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Fallen Angels

The Horus Heresy, Book 11
By: Mike Lee
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 11
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (162 ratings)

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With news of Horus' treachery spreading across the galaxy, the Great Crusade grinds to a halt as the primarchs and their Legions decide where their loyalty lies - with the Emperor or with the rebel Warmaster.

The Dark Angels, too, face a time of testing, both among the stars and on their home world, Caliban. Luther, once Lion El'Jonson's trusted second-in-command, now languishes as an exile in all but name while his master struggles to thwart the traitors' advance upon the forge world Diamat. But an ancient evil gathers its strength beneath the surface of Caliban, and the First Legion will soon be thrust into a deadly conflict where all that they know will be cast into doubt.

©2009 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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Story was reasonably interesting

Struggled to enjoy. Author made the Astartes sound like regular soldiers with their weakness. The amount of "chills went up/down characters spine" was ridiculous. Astartes don't feel fear let alone "Horror". Gareth's voice performance was not good. His voice acting of Nemiel was awful, I nearly couldn't finish the book. Compared to other books in the series, this isn't anywhere near my favourite

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A let down

I really wanted to like this Audiobook as much as I like the Dark Angels and their lore. However it is poorly written. Unlike many other novels in the HH series, this was boring and predictable. Time and again I found myself cursing in frustration over repeated poor dialogue and storyline. The narration didn't help either. Two of the main veteran space marines sounded like scared, timied little school boys always out of their depth. It could have been great... in the hands of another author and narrator. So disappointed.

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I lost count of the times a character’s blood “went cold”, or got a cold shiver down their spine. Not bad overall, but could have been half the length.

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  • Lambert2191
  • 23-06-2018

A lot better than I had expected.

So, before I started reading this one, I had heard a lot of people saying it was one of the weaker horus heresy books, and so I went in with it with some strong reservations... I have to say though, it really was not one of the weaker ones. There are multiple parts in the book that are completely fresh, ideas and themes and action that had previously not been seen in the heresy, and quite simply, I really enjoyed it.

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  • Andres Veliz
  • 18-09-2019

Wow

History is written by the victors... But what stories could tell the defeated? Great book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-03-2018

Its good

This was a better Dark Angels book than the Decent of Angels. Unfortunately it leaves you hanging but in a good spot to help build suspense.

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  • NickelToe
  • 18-10-2019

More Primarch Stories neede

Another good Dark Angel HH novel. Half the book about Lion El Johnson and half about Luther. Needs more Horus in these novels but still good.

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  • Jimmy Dockery
  • 01-09-2019

read after Decent of Angels it carries on right

read after Decent of Angels it carries on right afterwards and keeps the story going

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  • Peter M.
  • 31-07-2019

well then

talk about a massive plot twist in the epilogue, holy shit. always read the epilogue people.

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  • Alpharius77
  • 01-03-2018

Great book

Surprising twist at the end. This one doesn't disappoint. Performance is very good as always.

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  • shaun
  • 17-09-2020

Great audio book

Must read for Dark angels fans. Great continuation of the first Dark Angels book and a much better one at that!

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  • Shawn M Burke
  • 23-08-2020

Really Good

Really enjoyed this one. Great character story lines. One of the better Dark Angels Novels. I was really caught up in the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-08-2020

a nice surprise

I was super happy that the story in book 6 was continued in this novel. When I first finished book 6 I was bummed out as it didnt seem like much happened but at the end of book 11 I do feel like the ending was much more memorable.

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  • S. Leacock
  • 13-08-2018

i liked the dual stories running in parallel , enjoyable though not as heart pounding as some earlier books

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  • Vicky stickland
  • 28-09-2020

brilliant and awesome

Great story and well narrated. suspense and intriguing plot through out! gripped through out until the end.

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  • Kieran Fett
  • 01-09-2020

jarring changes in character voices.

the 1st legion story arc is shaping up to be one of my favourites this narrator though. I just cant get in to the dialogue flows, trans-human super soldiers, of which all of his voices are distinctly deeper and rougher than humans. except the 2 main protagonists, who sound like prebubescent lads whose voices will never break. irritating to say the least. I'm on the verge of just buying any further books in the series, that he narrates, in physical copy, so I can just read and not have to listen to this performance again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-08-2020

Great follow up to the short story

Good narration och characters that bring the book to life. interesting to hear how the angels fell.

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  • Luke T.
  • 08-08-2020

Fun to Learn More About the Dark Angels

Good progression of the Horus Heresy series, though more of a political filler book rather than a key focal point within the Heresy. Pros: • The plots are quite good and you get a real sense of some of the inner conflict within the legion itself. • Likeable characters and a good sense of comradery between the battle brothers. Cons: • The narrator seems to refuse to want to shout or raise his voice at all during key moments of dialogue which would have suited it. • Could predict a lot of what happened from the offset.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-06-2020

A slower start

In the end, this was a huge story, deep and broad. It's start however was a bit slowboiling. Another story with old friends from past books, and it was writtern well and comfortable. You get to experience both the calm between wars, and the horrors of battle as they unfold. Much politics, and many names, that can be somewhat confusing. As a sidenote, please feed your narrators. A few chapters in, the growling sound of a stomach is heared, but it just left me with a smile. The heresy moves forward. For the Emperor.

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  • paul sparks
  • 26-05-2020

Laborious reading

The narration was very good but the story should have a been typical BL short story, at most a novella, the story meandered and dragged and if wasn’t for the narrator being good I would have stopped listening

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-2020

Much better than Descent of Angels!

I found the first Dark Angels Book slow and hard but this was much better!

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  • Kareem
  • 05-12-2019

Lore rich

have always enjoyed tales of the dark Angel's and learning upon their dark secret in such a detailed way is thoroughly enjoyable. looking forward to the next book already.

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  • chris
  • 02-12-2019

Uninspired, like Descent of Angels

Writing is uninteresting with little that surprises, performance is thoroughly unconvincing, still very confused why the narrator seems to refuse to speak loudly, anytime there is the direction 'he shouted' he instead does a strange hoarse whisper. Didnt enjoy nearly as much as other Heresy novels.