The majority of my working life has been spent in the theatre with companies including York Theatre Royal, Cheltenham Everyman, Sheffield Crucible, Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange and the National Theatre in London.
Television work includes Emmerdale, Coronation Street, and 'Allo, Allo!'. I have also worked on a number of radio drama and comedy productions with the BBC.
Since March 2009, I have enjoyed playing a huge variety of characters in more than 270* audio-drama stories with Big Finish Productions, together with The Black Library/Games Workshop, details of which can be found in the postings below.
There are also details listed here of the 187* audio books & stories I've recorded since March 2013, including the unabridged New Revised Standard Version of The Bible, for companies including audible.co.uk, Hachette, Audible Studios, Podium Audio Publishing, HarperCollins, RNIB, W.F. Howes, Little Brown Group, Penguin Random House, Games Workshop, Orion, Fantom Films & Ladbroke Audio.
(*figures at April 2020)
I hope you find something of interest here and come back soon for further updates.
Saturday, 5 September 2020
Monday, 3 August 2020
War of Secrets
A Space Marine Conquests novel
Supporting the Dark Angels as they battle trauma-scarred T'au, Lieutenant Farren and his Primaris Marines discover their allies have many secrets they'll do anything to conceal....
The story: Lieutenant Xedro Farren is a Primaris Marine, stronger and more adept than even the Space Marines his brotherhood is sent to fight alongside. As the Dark Angels and the Primaris Marines fight a trauma-scarred force of T’au hellbent on destroying their former allies, the true quarry becomes clear - the shadowy instigator of a psychic curse that could plunge a string of Imperial planets into madness.
As worlds burn in the fires of battle, an unthinkable pact is struck, with the Primaris Marines peeling back layer after layer of deceit to find the appalling truth. Can Farren hope to emerge from this web of lies without losing his honour - or come to that, his life?
...all for now; more just as soon as it happens!
Monday, 13 July 2020
Missy… alone, unleashed and unfettered. What does she get up to when the Doctor isn’t around?
Now she has what she wants, Missy needs someone to show off to. But her temporal mischief attracts the wrong kind of attention.
Infuriating children, a vacationing Sontaran and her own worst
intentions will get in her way. And a Meddling Monk, out for revenge...
2.1 The Lumiat by Lisa McMullin
Missy is glorying in the chaos, hoping that a certain someone might turn up.
What she doesn’t expect is an entirely different do-gooder spoiling her plans and teaching her life lessons.
Because, whoever she is, the Lumiat knows far more about Missy than anyone should...
2.2 Brimstone and Terror by Roy Gill
Missy wants an army, a brigade of willing youngsters, trained to serve. So she takes a teaching post at a remote Scottish boarding school.
But one of these boys knows Missy of old. And when Oliver Davis summons his sister for help, Lucy brings an ally from London. One Mr Strax...
2.3 Treason and Plot by Gemma Arrowsmith
The Gunpowder Plot. It’s a favourite of time travellers. If Missy’s going to hitch a ride, that’s the place to cause trouble. Especially if trouble makes a really big bang.
The only person in her way, trying to keep history on track, is a rookie Time Agent. But Rita Cooper wanted excitement...
2.4 Too Many Masters by John Dorney
The Monk has captured Missy. And he will have his revenge...
But the Ogrons are also looking to settle an old debt. And when they call it in, they find themselves with too many Time Lords on their hands.
The Master owes them big – and the Ogrons know who the Master is. Don’t they?
