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Angron: Slave of Nuceria

Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 11
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 11, Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 11
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

A Primarchs novel

The Twelfth Primarch has been found! United with the War Hounds - now renamed the World Eaters - the gladiator Angron gives his sons an ultimatum that will change their very nature, and their destiny.

Listen to it because:

You've seen the immediate aftermath of Angron's recruitment into the Imperium in the short story 'After Desh'ea' - now Ian St. Martin brings us the details of what happened next, and the World Eaters' adoption of the Butcher's Nails.

The story:

As the Emperor travels the galaxy at the head of his Great Crusade, few events are as important as rediscovering his scattered sons, the Primarchs, and bestowing them as the masters of their Legions. United, a Legion becomes a reflection of its Primarch, both in his strengths and his flaws. For the Twelfth Legion, once the War Hounds and now the World Eaters, the line between strength and flaw is almost impossible to separate. Placed in command of a Legion he does not want, in service to a father he cannot forgive, Angron gives an ultimatum to his children, one that will set them down a path that they can never return from. So desperate for his acknowledgment, will the World Eaters follow their father and cast themselves in his broken image, or will they resist? And will any of them ever learn who their father was truly meant to be?

Written by Ian St. Martin. Performed by Jonathan Keeble.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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One of the better ones in the series

This is one of the better books in the Primarchs series, since it sheds light on the history of the primarch in question and also his legion. I would rate this the third best of the ones currently available in Audible of the series (summer 2019). The best one in my opinion is the one about Lorgar and the second the one about Perturabo. Recommended if you've enjoyed the other books in the series, but I would not start with this one unless Angron is your favourite primarch.

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Would highly recommend to anyone that loves lore.

Absolutely brilliant, great delve into a Primarchs, and a legions history with characters that capture your interest. Great pace with clear direction, I'll be listening to this many times.

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An engaging and well performed tale

Great audiobook that adds new details to the back story of the World Eaters and manages to give a glimpse of what Angron could have been if his fate had been different. Great narration too.

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Angron - not just the killer

Excellent insight into what is one of the most 1 dimensional of the traitor primarch………..hardly suprising now why chaos sent him to the world when stolen from terra. A must listen imho.

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Finally a solid Primarch novel

After the mixed bag of Primarch novels this one finally delves into Angron and his struggle with his past, present and the future.

Expertly told story of the 13ths struggle with their Primarch and him with them, the reasons behind it, as well as the divisions within the legion. Would definitely recommend this

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Short and eventless.

Short and eventless. Haven't found anything new about the primarch's story. Not worth it's prize.

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wow just wow!<br />

I loved this,one of my favourite chapters in the 40k universe brought to life in a phenomenal way. excellent voice acting once again by mr keeble.

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  • d
  • 05-06-19

Mishandled and Clumsy

Ian St Martin manages only to convolute a previous iconic and defining plot-point of Aaron Dembski-Bowden's superior "Betrayer" and "Butcher's Nails" and further manages to make the story of Angron more complicated to reconcile from both a lore and interpersonal stand-point.

Jonathan Keeble gives his usual competent performance with decent characterization and excellent pacing though I find his peculiar affectation of changing characterizations from what were brilliantly and iconically captured in his performance of earlier Horus Heresy works jarring.

Overall the story presents more like the author's attempt at rewriting the Istvan atrocity with sloppily wedged-in plot devices to answer the sizable questions his narrative presents. In this novella we are treated to a legion new to its single most defining negative attribute yet behaves with less reason and temperance than is exhibited during their sack of Armatura decades later despite the characterization of them having slid into increased excesses and loss of reason by that time. The moments of introspection about the character and personality of Angron in his moments of lucidity and rationality and prior to his mutilation are fascinating and revealing but inevitably fail to save this.

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  • sergio cavazos jr
  • 02-05-20

Wow... just ... omg!!!

I love warhammer if anyone hasn’t noticed. But these books are beyond good. There’s something for everyone. Brotherhood, combat, wonton destruction, calculated Machiavellian planning, duty, courage and honor.
I never thought I’d feel compassion for Angron, but I really feel like he was abandoned. I recommend any Black Library book.

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  • Conrad Carriker
  • 09-07-19

Not what I expected.

Listening and reading through various Khorne and world eaters stories, I expected this to be the simple story of Spartacus that is Angron. Instead I got a deep look into the sadness and fear that the true War Hounds felt, as their father primarch cast reason aside. Ripping the honor away from a legion that gained praise from the God Emperor himself. Normally in the grim dark, good and bad guys are no where to be seen. Only grey folk so the deeds may be completed for the future of humanity.

This book has a hero though. We know what the World Eaters become, so we know the fate of good and evil in this story. Before I did not know just how cruel the process was. I thought of the World Eaters as berserkers badasses. Now it’s more complex and I needed that.

Khorne has more honor than Angron.
Blood for the Blood God and all that.

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  • snozek
  • 05-06-19

great story, excellent reader

First, Keeble is a marvelous reader. Every one of the books that he performs for Black Library makes the book that much better. Tone is accurate, he performs how the author wrote the pieces. If the author says slurred, then Keeble's character slurs. That sort of professionalism is too rare.

St. Martin doesn't write a lot for the Horus Heresy, but this book captured the soul of the old legion and its corruption at the hand of its newly founded primarch.

The only drawback is that the story jumps about a bit at times. You can piece together what happens, but the story could have benefitted.

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  • Proud Dad
  • 02-08-20

Very nice take and characterization on angron

Felt the last segment was on the weaker side, but overall great storytelling and the narrator went above and beyond for the preformance

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-05-20

Thrilling and heartrending

This is a great deep dive into the origin story of Angron, this also is goes into the 12th legions original Terran views and how they clashed and changed as they conformed to their newly found primarchs demands.

I loved how this book gives us much needed background on Angron, Kharn, Majo and several other note worthy characters! The only thing I disliked about this book was its length, it feels like you are missing a 3rd of the book, this needed to be a full length novel, that being said, it is still very good!

I recommend this book to you if you are a fan of or want to know more about Angron, Kharn, the history of the World Eaters/Warhounds. Even if you are just wanting a good story, I recommend this one, you are really drawn in by the story after about 1/4 way through.

I have to give it to Jonathan Keeble, the guy knocks it out the of park with every Horus Heresy book he Narrates.

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  • Robert
  • 10-03-20

Good Characters, too little Primarch

While this book was enjoyable, it really didn't focus on Angron as much as some of the other Primarch books focus on their named character. best bits for me are when we get to relive Angrons past but it is sadly a short section.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-12-19

Blood for Khorne at its best.

it was a great book narrator fantastic
story entertaining and informative.
blood blood blood chaos!!!

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  • Joshua Stevens
  • 07-10-19

One of the greatest books in the series

This book is fantastic it took one of the most one dimensional characters and brought him to life. This journey is emotional and a great introspection into the need of a father's approval and understanding of his life story. This is a must read

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  • Glenn F.
  • 10-09-19

Good look into a broken demi god

Wonderful insight into a primarch whom could have been so much more then a butcher