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  • Legion

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 7
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

A Great War is coming, and it will engulf the Imperium of Man. The Space Marines of the Alpha Legion, the last and most secretive of all the Astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world to support the Imperial Army in a pacification campaign against strange and uncanny forces. But what drives the Alpha Legion?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic novel - whimsical narrator

  • By 451 on 21-10-17

One of the best Horus Heresy books

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

Okay let's be clear this is not essential to the Virus Heresy Timeline it informs more in the Alpha Legion and the Cabal making their choices and involvement clearer and richer but it indent an vital part of the story think of it as a side quest.. That said what a side quest Dan Abnett introduces a new group of Imperial Army very different to his better known Ghost series but more fun than that group also there's the mysterious Alpha Legion and their core secret revealed and the explanation of why thecXX legion sided with Horus in arguably the ultimate act of loyalty You could read this alone without the wider context of the Heresy it could even be an introduction before Horus rising but personally I feel any point after Flight of the Eisenstein works for this fun intriguing stiry

  • Horus Rising

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 1
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967

It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man hasstretched out across the galaxy. It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. But now, on the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favourite son, Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, can the idealistic Horus carry out the Emperor's grand plan, or will this promotion sow the seeds of heresy amongst his brothers?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Amazing!

  • By David C. on 13-01-18

Warhammer 40k starts here

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

Reviewed: 19-03-18

If you could sum up Horus Rising in three words, what would they be?

Funny, knowing, bloody

What did you like best about this story?

This is the Imperium of Man at it's brightest everything it was meant to be just at the point where it all starts to go wrong

Have you listened to any of Toby Longworth’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've listened to a few of Tobys performances this is one of my favourites there's a lt of sly humour in Dan Abnetts writing that Toby gives brings out he also gives a different weight to each characters lines so you wouldn' t mistake the main characters for each other

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A small joke made by the books protagonist to those among his peers that had previously intimidated him was I thought an excellent way of showing his growing comfort amongst them

Any additional comments?

This is the place to start with Warhammer 40k arguably it's best author takes on the Imperium just as it's golden age is about to end. It's a smart, funny, visceral and violent tale but if you've any interest in the Warhammer universe I'd start here.

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The Jewel of Dantenos
    The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
    
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    Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    471 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • The Jewel of Dantenos

  • The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 398

Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery and friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing appetiser to what can become an epic

  • By Culwen on 10-01-17
  • The Jewel of Dantenos
  • The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins

A tale of two parts

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

Reviewed: 27-08-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I wouldn't recommend Jewel but the free preview of the novel made it sound fun

Would you ever listen to anything by Brian D. Anderson again?

Yes I intend to pick up the novel previewed after the short story

What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s performance?

Evocative, worldly, lush

Could you see The Jewel of Dantenos being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Millet needs to be be elderly wise and wiry Anthony Hopkins would be brilliant and bring a gravitas to it, Lee Needs to be young dashing a greek god in human form Chris Helmsworth perhaps

Any additional comments?

The short story isn't bad but it's nothing new either and the characters are all a bit too thin, but the novel preview sounds better, I think the extra space helps the writer here

FREE SHORT STORY: Champion of Dead Time
    
    
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    Length: 19 mins
    137 ratings
    Overall 3.3
  • FREE SHORT STORY: Champion of Dead Time

  • By: Edward Cox
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 123

In the heart of the Retrospective, a demon is awakened from never-ending war with a terrible new purpose.... 'Champion of Dead Time' is as a stand-alone prologue to The Cathedral of Known Things, the second book in the Relic Guild series by Edward Cox. The Cathedral of Known Things is available for preorder now. The Relic Guild and Hemlock, a prelude to the series, are available for download now.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lacklustre

  • By Emily on 15-05-17

In retrospective I'm sorry I bothered

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

Reviewed: 23-07-16

Would you try another book written by Edward Cox or narrated by Imogen Church?

No to Cox tried 2 one was painless but not very interesting (Relic Guild) one was a car crash atrocity I'm unwilling to see if 3rd time lucky especially as this is the latter story so he appears to be getting worse. Church I'd listen to again I'd like to hear her with better material to work with

Would you ever listen to anything by Edward Cox again?

Not from choice

Did Imogen Church do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

There's only 1 character

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was over with quickly

Any additional comments?

It's full of jargon, undeveloped concepts and unanswered questions which would be a good thing if any of it was interesting enough to make me care about the character (there's only 1) or the answers instead I just wanted it to stop, it was like someone force fed a 12 year old sandman comics and Moorcock stories till their mind threw up and then wrote out the vomit

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