighting and trolling each other over a mcguffin. Which turns out to be exactly what I wanted.

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Warhammer 40K Fans Rejoice! It's Perfect!

I. Love. This. Story.

I am a massive Warhammer 40K fan. In particular, I have been collecting Necron models since close to their initial release in 2002. I've been sticking with these guys through the initial tank shredding 1st Codex, through the Wardian era, and now through the Indomitus era. This story pretty much embodies everything great about the Necrons and in particular, the characters of Trazyn the Infinite and Orikan the Diviner. This story is basically "two old dudes troll each other mercilessly over the course of several millennia" and it is everything I had hoped it would be. You couldn't ask for a more perfect pair of protagonists in Trazyn and Orikan, both functional demigods of an ancient sentient race that had long since given up their flesh and blood to become the immortal robots that we know them as through the course of this story. One looks to the past to one day rebuild their lost culture, the other looks to the future to see what could be. Through these conflicting viewpoints, they are set on inevitable collision courses spanning tens of thousands of years, and it is a beautiful sight to watch this trainwreck of a dysfunctional co-dependant relationship unfold.

It does require a little bit of knowledge of the Warhammer 40K universe to fully appreciate, but if you like sci-fi dark comedies, it is well worth the little investment to learn what an "Aeldari" is or what is meant by a Necron's "Necrodermis."

I stan Trazycan all the way.

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i need more

"The wheel always turns"

-Orkan the Diviner

"Fuck you Orikan"

-Trazyn The Infinite

i loved it

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Fantastic and Hilarious

The most bitter and petty rivalry between horrifying immortal robot skeletons I've ever listened to.

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Great non-imperial story

Really good story and an Amazing performance. Both principal characters written incredibly well and brought to life by the narrator in a stunning and convincing fashion. Super enjoyable. On of the best 40k audios there is, and especially great if you want a break from human stories.

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Trazyn is a nercon with a Spaniard accent to me.

Love the performance and writing. The deep look into the grumpy old crons and Necron Court, couldn't be more entertaining.

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A great epic.

Fantastic performance by the narrator. Well executed concepts of immortal beings, and how they experience time.

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A fine addition to my collection...

Of 40k audiobooks. Definitely recommend this one for Necron fans old and new. Gives Necrons more flavor while still keeping them obviously alien.

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amazing.

you can tell that the author actually cares about the lore and universe in this book

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If the Muppets Statler & Waldorf were Necrons...

& that's not a hood thing!
Most Gods awful 40k novel I've ever bought. For all their aeons of regal-ness & suchlike, they're just grumpy, petty, morons. It's not even so bad that it's funny. I'm 2/3rds in & it's still going nowhere & doing nothing.

The Narrator is ok, but too often voices are too similar. I've had to skip back more than a few times to suss a conversation out.

I took the advice of all the glowing reviews... & I'm just stun'd at how bad it is! I can [& do!] give a 40k novel a good amount of leeway in quality, as overall it's not hard to find redeeming qualities here & there. I can't, I just can't with this book. If this is what Necrons are like in the Black Library-Verse..? Gods I hope not, as I really want to get to know these ancient dynasts. But yeah, if this is how they're to be written, never again!

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  • Kwok T.
  • 10-17-20

Amazing

Probably the most unexpected 40K book that had me captivated, laughing and liking Necrons. Robert Rath has written my favourite 40k book and Richard Reed gave a superb performance.

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  • Oliver
  • 10-21-20

Got to love these spooky scary metal skeletons

I absolutely loved this book, from the interesting view of the Necron perspective of the galaxy, to Trazyn just collecting anything that catches his eye.
An amazing performance with amazing characters.

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  • Milo
  • 01-08-21

Bad art, Amazing book

A big surprise, this book was great, it showed the Necrons in a fantastic new way, with more comedy than you would expect. It's very well written, with a fantastic narration. But whoever chose the rubbish art for this book need to re-think their life choices because it hides a truly great read!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-22-21

Probably one of the Best 40k Stories Written

I loved every second of this book it's fun without being childish and gives character to aliens often less explored.

