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Paul Harrington

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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 in the series

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Good story with lots of twists and turns, well narrated, a great listen, I recommend it.

  • False Gods

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 2
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

The Great Crusade that has taken humanity into the stars continues. The Emperor of Mankind has handed the reins of command to his favoured son, the Warmaster Horus. Yet all is not well in the armies of the Imperium. Horus is still battling against the jealousy and resentment of his brother primarchs, and when he is injured in combat on the planet Davin, he must also battle his inner daemon. With all the temptations that Chaos has to offer, can the weakened Horus resist?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but fell short of what I hoped for

  • By Ronald RayGun on 08-01-18

The plot thickens.....

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

Reviewed: 24-01-18

A great follow up and we see the warmaster fall and then begin his betrayal of the emperor. Well written and builds the tension in the series nicely ready for the next book.

  • 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

Great start to a massive storyline

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

Reviewed: 20-01-18

Here you are introduced into the world of warhammer 40k at the beginnings of the Horus heresy. It is a great book as a stand-alone piece even if you don’t like warhammer it is a good sci-if book. The second book in this series builds up momentum very nicely as it thickens the plot

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Xenos: Warhammer 40,000

  • Eisenhorn, Book 1
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with uncompromising ruthlessness. When he finally corners an old foe, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn is drawn into a sinister conspiracy. As events unfold and he gathers allies - and enemies - Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons, all racing to recover an arcane text of abominable power: an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just wow!

  • By Marcus on 01-10-17

Great sci-if

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

Reviewed: 15-01-18

If you have never heard of the warhammer universe this is a great entry point. This along with the other books in the series are all well written and would stand alone out on their own.

  • Firefight

  • A Reckoners Novel, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407

They told David it was impossible - that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realise he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs. Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great next instalment

  • By Robyn on 16-01-15

Great story setting it up for the next book

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

Great story great performance I really enjoyed it an interesting story that I look forward to picking up again in the next novel which it is setup nicely for

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  • The Providence of Fire

  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The first book had some promise...

  • By Ross on 03-05-16

Great story looking forward to it unfolding

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

Reviewed: 15-02-15

Great unfolding story brilliantly narrated
Look forward to picking up the next in the series. A great read for me