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  • Prospero Burns

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 15
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

The Emperor is enraged. Primarch Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Legion has made a terrible mistake that endangers the very safety of Terra. With no other choice, the Emperor charges Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, with the apprehension of his brother from the Thousand Sons home world of Prospero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good but...

  • By Chris on 03-12-17

a strong addition to the series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-18

I wasn't sure about this one at the start, it took me a little to get into the swing of it, but once it gets going its absolutely fantastic.

  • Mechanicum

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 9
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

As the flames of treachery spread throughout the Imperium, Horus plots to subvert or destroy all those who would stand against him. On Mars, home world of the Mechanicum priesthood, the great manufactory-cities have long produced much of the weaponry required for the expeditionary fleets across the galaxy - making the world invaluable to whoever controls it in the coming war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favourite heresy book so far

  • By Adam on 05-12-17

The best yet

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Best book so far in the series, highly recommended. Toby Longworth is the king of sci fi narration, his work on Peter Hamilton and Iain M Banks books was outstanding and he brings that same brilliance here. Anyone getting a good sci fi book narrated needs to look no further, whatever he costs pay it, the guy elevates the books to a level beyond what was on the page. When hes working with a book like this where the material is already fantastic its an absolute joy. The depths of the mechanicum, I wasn't sure what to expect going in, how much of a side tale this would be, how much of interest would there be to explore in the mechanicum… My goodness, its an epic piece of the ongoing saga, 10 out of 10.

  • The Algebraist

  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Geoff Annis
  • Length: 24 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

For short-lived races like humans, space is dominated by the complicated, grandiose Mercatoria. To the Dwellers who may live billions of years, the galaxy consists of their gas-giant planets - the rest is debris. Fassin Taak is a Slow Seer privileged to work with the Dwellers of the gas-giant Nasqueron. His work consists of rummaging for data in their vast, disorganised memories and libraries. Unfortunately, without knowing it, he's come close to an ancient secret of unimaginable importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hooray and oh dear.

  • By Toadjuggler on 03-02-18

Quality Banks

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Filled with the usual comically long winded names, madcap escapades and exceedingly dark humour Iain M Banks delivers another of his epic sci fi romps. A solid affair, not his greatest work but fans of the Culture series looking for a bit more of Banks letting his crazy imagination run wild among the stars in a Culturesque fashion will probably find what they are looking for here. I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are new to the author I suggest starting with book 1 of the Culture series that can be found here on audible, and when you have devoured that immense body of sci fi novels and are left wanting more then come back for this one. The performance by Geoff Annis was extremely good, he manages to capture the theatric eccentricity of the characters we came to expect from Banks perfectly. Top marks.