Rufus Hound (The Meddling Monk)
Gina McKee (The Lumiat)
Dan Starkey (Strax)
Ajjaz Awad (Lydia)
John Banks (Radolf / Lieutenant Grappa / Feyza)
Oliver Clement (Oliver Davis)
Ben Fox (Robert Catesby)
Helen Goldwyn (Empress Maule)
Christopher Hatherall (Guy Fawkes)
Alex Hope (Lawrence McAllister)
Matthew Jacobs-Morgan (Bertram / Manilaius)
Bonnie Kingston (Lucy Davis)
Glen McCready (Burnsbright / Librarian / Ogron 2)
Cameron Percival (Rowan Fairley)
Philip Pope (Rita’s Boss / William / Baron Worthing)
Dan Starkey (Strax / Mr Strackie / Mr Cosmo)
Ony Uhiara (Rita Cooper)
Eve Webster (Keeza / Captain Rosecco / Han)
Robert Whitelock (Grolk / Ogrons / Servant)
The Sound Within
Brought together for the first time as a complete collection, you will find here 16 short audio stories written by award-winning audio writer/producer/director Neil Gardner.
These 16 short tales delve into realms of existential investigation,
from dark horror and science fiction futures to fantastical flights of
scientific wonder. Each story is a self-contained world of its own, a
moment in time that illuminates a thought, a person, an experience or a
'Saya’s Last Gasp – Louise Jameson
'Focal Point' – Geoffrey Beevers
'Inside the Machine' – Nicola Bryant
'The Embrace' – Christopher Ragland
'Outside Looking In' – Anneke Wills
'Day One' – Peter Noble
'Twin Points' – Michael Fenton Stevens
'Saya’s First Giant Step' – Louise Jameson
'Extermin8' – Terry Molloy
'The Waiting Room' – Toby Longworth
'Wrist Watch' – Nicola Bryant
'Truncated' – Christopher Ragland
'New Born' – Billie Fulford Brown
'Space Hopper' – Dan Starkey
'The Last of the Tea Ladies' – Louise Jameson
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
Narrated by a who’s-who of legendary TV and audio performers, many from the world of Doctor Who (where Neil is a leading audio producer) and underscored by beautiful and evocative incidental music.
These are short stories written specifically to be performed in audio. We hope you enjoy the ride...and the journeys of thought you are taken on.
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And so, to round up for today; there's just time to mention that the new 'home studio' is near to completion and has already been used on several productions, including a full length audio book and a multi-character audio drama, which is both gratifying and a great relief!
In a few weeks time, I'll begin the 'home recording' of three different series of audio books, projects which carry on into late spring 2021. It's quite a daunting prospect, as I'm sure you can imagine, though after a long period of enforced inactivity during lockdown, I consider myself fortunate indeed to be working again. The technical learning curve is looking pretty vertical at the moment and as ever, I just hope I don't screw it all up!
And on that note, that's...
...all for now; more just as soon as it happens!
Sunday, 21 June 2020
Good afternoon and welcome! Following fairly hot on the heels of the earlier June release of MW Craven's 'The Curator', is the latest audio book from The Black Library, which I had the pleasure of recording with producer Tara Rawson, a couple of weeks before lockdown. I had previously worked with Tara on the short audio drama, The Revelation of The Word, a sample of which appears above, and we had great fun together in the studio, recording a third Fabius Bile story, whom I have to admit, is one of my very favourite Balck Library characters.
So without further prevarication, here are some details of the third of my Fabius Bile projects:
Fabius Bile Manflayer
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?
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, Produced by Tara Rawson & Narrated by John Banks
Audio book length: 13 hours - 40 minutes
Friday, 19 June 2020
"It's Christmas, and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria.
A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6.
Called in to investigate, the National Crime Agency's Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a case that makes no sense. Why were some victims anaesthetised, while others died in appalling agony? Why is their only suspect denying what they can irrefutably prove but admitting to things they weren't even aware of? And why did the victims all take the same two weeks off work three years earlier?
And when a disgraced FBI Agent gets in touch, things take an even darker turn. Because she doesn't think Poe is dealing with a serial killer at all; she thinks he's dealing with someone far, far worse - a man who calls himself the Curator.
And nothing will ever be the same again...."
Produced by Neil Gardner & Narrated by John Banks
Length: 9 hours - 23 minutes
Excellent as always
I normally like to go short and to the point with reviews.
