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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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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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Amazing... Top 4

In my opinion one the best of the Horus Heresy books that sets the foundations of 40k. Got to love G man

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Better to read than audio

Great book, Only issue is the narrators charactor voiceovers are terrible especially for the primarchs.

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Great book, pulls together the aimless loyalists

With the majority of the books fleshing out the heresy but not seeming to add to the overall story, a bit of continuity a drive is needed. That focus and drive is what this book offers.

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starts a little slow but really ramps up

the story and dynamics between the primarks is brilliant and kurze is a fantastic villain if a little over powered in this book ( keep in mind the lion has already beaten him badly not long before this book is set) it's a touch predictable but a brilliant listen none the less

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Dan abnet

what a fantastic author, Dan abnet is probably one of my favourites from the series

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great

Couldn't stop listening to this book. It was on of my favourite Horus Heresy books.

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Compelling story with a few kinks

Compelling story Line featuring many primarchs. However a bit annoying transformation of vulkan from vulkan lives to this book (even more reason to skip that horrible book). The Reading, ok voice but inposdible to tell one character from another. Please raise the bar 2-3 voices is not enough!

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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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  • Devin
  • 09-01-20

A neat continuation

Does not stand out exceptionally in the series. not bad, but doesn't leave a mark. I liked seeing so many characters finally come together, but it somehow failed to feel awe inspiring

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-19

Good book

it's a good book, I like the twist and turns it takes. It's full of surprises and sometimes I did not see coming.
Also it give even more insight in to the 13th witch is nice.

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  • Paul
  • 28-11-19

the best book since the first of the hh for me! lo

he best book since the first of the hh for me! lovely story and primarch interacting

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-10-19

The Second Beginning

While I think it’s a good story. There are secondary stories that I feel take away from the story being told.

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  • tony
  • 13-10-19

totally best book in series after first four

I couldn't stop this listen. finished in a week. one of the best to come out of the series.

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  • Meganerdman
  • 31-08-19

Somehow the Best So Far

The dialogue is second to none to any other entry in the series so far!

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  • Tyson Danger
  • 04-06-19

primarchs galore

excellent story of the Imperium secundus. this story will definitely have you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Rich Depro
  • 20-05-19

Magna liber

This novel is excellent, a good listen that has a good pace and (for me) enlightened what happened on the other end of the galaxy during the Horus Heresy. The reader David Timson did an excellent job, well done.

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  • John
  • 26-03-19

Super awesome!

Only complaint is that I think Euten could be very quick witted and lively but that wasn’t entirely conveyed in the performance. The rest is stellar