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  • 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 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

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

Over before I knew it !

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

Reviewed: 30-10-18

Probably my favourite of the series so far, cracking listen and narrator was top notch as always. Now onto Fulgrim !

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,617
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,186
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,129

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

  • By Simon on 20-12-15

Harry Potter and the Magical Narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I've read the whole Harry Potter series a couple of times now, and returning for a third read i decided to give the audiobooks a go they do not disappoint. Stephen Fry (a national treasure) brings the story to life as only he could and I quickly found myself lost for hours on end, normally boring train journeys became eagerly anticipated opportunities to listen. I cannot recommend these audiobooks highly enough.

  • Galaxy in Flames

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 3
  • By: Ben Counter
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

Having recovered from his grievous injuries, Warmaster Horus leads the triumphant Imperial forces against the rebel world of Isstvan III. Though the rebels are swiftly crushed, Horus' treachery is finally revealed when the planet is razed by virus bombs and Space Marines turn on their battle brothers in the most bitter struggle imaginable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story. great performance

  • By The naj man on 15-11-17

Betrayal !

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Another cracking instalment in the Horus Heresy, performance was top drawer, really really enjoyed this one !

  • Klaw of Mork

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: Ben Allen, Jonathan Keeble, Chris Milnes, and others
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The Red Waaagh! has fallen on Alaric Prime, and the mekboys are working on Big Mek Mogrok's cunning and brutal plan - to pull a comet from space with the massive and dangerous 'Klaw of Mork' and bring it down on the heads of the world's human defenders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Waaaaagh!!!

  • By John on 30-07-18

Waaaaagh!!!

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

Reviewed: 30-07-18

Makes a nice change to hear a story from the Orkz perspective. Performance was top notch really caught the way they speak. I can tell I will listen to this one a few times hopefully they turn this into a series they definitely need to make more !

  • The Embrace of Pain

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Ian St Martin
  • Narrated by: John Banks, Antonia Beamish, Robin Bowerman, and others
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

While voyaging through the depths of the warp, the infamous blademaster Lucius the Eternal is challenged by a servant of another god - a champion of the old Death Guard Legion, no less. Keen to remain dominant over his preening and ambitious rivals in the Cohors Nasicae, Lucius takes up his sword without a second thought...but could an unfeeling daemonhost of Nurgle, or the voices inside his own head, be the undoing of his Slaaneshi curse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lucius the Eternal

  • By John on 27-05-18

Lucius the Eternal

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

Reviewed: 27-05-18

Nice short story well performed, i have listened to a few times still really enjoy.

  • Fabius Bile: Primogenitor

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Josh Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

He is known by many names - Clonelord, Manflayer, Primogenitor. He is the epitome of deceit and perversion, and feared by man and monster alike. Once the Chief Apothecary of the Emperor's Children, the madman known as Fabius Bile possesses a knowledge of genetic manipulation second to none.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black library

  • By Pat on 27-09-17

Primogenitor

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Another quality tale from the Warhammer 40k Universe. Great story Fabius Bile is unique to say the least. Really great narrator as well !

  • 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 908
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

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

Heresy!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

Brilliantly written, brilliantly performed another top notch audio book from GW. Now on to the Galaxy in Flames !

  • Blood and Lies

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: John French
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast, Steve Conlin, Cliff Chapman, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

For Ianthe, war is all too familiar. A former soldier in the Astra Militarum, she now serves Inquisitor Covenant as an agent of the Throne. Her first mission sees her investigating a cult called the Children of Eternity. Falling foul of the local Enforcers, Ianthe soon learns that war in the shadows is seldom straightforward and that the local, angry law-keepers are the least of her troubles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Warhammer 40k cracker!!

  • By John on 05-04-18

Another Warhammer 40k cracker!!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This is a good one, I like the main character hopefully they do several more of these.

  • A Deadly Wit (Heirs of the Laughing God)

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Gav Thorpe
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Matthew Hunt, Emma Gregory, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The charismatic Great Harlequin, Duruthiel, leads his troupe on a daring raid of an ork settlement. Urging them forth with bold eccentricity, the Red Swan proclaims fate as the guiding hand for the Masque of the Fading Dawn. But as Skyweaver jetbikes invade the night skies, his attempts to overthrow the great warlord become increasingly reckless. It soon becomes apparent that this is more than just another performance for Duruthiel but a battle for honour and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-03-18

Too short

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

A short story well told, lacked a little depth maybe but you can only do so much with just over an hour. Passed the time nicely on the way home from work would recommend.

  • God of Vengeance

  • The Rise of Sigurd 1
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Norway, AD 785. It began with the betrayal of a lord by a king.... King Gorm puts Jarl Harald's family to the sword but makes one fatal mistake - he fails to kill Harald's youngest son, Sigurd. His kin slain, his village seized and its people taken as slaves, Sigurd wonders if the gods have forsaken him. Hunted by powerful men, he is unsure who to trust, and yet he has a small band of loyal followers at his side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood, Betrayal, and Violent Vengeance

  • By Simon on 13-03-16

Saga of Sigurd

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Fantastic book gripped from beginning to end really enjoyed it. Narrator did a fantastic job of bringing of bringing it to life !