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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
4.5 out of 5 stars (76 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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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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Cold Blooded

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Page C.
  • 08-01-2018

A definite good read but...

A definite good book but not so good narrator. Childish voices, and odd vocalisations overall.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-2019

overall good, but only a must read for DA players

this book is cool in that it jumps back and forth between the narrative of zahariel stuck on caliban, and Nemiel (now a chaplain) , but I also live the dark angels- if your favorite army is the dark Angel's I highly recommend this read, otherwise though it's got some good stuff, it might be somewhat boring. obviously I'm biased, but trying not to be for the sake of the review. if you liked descent of Angel's and the character of Zahariel, definitely check this one out, but descent of Angel's is better.

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  • Wanderer
  • 04-06-2019

Very Good

Action Packed with plenty of profession and lots of new lore as well as a awesome twist. Loved it.

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  • Amy
  • 10-05-2019

The first legion strikes back

The story of how the first legion strikes back against Horus and his rebels. A wonderful tale with great narration.

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  • mtrask
  • 07-05-2019

Much better then the first DA book!

This was a good book, Dark Angels can come off boring and bland for me so when I enjoyed this it was a good surprise! You have to listen to Descent Of Angels for this to make any sense though.

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  • Jason owens
  • 01-04-2019

best book in the series so far. edge of seat.

title says it all, just trying to get to 15 words now. which can be difficult.

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  • Zachary Kennedy
  • 23-02-2019

One of my favorite

I’ve read a ton of books in this universe. I feel like that last few books in the Horus heresy line were “meh.” This one was great. May be the best book in the Horus Heresy thus far.

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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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  • N A
  • 20-05-2018

a bit boring

the main problem with this book is the main character. he is completely perfect and there is no flaw whatsoever. story is also not cohesive and there are no overall motivations or agendas for the characters. It's just a series of set pieces to tell the history of the dark angels. Avoid if you can, it does not add anything to the heresy

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  • Mr. Alexander J. Day
  • 15-12-2017

Really not very good.

Firstly: the voices that the narrator chooses for the main characters is infuriating. secondly, the astartes make numerous stupid mistakes and oversights that I simply cannot believe that warriors who have fought in hundreds of wars could ever make. the primary example of this being where they totally miss that a battle has not happened ina place where they thought that it had. beyond this the plot is simply OK.

I personally wish that I hadnt used a credit on this.

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  • Antony Staples
  • 21-05-2019

Almost a 5!

I wanted to give this book a 5 because I love the Warmmer/W40k and especially the Horus Heresy series. However, every time the narrator spoke as Zahariel or Nemiel his voice sounded like Paddington, a TV series during my childhood! Those two particular characters are Astartes yet there voices were made to sound weak and insiped, what a shame, almost a 5!

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 24-02-2019

If not for Armstrong’s performance, almost a waste of time

“Fallen Angels” was quite the disappointment, especially after “Descent of Angels” which was simple story wise but genuinely fun to listen to (although rushed toward the end).

The second book in the dark angels saga is flat and without appeal, the parallel between the two cousins is completely lost and the “meanwhile” idea is too often more confusing than anything. it seems to me that the author wanted to tell to much in a short time, as everything feels rushed without pace. There were a couple of “wow” moments that kept me hooked for a while and I can’t say that the characters are not enjoyable at all, but at the end it’s all good potential wasted.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-02-2019

I missed Caliban and wished to return

As I do not actually have experience of the tabletop game. It was a very pleasant surprise to see this story and return to the world of Caliban. As the last Adventure set there was possibly my favourite book until now.

Rating as always from Mike lee was strong.
And my only problem with Gareth Armstrong as the narrator is that the keep changing him and bringing in other people to read other books!

Loved it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-2018

voice acting

was good great even just the guy reading it gave the characters quite high soft voices, bothered me a bit kind of stopped my immersion in the story he read it brilliantly just the voices were a bit weird

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  • Jacob Hamood
  • 31-05-2018

Enjoyable story marred by poor character voices

Unlike some, I enjoyed the continuation of the tale told in Descent of Angels and felt this added a lot of depth to the period.

Unfortunately however, the voices for several characters, most notably Nemiel, seriously detracted from the overall experience. This was a real shame, as they made the characters in question seem feeble and childlike despite being Astartes.

Overall enjoyable, however perhaps one you could read to preserve the characters image

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  • David C.
  • 15-03-2018

Not the worst book in the series

I found the charachters in this story and infact the previous Dark Angel story to be abit whiney.
The timeline also seems off as they have been in the crusade for only 50 years yet they talk about countless battles like chapters that have been fighting for 200 years. This probably isnt going to be a story I wilm listen to a second time. One good bit about the book was abit or narrative about discovering the Lion and his early days.