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Hereticus

Eisenhorn: Warhammer 40,000, Book 3
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Series: Eisenhorn, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (219 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Book 3 in the Eisenhorn series.

Inquisitor Eisenhorn returns, and this time he’s on the edge of treachery. How far can he go before he crosses the line and becomes what he is sworn to hunt?

Listen to It Because:

Eisenhorn seeks the truth behind a string of disappearances centred around a travelling carnival and a pictographer whose images are more than they seem. Inquisitor Eisenhorn has saved worlds and beaten bad guys galore, in short, he's a hero. But he's also done some dodgy things, and they're coming back to haunt him... His struggle to justify his actions (especially the daemon summoning) make this an incredibly compelling read and rounds off the trilogy perfectly.

The Story:

Hunted by his former allies as a radical and enemy of the Imperium, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn must fight to prove that he remains loyal as he tracks down a dangerous heretic whom the Inquisition believes dead, the dread former Inquisitor Quixos. As he grows more desperate for victory, Eisenhorn uses ever darker means to achieve his goals, but how far can he go using the weapons of the enemy until he becomes that very enemy, and no different to the traitor he hunts?

©2002 Games Workshop Ltd. (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Great finish to the original series

Wraps up the original trilogy well. While, leaving it open to future work. A must for people wanting more than just battles.

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Toby Lobgworth and Dan Abnett are amazing

A truly amazing story an performance. Toby brings all the characters to life with his amazing voice

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fantastic end to the series

The only down point of the book is that it ends the series. really wish they made more

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excellently preformed fully enjoyed

i spent a lazy sunday and listened to the whole book. it was a enjoyable from start to finish, the performace was well done and executed perfectly. thoroughly enjoyed this and was keep captivated the whole way, the descriptions of fight scenes and psycic powers were enough to draw you in and get your imagination creating the scenes in your head. i would highly recomend this series.

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it story was powerful and kept me listening.

the narrator to by Longworth gives such life to the characters, not that they needed it this book is by far one of my favourites.

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A Powerful Sendoff

Expertly written and performed, with a shift to darker tones. A chilling exploration of hubris.

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Fitting end to a trilogy

The final arc of Eisenhorns trilogy. Abnett at his best. If you're reading this you've already read the other books and will love this.

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  • Erik Gravem
  • 17-12-2017

A story you will remember

A story with characters you will love and miss. The story of Gregor Eisenhorn is one worth listening to. Keeps you pinned and keep listening. Great character developments and storytelling. Best 40k story ive heard so far.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-11-2019

Story falls Short

Although the performance of the piece has gotten better, the story is weak. Eisenhorn's descent into the chaotic abyss isn't nuanced and is just over the top, while the character attempts to convince himself that he is doing the right thing is eye rolling. Frankly, it just feels relatively out of character, and immersion breaking. If you have to spend half the book telling your readers......I'm doing this for the right reasons....it gets old quick. Overall, an incredible weak story with a rushed ending and a half-assed throwback villain. Read or Listen to the first book and enjoy. I truly believe Dan Abbot outdid himself on Xenos.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-2017

Great!

Eisenhorn is a favorite. So glad to have it on audible! Need more 40k novels!!!

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  • Lisa
  • 18-10-2017

excellent story

even if you are no a fan of warhammer 40k this series is a great read

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  • Spencer M. Scott
  • 29-08-2019

This was Tough

This isn't like the first two. This story is a hard one. I hated every moment that went by. It was painful. I don't mean the writing or narration; they were just as great, as is to be expected. The story was well done too. However, that story hurt. A lot.

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  • Alasdair McDaniel
  • 22-10-2020

Great book!

Every book in this series has been great, these are some of the best 40K novels.

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  • EmissaryOfNexus
  • 08-10-2020

A bit repetitive after the first two books

Repeats same style as the first two books. Especially the second. Nice enough but not amazing.

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  • Chris Way
  • 08-10-2020

Emotion Rollercoaster

from start to finish my emotions were up and down I was not expecting that from a 40K book but 1 devastating part in particular made me pause the book and just contemplate my own decisions in life, you were my favorite May the emperor watch over your soul in the warp F.(rest of name redacted)

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  • Totally Not Blake
  • 27-09-2020

not great but an enjoyable sci-fi detective story

dan abnet heard the phrase "show dont tell" in his writing classes and decided not to.

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  • Wayne Douglass
  • 12-09-2020

an alright ending to the trilogy

narrator is great. overall it was ok but this was probably my least favorite of the trilogy. pros: ties story archs all together from previous books. takes a few interesting turns. cons: too many last second saves from an ally who shows up just in time out of nowhere. his companions were much less interesting this time. still worth a listen though in my opinion

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  • Element-2-14
  • 30-03-2019

A fantastic conclusion to a brilliant trilogy

Eisenhorn's will is tested by the warp in this excellent conclusion to a great set of books. Toby Longworth's narration brings the story to life and makes the audio book version a phenomenon in its own right. I could see this book series as a set of blockbuster films, but they would probably ruin it!

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  • Mark W
  • 24-10-2018

Excellent as usual

well read, great story, the quality you come to expect from Eisenhorn. An interesting conclusion to a well told trilogy.

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  • Gavyn Upham
  • 31-05-2020

Simply fantastic

A wonderful end to the original Eisenhorn trilogy. A great look into the 40k world from a different perspective to the standard bolter porn of regular 40k narratives.

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  • Steven blackwood
  • 19-04-2020

James bond with psychics and demons

will waffle listen if you have heard the last two books. a very well written adventure by Dan Abbott as usual. high adventure and tragic in some points. enjoy

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  • james taro
  • 24-02-2020

Exactly what I was looking for!

After diving into audio books many months ago I had started on GoT after feeling let down by the tv series, 4 books in and hundreds of hours later i wanted to top myself. Having had a break of a few months it suddenly struck me that i had been a fool! I've been into the Games Workshop hobby since I was 8 and I've read many of the books already.....so why wasn't I listening to the audio books! With the promise of an Eisenhorn TV series I thought it best to start here. BY THE GOD EMPEROR I was right to do so! the narration is outstanding, length of book is perfect and throwing that into the incredible lore of 40k and you have in my mind the perfect series. I could not stop listening, I wanted more and luckily for all of us there are hundreds of books from GW. Having now finished the entire Eisenhorn series and am about to move onto Ravenor I can not recommend these books enough. screw GoT! I have found the audio books for me and want MORE!

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  • Près King
  • 14-02-2020

Fast pace rubbish, similar to reality TV meaningless tosh

Fast pace rubbish, similar to reality TV meaningless tosh Really wish I had my time wasted back Even when it was played 1.75x speed still rubbish I’m afraid Not recommends

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-10-2020

worth reading

I can't say I didn't struggle at times to keep up with the story. Maybe it would have been easier if I read the book instead of just listening to someone read it, even though the presentation was good. This was also the first bookseries in i red from this universe. All in all a book worth reading. I also really like the lore of the Warhammer universe, was looking at severall hours of lore on Youtube, very interesting universe.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-08-2020

Loved it

Toby Longworth brings these stories to life, Dan Abnett's vision of the far future is dark, but so engrossing!

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  • Matt
  • 31-08-2020

Leaves you wanting more

Great book. Leaves you wanting more and compels you to have a look around the 40k lore.

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  • ASBristow
  • 27-08-2020

Absolutely incredible!

Absolutely captivating from start to finish, I have listened to all 3 Eisenhorn books several times as they are as good everytime as they were the first time.