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The Flight of The Eisenstein

The Horus Heresy, Book 4
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus' treachery.

But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, it becomes stranded in the warp - the realm of the Dark Powers. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to the Emperor before Horus' plans reach fruition?

©2007 Games Workshop Limited (P)2012 Games Workshop Limited

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The best Heresy novel to date

For newcomers to the 40k universe, the Heresy novels are set - much like the Clone Wars - in the build-up to the most pivotal moment of the saga. The known universe is controlled by the Emperor and his sons control legions of super-soldiers that fight for survival against alien races and ultimately, each other. This last is where the Heresy novels focus.

The Flight of the Eisenstein tells of a moment where one of the soldiers is faced with a moment of choice and a matter of conscience. Ordinarily the hero would be a cypher, ultimately doomed to die and serving little purpose except to drive the arc forward. Here instead, we're given a book of fully-fleshed characters with dreams, desires and motivations, set against a backdrop of war, intrigue and a literal fight for one's soul.

The Heresy series is not easy to get into without a little understanding of background of the 40K universe but as with False Gods (Book 2) this is a fine place to start. It works almost as well as a standalone as it does in the series and I would rate it as high as Fulgrim or Legion as the best of the series. Garro is a fascinating character, bound to serve but with his own scale of morality that sets him apart from the dour, unimaginative heroes of most space operas.

As the book goes on, we're treated to glimpses inside a fascinating society, great battles and a tense chase before things really start to get nasty. Flight of the Eisenstein is one I often come back to. Jonathan Keeble does an outstanding job given the sheer number of imposing voices he has to conjure and never lets interest falter for a moment. Buy and savour with confidence

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Epic

This is an awesome book, the heresy really starts to take off. The performance is spot on ad always

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Betrayal and Faith

I didn't like the book the first time I read it, but listening to it as an audiobook made it a more enjoyable.
The point in the Heresy when the Death Guard show thier colours and a Captain of the 14th Legion finds he's faith....

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Favourite so far

Never thought I'd love the death guard but this book made me do so Nathaniel garrow is a hero that I would love to hear more on

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Best of the Heresy (so far!)

Utterly compelling, couldn't stop listening!

Fantastic work of Keeble picking up where Longworth left off.

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a little slow.

Each book in the series is brilliant but some fall just a little short in some areas, this book has some great parts but the first 1/4 is slow and it's slightly harder to stay focused on the story during this book over others. Still worth the listen but just did not keep me enthralled.

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a solid story

of the horus heresy books this is one you have to own! the performance really brings to life the iconic story of the few loyalists death guard and they're mission to warn terror. if your only only planning to listen to a handful of horus heresy audio books make this one of them.

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Just YES!

Coming hot off the heels of the last book, this is just superb. wonderful pacing and great voice work, what a book!

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wow

absolutely amazing Garro is an absolute Boss would highly recomend this audio book to any 30k fan!

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Slow build

Hard to start but hard to stop once it grips you. The first few chapters can drag but around the midway point it snowballs into a desire to see Garro safely home.

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  • Daniel Clifford
  • 15-04-18

Great continuation of the Horus Heresy

What did you love best about The Flight of The Eisenstein?

The rich language and detailed descriptions Swallow used in this book impressed me and Keebles performance kept me engaged.

What other book might you compare The Flight of The Eisenstein to and why?

Galaxy in Flames : The Horus Heresy. This book provides a deeper look into plot from other character's perspectives.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

Overall Voice and characters.

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

No, but I often found myself listening to 1 more chapter than intended.

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  • Christopher Youngblood
  • 07-03-19

Great book, narrator could use some work

The narrator has some hard "S"es in his reading. Makes it hard to listen with headphones.

Some of the character renditions weren't particularly great either, like the primearchs and the saint.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-17

The Emporer Protects

get into this series. now. the Emporer demands it. he demands that you listen with all intent

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-19

Very well done.

this is some of the best the black library has to offer. games workshop should be proud

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  • Mike
  • 09-10-19

Follow the Eisenstein during the turning of Horus

The Flight of The Eisenstein follows the turn of events abroad the Imperial Frigate during the attack. The book sets the stage for Nathaniel Garro and his turn of events.
Among the books so far, I really liked this one, it follows a battle captain torn between Horus, his primarch, and the lord emperor. This one has just the right balance of action and drama.

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  • Miguel Garcia
  • 07-10-19

Awesome

the narrator is the best! the story is great, Horus Heresy does not disappoint

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  • Misha
  • 03-10-19

exellent

the change in narrator threw me off at first. he did grow on me after a while. really a great performance.

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  • Crunkal
  • 01-10-19

Great book.

I love the book, and almost all the narration. Although it must be said, I really disliked the way he voiced Rogal Dorn. Perhaps its just a personal preference though.

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  • Megan Milroy
  • 29-09-19

good listen

was a very good continuation of the story, will have you in clinched fists! very well read.

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  • Travis
  • 26-09-19

Good writing, great voice acting

Narration and voice acting is AMAZING. this book felt a little slow, maybe because it overlapped story from the last book.