But honestly how can I make you understand how insanely good the Poe and
Tilly saga is. It could be if well done one of the best series on tv
ever in my opinion. Why no one isn't snapping this up, it blows my mind.
The characters are thought of so well, the stories are just amazing. I
will need to stop raving on, no surprise that Mr Craven gets another 5
shiny stars from me. He again had me on all hook and tenders, I applaud
you sir 👏👏
ps the narration is as always the best !
John Banks' narration is excellent, he really brings the book to life.
Poe & Tilly are back, and the wait has definitely been worth it. Tilly’s character is maturing whilst her adorable traits still remain, along with Poe’s dogged determination they make a brilliant team. Craven takes you on a twist and turn journey to find The Curator. It is fast paced, enthralling and unlike most crime novels the ending is completely unpredictable.
A definite must listen.
It is a must to have experienced in the earlier stories to
be able to fully appreciate this one. Great storyline and
characterisation. A job exceptionally well done!
Absolutely bloody brilliant
I was not sure what to expect from a third Washington Poe
entry, often third books can be lacklustre but OH BOY, this one is quite
the opposite. I was sucked in and full on glued to my earbuds the
I don't know where to begin with an attempt to describe this story, it's too bizarre to describe rationally, up, down sideways, whichever ways, this is a roller coaster way beyond any I've ridden before.
Buy it, listen now, you will love it (unless you have a delicate sensibilities as this is far from cozy) .
Johns Banks is absolutely the perfect narrator for this book, in fact I wish he could record new versions of all the books I've ever listened to.
wonderful twist and turns, on the edge of your seat plot and the funniest humour!
Wednesday, 6 May 2020
"Victorian London harbours many secrets: alien visitors, strange phenomena and unearthly powers.
But a trio of investigators stands ready to delve into such mysteries: the Great Detective, Madame Vastra, her resourceful spouse, Jenny Flint, and their loyal valet, Strax."
But even heroes can never escape their past..."
There are three stories in this box set from Big Finish and in 'Truth and Bone', by Roy Gill, I'm having great fun playing 'Skark'. Here are some details:
3.1 Family Matters by Lisa McMullin
Jenny’s past comes calling at Paternoster Row, as Strax takes care of a guest, and the travelling circus comes to town - spelling danger for some of the gang.
But when family matters intrude on their marriage, the last thing Jenny wants is Vastra having her in-laws for dinner...
3.2 Whatever Remains by Robert Valentine
The Great Detective’s latest case takes Vastra and friends to the Jurassic coast. A local landowner has vanished. The only clue – the footprints of a gigantic creature!
As Strax suffers the attentions of an amorous landlady, Jenny gains an admirer of her own. And Vastra discovers something buried deep...
3.3 Truth and Bone by Roy Gill
Bloomsbury troublemakers Stonn and Tom Foster are back, and in much more trouble than ever before.
Sontar has turned its attention to Earth as Requisitioner Skark looks to retrieve missing soldiers. And Jenny finds Vastra preoccupied with the past, which may lead to a very dark future...
This is my first Big Finish release since 'Sherlock Holmes: The Master of Blackstone Grange" in March 2018, so after what can only be described as 'a bit of a break', I hope you enjoy these fabulous adventures, which I very much look forward to listening to myself.
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel in the world. Immense as a mountain, the ancient Tower holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. It is a world of geniuses and tyrants, of luxury and menace, of unusual animals and mysterious machines.
Soon after arriving for his honeymoon at the Tower, the mild-mannered headmaster of a small village school, Thomas Senlin, gets separated from his wife, Marya, in the overwhelming swarm of tourists, residents, and miscreants.
Senlin is determined to find Marya, but to do so he'll have to navigate madhouses, ballrooms, and burlesque theaters. He must survive betrayal, assassins, and the illusions of the Tower. But if he hopes to find his wife, he will have to do more than just endure.
This quiet man of letters must become a man of action.
*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.
Here's a link to the audible.co.uk sample: Senlin Ascends booktrack edition
Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Chains of Blood
Rylan was attacked, his young son murdered, his baby daughter taken. But his assailant left him with two gifts: the gift of magic...and an oath to darkness.
