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  • The Talon of Horus: Warhammer 40,000

  • Black Legion, Book 1
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 740

When Horus fell, his Sons fell with him. A broken Legion, beset by rivalries and hunted by their erstwhile allies, the former Luna Wolves have scattered across the tortured realm of the Eye of Terror. And of Abaddon, greatest of the Warmaster's followers, nothing has been heard for many years. Until now....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely excellent!

  • By Anonymous User on 07-10-17

An engaging tale of Warhammer 40,000 history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-17

The origin of the Black Legion was always a part of the lore of Warhammer 40k, but never more then a couple of paragraphs.

Aaron Dembski-Bowden has crafted a wonderful story developing this important part of the universe, creating and developing the characters of Chaos beyond raving mad men. They have goals, relationships and ideals.

Jonathan Keeble is the perfect narrator for this book, his measured tones, remind me of everyones favorite teacher, telling a story and weaving the lessons into his tale.

I highly recommend this story to anyone wanting to delve into the 41st Millennium

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Eagle

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 1
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737

The first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brilliant Series - now complete

  • By Simon on 24-08-15

Television doesn't know what it is missing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-14

Would you listen to Under the Eagle again? Why?

Definately, iI thourgly enjoy the bokoks and can't wait to listen to the david thorpes rendtion once again.

What other book might you compare Under the Eagle to, and why?

The Sharpe books. same sort of milatary adventure with a great pair of characters.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The battle at the german village.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Where The Eagles Dare.

Any additional comments?

Definatly give the book a try. in a post game of thrones world, the political intriuge and characters shine through. something for everyone :)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful