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New Audio Dramas

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:50 am
by shadowhawk2008
Here is the first of the new audio dramas announced on the BL site/via email.

http://www.blacklibrary.com/audio/new-t ... short.html

By Nick Kyme and about Ko'tan Kadai, Captain of the Fourth Company with a dark fate in a short story in the Heroes of the Space Marines anthology.

http://www.blacklibrary.com/coming-soon ... rrows.html

And this is the Raven Guard audio drama about Shadow Captaun Koryn by George Mann with that fantastic artwork released a few days ago.

Re: New Audio Dramas

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:02 am
by Liliedhe
Looking forward to both - already preordered the Salamanders one. I like the audiodramas a lot.

Re: New Audio Dramas

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:54 am
by shadowhawk2008
I am hoping to pick some up at GD :)

Re: New Audio Dramas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:34 pm
by paulus
Hi guys and girls

Firstly I want to say I'm a big fan of audio books/ dramas so this is in no way me moaning but how come raven guard are getting their 3rd audio drama and a chapter like the dark angels havent had one so far?

I'm sure there is a good reason for this, any ideas?

Also any talk of a gaunts ghosts one?

Re: New Audio Dramas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:02 pm
by Xisor
paulus wrote:I'm sure there is a good reason for this, any ideas?


Depends on whether you think "Nobody's been excited/inspired enough to write one, yet" is a good reason or not.

Like the White Scars not having a Heresy novel, it's not strictly because of a major decision...the opportunity just hasn't come up. One wonders why any faction gets an audio book; few (if any) stories demand the format, so it's really then down to whether anyone wants to write one.

The Night Lords & Salamanders ones are clear tie-ins to the novels. (Likely fostered by Kyme & D-B being asked to contribute to the audio side.)

I doubt there's a serious 'agenda' behind the audiobooks other than "these make a decent amount of money and people really quite like them [except those eejits who think they're an assault on their intelligence], anyone got some ideas for some more?"

As it stands, Dan Abnett's only written one so far (The Keeler Image) and that's already been delayed (perhaps indicating it still hasn't been written, which is a shame as I do enjoy Dan's work), so I'd be hesitant on expecting GGs ones any time soon.

Which reminds me, I need to get Throne of Lies. The upside to audiobooks is they seem to be very quick from concept/commission through to release; this is an aspect I very much applaud. Makes them much more...unexpected! :)

Re: New Audio Dramas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:45 pm
by paulus
Definalty get throne of lies it's very good, but then really enjoyed all of them, well apart from aenarion which I found not really to my liking but then I am more of a 40k fan!

Love listening to them whislt driving for my job, just listened to False gods :-)))

Yeah I can see your point re who wants to write one and how well it ties in, didn't really think of it that way :-)

Re: New Audio Dramas

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:01 am
by Xisor
paulus wrote:Definalty get throne of lies it's very good, but then really enjoyed all of them, well apart from aenarion which I found not really to my liking but then I am more of a 40k fan!


I'm glad to hear it! I really liked Aenarion, but it's also one of the ones I don't think I've listened to twice. It's nice, but it's not quite the same as the others. Not much...happens. So to that extent, I can totally agree with getting more from the 40k ones!

(Though I'm keen to try out the Storm God one too, now that I've thought of it.)

paulus wrote:Love listening to them whislt driving for my job, just listened to False gods :-)))


If I could drive, I'd be right there with you. As I can't, I have to suffice with them making an excellent escape whilst having to walk to otherwise boring places!

(Though, actually, Fireborn whilst at the gym worked very nicely.)

Re: New Audio Dramas

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:14 am
by paulus
Fraid I can't comment on the slayer of the storm god it's the only one I haven't got, maybe a download tomorrow :-)