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Descent of Angels Audiobook

Descent of Angels: The Horus Heresy, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years - the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests.

Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El'Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.

©2007 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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    David C. 09/02/2018
    David C. 09/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "disappointed "

    Voice acting was good but the story was terrible. ..i have been listening to the horus heresy in order and this book has been the only one that i wont listen to again. Perhaps I am being harsh but the story seems to pick and choose when details are relavent, for instance it goes into great detail to explain the particulars of Calaban and the great beasts and the Orders endevoures, and then just says oh ye and they found a guy in the woods who is taller and stronger and faster and more capable than any other man who has ever lived on this planet. The book dosent explore any back story of THE LION. Instead it chooses to focus on some boy who turns out later to be a psycher and is literally incapable of failing anything. I mean this kid is so good at everything that its boring and i bet he has zero friends. Later the book goes on to just say here are the white scars the only other space marine chapter. We done here anythibg of the Emporers talks with his 1st son to be rediscovered or the second and nothing about any of the training it takes to be Astartes. The book ends pathetically by saying 1st war of the great crusade is over in i think 6 hours and The Lion get rid of some of battle brothers and this needs no further explanation. The only part that really got me interested was the shadow people in the woods. Maybe they were eldar although i think that is unlikley and of course there is zero explanation. I fully intend to listen to the heresy books again and when i do i will be skipping this one. The books leading up to this one have been amazing i just really hope the actual book is far better than this adaptation.

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    gearoid conneely 21/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "decent is all"

    A reasonable intro into the Dark Angels but is all. The characters leave a lot to be desired and the lion is shown to infrequently for any good to come off it. Luther is shown kindly but only in comparison

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    Anonymous 09/01/2018
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    "Great narrator and great story!"

    The narrator is perfect in my opinion and the story has you in a iron grip in no time. A fresh wind in the HH books as this is set in an much earlier time in the storyline. Love it!

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    Anonymous 21/11/2017
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    "Great book"

    Fantastic read exploring Caliban before the imperium arrived. Loved all the detail of the inner circle, the hunts and traditions. A must read for any dark angel follower or interest in the Horus Heresy.

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    Einar Jonsson 08/02/2018
    Einar Jonsson 08/02/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Bes bolk in the horus heresy"

    This in my opinion is the best book so far in the series. Very well read and great story!

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    Nick Jenkins Scarborough uk 24/01/2018
    Nick Jenkins Scarborough uk 24/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Rivals the original trilogy!"

    Rivals the original three books of The Horus Heresy. A great hero's tale in the 30 k universe

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  • Michael S. Labrow
    Fullerton, CA USA
    01/01/18
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    "Great if you like Dark Angels"
    What did you love best about Descent of Angels?

    I loved getting additional lore and backstory about the Dark Angels.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story was about the coming of the Emperor and the creation of the First Legion. It has almost no tie in to the actual Horus Heresy. So as a tale about HOW the Dark Angels end up the Dark Angels of the 41st Millennium it's not bad. As a story of the Hersey it fails utterly.


    Have you listened to any of Gareth Armstrong’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to Gareth Armstrong on several other Black Library books, and he does a very good job telling this story. You always have a feel for who is talking due to the inflection of the character's 'voice' and he is very clear and brings a lot to the tale.


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

    Not really. The story felt kind of disjointed and at times it was hard to tell the passage of time. Some events were told as if they took mere hours or days but took weeks. Other events happened concurrently or behind other events in the book. The story itself could be tighter and better told.


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad I have listened to it. I'm not necessarily thrilled with the story itself. But then I'm not the biggest fan of the Dark Angels, so there is that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/02/18
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    "This one can be skipped"

    This book did nothing to further the story of the Horus Heresy story. It did little to show how awesome a legion like the Dark Angels really is.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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