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  • The Talon of Horus: Warhammer 40,000

  • Black Legion, Book 1
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 741

When Horus fell, his Sons fell with him. A broken Legion, beset by rivalries and hunted by their erstwhile allies, the former Luna Wolves have scattered across the tortured realm of the Eye of Terror. And of Abaddon, greatest of the Warmaster's followers, nothing has been heard for many years. Until now....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely excellent!

  • By Anonymous User on 07-10-17

40k like I’ve never seen it before

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

I’ve read a lot of black Library books before, but nothing like this. I pick this up in a deal, my not much of a fan of black legion so I’d never have payed a full credit for it. I’m so glad I got it. ADB is an amazing word smith that brought new life to an old subject, show chaos in a way I’d never before seen it I can wait to get the next.
Dosnt matter if your a long time GW or just starting out this is a fantastic book for you. Fair warning tho you’ll want a Black Legion army by the end of it tho.

  • 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

A great combination

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

Reviewed: 20-10-17

Dan Abnett is possible the best living Sci-Fi author. Toby Long is one of the best Narrators particularly of Gothic fantasy. The two of them together are fantastic.

This story makes a great kick off to the Horus Hearsay, but possibly not the best start to Warhammer 40k fiction as a whole.

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  • A Clash of Kings

  • Book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,438
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,425

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Clash of Kings. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Clash of Kings is the second volume in the series. Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By Marcus on 01-01-12

A true Epic

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

Reviewed: 29-03-15

If you've only seen the HBO series your in for a treat. The scale of this tale is vast it bring a world to life, at time tho it can be a little slow.

  • The Science of Discworld IV

  • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

The fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with the really big questions, Terry Pratchett’s brilliant new Discworld story Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy.Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job – and indeed the truth of words – very seriously. She doesn’t know it, but her world and ours – Roundworld – is in big trouble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Science made simple

  • By David on 26-02-18

Once again amazing

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

Reviewed: 31-12-14


This take a slightly different approach to the other 3 which have mostly stayed clear of religious issues, but this tile there are tacked head on, in a interesting and informative way.

  • Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet--and himself--in harm's way. An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary's fears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Campbell Strikes Again

  • By Master Martin on 05-05-12

Ok but not great

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

Would you try another book written by Jack Campbell or narrated by Christian Rummel?

I read the original book in paper back and have gone on to this listen to the newer book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I think the main resone I keep going with this Series is the cliff hager ending, they just keep sucking me in.

Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favourite?

If this book were a film would you go see it?

These book would make a good film franchise, there a lot of eliments that would transfer well, the way the humans interacted with each other and other races for one.

Any additional comments?

There's a lot of repetition thought out this series so even tho this isn't the first book you could easily start from here

  • The Hunger Games: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, robotic reading.

  • By Rhiannon on 15-05-12

Grim but good.

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

Reviewed: 21-06-13

What did you like most about The Hunger Games: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1?

At its hart this is a very dark story about children being forced to kill other children. But there more to it than that. Chose to read it one way and it an unputdownable story about survival, another and it a just as gipping tale about the ethic of consumerism.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hunger Games: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1?

The feeling of coming of age, this book dose so well

Would you listen to another book narrated by Carolyn McCormick?

There were a few problem with audio quilty but nothing to bad. The narration itself was very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final twist the game makers thought at the tributes was moving, that to be matched with there responsive

Any additional comments?

This is marketed as a children's book, I plan on reading it to my own kids one day, but I would recommend it only for older children, so of the theme at a little dark.

  • The Accidental Billionaires

  • Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

The Accidental Billionaires is the inspiration behind the Oscar winning film, The Social Network, dramatising Zuckerberg’s success and proving you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies… Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg – an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius – were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university’s entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Paul on 08-04-13

Faction not history

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-13

I'm not saying its not good just that its not history, there's a lot of speculation. And guess work involved, but all in all its quite good, give an interesting view of the early history of one of the world most used website

  • Embedded

  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

The colony planet of Eighty-Six looks as dull as all its fellow new worlds to veteran journalist Lex Falk. But when a local squabble starts to turn violent, and the media start getting the runaround from the military high command, his interest is seriously piqued. Forbidden from approaching the battlezone, he gets himself chipped inside the head of a combat veteran - and uncovers the story of a lifetime. When the soldier is killed, however, Falk must use all his resourcefulness to get safely back home again…and blow the lid off the whole damn thing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid sci-fi book

  • By Ross on 11-10-12

One of Abnett's best

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-13

So I'm a bit off a Sic-Fi fan, and love Dan Abnett work so I was never not going to like this. However I was just blown out of the water by this. It's at it's hart a story about gun toting jarheads on a colony planet, not then a new story, but Abnett weaves a clear plot to take the story into new territory, Big business, the press and the government or at lest how they interacted. My only slight grip, the narrator gets Abnetts name wrong.

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