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The Unremembered Empire

The Horus Heresy, Book 27
Narrated by: David Timson
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 27
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

Far out on the Eastern Fringe, the realm of Ultramar stands alone. Having weathered the Word Bearers' attack on Calth and the subsequent Shadow Crusade against the Five Hundred Worlds, the Ultramarines primarch Roboute Guilliman now draws all loyalist forces to Macragge as he contemplates a new future for mankind.

With the arrival of more and more fugitives from the war that has engulfed the rest of the galaxy, all distinction between friend and foe is lost - isolated from Terra by fearsome warp storms, is Guilliman making a bid for power to rival even the renegade Warmaster Horus?

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Paced like an action movie (or several)

There is a lot that happens in this book and it seems strange that so many storylines could progress simultaneously without messing up the pacing, but somehow it works! It's greatest achievement must be making Rowboat Girlyman a genuinely likable and "non-marysue" character. A great read if you are a fan of Conrad Curze, The Lion, Vulkan, Space Wolves or the 30k Universe's version of James Bond!

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Conrad... beast mode

Awesome... from start to finish... Kurze ... haaaa brilliant ... Conrad Kurze takes on a planet and 4 primarchs

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High intensity Primarch action!

This was intense from the start to finish, Dan Abnett at his best! If you are after Primarch action then this is a must have book.

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One of the best in the series.

One of the best in the series and well worth a read. It keeps your interest throughout and at times at the edge of your seat. 10/10

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Brilliant!

Absolutely amazing, love the writer, love the reader. Just fantastic! Gripping to the end. Any 40k reader should buy it!

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How many Primarchs?

This is the first HH book I have listened to that gave depth to Kurze and it was enlightening to say the least, 4 Primarchs, debatable to say which one was the most insane 🤨 superb story and brilliant narration

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Not great

Frustrating book to listen to which is really just a filler that just goes on ramblings for ages. The unbalance of power between Primarch’s is annoying too.

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one of the best heresy books!

great story and narration. really enjoyed this heresy book I would rate this as one of the better books, Along with Mark of Calth, Mechanicum, Fulgrim and the first three heresy novels

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Intense Story

Reminds me of Know No Fear by the way the story was written. Very "at the edge of my seat"!

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Loved it

It was great from start to finish, one of those books that make you go ”oh sh*t, only one hour left!?”. A lot of ultramarine focus ofc but also dark angels and some other great chracters from the series. I think it ties up some of previous books as well!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-19

Great book, but read others first

This book is great. It ties several existing storylines together very well. The voice actor does a fantastic job. But before you listen to this one, listen to, at the very least, Vulkan Lives, Prince of Crows, The Crimson Fist, The Iron Within (found in Age of Darkness).

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  • Jacob Raun
  • 16-04-20

Great book, definitely read the next book! "AOC"

Great book, I really enjoyed it! Unfortunately I read Angels of Caliban first so I kinda knew where this book was heading. Don't make the same mistake I did!

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  • Kjetil Moen
  • 04-02-20

good, but...

why oh why does the space wolves talk with an Italian accent? I'm Norwegian, and to me it just sounds silly. like monty python Spanish inquisition silly.

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  • camilo a parada
  • 23-01-20

what a great book, do no skip this one

another great book with many primarchs, and vital pieces for the whole storyline. konrad curze a beast, guiliman, the lion, vulkan, sanguinius, and john grammaticus

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-20

Flawless story, if you're well read in the story

Do all your homework and all your extra curricular activities for this one. This book truly is a masterpiece, as it manages to pick up and tie together many different plot lines ongoing in the series at this point. Abnett states in the afterword that this one was hard to get down due to all the different loose ends that this book would bring together. Many people seem to find this book clunky and hard to follow, but if you are a fan of the series and have read everything up to this point you will find this to be a fascinating story. This book feels like the big Marvel Team-Up films since so many huge players take center stage and interact with one another. Love this book and it was a real pleasure to listen to it again. Timson is a great narrator and did a superb job here.

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  • Peter M.
  • 05-10-20

Awesome

The several plot lines through the book were fantastic, as well as the finale of the book.

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  • Carrigan W.
  • 04-10-20

5 Primarchs in one book

I'm such a sucker for these books I can't get enough. Vulkannn! great listen enjoy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-20

Robot Girlyman's Worst case scenario.

A brilliant edition to the Horus Heresy detailing the Imperium Secundus, Guilliman's attempts to keep the Imperium alive in the event that the original should perish. A well read novel with a total of 5 primarchs interacting and multiple interesting sub plots which tie together nicely with the coming of Curze. Definitely worth a read if you like Ultramarines or John Grammaticus. I was thoroughly entertained by Abnett's writing. Also worth a read if you are interested in Vulkan's fate and the Pharos.

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  • alex
  • 13-07-20

Great book in series

One of the best books in the horus heresy. The story is exciting. Its well written. You feel like you share the experience of the characters. Dan Abnett is the best author of the series, and David Timsons performance was top-notch.

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  • Jonathan DeRosa
  • 10-07-20

One of the better books in the series

Dan Abnett does it again. A great look inside the minds of some key Primarchs.