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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,549

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Heaven

  • By Matthew on 04-02-18

Okay but not for me

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

While I appreciate Jordan Peterson's fight against identity politics, this book's Heavy focus on religion detracted from the overall positive message. Plus points for the author reading the book itself though.

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  • The Master of Mankind

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 41
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

While Horus' rebellion burns across the galaxy, a very different kind of war rages beneath the Imperial Palace. The 'Ten Thousand' Custodian Guard, along with the Sisters of Silence and the Mechanicum forces of Fabricator General Kane, fight to control the nexus points of the ancient eldar webway that lie closest to Terra, infested by daemonic entities after Magnus the Red's intrusion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good book for fans interested in 30/40k

  • By MR C EARL on 18-07-18

Not bad but was expecting more.

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

Reviewed: 22-08-18

This is probably one of the most anticipated books in the horus heresy series as the character of the Emperor is at once the driving force behind the universe and one of the things we know least about. There I like many people reading this book expected it to heavily focus on the Emperor's past as well his own perspective within he horus heresy. There was some of this but the book mainly focused on the actions of the Custodes and silent sisters after the events of A Thousand Sons. Not a bad read by any means but it just leaves me wanting more and we are unlikely to get another book like it until the very end of the series for the final confrontation between horus and the Emperor.

  • 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 268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

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 good introduction to the Space Wolves Legion

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

Although the Burning of Prospero makes up only the last 10 percent of the novel, it is nevertheless a good introduction to the 6th Legion's culture and way of war. A must read for anyone interested in the Space Wolves before they turned into the cartoonish caricatures they are presented as in 40k.

  • The Crimson King

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 44
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Removed from the concerns of the galaxy at large and regarding the Warmaster's unfolding Heresy with cold detachment, he has dedicated his hollow existence to the preservation of all the knowledge once held in the great libraries of Tizca, should mankind ever seek such enlightenment again. But his sons can see the change in their primarch - he is a broken soul whose mind and memories are slipping away into the tumult of the warp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but the wolves are hard to like

  • By Cerus on 05-02-18

A worthy successor to "A Thousand Sons"

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

Reviewed: 28-07-18

This book does a great job of explaining the motivations of the Thousand Sons and why they decided to eventually join Horus for the battle of Terra. Although Ahriman remains the main protagonist, a lot of time is given over to Amon, Hathor Maat, Magnus himself and many more of our favourite retuning characters. The book also bridges the gap between Graham Mcneill's Thousand Sons and John French's Ahriman series. I hope there will be a more books on the Thousand Sons before the Horus Heresy series concludes.

  • The Unremembered Empire

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 27
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Far out on the Eastern Fringe, the realm of Ultramar stands alone. Having weathered the Word Bearers' attack on Calth and the subsequent Shadow Crusade against the Five Hundred Worlds, the Ultramarines primarch Roboute Guilliman now draws all loyalist forces to Macragge as he contemplates a new future for mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paced like an action movie (or several)

  • By User1989 on 21-07-18

Paced like an action movie (or several)

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

Reviewed: 21-07-18

There is a lot that happens in this book and it seems strange that so many storylines could progress simultaneously without messing up the pacing, but somehow it works! It's greatest achievement must be making Rowboat Girlyman a genuinely likable and "non-marysue" character. A great read if you are a fan of Conrad Curze, The Lion, Vulkan, Space Wolves or the 30k Universe's version of James Bond!

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  • Deliverance Lost

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 18
  • By: Gav Thorpe
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

As the Horus Heresy divides the Imperium, Corax and his few remaining Raven Guard escape the massacre at Isstvan V. Tending to their wounds, the bloodied Space Marines endeavour to replenish their numbers and return to the fray, taking the fight to the traitor Warmaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic loved every moment!

  • By Matt on 24-02-19

Stronger focus on story than action

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

Reviewed: 21-07-18

This book does a good job of showing the practical steps taken by the loyalists after the dropsite massacre and the Corax's attempt to rebuild his Legion. Where the book is let down however is with the flashback sequences to deliverance which tend to drag on and don't help to flesh out the supporting cast. Apart from that the story is quite thrilling even if you're not a raven Guard fan.

  • Descent of Angels

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 6
  • By: Mitchel Scanlon
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years - the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El'Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of knights and monsters?

  • By R Fletcher on 27-06-18

Quite good but...

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

Reviewed: 21-07-18

if you're expecting this book to focus on the Legion during or before the heresy you will be disappointed. About 80% takes place on Calibre before the discovery of the Imperium. That being said it was a nice change of pace and our only real look at a Primarch before he is reunited with his Legion.