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  • Andrew F.
  • 10-25-20

Top stuff

Brilliant story and narration. Well worth it just for the exchanges between Trazyn and Orikan alone. A chance to view the 41st millennium from the perspective of the ancient Necrontyr which is incredibly entertaining all on its own. Highly recommend you pick this one up.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-16-20

perfect in all ways

loved this book. gives a great feeling of the Necrons while still having a great deal of humor.

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  • Jessica Townshend
  • 11-08-20

S'bit of arright

They be a good pair o lads when they ain't at each others throats. Daft as a brush each a them. Entertainin' yarn an an half, especially when folks start a right barney.

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  • Ben Waterhouse
  • 10-08-21

Highly amusing

Worth it for the voice acting alone. Gives the necrons a lot of personality, I love these characters!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-21

LOVED IT

loved it, best Games Workshop story I've listened to so far.

The glimpse in to Necron culture was a nice touch and I wasn't expecting the ending at all.

Great book.

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  • Just this guy, you know?
  • 04-11-21

The 40K Odd couple

Well worth getting if you're a Necron fan of not, our two main characters Orikan the Diviner and Trazyn the Infinite are fighting over who gets to open a tomb world first and get all the diabolical goodies that lie within it. Rather than the usual Grim-Dark we have gotten before about the necrons this is possible the funniest book Black Library have done in sometime and the fact it's the Necrons that are telling the jokes is a nice surprise, giving life to the ancient immortal living metal monsters. Hopefully Black library will be doing more books centred on the Xeno's races in the future.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-20

Richard Reed killed it.

What a performance, every character felt distinct and the effort that must've gone into those little expressions to make character interactions flow together really shows.
Well written characters that interact together nicely.
Amazing to see the Xenos races getting some love and all the little references were well received.
I recommend.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-29-21

A beautiful bromance

A really enjoyable story. Great to see some of the other factions of 40K getting some love. Not one single Ultramarine was even mentioned.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-21

Great book, worth a listen

Really enjoyed it, would definitely recommend it to any who want to learn more about the Necrons, plus was quite funny

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-21

amazing

one of the best 40k books no annoying side storys that suddenly take from the story just a none stop ride of necron awesomeness

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-21

Excellent Xenos Adventure

Finally some xenos perspective with some personality. Fun with a dash of grim dark 40k. Excellent oration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-20

fantastic

i Have read a good 30 40k books and this is my favourite.
If you are a necron fan this is something you need to listen to. If you aren't its still a good time.

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  • Harrison
  • 11-12-20

Two old cranky Robots fight for Aeons

Should be the title of this book.
Narration was great, genuinely good story for a Warhammer novel, cool lore bits and lots of different factions showing up thanks to Trazyns pokeballs... uh, i mean his tesseract vaults.
Trazyn and Orikans bickering is pretty funny at times - enjoyed this book alot! Made a nice change to see things from someones point of view besides the Imperium.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-21

An amazing comedy with deep emotional scenes

The story is truly amazing, at times it is a bit comical but it transitions smoothly between comedic moments and emotional, impactful scenes and frankly, the emotional scenes with Trazyn and Orikan are just golden. Moreover the chemistry between the characters such as Trazyn and Orikan really bring out the unique nature of the cast of characters. And honestly Richard Reed's performance as all the characters is truly amazing, from switching between Trazyn, Orikan, orks and other necrons, he truly pulls off every character as unique.

Honestly I wholeheartedly recommend listening to this title if you either are a fan of the necrons or want to understand the necrons or generally a fan of watching two undead old dudes just pranking the other for a few thousand years. plus the title is a breath of fresh air considering how imperium focused much of the warhammer 40k titles are.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-21

enhanced by the narration

the narrator and his performances were excellent. the story itself holds up very well but the narrator enhanced the novel greatly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-25-22

Excellent listen

Loved listening and learning more about two great characters of the setting, Richard really brought the story to life.