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  • 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 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 420

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

High Fantasy with Chainswords!

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

A breath of fresh air from the pace of the previous books. Feeling more like a high fantasy novel for the most of it. Only complaint I have is that Armstrong keeps Zahariel and Nemiel's voices too consistent throughout. Which is an issue as we're introduced to the duo at the age of 7...

  • Fulgrim

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 5
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

Under the command of the newly appointed Warmaster Horus, the Great Crusade continues. Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children, leads his warriors into battle against a vile alien foe, unaware of the darker forces that have already set their sights upon the Imperium of Man. Loyalties are tested and every murderous whim indulged as the Emperor's Children take their first steps down the road to true corruption - a road that will ultimately lead them to the killing fields of Isstvan V....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Descent into madness

  • By 451 on 26-10-17

Oh boy... Oh BOY!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

At first I will admit I was hesitant towards David Timson's voice at first, having been used to hear the deep, gravelly tones of Jonathan Keeble and Toby Longwood. Yet, as the story progressed, I don't think I could have imagined a more... perfect voice for the book! Timson brings so much emotion to his voices, every character so unique and alive it is genuinely heart breaking in some moments thanks to Timson's performance.

  • Helsreach: Warhammer 40,000

  • Space Marine Battles, Book 2
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

When the world of Armageddon is attacked by orks, the Black Templars Space Marine Chapter are amongst those sent to liberate it. Chaplain Grimaldus and a band of Black Templars are charged with the defence of Hive Helsreach from the xenos invaders in one of the many battle zones. But as the orks' numbers grow and the Space Marines' numbers dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in an Imperial temple.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New to Warhammer books, but I enjoyed it a lot.

  • By Carl Hall on 25-10-17

What a story

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Like many of Black Library's publications, Helsreach is one helluva read. Keeping you on the edge, wondering what's to happen next.

  • 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 1,722
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606

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

The start of things to come.

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

Oh boy... What a listen. The narrator brings such life to every character. And you really fall in love with them, even though you know full well what's going to happen (if you're into Warhammer 40k that is.)

  • The Kauyon

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Andy Smillie
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Kal'va is a broken warrior, the lone survivor of a pathfinder team. Engaged with human forces, he is consumed with thoughts of revenge. But as he lures the humans into a trap that will lead to their destruction, can he remain true to the principles of his warrior code?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the reader was amazing

  • By sam on 12-05-18

For T'au!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Really enjoyed this performance. If you've played the Dawn of War series you'll recognise a lot of the sound effects used.

  • Blood in the Machine

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Andy Smillie
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Sean Barett, Martyn Ellis, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

On the war-torn world of Armageddon, Gabriel Seth and his Flesh Tearers accompany an Imperial inquisitor and her retinue on a mission of vital importance. But the inquisitor has a hidden agenda that could imperil not only Seth's mission but the very existence of his Chapter...unless he takes drastic action.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • room for improvement

  • By DiggyDoggDingle on 05-01-19

Enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Grand performance from all involved. The only gripe I have with this piece is that some of the sound effects (such as the pistons for the space marines) were too loud and made the Astartes sound far too robotic.

  • Hunger

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Andy Smillie
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Andrew Wincott, Steve Conlin, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Aboard the confines of an ancient space hulk, Seth and his Flesh Tearers engage in a brutal struggle against a horde of alien genestealers and their own natures. A hunger drives these warriors of the Blood, one matched by their alien aggressors. Hope remains while the Flesh Tearers can hold on to their honour, but what is the truth that lurks at the heart of this derelict ship, and will Seth manage to stave off the rage long enough to discover it? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great voice acting

  • By Richard Byles on 17-02-19

Testosterone from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Every second has you on edge in all the best ways! Cheap and worth every penny!

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