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M. L. Higgins

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  • Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Chris Wraight
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

The Custodian Guard have stood watch over the Emperor's Palace on Terra since the foundation of the Imperium. Charged with protecting the Master of Mankind from all threats, within and without, their fearsome resolve is renowned throughout the galaxy, and their golden armour is the last thing that a would-be assassin or saboteur will ever see.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling

  • By Kai Leingod on 09-10-17

excellent!

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

Reviewed: 28-12-18

a must for 40K fans who wish to understand the modern galaxy as it is and how we came about great insights on the high council and how people reacted with the astronomican just simply brilliant.

  • 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
    5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

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

simply superb!

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

Reviewed: 26-12-18

I've listened to this book at least five times now it gets better each time the work by ADB is an absolute masterpiece I would recommend this to anyone 40K lover or not!

  • Slaves to Darkness

  • The Horus Heresy
  • By: John French
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

After a long and gruelling conflict, the traitors at last close upon Terra. But time is dwindling for an attack. Both Guilliman and the Lion are returning with all haste, and their armies could turn the tide. The hosts of the Warmaster must unite, for only then can they attack the Throneworld itself. While Mortarion is sent on ahead as the fleet’s vanguard, it falls to Lorgar and Perturabo to marshal Fulgrim and Angron, both now elevated to daemonhood and perhaps beyond even the will of the Warmaster to command.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure about this one.

  • By mr m a french on 11-08-18

Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

my anticipation is rising, the final pieces are falling into place for the siege of Terra at long last!

  • The Flight of The Eisenstein

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 4
  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,008

Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus' treachery. But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, it becomes stranded in the warp - the realm of the Dark Powers. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to the Emperor before Horus' plans reach fruition?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Heresy novel to date

  • By 451 on 15-10-17

absolutely amazing.

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

Reviewed: 16-01-18

such a great story and an excellently executed by the narrator. highly recommended, worth every penny.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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

excellent.

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

Reviewed: 24-12-17

I thoroughly enjoyed it, casts a completely different side to the warmaster and his legion.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

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
  • A must for any warhammer 40k fans!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-01-19

excellent.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

An excellent book, gives a great insight into the space wolves and their lives, recommended.

  • 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 179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 167

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

ok

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

Reviewed: 22-11-17

overall I enjoyed it, just hoped for a bit more detail into the grander storyline

  • The Carrion Throne: Warhammer 40,000

  • Vaults of Terra, Book 1
  • By: Chris Wraight
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

In the hellish sprawl of Imperial Terra, Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Erasmus Crowl serves as a stalwart protector, for even the Throneworld is not immune to the predations of its enemies. In the course of his duty, Crowl becomes embroiled in a dark conspiracy, one that leads all the way to the halls of the Imperial Palace. As he plunges deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the many palace districts, his investigation attracts the attention of hidden forces, and soon he and his acolyte Spinoza are being hunted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By James P. on 17-12-17

excellent, I highly recommend.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

such a vast and immersive universe, I don't understand why it has never made it main stream.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful