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Far to short

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-20

Fantastic collection of short stories, wish there where more.
The introduction was particularly welcome, be check out more of Garretts works.

American but still great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-20

H.G. Wells has been one of my favorite authors for years as a teenager The Time Machine was one book I read and reread. But I'm no longer a teenager. Coming back to these stories after so long felt like coming home. They are two of the foundation of modern literature influence everything from Harry Potter to Jurassic Park.

The story are all set within London sociatily so its a little jaring to hear them read with an American accent but after a bit I got used to it. It felt as though the reader understood the stories and love them just as much as I.

The most important book in my life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-20

I have a two year old, she won't sleep with out this. Every night I can hear it faintly drifting thought the monitor when she can sleep, or has a bad dream she’ll curl up in my arms and drift off listening to this.

Lucky it's a fairly decent, not the most gripping of storys but much better than pepper pig.

Pulp

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-20

This is quality pulp fiction. Don't get me wrong there's nothing it's very enjoyable. Sometimes you want a stake dinner in a 4 star hotel other this a sandwich in your underpants, this is the sandwich and is the sandwich.

Its enjoy enough, as soon as I finished I started on the next. But the plot isn't to in-depth or taxing.

Masterful follow up to Scarlet City

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-20

Set some 10 years or so after the events of Scarlet City, this isn’t a sequel but it set within the same world with the same character.

The story is compelling, and the performance is great.

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40k like I’ve never seen it before

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5 out of 5 stars
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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.

A great combination

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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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.

23 people found this helpful

A true Epic

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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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.

Once again amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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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.

Ok but not great

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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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