Gil Archer is the son of a legend and one of the most powerful battle mages in the Lyceum. He is sent on a mission to recover Rylan, but ends up on a far more dangerous path.
And war is coming for them both.
Will Rylan use his newfound power to make a stand, or will his oath to darkness guide him to the enemy? And will Gil live up to the legacy of his father, or will his fate lead him to a much darker destiny?
If you love grimdark fantasy filled with vivid realism, brutal warfare, and raw emotion, this new adventure is just for you.
Saturday, 18 April 2020
Richard Atkinson was in his late 30s and approaching a milestone he had long feared - the age at which his father died – when one day he came across a box of old family letters gathering dust in a cupboard.
This discovery set him on an all-consuming, highly emotional journey, ultimately taking him from the weather-beaten house of his Cumbrian ancestors to the ruins of their sugar estates in Jamaica.
Richard’s searches led him to one forebear in particular, an earlier Richard Atkinson, a brilliant but flawed West India merchant who had shipped all the British army’s supplies (including thousands of barrels of rum) during the American War of Independence and amassed staggering wealth and connections along the way. ‘Rum’ Atkinson died young, at the height of his powers, leaving a vast inheritance to his many nephews and nieces, as well as the society beauty who had refused his proposal of marriage; 40 years of litigation followed as his heirs wrangled over his legacy.
Drawing on their personal correspondence, Richard writes with rare candour about his worldly ancestors and their involvement in the slave trade – for, like many well-to-do Georgian families, the Atkinsons’ wealth was acquired at a terrible cost, through the blood, sweat and lives of enslaved Africans. When the first of the Atkinsons sailed to Jamaica in the 1780s, the island was the jewel in the imperial crown; when the last of them returned to England in the 1850s, it was an impoverished backwater. This vivid tale of a single family, their lives and loves, set against a panoramic backdrop of war, politics and slavery, offers a uniquely intimate insight into one of the most disturbing chapters in Britain’s colonial past.
Running length: 12 hours - 40 minutes
Over the last couple of months, my friends Christopher, Oliver and Tamara, along with family members, Sasha, Jamie, Benjie, Isabelle and Alex, have all had the coronavirus and have all, mercifully, come through without need of hospitalisation, which, as I'm sure you will appreciate, is a great relief.
Sunday, 29 March 2020
I don't want to drone on about Covid-19 in this update, but how could it go unmentioned? I can only hope that the goodness of human nature, which is already expressing itself around the world, will help to bring us all to a greater appreciation and understanding of each other, to highlight how inter-dependant we are and the degree to which we share our little lives together on this spinning ball in space.
A regular update on these pages would mention latest audio releases and other stuff I've been involved with. In perspective, perhaps that's not the most important thing going on at the moment, although it does seem to me, that a little distraction, a short 'time-out' is always welcome and listening to an audio book, or a bunch of actors pretending to be Space Marines, might just be as good a means as any of taking one's mind to another place for a while, as we all hunker down and wait for this awful virus to play itself out.
Lockdown here in the UK, meant that I had to work at maximum effort and minumum time wastage, in order to complete the recording of an audio book; we managed it after an intense two days in the studio and at some point in the next few months, I hope it will be released on schedule, along with it's release in other formats. Alas, I'm still not allowed to say what the recording was of, or indeed what other things are in the publication pipeline; what I can say is that it's one of four books, three audio dramas and an animation series,* scheduled for release over the next few months.
Most of the studios I work with, if not all, are now closed and the only new audio work being produced, is by narrators who have access to a 'home studio'. At the moment, I don't have a home studio, but I'll have to put that right, just as soon as it becomes possible to acquire the necessary materials and electronic gadgetry to build one. I recently worked for a Los Angeles based audio publisher and I'm sure the majority of their narrators work from home, as the practicalities of getting to a pro studio in the United States, could be daunting. I'm grateful that they not only invited me to record with them, but also engaged a producer and hired a pro studio for me here in the UK. Fingers crossed they don't regret their investment!
