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Summary

Book 2 in the Eisenhorn series.

Inquisitor Eisenhorn must track down and defeat the forces who would destroy him or face the wrath of the Ordo Malleus....

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Eisenhorn's back in a classic thriller. What could be cooler than an inquisitor on the run for a crime he didn't commit? Not much. How much is Eisenhorn willing to compromise himself – and his closest friends – and risk his soul for a chance to clear his name?

The Story:

A century after his recovery of the alien Necroteuch, Gregor Eisenhorn is one of the Imperial Inquisition's most celebrated agents. But when a face from his past returns to haunt him, and he is implicated in a great tragedy that devastates the world of Thracian Primaris, Eisenhorn's universe crumbles around him. The daemon Cherubael is back, and seeks to bring the inquisitor to ruin - either by his death, or by turning him to the service of the Dark Gods.    

©2001 Games Workshop Ltd. (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Toby Longworth is an excellent narrator.

Toby Longworth really stands out to me as an excellent narrator, and his ability to be consistent with both subtle and not so subtle character identities is impressive. The story itself is one of the most iconic set to the Warhammer 40,000 backdrop.

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Same as the previous review, perfection.

I love these guys, thank the God-Emporer for their blessed rememberances. I highly recommend any Abnett and Longworth audiobooks

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Loved it

Narration great but cringed slightly at the mutant "twist" dialogue. Listening to the evil characters with some noise cancelling headphones is truly harrowing.

Story also good but ending felt very rushed - you spend 9 hours going through the story and then it is all wrapped up in the space of a few minutes with a comment along the lines of "everything was sorted". It felt like a cop-out given the amount of time given to fairly trivial parts of the story. I suspect the author was struggling to cut the story down to an acceptable length.

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Simply amazing, perfect voice and tone!

Another outstanding performance by the narrator who manages to capture our beloved inquisitor's voice perfectly.

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Gets bombarded with characters

the first Eisenhorn book was excellent, exciting and well told which a plot that kept you thinking. This following 100 years after the first book starts off the same and continues till about half way where I felt it got overwhelmed with new characters and monologuing.

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Superb!

Loved every moment of it, at least as good as the first book, looking forward to the next!

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Another cracker from Abnett and Longworth.

Another excellent story from Dan Abnett and another excellent reading by Toby Longworth. More please.

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  • 11-11-20

excellent!

Coming from straight after reading the first book, this one had me hooked! once again great performance by Toby Longworth and great story by Dan Abnett. Having familiarity with the characters was what ultimately led me to enjoy this book. off to read the third!

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exceptional in the truest sense

This should need no introduction. If you love 40k this is an utter must read/ listen. I read this ages ago and am on a nostalgia kick but forgot how 10/10 fantastic it is.

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Thrilling and fun.

Exciting story, thrilling narration and just all round a lot of fun to listen to.

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  • 09-03-18

Another great story and performance!

I am now a fan of the writer and the reader of this series. can't wait to start the next one!

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  • 19-10-19

If you don't like it you're a filthy heretic.

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Innocence proves nothing.
Exitus Actus Probat

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  • 30-12-18

Kirito Eisenhorn

This one didn't quite give the same feel as the first. All of Eisenhorn's problems get tidied up too nicely and too easily. The villains didn't feel as threatening, nor their plots as interesting. The reveal at the end, however, leaves me with so many questions I'm dying to have answered. While Eisenhorn's plot armor is amped up I feel like I saw a side to him that I hadn't seen before and I have to know more.

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  • 18-12-19

Another winner

fantastically performed, chilling, invigorating, full of twists, excitement, wonder and horror. FOR THE EMPEROR.

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  • 16-09-19

Excellent

loved it. Longworth brings a stunning performance to a wonderful piece of fiction.

I will admit that I found it slow to start after the opening scene, but I stuck with it and thoroughly enjoyed the payoff. Largely, this can be attributes to Longworth's narration and rendition of each character.

The story is quite good indeed, a great read... but Longworth makes the entire piece excellent.

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  • 08-08-20

not as good as the first but still enjoyable

I thought it was a good story overall, the narration is it excellent. I just don't know if it was me and I zoned out here and there but sometimes I found it hard to follow and then I would snap back to and ask myself what is going on. It would take me some time to figure out what they were doing and where they were. Probably was just me getting distracted frequently throughout the book or it could have been the book just wasn't as enthralling as the first.

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  • Kristy Dobes
  • 17-07-20

not as good as book 1

not bad, not as good as book one. looking forward to how this story ends

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  • brooks n.
  • 23-06-20

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such a great story. the ending felt rushed but still didn't take away from the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-19

dan abnet is the best writer on 40k.

must read. own all three books the trilogy of ravenor and the omnibus. but they are soo good i use the audiobools to zone out as a chef.

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  • 13-04-18

The Quintessential Eisenhorn book

Of the 3 books and collected anthology, this is the best. It is Act II in a 3 act play, this is the part where the characters shine.

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