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Butcher's Nails

Horus Heresy
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Summary

The primarch Angron: gladiator-king and Horus' lunatic attack dog. Never having hidden his resentment for his brothers, he now carves a bloody swathe through the galaxy in the Warmaster's name, with the Heresy providing a convenient excuse to indulge his love of brutal warfare. When they are tasked with a secretive mission alongside the Word Bearers Legion, the World Eaters' violent tendencies soon attract the attention of xenos raiders, troubled by the portents surrounding the primarch's berserk fury and his ultimate destiny as 'the Blood God's son'....

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2012 Games Workshop Limited

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Great Voice acting, but short

The voice acting and reading in the audio book is spot on, however quite short. It is still a very enjoyable listen and if you have any interest in the world eaters or the characters I would recommend.

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Great for Background

I enjoyed this book. Great for some background with Angron and the relationship with Lorgar.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-09-18

The Blood Must Flow

"Butcher's Nails" is not a mere audio book, it is a performance. Every voice was tailored for their role, bringing their respective characters to life.

As brief as it is, this drama is the audio equivalent of bloody-rare prime rib from start to finish, juicy and delicious. It helps flesh out the oft-overlooked significance of the piece of Archaeotech that was hammered into Angron's brain, as well as the gladiatorial philosophy that defines the maddened Primarch and his World Eaters.

Stay a while and listen, you won't regret it.

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  • Zachary
  • 27-05-19

Kharn & Angron

Very nice book, i would love to have more stories with kharn the betrayer and his world eater legion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-03-19

solid entry

started off slow story wise, but the highlight is the two primarchs fighting together and the way it is conveyed does well to make you feel how epic it is.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-19

so cool

great. exactly why I got audible. fun and perfect to listen when on the go

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  • Vincent
  • 30-03-18

The Butcher's Nails hummed in the meat of his mind

What did you love best about Butcher's Nails?

Unlike other Black Library titles that were very quiet, Butcher's Nails came across as loud enough on my standard volume setting (standard setting meaning the volume to which the majority of my books can be listened to without having to increase or decrease the volume).

Another highlight was the story and performance; you feel the Butcher's Nails, the need to kill, the need to fight - the agony of the World Eaters and their Primarch come to life through the narrator and voice acting team.

What did you like best about this story?

The depth of detail the writer provides when discussing the culture and behaviour of the World Eaters and their Primarch.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Being an audio drama, narration is everything: were this to be just text one would miss out on the feeling and emotion that comes with narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Being only an hour, yes it was definitely something I wanted to listen to in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

While a small problem to some (or most) volume was key; not having to raise the volume by one to two notches made all the difference as after this drama was concluded all I had to do was return to the other book(s) I was listening to and not have to re-adjust the volume so that my ears do not hurt.

After discovering that the volume of this production was loud enough, everything else came together nicely - great story and a great listen for anyone wishing to know more about the Heresy-era World Eaters and their Primarch.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-12-17

Bring moor of Aaron

Love Horus Heresy. Please release the first heretic. Love the way you guys .do it. Please release moor and moor and from Nil God king ok