Like most of us who are currently keeping to ourselves at home, I'm getting on with all the day to day things that normally get overlooked or ignored. I can't pretend it's as much fun as my day job, but I'm grateful to be well and able to keep myself usefully occupied.
There's an awful lot of text here and so far, not much in the way of illustration: perhaps I'll just throw in a couple of my favourite images from the world of Warhammer to liven things up...
Stay well, take care and happy listening; that's...
Sunday, 1 March 2020
But you haven't come here to listen to a weather update and it's just as well, because there's so much to mention in this posting, I don't know if it will all fit on the site, it might just break the internet!
The first thing to mention and, in fact, the main reason I thought I should post an update, is the release yesterday of Chris Wraight's second volume of his Vaults of Terra series, The Regent's Shadow. To coincide with the novel and audio, there is also the release of a fabulous set of miniatures, depicting Sister of Silence, Aleya, performed in the audios by Emma Gregory and my character, Valerian, performed by, well... me! Having performed quite a number of Warhammer characters, I know there are several miniatures already available; but there's something very exciting about having a miniature created for a character no one else has ever played and I'm thrilled that the decision was made to go ahead with Valerian - can't wait to start building and painting! Now, if someone would create a miniature of Endryd Haar of The Backshields...
So here goes with the details of what's on offer, along with videos from author Chris Wraight and designer of the miniatures, Samir Battistotti:
The Regent's ShadowBook 2 in the Watchers of the Throne series
A new day has dawned for the Imperium, but not everyone sees the light. The Custodian Guard and Sisters of Silence must battle not just Chaos, but those who do not share Regent Guilliman's vision....
As Guilliman, Regent of Terra, heads off to lead the Indomitus Crusade, he leaves behind a world still in turmoil, beset by cult activity. Stripped of its huge armies for the galactic offensive, recovery is precarious. The Custodians do what they can while keeping the Palace secure, and the Sisters of Silence rebuild their citadel on Luna. When the warship Phalanx returns, it seems that stability will at last be assured.
However, as reconquest forces push out further into the slums, they come across signs that another mysterious foe is active. The truth dawns - not every enemy is corrupted by Chaos, for there are many on Terra who do not share Guilliman’s vision of a new order, and the prospect of a Terran civil war looms...
From the heart of an alien-haunted space hulk to a war-torn shrine world and the wastes of Armageddon, the Adeptus Astartes bring the Emperor's wrath to mankind's enemies.
The Adeptus Astartes are humanity's champions, superhuman warriors armed with the finest weapons and clad in mighty armour. They defend the Imperium of Mankind from all its myriad foes – the alien, the heretic and the daemon. There are a thousand Chapters of Space Marines across the Imperium, each with its own traditions and ways of waging war, but all have one thing in common – their total dedication to eradicating their enemies in the name of the Emperor.
This audio drama anthology contains seven stories of the Space Marines. Discover how the Blood Angels, Salamanders, Crimson Fists, Black Templars, Scythes of the Emperor, Iron Hands and Mortifactors Chapters wage war against mankind's enemies in action-packed, full-cast audio dramas with immersive sound effects and music.
Taker of Heads by Ian St. Martin. Narrated by John Banks
The Madness Within by Steve Lyons. Narrated by Toby Longworth*
Heart of Rage by James Swallow. Narrated by Toby Longworth.
Fireborn by Nick Kyme. Narrated by Toby Longworth
The Glorious Tomb by Guy Haley. Narrated by Toby Longworth, Jonathan Keeble, Ian Brooker, Gareth Armstrong
Daedalus by L J Goulding. Narrated by John Banks, Antonia Beamish, Robin Bowerman, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Toby Longworth & Luis Soto
The Calculus of Battle by David Guymer. Narrated by John Banks, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Toby Longworth and Luis Soto.
Approx running time 6 hours -55 minutes *Narrated by me rather than Toby!
