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Horus Rising Audiobook

Horus Rising: The Horus Heresy, Book 1

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It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man hasstretched out across the galaxy.

It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. But now, on the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favourite son, Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, can the idealistic Horus carry out the Emperor's grand plan, or will this promotion sow the seeds of heresy amongst his brothers?

©2006 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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    Robert wrexham, United Kingdom 20/10/2017
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    "A great combination"

    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.

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    Daniel Mowday 11/10/2017
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    "My first venture into The Black Library"

    So, I like reading but I never have any damm time. I also wanted to read the black library and Horus Heresy books. So I got this audio book free with a trial of audiable. I listened to the book whilst working, cooking and doing the house work. Soon smashed it in 2 days. Really enjoyed the book and the reader Dan Abnett. Highly recommend. Now moving swiftly onto the second book False gods !!!

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    "thank you!"

    Amazing story and narration, really glad Black Library have branched into Audible!!! Would Highly recommend

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    "The Heresy Begins! Great Start to A Great Series!"

    Thank you Black Library for coming to Audible!

    Dan Abnett is really good at building this universe and character depth.
    Narrated by Toby Longworth, I really like his range of voice and they fit well with all these heroes and heroines.

    Great combo, the next few books are also great and even better on audio.
    I suggest atleast the first 4 audio books to get started, then you can decide from there were to go next, there are a ton of good books in this universe. And the Primarchs series is also good.

    Even if you do not know anything about the board games, video games and warhammer universe, these are great books and fun reads.
    This is war. War against aliens, orks, demons and more. There is politics and religion, honor, deception and tragedy in space, but mostly war.

    In the far distant future mankind has spread across the universe and many branches of humanity have been lost for 1000's of years.

    1. The Emperor of Mankind: A immortal human, given power beyond any being in the universe, by powers beyond space and time, serves as the ruling monarch of the Imperium of Man.

    2. The Primarchs, created by the Emperor, were the 20 genetically-engineered trans-human sons of the Emperor of Mankind. Made in his likeness and created for war.

    They were intended to be the immortal and superhuman leaders who would command the Emperor's 20 "Astartes" Space Marine Legions and find and reunite the lost branches of humanity throughout space as well as bring all worlds and peoples into compliance, that is under one ruler, the Emperor.

    Primarchs were 12 to 15 feet tall. And bigger/ bulkier than the Astartes Space Marine they lead.

    Astartes Space Marines were 7-8 feet tall; about 150% bigger/ bulkier than humans. (just to give perspective).

    Known Primarchs:
    Horus, *warmaster*, Luna Wolves
    Leman Russ, Space Wolves
    Ferrus Manus, Iron Hands
    Fulgrim, Emperor's Children
    Vulkan , Salamanders
    Rogal Dorn, Imperial Fists
    Roboute Guilliman, Ultramarines
    Magnus the Red, Thousand Sons
    Sanguinius, Blood Angels
    Lion El'Jonson, Dark Angels
    Perturabo, Iron Warriors
    Mortarion, Death Guard
    Lorgar, Word Bearers
    Jaghatai Khan, White Scars
    Konrad Curze, Night Lords
    Angron, World Eaters
    Corvus Corax, Raven Guard
    Alpharius Omegon, Alpha Legion

    3. Astartes Space Marines: bio-engineered immortal warriors, to fight the foes of the universe till the end of time and reunite the lost branches of humanity throughout space.
    "They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give of themselves to me.
    Like clay I shall mold them and in the furnace of war I shall forge them.
    They shall be of iron will and steely sinew.
    In great armor I shall clad them and with the mightiest weapons shall they be armed.
    They will be untouched by plague or disease; no sickness shall blight them.
    They shall have such tactics, strategies and machines that no foe will best them in battle.
    They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity.
    They are my Space Marines...and they shall know no fear."
    — The Emperor of Mankind

    Have fun listening!

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