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Horus Rising Audiobook

Horus Rising: The Horus Heresy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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
    Robert wrexham, United Kingdom 20/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David C. 13/01/2018
    David C. 13/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Truly Amazing!"

    Horus Rising was spectacular. I have listened to a few Black Libary audio CDs and most have disappointed me. Mainly due to their length, most are only an hour or so long. Horus Rising is over 12 hours long and they are 12 truly amazing hours of splendid back story. This story achieved to paint true depth and colour onto so many key events and characters that I was only basically aware of before. The best scene for me was the diplomatic dialogue that occurred between Horus and his counterpart. So wonderfully well written and the voice acting was splendid in its execution.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Farrell 27/12/2017
    Joseph Farrell 27/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it "

    The book is amazing and it deserves full stars for suck a good read , I recommend it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. L. Higgins 24/12/2017
    M. L. Higgins 24/12/2017
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    "excellent."

    I thoroughly enjoyed it, casts a completely different side to the warmaster and his legion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Utley 22/12/2017
    Peter Utley 22/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesomeness "

    Really good story engaging and made me love the Luna wolves and feel sad at the knowledge of what is to become of their honour and sorry for Logan and Hourus.

    Would really recommend very very good did not expect it to be that good. P.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Harrington Chelmsford 20/01/2018
    Paul Harrington Chelmsford 20/01/2018 Member Since 2011
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    "Great start to a massive storyline"

    Here you are introduced into the world of warhammer 40k at the beginnings of the Horus heresy. It is a great book as a stand-alone piece even if you don’t like warhammer it is a good sci-if book. The second book in this series builds up momentum very nicely as it thickens the plot

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    PreacherB0 09/01/2018
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    "Dark and Beautiful"

    I love these books I've tried to read them but never get the time. The performance was good the voice of the narrator lent itself better to some characters than others but that happens with nearly every audio book. The story is epic and portrays the grim reality of the future of mankind in a truly visceral violent melody of conquest and War.

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    Anonymous 14/12/2017
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    "finally here"

    thank the emperor that they finally got the horus heresy, great book. For teh Praa!

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    "Engaging "

    Brilliant, for anyone who enjoys sci fi, not just for warhammer fans. The story is entirely engaging and is performed excellently! Would highly recommend!

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    Darius Jonna York 07/12/2017
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    "Very nice until The Magic shows up"

    Mr. Abnett is a fantastic writer, however, fate is trite and the storytelling I enjoyed so very much is, I feel, wasted.

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  • SYFI-Ed
    20/10/17
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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!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Dani Tishler
    12/11/17
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    "Amazing story and good performance"

    Really enjoyed the story and going to continue.
    The acting didn't always feel consistent but overall very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Owen k. Williams
    22/01/18
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    "LUPERCAL!"

    Fantastic opener for the Horus Heresy period. Toby's reading is captivating, easily capturing the emotion and expression of the events and individuals contained in this remembrance. Garviel Loken in his prime. Luna wolves before the fall. Fantastic.

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  • Nicholas Wojciechowski
    Worcester, MA
    17/01/18
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    "Awesome"

    My first audiobook and Warhammer book. It was amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leo Blaze
    17/01/18
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    "The Black Library is open"

    I have read the 1st 3 books in the horus heracy and loved them I priced out the audio versions threw the black Libary and was unwilling to pay the $45 each book.
    But now there here I feel the next few years worth of my member ship will just be spent on black Libary books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Haase
    11/01/18
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    "great story"

    the story was great, and the voices really helped bring the feelings of the characters to life. the only problem was that at some times the reader would switch voices for characters which could make it a little hard to follow some of the large conversations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    09/01/18
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    "In the grim dark future..."

    A great listen. I have been into Warhammer 40k lore for a few years but to listen and feel it come to life is wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joe
    05/01/18
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    "True Pro"

    A true professional reader makes it a dynamic and enjoyable listen. Too long have I struggled through Librivox volunteer readers and their lack of understanding of cadence and tone. I lament the price of the audible membership, but at least the quality is worth the price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott J. Norton
    02/01/18
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    "Its about dang time! Shut up and take my money!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I have been waiting for this series to come to Audible for years and randomly typed in "horus" in to the search to see if Black Library decided to be a part of the cool crowd. As you can imagine. Being a massive nerd. I almost defecated a chicken! Literally every Warhammer novel and the main series available on Audible. Just shut up and take my money!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Devin
    North Carolina
    15/12/17
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    "must read "

    Great for fans of the game or so fiction in general! a breath of fresh air

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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