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Fulgrim

The Horus Heresy, Book 5
Narrated by: David Timson
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 5
Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Under the command of the newly appointed Warmaster Horus, the Great Crusade continues. Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children, leads his warriors into battle against a vile alien foe, unaware of the darker forces that have already set their sights upon the Imperium of Man.

Loyalties are tested and every murderous whim indulged as the Emperor's Children take their first steps down the road to true corruption - a road that will ultimately lead them to the killing fields of Isstvan V....

©2007 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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Disappointing voicing for the Primarchs

I think that the narrators don't do much honor to the emotions or tones of the Primarchs speeches.

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getting stale in HH

just the next book in the series, nothing new and exciting, well read, I don't have any other connection to Warhammer than this set of books so Fulgrim doesn't mean much to me

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great read

fantastic book, got me hooked on the whole universe and I now worship Slaanesh 😂
Some plot lines seemed a bit of a stretch but all in all a good read.
i was definitely not sold on the narrator, some of his voices just seemed to miss the mark completely

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excellent

really enjoyed it, bit slow to start but towards thd end I couldn't put it down

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  • 451
  • 26-10-2017

Descent into madness

Fulgrim is a little different from most Heresy books in that its as much a horror story as it is a tragedy. Sometimes psychological, sometimes downright uncomfortable it's a far cry from the relatively straightforward morality of 40k novels. Mostly Fulgrim is the slow-burning tale of a cultured, urbane man of great learning whose love of perfection proves to be not only his own undoing but that of his Legion.

The book is quite a long one, allowing the reader to savour the full measure of the tragedy. McNeill has given the stories the full depth and context needed to follow the corruption of the Legion as a whole rather than relying on clumsy shortcuts. There's a few nods to King's Needful Things and some parts of False Gods find their way into the canvas but as a whole Fulgrim is as vast, decadent and ultimately disturbing as the artworks of the Primarch himself.

David Timson as narrator is an excellent choice. Here his tones work perfectly, capturing the honeyed, menacing tones of the Primarch and the arrogance of his Astartes. Fulgrim sounds like Edward Fox and Vespasian - Jack Hawkins. Nobody else could have pulled that off

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  • JGS
  • 14-11-2018

Ties in nicely

Parts of the book were a bit slow, others fantastic. Importantly, it ties in nicely with prior books and the ending is great.

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  • John
  • 30-10-2018

Over before I knew it !

Probably my favourite of the series so far, cracking listen and narrator was top notch as always. Now onto Fulgrim !

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  • 匿名
  • 02-09-2018

Too arty for my liking.

It just seemed to dwell too long on the arts and although the narrator suited that subject it just didn't fit with the previous books.

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  • J Smith
  • 07-03-2018

Disappointing continuation of story

After listening to the first 4 books (and 2 other side stories), which were dark, gritty, atmospheric and gothic, I was disappointed in this narrator’s suddenly upbeat, flamboyant and theatric portrayal of the characters (very Griff Rhys-Jones in 3 men and a boat!)
I can’t fault the narrator’s skill in reading, and I’m sure I’d love him in another setting, but it just ruined the mood of this book for me, to the point where I couldn’t even tell if the story was good and I unfortunately didn’t enjoy it... I sped it up to x1.25 to get through it without much quality loss.
I feel I’ve given a generous 3 star rating for each!

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  • Elizabeth Redrup
  • 20-11-2017

Amazing

fantastic instalment in an incredible series. Excellent performance. A must read for any emperor's children fans

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  • brian proctor
  • 13-08-2018

good story ,bad narrator

I found the story to be good but the ending seemed abit rushed , the narrator wasn't great ,he would be better narrating the wind and the willows or something along those lines ,not a story set in the grim dark 41st millennium

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-2019

Outstanding book

Easily one of the best books in the Horus Heresy series and read exceptionally well

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  • 匿名
  • 20-06-2019

Perfection in a book!

absolutely loved this book! cant wait to get the next one going! if your a warhammer or scfy fan definently check it out.

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  • James
  • 09-06-2019

slow burner

The story was a slow starter but improved over time. The narrator was good and overall i enjoyed the book