Discover some of the dedicated servants of mankind's Imperium – Assassins, Commissars and Inquisitors – as they battle the many foes of humanity across eight audio dramas.
This audio drama anthology contains eight stories of the agents who dispense the Emperor's justice. You'll find two tales of Imperial Assassins plying their deadly trade, one of an Imperial Commissar haunted by ghosts of his past, and five stories about agents of the Imperial Inquisition, including the famous and feared Inquisitors Eisenhorn, Ravenor and Greyfax.
Kill Shot by Ben Counter* . Narrated by Tom Alexander, John Banks, Cliff Chapman, Emma Gregory, Matthew Hunt, Deeivya Meir, David Seddon and Joe Shire
Judge of the Wastes by David Annandale*. Narrated by Tom Alexander, John Banks, Cliff Chapman, Emma Gregory, Matthew Hunt, Deeivya Meir, David Seddon and Joe Shire
The Interrogation of Salvor Lermentov by Chris Wraight*. Narrated by Tom Alexander, John Banks, Cliff Chapman, Emma Gregory, Matthew Hunt, Deeivya Meir, David Seddon and Joe Shire
Eye of Night by Gav Thorpe. Narrated by Annie Aldington, Gareth Armstrong, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Emma Gregory, Matthew Hunt, Jonathan Keeble and Melvyn Rawlinson
The Emperor's Judgement by Joe Parrino. Narrated by Tania Rodrigues, Beth Chalmers, Jonathan Keeble, Ian Brooker, Robin Bowerman
Thorn Wishes Talon by Dan Abnett. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Gareth Armstrong, Lisa Coleman, Jane Collingwood, Rupert Degas
Master Imus's Transgression by Dan Abnett. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Gareth Armstrong, Rupert Degas
Regia Occulta by Dan Abnett. Narrated by Gareth Armstrong, Jonathan Keeble, Lisa Coleman
*As part of the Agents of the Imperium anthology
Approx running time 5 hours - 38 minutes
The Imperial Guard represent the very best of mankind – its indomitable spirit, ordinary men and women refusing to give up in the face of all the horrors of the galaxy.
This audio drama anthology contains seven tales of the brave soldiers of the Astra Militarum. A three-part story delves into intrigue surrounding Sergeant Zachariah of Elysia as he faces traitors. Two outrageous adventures of the infamous Commissar Ciaphas Cain, Hero of the Imperium, take him and his warriors into danger after danger, a tank crew faces terror in real time, and Catachan Colonel Straken faces cultists on a jungle world.
Scions of Elysia by Chris Dows.Narrated by John Banks, Stephen Perring, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Melvyn Rawlinson, Jonathan Keeble
Renegades of Elysia by Chris Dows. Narrated by John Banks, Matthew Hunt, Stephen Perring, Cliff Chapman, Jonathan Keeble, Steve Conlin
Martyrs of Elysia by Chris Dows. Narrated by John Banks, Stephen Perring, Jonathan Keeble, Cliff Chapman, Matthew Hunt, Steve Conlin, Melvyn Rawlinson
Titans' Bane by Chris Dows. Narrated by Penelope Rawlins, Cliff Chapman, Ken Bradshaw, Steve Conlin, Andrew Wincott, Matthew Hunt
Dead in the Water by Sandy Mitchell. Narrated by Toby Longworth, Lisa Bowerman
The Devil You Know by Sandy Mitchell. Narrated by Toby Longworth, Gareth Armstrong, Jonathan Keeble, Angus King, Harriet Kershaw
Waiting Death by Steve Lyons. Narrated by Toby Longworth
Approx running time 6 hours - 26 minutes
The Dark Angels are among the most steadfast and noble of the Space Marines – but their dark secret, the Fallen they relentlessly hunt, always threatens to bring an end to their legacy of honour…
This audio drama anthology contains six tales of the Dark Angels, their missions to defend mankind and their relentless hunt for the mysterious Fallen. Within these tales, you'll be introduced to some of the greatest heroes of the Dark Angels – Chapter Master Azrael, Chief Librarian Ezekiel, Interrogator-Chaplain Asmodai, Deathwing Master Belial and Company Master Balthasar – as they face their greatest trials and darkest moments. You'll also see the Dark Angels through the eyes of mortal warriors who face the Space Marines' wrath after an encounter with the arch-Fallen, Cypher.
