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The Horus Heresy, Book 19
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 19
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Unaware of the wider Heresy and following the Warmaster's increasingly cryptic orders, Roboute Guilliman returns to Ultramar to muster his Legion for war against the orks massing in the Veridian system.

Without warning, their supposed allies in the Word Bearers Legion launch a devastating invasion of Calth, scattering the Ultramarines fleet and slaughtering all who stand in their way. This confirms the worst scenario Guilliman can imagine - Lorgar means to settle their bitter rivalry once and for all. As the traitors summon foul daemonic hosts and all the forces of Chaos, the Ultramarines are drawn into a grim and deadly struggle in which neither side can prevail.

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2012 Games Workshop Limited

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Great.

I recommend reading/listening to this after First Heretic, which is also really good. As it adds just enough context to Lorgar and the Word Bearers to appreciate what's happening.

I love how the tone of the story changes as things become more chaotic.
It's a little difficult to follow some characters as it jumps around a bit. But it's got a lot going on, condensed into It's chapters that make it worth a go.

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Incredible.

Truly incredible. A must have. The narrator was very good and certainly helped bring the intense atmosphere to life. A great story to listen to as an audio book from start to finish. Highly recommend.

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Using the make -0.13 as a poor

the use of the Mark 0.000 is a terrible plot tool driving a wedge into the stories momentum. It may have more merit in the written form but in the spoken it ruins the story.

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  • M
  • 25-07-2019

Warfighting for the 41st Millenium

A perfect combination of story, heavy metal action and military philosophy. This book needs to be put on the Marine Corps Commandant's professional reading list.

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  • Jeffery Goodfellow
  • 03-02-2019

One of the best in the series

Just finished and loved every minute of it. This is the first of the Horus series that I have ever written a review for , because it’s just that good.

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  • Jane
  • 30-01-2019

Lots of action, great narration

Narrator was exceptional, he performed lots of distinctive voices for each character. The story had a nonstop pace and was full of action. I always enjoy the Roboute Guilliman and Oll Persons characters.

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  • Noah
  • 05-01-2019

Best Horus heresy yet.

I loved this book and won’t bore the review reader with specifics. Though it starts slowly there is a constant slide as the enemy of mankind sets nefarious plans in motion. By the middle of the book, Dan Abnett assails the reader with some of the thickest action and fighting ever written for black library. A story filled with heroic deeds and fantastic character portraits that faithfully depict the ultramarines lowest and highest moments in turn. A great listen.

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  • Chris Vavra
  • 12-09-2019

a slow beginning with a fun end

the first third of the book was a lot of disconjointed battles where they would go on and on about the damage caused. It picked up after the first quarter or so and the story got started. I am excited to see what happens next, because half the stories end in ways that beg for more. I would have liked if this book was another one or two hundred pages longer to finish everyone's stories.

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  • gil-ever
  • 08-09-2019

meh

the style of the plot progression was hard to get used to, the performance would have benefited from a second narrator to better distinguish the way to many plots running in parallel

after the flight of the eisenstein this was a let down

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  • Spencer
  • 08-08-2019

XIII Legion vs XVII Legion

I liked the Ultramarines before. In this story, they are much like they have been in other stories. The aide characters are handled well, and it's a GREAT AND MUCH BETTER FOLLOW UP to Battle for the Abyss.

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  • Breandan S Dunn
  • 24-06-2019

Outstanding.

By far the best one I've heard/read yet. I'm doing them all in order, and this is my favorite to date.

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  • gc
  • 26-05-2019

Lorgar stages a Pearl Harbor

Great space warfare descriptions but land based combat is just ordinary. Abnett is better than average here but not great

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-05-2019

Awesome

One of my favorite horus heresey books so far. Lots of insight into the workings and tactics of the 13th with a very satisfying ending

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  • Mitchellious
  • 26-09-2018

Just wow

amazing story and narration.
great to see gullimans perspective and the betrayal the 13th felt

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  • Tom
  • 31-05-2018

Absolutely superb

So I’ve done a lot of miles over the past week and having this to listen to in the car has been awesome. It’s a truly epic rendition of a fantastic story and I have been left thoroughly pleased with it all. Great stuff.

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  • Robert-Mark Gear
  • 07-02-2018

EPIC

dan abnett really brings it home with this powerful and driven fast paced book wished it didnt end

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-08-2019

What book

The description of the Shield destruction of calth is there enough to sell the book on itself give it a listen you enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-2019

Ultramarine fan boys wet dream

Action packed, thrilling story but very skewed towards the loyalist forces. Anyone would have thought they won that battle

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  • mark piggins
  • 28-07-2019

For ultramarine fans

Fantastic story action betrayal ultramarine world bearers what more do you need or a bad ass gilaman

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  • William a.
  • 19-07-2019

Excellent

One of the best HH audiobooks, and one of my favourite sci-fi books in general. Abnett is at his best with descriptive narratives, and the attack sequence here is brilliant. Superbly read to boot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-2019

So dark and beautiful!

I’m not a big fan of the ultramarines and even though i knew the story (well isch) it is soooo good. The world bearers are so evil it makes me laugh att some points, and the ultramarines are pretty cool! They grow on you.

The writing is perfect and the narrator is my favorite so nothing but 5 stars all around.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-06-2019

Worst book in the HH series so far.

I struggled to listen to this book, and stopped listening after an hour. It is written in the present tense, and feels more like a "reality radio show" than a novel, and really does not have the feel of the other HH books. It is a shame, because this book supposedly covers a part of the HH I wanted to know about.

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  • J. T. Harvey
  • 16-06-2019

great 40k

Dan Abnett is one if the best writers of today. This is another example of why.