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Angels of Caliban

The Horus Heresy, Book 38
Narrated by: John Banks
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 38
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With the Dark Angels spread across a hundred systems, primarch Lion El'Jonson stands as Lord Protector of Ultramar - though his true motives are known to few indeed, and old rivalries on the home world threaten to tear the Legion in half.

But when word comes of the Night Lords' attack on Sotha, the Lion's brutal actions bring Imperium Secundus once again to the brink of civil war. Not even the most fearsome warriors of the Dreadwing, nor any arcane secret of the Order, can guarantee victory if he sets himself against his loyal brothers.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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For the Lion!

great story, great characters and well narrated. Can't wait to get the next in the series.

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Decent book

This was a decent book covers a lot of Imperium Secundus and the happenings at Caliban. Also covers the Lion and gives us an insight to the way he thinks

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  • justamom
  • 23-12-2018

good listen

third in the dark angel/Zahariel arc. enjoyed the story and learning what caused the split.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-03-2019

Waves but finishes strong

early chapters are a little hard to follow and the character development is weak compared to other books. By the end it felt more complete.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-03-2019

Simply an amazing story!

I never really cared for the story of the Dark Angels, but this story simply made me see them in a new light. I've always read that the Lion was a master leader, a brother that commanded much respect by his other brothers, but this story shows us of what an idiot he really is. Both Luther and Curze made this story simply amazing!

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  • Omar
  • 07-12-2018

3/5

this picks up after unremembered empire and fall of Angel's and one audiodrama featuring luther and a coup de tat attempt on him.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-07-2018

Good Listen.

Hate some of the voice acting. especially for Night Haunter. Otherwise really enjoyed this book.

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  • dielow
  • 11-03-2018

Slow, but carries weight in the overall story.

The story itself is certainly well done, but the pacing left me shocked when the end arrived. The dialogue between the primarchs is amazing as always, but the action on Caliban left me bored.

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  • R. Paredes
  • 19-02-2018

the best Horus Heresy book yet

honestly, in a series full of choice sci Fi novels, this one tops them all so far

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  • Timothy Wilson
  • 23-01-2018

amazing

in my top 7 of the best HH books, very good and kept me on the edge the whole time

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-12-2017

Great!

Excellent story as usual for Gav Thorpe. Read masterfully as always by John Banks. Highly recommended.

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  • John Blaine
  • 09-12-2017

very well done I enjoyed the story a great deal

I loved the book also I enjoyed the plot of how Luther organised Caliban to revolt from the emperor and lion El Johnson

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-01-2018

Wasn't my favourite

After Pharos and Master of Mankind this was not as engaging and took some effort to finish. A combination of monotonous voice acting and nothing to really make me interested in the First Legion who come across as confusing with too many secret motivations to make them relatable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-05-2019

Medium

Mixed story that picks up at the end. However it never really moves on before the very last charters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-2018

The Dark Angels are just boring

Read brilliantly. I just personally feel that the DA are just moody teenagers that don't work with the 40k universe but that's my opinion

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  • Mr. Rae Hicks
  • 09-03-2018

Primarchs flapping lips

No slight on the writer’s ability but this one’s probably for the hardcore followers of 40k lore. Almost entirely description/standing around and talking.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-2017

Disappointing and crude

Its got some moments of worth, but its massively overshadowed but its shallow and monotone characterisation. There is so little context and explanation behind the motivations and actions of any of its characters that it becomes difficult to listen to. It needs work, a lot of it. A 'buy only if you must' purchase. Personally: I'd avoid.