The Rage of Asmodai by C Z Dunn. Narrated by John Banks, Steve Conlin, Jonathan Keeble, Toby Longworth and Saul Reichlin
Holder of the Keys by Gav Thorpe. Narrated by Toby Longworth
Accept No Failure by Gav Thorpe. Narrated by Gareth Armstrong, Ian Brooker, Jonathan Keeble, Toby Longworth
Trials of Azrael by C Z Dunn. Narrated by Gareth Armstrong, Tim Bentinck, Clare Corbett, Chris Fairbank and Luke Thompson.
The Ascension of Balthasar by C Z Dunn. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Sean Barrett, Tim Bentinck, Saul Reichlin, Jane Whymark
Malediction by C Z Dunn. Narrated by Sean Barrett, Rupert Degas, Saul Reichlin
Approx running time 5 hours - 21 minutes
The Raven Guard are extraordinary stealth troops, striking from the shadows after misdirecting their foes with subterfuge and wiles. These are their stories.
This audio drama anthology contains seven tales of the Raven Guard. In these stories, you'll discover the secrets of the mysterious Shadowmasters, witness a descent into a mysterious labyrinth haunted by an unseen foe, experience war against the tyranids, learn how the sons of Corax connect to humanity, and more.
The Geld by George Mann. Narrated by Toby Longworth, Matthew Hunt, John Banks, Steve Conlin, Adrian Wheeler, Jonathan Keeble
Soulbound by George Mann. Narrated by Toby Longworth, Steve Conlin, Matthew Hunt, John Banks, Tim Bentinck, Emma Gregory
Labyrinth of Sorrows by George Mann. Narrated by Sean Barrett, Rupert Degas, Saul Reichlin
Helion Rain by George Mann. Narrated by Toby Longworth
Alone by Joe Parrino. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Robin Bowerman, Gareth Armstrong
Loss by Joe Parrino. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Gareth Armstrong, Robin Bowerman, Ian Brooker
With Baited Breath by George Mann. Narrated by Toby Longworth and Ramon Tikaram.
Approx running time 6 Horus - 49 minutes
Many are the xenos foes who plague mankind's Imperium. Ancient races which once ruled the galaxy, such as the aeldari and necrons, lurk in the darkness, awaiting their chance to reclaim what was once theirs. Younger races like the upstart T'au Empire grow in power and influence, ever eager to topple humanity and take their place. And across the galaxy, the savage orks wage brutal war, fighting all in their path simply for the joy of battle.
This audio drama anthology contains eight tales of the aeldari, the orks and the T'au Empire. From the adventures of a greenskin mekaniak and his madcap entourage to a journey into a shattered aeldari craftworld and a tale of a war-damaged t'au bent on revenge, each of these immersive audio dramas will give you new insights into the aliens of the 41st Millennium.
Prophets of Waaagh! by Guy Haley. Narrated by Tom Alexander, John Banks, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Matthew Hunt, Jonathan Keeble, David Seddon & Joe Shire
Hand of Darkness by Gav Thorpe. Narrated by Gareth Armstrong, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Emma Gregory, Matthew Hunt, Jonathan Keeble, Toby Longworth, Penelope Rawlins and Melvyn Rawlinson.
Asurmen – The Darker Road by Gav Thorpe. Narrated by Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Steve Conlin, Toby Longworth, Penelope Rawlins and Genevieve Swallow.
