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  • Black Legion: Warhammer 40,000

  • Black Legion, Book 2
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 629

Ezekyle Abaddon and his warlords strive to bind the newborn Black Legion together under threat of destruction. Now Khayon, as Abaddon's most-trusted assassin, is tasked with ending the threat of Thagus Daravek, the self-proclaimed Lord of Hosts - a rival to the Ezekyle's final fate. Fighting the vile whispers of the Dark Gods within his mind, Abaddon turns a fevered gaze back to the Imperium, where his destiny awaits. Yet the Emperor's Champion and his Black Templars stand guard at the gates of Hell, and Sigismund has waited centuries to face Abaddon in battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Legion goodness

  • By Alexander Brown on 17-10-17

Needs more than 5 stars.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-19

Just when you've thought you've heard the best book, then this book comes along. Jonathan Keeble a master at narration takes Dembski -Bowdon's Black Legion to such great heights. The battles of wills; the battles of the mind and the battles physical are superb. If you only listen to one book, then this is the one, it has everything. Well done guys and crack-on.

  • Magnus the Red

  • Primarchs, Book 3
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Lord of the mystical and uncanny, Magnus the Red has long studied the ancient crafts of sorcery. A psyker without peer, save only for the Emperor himself, he commands his loyal followers of the Thousand Sons Legion in the Great Crusade, though also vigilant for any lost knowledge they might recover from the remains of dead human civilisations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First audiobook and loved it

  • By eomlcwgcgzxp on 21-01-19

Not what you expect.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-19

I was hoping for a little more information about Magnus apart from his abilities on Morningstar, and against Shi'tan (hope that's how you spell it). But I did thoroughly enjoy the story, and now I think the offshoot book about Aharmani. The narrator Keeble first class as always, I do think he puts all his talents into every character, how he remembers which voice goes to which of the characters is brilliant. But Not enough information about Magnus The Red. Book should have been called 'The Desolation of Morningstar' and maybe only 3🌟 for that reason.

  • 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 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

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

It just gets better.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-19

For me it is the best book so far, without taking anything from the previous books which have all been brilliant. Yet the exploits of Garro and the 70 Astartes and Euphratey take it above and beyond the call of duty and faith. Jonathan Keeble's narration is superb and helps each character blend YOU the listener into the fray with them. You keep wanting to hear the next chapter and Mr Keeble keeps you there. You will not be disappointed with this book.

  • Our Martyred Lady

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Gav Thorpe
  • Narrated by: Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Andrew Fettes, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

During the turbulent Reign of Blood, a great schism in the Imperial Ecclesiarchy threatened all of Terra and promised a darkness to rival the terrors of Old Night. Fell times have come again to the Imperium, and a War of Faith appears inevitable. Standing in the way of catastrophe is Celestine, the Living Saint and one of the greatest heroes of the age. Only she can reunite the warring factions of the Ecclesiarchy and prevent a second Reign of Blood. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely incredible

  • By Jake Dootson-whelan on 20-03-19

On the fence.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-19

Wasn't sure about the sound effects at first, when characters were speaking to each other you could hear someone walking on gravel in the background or a door creaking open, it wasn't until the 2nd two chapters are you in tune with the sound and then the effects come into their own. Greyfax spent most of her time threatening those standing close to her but does eventually have something to do, too much bickering between characters.
All the characters where very well done everyone out a lot of effort into their roles and I enjoyed the storyline eventually. But I wasn't prepared for all and every sound effect. Hopefully there will be more like this and I will be better prepared. I don't think it was a good idea introducing everyone at the beginning of each chapter, or for all the interviews at the end, but I guess it was just to make the story longer.

  • 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 1,452
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348

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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Rob Merry on 24-01-18

Wow!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-19

It just gets better and better. Horus with strength and guile works with cunning that he even beguiles the honoured Mornival. They work and fight and conquer not realising the real goals they're fighting for. The unique and highly respected Mornival following the Warmaster Horus and all the while in the background from unexpected ............well you'll have to read this, the storyline is First class and the narration exceptional. Now for book III 'Galaxy In Flames '.

  • Dante

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 217

Dante is Chapter Master of one of the noblest but most troubled Chapters of Space Marines in the Imperium: the Blood Angels. From the time of his birth in the rad-scarred wastes of Baal Secundus, he was destined for glory and strife. From his apotheosis to Scout, to the hive cities of Armageddon and the alien menace of the Cryptus system, Dante has waged war against all the enemies of the Imperium. He has witnessed the divine, and struggled against the darkness within all sons of Sanguinius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable drama.

  • By Simon Foley on 16-10-17

Pringles

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-19

Once you start you can't stop! The storyline started really well as the boy became a man, and a man became a neophyte, the neophyte a full blooded Angel and a leader of Angels. And there was Dante !!! But once he receives his commission it all comes to an end quite abruptly as is they didn't know where to take him, so it's 5 minutes on his home planet and finished. I thought the story was great but not it in the last two chapters, actually the last two chapters wouldn't have made a decent final last chapter. Hence 4 stars, but 5 * for the first 19 chapters.

  • 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 2,243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095

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

1 to 100% in 12 hours

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

Title doesn't do it justice but the story built to a crescendo, with interludes of blinding brilliance. The characters are extremely sound and I found I had under estimated Horus, due to Dan Abnett's colourful characterisation, 1st class. Toby Longworth narrated but I'm sure there were at least ten people narrating as is his skill. Am certainly looking forward to 'False Gods'.

  • 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 536
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

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

Gritty from start to Finish.

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

Reviewed: 27-03-19

Jonathan Keeble brought this to life with every character he portrayed, I fully and totally enjoyed the storyline from start to finish. You get to understand what it means to keep your Main Supply Route open and the consequences of it being closed off, completely. You can't help feel for the military and the Templars and what they try to achieve and for the populace for what they must all endure. A cracking good read, audio book I've enjoyed every bolt fired chapter.

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  • Waterloo

  • By: Tim Clayton
  • Narrated by: Phillip Franks
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the world for over 20 years. It also finished the career of the charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte. It ensured the final liberation of Germany and the restoration of the old European monarchies, and it represented one of very few defeats for the glorious French army, most of whose soldiers remained devoted to their Emperor until the very end.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Maps & diagrams needed to get the real effect

  • By Alexander Patterson on 25-07-15

Pulls no punches.

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

Reviewed: 19-02-19

Extremely well read with all the drama you could expect, covering Quatr Bra, Light and Waterloo. Exceptional from start to finish

  • Richard II

  • Arkangel Shakespeare
  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Rupert Graves, Julian Glover, John Wood
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment and mounts a challenge to his authority, Richard's right to the throne proves of little help to him. Richard is forced to abdicate, but as his power is stripped away, he gains dignity and self-awareness, and he meets his death heroically.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best

  • By PNT on 01-01-19

Your starter for 10

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I love the Henreyiad plays and this book sets you on the right course, it's the Bolingbroke starting point and Graves, Glover and Wood put in a superb account of the starting point for the "Cousin's war". It's where you decide which colour rose you will want to wear, red or white? A superb cast putting in an exemplary performance.
"Once you 'pop' you can't just stop".

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