Klaw of Mork by Guy Haley. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Ben Allen, Kris Milnes, Peter Noble
The Iron Devil by C L Werner. Narrated by Gareth Armstrong, Joe Absolom, Michael Fenner, Luke Thompson
The Kauyon by Andy Smillie. Narrated by Toby Longworth
Howl of the Banshee by Gav Thorpe. Narrated by Annemarie Gaillard, Harriet Kershaw, Susie Riddell, Caroline Sheen
The Path Forsaken by Rob Sanders. Narrated by Sean Barrett, Gareth Armstrong, Lucy Brown, Clare Corbett, Martyn Eliis, Paul Panting
Approx running time 6 hours - 59 minutes
The Space Wolves are among the mightiest of mankind's defenders, savage and brutal warriors who always fight for what is right, no matter the cost.
From their unassailable polar stronghold, the Fang, on the frozen death world of Fenris, the Space Wolves cast off into the Sea of Stars seeking out Mankind’s most vicious enemies to defeat in glorious battle. Each Space Wolf is a warrior of legend whose heroic deeds are recorded in epic sagas.
This audio drama anthology contains seven tales of the Space Wolves. In these stories, you'll discover the moment the Chapter changed forever, ride across the frozen tundra, experience battles with orks, drukhari and more, witness the infamous Lukas the Trickster at work and see the dynamic between the sons of Russ and their rivals in the Dark Angels.
Thunder from Fenris by Nick Kyme. Narrated by Toby Longworth
The Art of Provocation by Josh Reynolds. Narrated by John Banks, Jonathan Keeble and Toby Longworth.
Parting of the Ways by Chris Wraight. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Ian Brooker, Steve Conlin, Robin Bowerman, Gareth Armstrong
Iceclaw by Ben Counter. Narrated by Peter Noble, Toby Longworth
Doomseeker by Nick Kyme. Narrated by Toby Longworth and Ramon Tikaram.
Deathwolf by Andy Smillie. Narrated by Sean Barrett, Rupert Degas, Chris Fairbank, Charlotte Paige, David Timson
Vox Tenebris by Robbie MacNiven. Narrated by John Banks, Steve Conlin and Toby Longworth.
5 hours - 36 minutes
Reviews & comments:
Mr. Banks does superb work, and I recommend the audiobooks wholeheartedly!
John Banks is a voice genius...
Nev Fountain - writer
Mervyn Stone... played by the note-perfect John Banks.
Matt Hills - Reviews in Time and Space
Dr. Who: The Sleeping City
I also must draw attention to John Banks who is an exceptional voice artist and in this one story performs more characters that I can count. ... it is listening to episodes like this one that really do let his talents shine through.
Tony Jones - Red Rocket Rising
...playing several parts, was the brilliant Big Finish regular John Banks - it was as if there were about 40 different actors in the other booth.
James Moran - writer
I went for the best of the best and brought in voice artiste extraordinaire John Banks.
Paul Spragg - producer
...also features the mind - bogglingly versatile and reliable John Banks
Jonathan Morris - writer
The acting is first rate… wonderfully played by John Banks as Richard – his impersonation of Eric Morecambe is worth the admission money alone.
Beverly Greenberg: Bolton Evening News
This early and unfamiliar play by David Mamet is a character study of a 1930s radio counsellor, dispensing suave advice to his devoted listeners. John Banks brings out the wry comedy of this – comedy quite unappreciated by the character – with a clever range of gesture and vocal tone.
Jeremy Kingston: The Times
All My Sons:
This is a beautifully crafted piece ...and it affords a wonderful opportunity for John Readman* to do his All-American Boy act as Chris Keller. This most polished and well observed performance as the blighted son of a blighted father must rank as one of his finest accomplishments yet. ( * see Profile)
Kudos should also go to John Banks. Lestrade can be a thankless part, but Banks rose to the challenge, playing a pivotal role in this decades long arc.
Raissa Devereux - SciFiPulse
The Judgement of Sherlock Holmes
John Banks is multi-tasking, both as the superb Lestrade and also the villainous and no doubt moustache twirling Sebastian Moran. They sound completely different and I bow to his talent.
Sue Davies - SFcrowsnest